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Mad-City Skiers take on Rhythm & Booms

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Mad-City Ski Team has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years with their spectacular water performances.

Saturday they will have two performances at Law Park on Lake Monona to help kick-off Rhythm & Booms.

Team members say it takes a lot of work to create a memorable performance.

"It started in 1963. It was called the Capital City Ski Team and we have been doings shows on the shoreline ever since,” said Matt Heilman, Mad-City Skier.

Heilman has been working with the the team for nearly two decades and says he still enjoys the thrill of performing on the water.

"We perform here Sunday night and practice during the week. We also perform in some competitions during the summer,” said Heilman.

The Mad-City Skiers practice for months to perfect their performances.

Heilman served as director for 12 years and says the director is the one that creates the vision for the show.

"The show’s director is elected for the team early in the fall and that's when that person begins planning the show for the next summer,” said Heilman.

Heilman is not the director for this years show, but says the theme for this year is centered around music.

"It's sort of a variety of genres with a lot of different music,” said Heilman.

Music he hopes will get the crowds on their feet and coming back week after week.

Show organizers say their performance at Rhythm & Booms will likely be one of the largest crowds the team has skied in front of in their 50 year history.

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