Nighttime is the right time

Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

EURE – The Beaver Lake Ski Club announces the Beaver Lake Pro Am Water Ski and Night Jump scheduled for June 17-18 at Beaver Lake in Eure. 

A daredevil on water skies slices through the early evening air, seemingly jumping over the top of the lighting towers in the background, at a previous event held at Beaver Lake. The popular Gates County lake will again host a Night Jump on Saturday, June 18. | File Photo By Cal Bryant

The daytime competition will be a Pro-Am format in all three events sanctioned to allow national and world records to be set while also welcoming amateur skiers.

The highlight of the weekend will start about 7 p.m. on Saturday with exciting head to head Slalom competition leading into a thrilling Night Jump event. Officials will light up the lake to accommodate a night jumping event that is fast becoming the most exciting spectator attraction in competitive water skiing.

The Slalom, Trick and Jump competition will start at 8 a.m. Saturday and conclude by 5 p.m. allowing time to switch over to night mode and a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy with the opening at 6:30 p.m.

There will be food and beverage concessions for the day and night events. There will also be great DJ music playing for all to enjoy. Slalom competition will continue on Sunday starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Beaver Lake is located on Highway 13/158 approximately two miles north of the Chowan River Bridge.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or on Facebook under Beaver Lake Ski Club.  You may also call 252-312-9187 for more information. 

Admission is free and swimming is allowed. No coolers please.