June 15, 2016 · 0 Comments
The public had a chance to ride for free at Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre’s Ranch Wake Park at Sunday’s open house, the only one of its kind in the GTA.
By Jake Courtepatte
Calling all wakeboarders/skaters: Southern Ontario’s premier cable wakepark is once again open for business.
The Ranch Wakepark, part of Spray Lake Watersports and Activities Centre in King, gave the public a chance to try the convenience of boat-less wakeboarding for free at the Centre’s annual open house.
“It was a disappointing day due to the weather, but we made the most of it,” said Adam Noyek, one of the founding partners at Spray Lake. “It seems as though everyone that was there had fun.”
Riders of all ages tested the ramps, rails, and boxes of the park, open for its sixth season. The Ranch uses what they call the “Backyard System,” a straight-line cable running off two towers from one end of the park to the other. Once the rider reaches the end of the line, the cable reverses and heads back to the start dock, making for a continuous run for the rider.
The park plays host this weekend to the Roots Wakeboard tournament, what Noyek describes as a “grassroots” event. The first stop of the Roots Wake Series every year, hundreds of spectators converge upon Spray Lake to showcase the best wake riding Ontario has to offer.
Aside from special events, the Wake Park is open seven days a week from June through August, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More info and pricing can be found at www.theranchwakepark.com.