ORLANDO EXTREME WATERSPORTS FEST MAKES A SPLASH ON LAKE IVANHOE OCTOBER 19
Professional Wakeboarding and Waterskiing – Wakesurf and Wakeskate Demos
Professional athletes from around the world compete for a $40,000 cash purse at Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest on Saturday, October 19 at Gaston Edwin Park at Lake Ivanhoe in the heart of Orlando, the wakeboard capitol of the world. Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest is sanctioned by USA Water Ski and the World Wakeboard Association.
Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Noon to 10 p.m.
$10 per adult / $5 per child age 4-12 Advance Online Ticket Purchase $15 per adult / $8 per child age 4-12 At the Door Children under age three are FREE Purchase tickets online at OrlandoWatersportsFest.com
Gaston Edwin Park at Lake Ivanhoe is located at 1236 N Orange Avenue., Orlando, FL 32801. The park is easily accessible from exits 84 and 85 from Interstate 4. Complimentary parking is available at nearby Lake Highland Preparatory School.
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The Fest is presented and produced by CBS RADIO, led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with sponsors including; Nautique Boats, Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 1-800-411-PAIN, HO Skis, CWB Board Co., Woodroze Sustainable Optics, and Polk Audio.
The shores of Lake Ivanhoe offer plenty of grassy and shaded areas to enjoy family-friendly activities and food offerings that complement the fast-paced jumps and aqua-stunts. Event goers and watersports enthusiasts will be part of the action with great views of the professional wakeboarding and waterskiing competition, junior athlete appearances, and demonstrations of the latest trends in wakesurfing and wakeskating. The event concludes under the lights with final nighttime competitions with spectacular lighted jumps and courses.
Athlete appearances include; Parks Bonifay, Bob Soven, JD Webb, Mike Dowdy, and Shaun Murray, and Zack Warden, and Will Asher among other top watersports competitors.
Competition and Demonstration Schedule
(Athlete appearances and activity schedule subject to change without notice)
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Boat Show by Nautique Boats
12:30 – 2 p.m. Slalom Semifinals
2 – 2:30 p.m. Water Jet Pack, Wakeskate, Wakesurf,and Barefoot Ski Demonstrations
2:30 – 4 p.m. Wakeboard Semifinals
4 – 4:30 p.m. Water Jet Pack, Wakeskate, Wakesurf, and Barefoot Ski Demonstrations
4:30 – 6 p.m. Waterski Jump Semifinals
6 – 7 p.m. Slalom Head-to-Head Finals
7 p.m. Light Up the Lake and the National Anthem
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wakeboard Finals on the Lighted Course
8: 30 – 9:30 p.m. Jump Finals on the Lighted Course
9:30 – 10 p.m. Award Ceremony and Check Presentations
102 JAMZ on-air personalities and Red Bull Music Mixers
Athlete Meet and Greet and Autograph Signing
Food and Drinks for Purchase
Interactive Games and Sponsor Displays
Blankets and low folding chairs are welcome; kindly leave your tents, umbrellas, coolers and pets at home.
“This signature event showcases the beauty and vibrance of our lakes and green spaces – it’s the thrill of watersports and the focus on family fun that epitomizes the pride and spirit we have in our city,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
Dave Robbins, senior vice president, Orlando market manager CBS RADIO said, “Through the power of radio and the rich history of watersports in Central Florida, we are ready to treat fans of all ages with another unforgettable experience that brings our community together to celebrate the excitement of the sport at Lake Ivanhoe for families and fans of all ages.”
About CBS RADIO
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Editor’s Notes: Save the date for a Media Preview Day on October 11 with athlete interviews, watersports demonstrations, and unique media preview and visual opportunities. Reserve your seat by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at Laura@RichesonCommunications.com or 407.616.8108.