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Excitement in its wake: Little Crow Ski begins Neer Park shows on June 3

Starting on Friday, June 3, at Neer Park in New London, the Little Crow Ski Team will wow audiences with a dynamic show featuring pyramid building, jumping, ballet and barefoot skiing on the scenic Middle Fork of the Crow River in New London.

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Skiers move across the Crow River in a pyramid formation during the Little Crow Water Ski Team show on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Neer Park in New London.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune
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After winning the Midwest Regional Show Ski Championships in 2021 and helping set a Guinness world record, the Little Crow Ski Team will be back entertaining crowds shoreside in west central Minnesota.

Starting on Friday, June 3, at Neer Park in New London, the Little Crow Ski Team will wow audiences with a dynamic show featuring pyramid building, jumping, ballet and barefoot skiing on the scenic Middle Fork of the Crow River in New London.

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Skiers propel off of a ramp and land in the water during the Little Crow Water Ski Team show on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Neer Park in New London.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

The team, which started in 1979, includes about 50 skiers of all ages and another 50 volunteers who drive the tow boats, organize three miles of ropes and sell concessions on show nights at Neer Park.

On July 23-25, 2021, the Little Crow Ski Team won the National Show Ski Association’s Midwest Regional Show Ski Championships at Dahme Lake in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Little Crow won high-scoring awards for sound crew total, jump and pyramid while racking up 1,617.67 points.

Then on Sept. 10, 2021 in Janesville, Wisconsin, members of the Little Crow Ski Team participated in a world record attempt for barefoot pyramids. The world-record attempt had eight sets of barefoot pyramids behind one boat. The eight pyramid groups traveled 250 meters, 50 meters beyond the record requirements.

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The Little Crow group who set the record were Jay Donner (Spicer), Payton Madison (Spicer) and Lyle Duerksen (Willmar) as the topper.

The team performs nearly every Friday evening from June through August on its home waters at Neer Park, 313 2nd Ave. SE in New London. Additional shows will also be held during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The home shows will be June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 2, 8, 15, and 22; and August 5, 19 and 26. Shows begin at 7:30 in June and July and at 7 p.m. in August.

Updated information can be found at www.littlecrow.com or the Little Crow Water Ski Team Facebook page.

Admission for home shows is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Preschool children get in free. Reserved seating is available for $8 at www.littlecrow.com . Season passes are also available for $20 for students and $35 for adults.

Neer Park has bleacher seating, but those seats are often full about 45 minutes before show time, especially in July and August. Hillside seating is also available; bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Parking is located outside of Neer Park. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available in the park. A deck is provided for those in wheelchairs to view the show.

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Duo ski team members ride across the river during the Little Crow Ski Team's show July 12, 2019, at Neer Park in New London.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune file photo

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Little Crow Ski Team 2022 Show Calendar

June

Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. at Robbins Island

July

Friday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

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Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

Saturday, July 16, 4 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. at Neer Park

August

Friday, Aug. 5. 7 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. at Neer Park

Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at Neer Park

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, visit www.littlecrow.com

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