WE ARE ALL ABOUT WATER SPORTS
Passionate About The Water
Metroplex Ski Club is a social and family-oriented club whose goal is to promote and build further interest in all disciplines of water sports for all ages and abilities; with an emphasis on water safety and good sportsmanship through social, community, and charitable events.
The Metroplex Ski Club is a family oriented social ski club looking to promote all disciplines of waterskiing. MSC has been active in the Fort Worth / Dallas area for more than 40 years, and is made up of over 100 members. All ages and abilities are welcome, and MSC is always looking to grow in both membership and ski sites.
Monthly meetings begin at 7:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Anna's Mexican Grill, 1009 Cheek-Sparger Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034 For detailed directions, click here.
MSC annually hosts an annual Class C tournament with a grassroots division throughout the year, and has been well represented at both the South Central Regional and the National tournaments in recent years. Additionally, the club participates in several community outreach programs by hosting events such as In His Wakes, Special Olympics, and disabled skiers clinics.
MSC currently has a ski site with a slalom course and a jump ramp at Marine Creek Lake in Fort Worth. This site is well protected from all but a NE wind. It has been the site for the Cowtown Drag Boat Races, Pro Wakeboard Tour, U.S. Open of Wakesurfing, and Pro Ski Tour. For detailed directions, click here.
In the heart of downtown Fort Worth, MSC has also obtained access to a section of the Trinity River. This site is large enough to provide a full slalom course, and separate areas for open skiing/wakeboarding. For detailed directions, click here.
Be safe and have fun. If you have any questions, click here to email the club.
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
ON THE WATER
A LITTLE MSC HISTORY
The year was 1977, and Metroplex Ski Club plans were being circulated amongst The Sperry Skiers, the UTA water ski team (1976), and a handful of area lake skiers looking for a place to they could call their own. In order to understand why the club was established it should be relevant to understand what the Metroplex was like in 1977!
The first Atari, Commodore, and Apple computer goes on sale, there were no cell phones, and Star Wars had it’s first Premier
Gasoline was .79 / gallon, inflation was 6.5%, and interest rates for a house were 7.5%
Saturday Night Fever and
Disco were born
Population of U.S. was 216M and 60m were under 25
Hurricane in India killed 20,000 and 2 million homeless, Amnesty international is awarded the Noble Prize
Meanwhile in North Texas there was one water ski club and one private site. The Dallas Ski Club (est 1960) was formed and eventually drew the Camille and Sammy Duvall from Irving, Texas. Both eventually becoming World Champions. It was some years later that Sammy flew 200’ at Marine Creek, but that is for a later story.
The Dallas Ski club held a number of AWSA events including Regionals at their site near Bachman Lake. The club had limited membership, open to tournament skiers that had tournament boats.
So, the Sperry skiers, UTA water ski team, and area lake skiers begin meeting with Glenn Sperry and the Metroplex Ski Club’s first President, Greg Bellomy. In 1978, the club was formed and in discussions with the City of Dallas, to practice at North Lake Park.
“Be skiing ya”, - Robert Fulcher
40 YEARS ON THE WATER
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When/Where are the meetings?
The meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at Anna's Mexican Grill.
Anna's Mexican Grill is located at 1009 Cheek-Sprager Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034
There is not a meeting in December. It is optional to attend, but highly recommend.
Where can I ski?
Marine Creek Lake which is located off of 820 West and Marine Creek Parkway in Fort Worth.
The entrance is the top gate on the right, at the top of the big hill halfway between Marine Creek Parkway and Azle Ave.
You will receive the gate code for the site once a full member.
How can I keep informed with what's going on?
Emails are sent out and reading them is a great way. In addition, follow the club on Facebook and Instagram. If you are not receiving emails, please contact the secretary to verify your email address.
*If emails are not checked and opened, the email system will drop you from receiving.*
I am not very good at skiing, will I fit in?
The best part of our club is that we have a variety of skiers with different skills and different levels of expertise. There is a place for everyone, and most members enjoy teaching people how to do new things. We offer a Slalom 101 and a Ski League for coaching and friendly team competition.
I don't have a boat; can I still join?
Absolutely! Once you come to a meeting and the lake, you will meet people and boat owners who are more than willing to pull, teach, and set times to meet at the lake. An officer or other club members can help you network. In general, skiers pitch in anywhere from $5 - $20 per set on the water towards the boat driver. It varies per driver, and is fully at their discretion. It is advised to find out before skiing.
Do you host tournaments?
Yes! We host at least one tournament a yeat in June or July. It is usually a Class C slalom and Grassroots 3-event. The tournament is at a very reasonable fee, and many club members participate. It is possible we will also be the host location for various pro tour stops as we have in the past.
Club Website - https://www.metroplexskiclub.com
Member Contact List - On home page of Main Site
Club Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MetroplexSkiClub
Show Ski Facebook - http://www.metromavsshowskiteam.com
Show Ski Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metromavs_showski
Club Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metroplex_ski_club
USA Water Ski - https://www.usawaterski.org
Equipment / Parts
Coaching - http://dfwski.com
Lake Authority - http://www.trwd.com