Saskatchewan water-ski championships go on despite break-in, theft
SASKATOON – Saskatoon police started investigating a break-in at the water-ski clubhouse before the provincial championships this weekend.
Organizers say their Proline Watersports Facility was robbed Friday morning; thousands of dollars of gear was stolen including life jackets, skis and knee boards.
“The ski program we run on a weekly basis. That really hurt us. So we won’t have equipment for them next week,” said Jeff Edwards, Saskatoon water ski club president.
However, the setback did not stop the competition from taking place.
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“Everybody pitched together and a lot of the people have their own gear, so it wasn’t as big of a blow to our event today,” said Edwards.
The club brought in star athlete Matt Weninger to help with training for the event.
Saskatchewan skiers recently competed in the national championships winning over a dozen medals.
Saskatoon’s Carter Lucas competed in slalom, trick and jump events at the competition, winning the “national overall” title.
No arrests have been made in the theft.