Chain Skiers to hit the road
Performances planned on Bear, Weyauwega lakes
By Holly Neumann
The Waupaca Chain Skiers will have a different look this season, with performances taking place at three different locations in Waupaca County.
“Due to the impact that COVID-19 had on the (Wisconsin) Veterans Home, they have asked that we do not perform shows at that location for this summer,” said Cassandra Moloney, secretary for the Waupaca-based Chain Skiers organization. “Their wish to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 entering and spreading through the campus caused our team to look at other show site options for the 2021 season.”
According to Moloney, Bear Lake near Manawa will now be their most consistent site for performances.
“We are hoping to perform a show on Weyauwega Lake July 11 and two exhibition-style shows on Rainbow Lake to be viewable by water only,” she said.
Due to the adaptations they have had to make, the shows will be different than in the past, but still consist of multiple facets.
“Skiers will be climbing on shoulders to build pyramids, others gliding across the water on just their bare feet, girls spinning on top of just one ski and so much more,” Moloney said. “We are still determined to put on an exciting show for our spectators.”
The shows will continue to be free to the public.
“At Bear Lake Resort, public access will be on the lake side of their bar and grill at the beach,”
Moloney said. “For our Weyauwega show, spectators will be able to watch from their new park across from the boat landing and the Waupaca shows will be viewable by boats in the water, as we do not have access to land space for spectators.”
Scheduled shows for 2021
• Sunday, June 13 – Regular show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
• Sunday, June 20 – Regular show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
• Sunday June 27 – Exhibition show, Rainbow Lake, King.
• Sunday July 4 – Holiday show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
• Sunday July 11 – Regular show, Weyauwega Lake, Weyauwega.
• Sunday July 25 – Regular show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
• Sunday, Aug. 1 – Alumni exhibition show, Rainbow Lake, King.
• Sunday Aug. 8 – Regular show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
• Sunday Aug. 15 – Final show, Bear Lake, Manawa.
Bear Lake performances include a pre-show at 12:45 p.m. and the main show at 1:30 p.m.; Rainbow Lake shows will begin at 6:30 p.m.; and the Weyauwega Lake performance includes a pre-show at 5:45 p.m. and the main show at 6:30 p.m.