We love checking out new things, and when my husband discovered the Roseland Wake Park, we thought it would be a cool experience for our kids to try. Both of our girls are avid swimmers and love the water, so we took a trip out to Roseland Wake Park, located in Canandaigua, New York.
We headed to the main check-in, filled out waivers and paid for a Learn to Ride program. The kids are 8 and 11, and the program was $49 for each child to have assistance learning to get up on the board and then to use the rest of the park. At 1pm, the cables speed up and is not good for beginners.
The kids were set up with their gear – helmets, life vests and wake boards.
We headed to the beginner area, and the kids strapped their boards on.
For beginners, you start off learning about wake boarding and how to get up on your board. The kids started in the water, with a line slowly pulling them as they tried to get into a standing position. The lines are on a cable system and controlled by a remote control.
There is always someone in the water with the beginners. The board and vest float, so it’s a matter of getting in the right position to try to get back up on the board when the cable pulls you.
Once the kids were able to stand on their boards, we moved over to the full course. The instructors were very helpful and patient, working with the kids through many tries to stand up. The lines here go a lot faster, so while they were able to stand on the beginner course, this was a bit harder.
Slowly getting the hang of it..
The instructors were so helpful, and soon enough the kids had the hang of it!
Eventually the kids started making it out further and further. So when they stop on their wakeboard, it means a further walk back!
(No wakeboard, because momma was carrying it!).
There was plenty of parking, even though this is next to the Roseland Water Park. When we arrived at 9:45am on a Sunday, we had the place to ourselves, and when we left just after 1, there was still more than enough parking available.