Edmonton’s, Sean Kraus Trick Skis at the 2022 Jr. Canadian Open. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The highly anticipated Junior Canadian Open is set to take place this weekend, from July 7-9, 2023, at Shalom Park in Edmonton, AB. This event will bring together the finest young water skiers from Canada and around the world, promising an exhilarating display of talent, passion, and sportsmanship.

The Junior Canadian Open serves as a platform for promising junior athletes to showcase their skills and compete in various water skiing disciplines, including slalom, tricks, and jumping. Spectators can expect to witness awe-inspiring performances as these rising stars push the boundaries of their abilities and captivate the audience with their precision, strength, and agility on the water.

Among the talented Canadian athletes competing at the Junior Canadian Open are Megan Pelkey (AB) and Nellie Allard (QC). Megan Pelkey, the reigning U17 World Champion in Overall, will bring her exceptional skills to the event, aiming to solidify her position as one of the brightest young talents in the sport. Nellie Allard, the reigning U17 World Champion in Jump, will showcase her incredible ability, leaving spectators in awe of her talent and determination.

Additionally, the local Kraus brothers, Sean and Evan Kraus, will take to the water, representing Edmonton with pride. Sean and Evan recently returned from the 2023 IWWF World U21 Water Ski Championships in Mexico where they achieved exceptional performances. Known for their dedication and technical expertise, the Kraus brothers are set to make a significant impact at the Junior Canadian Open, thrilling the home crowd with their exceptional performances.

For those unable to attend the event in person, the Junior Canadian Open offers a live webcast, accessible through the official website. This exclusive webcast allows water skiing enthusiasts from around the globe to tune in and witness the action, adrenaline, and extraordinary moments as they unfold. Through the live webcast, viewers can experience the thrill of the Junior Canadian Open from the comfort of their own screens.

Supporting these young athletes is a testament to the dedication and hard work they have put into honing their skills. The Junior Canadian Open presents an opportunity for spectators to cheer on these talented individuals, providing a nurturing environment that fosters their growth and fuels their passion for the sport. As these athletes represent the future of water skiing, their journey to success is one that we, as a community, are proud to be a part of.

The Junior Canadian Open invites water skiing enthusiasts, friends, and family members to mark their calendars for this thrilling event and spread the word to ensure a strong show of support for the participating athletes. Share the event website, social media posts, and live webcast link to allow as many individuals as possible to be a part of this extraordinary experience.

“Hosting the Junior Canadian Open Water Ski event with my father is one of those great moments where we share our love for the sport with others as we embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories and inspire future generations of athletes. We are thrilled to host and witness the exceptional talent of these young athletes,” said Kristy Kraus, Organizer of the event and daughter of Shalom Park Owner, Ken Nelson. “This event brings together the world’s top young athletes and is where dreams are realized, champions are born, and lifelong friendships are forged. This event is a celebration of their dedication and hard work, and we look forward to providing them with a platform to showcase their skills and inspire the next generation of water skiers.”

Join us at the Junior Canadian Open and be a part of this unforgettable weekend filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of competition. Follow us on social media and visit the official website for the latest updates, news, and exclusive content.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23ESP001/ 

Event webcast, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoScjJaFevEYNBk3y7Ffw6g