Hodag Water Shows (HWS) was organized and held its first show at Hodag Park on the shores of Boom Lake in 1971. Since 1971 HWS has been entertaining visitors at free shows twice a week featuring some of the area’s top water skiers. Every Sunday and Wednesday at 7:00 pm from mid-June until late August, plus the 4th of July, HWS performs a show that features acts such as ballet, jump, swivel skiing, trick skiing, barefooting, doubles, trios, wakeboarding, and pyramid.
Members range in age from 6 to almost 50 and some of the members have been with the team for more than 30 years. Concessions such as hot dogs, walking tacos, nachos, cotton candy, chips, beverages and many other snacks are available at each show.
An Update on Our 2021 Season
Hodag Water Shows would like to announce our plans for the 2021 summer show season. Currently, our club has a very young average age and physical size of participants. The recent Pandemic has also not done us any favors in maintaining membership from the 2019 season.
We will be using the month of July working with Alumni in order to develop on-water skills and build membership in order to have 2-3 shows on Sundays in August.
We appreciate the community's and visitor's support and patience in the challenging times these past months. Any updates to the schedule will be printed in the Northwoods River News, other local Media, our website at www.hodagwatershows.com, and our Facebook site.
We will be practicing on Sundays and Wednesdays at Hodag Park and we know that our skiers love seeing fans still, even if it is just practice!
HWS would still appreciate any donations. We are a 501c3. You can donate by using the "Donate" button option on our website.
Dalton spraying up water
Photos from the 2020 season
Slalom Clinic (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)
Alumni Gathering Update
All Alumni interested or able to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Hodag Park on Saturday, August 14, please contact Frosty Smith by August 1 at 715-369-0520, or leave us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a Facebook Message.
We need number or attendees for food and beverage ordering.
Where to find us
Hodag Park, 500 Hodag Park Dr., Rhinelander, WI 54501