Slush Cup 2017 Was a Splash!

The Edmonton Ski Club held our 3rd Annual Slush Cup event on Saturday, March 18th.  Competitors were relieved to have sunny skies and warm weather for this splashy event!

The ski club was full of festivities all day including local band Potatohed pumping out the jams on the deck, Stawnichy’s flipping delicious Mundare sausage burgers and hot dogs on the grill, live yoga and fitness demonstrations from Fit for Life, fat bike demonstrations from Revolution Cycle, a Burton Riglet Park so the wee ones can learn to snowboard and of course, plenty of beer on tap from Blindman Brewery.

The Slush Cup competition kicked off in the early afternoon. Competitors raced down the hill to make the jump into the slush pond. The first competitors made the perfect show of winter water skiing by completely clearing the pond…but he was one of few who didn’t splash directly into the drink!

Prizes were rewarded for competitors who took the jump like a boss, who had the best costume, biggest air, biggest splash and some well-deserved honourable mentions. The overall winner of Slush Cup was Tanner, who came down the hill in a skirt and gave us an upside down moon crash landing!

Five-year-old Avery was rewarded overall honourable mention for her epic snowboarding jump in a princess dress.

Elyse stole the show with her incredible home-made shower get-up and won first place in the Best Costume category.

 

ESC ski instructor Sean more than deserved to win the Soaking Wet category with his yard-sale style flip off the jump that more than drenched the panel of judges.

 

Umberto won The Boss prize for braving the pond shirtless.

We were pleased to give prizes for epic performances to many other competitors and thank everyone for their bravery and adventurous spirit. We applaud you! (but next time can you keep more of that icy cold water in the pond and off the audience?)

Thank you to our judges for coming out and being great sports after getting soaking wet. We were honoured to have CBC Morning Live’s Mark Connolly, CRUZ FM’s Lochlin Cross, Global Edmonton’s Margeaux Morin, former Edmonton Eskimo Jed Roberts and Canadian Snow Battler, Terry Chatwin. Thank you also to our incredible Emcee, Donovan Workun, of Atomic Improv.

The festivities continued with Fat Bike races hosted by Revolution Cycle. These winter cyclists participated in a sprint and downhill race and even braved the slush pond! Special mentions go out to Molly for taking the jump in her bikini and for raising over $1000 for MS to do the jump. Way to go!

The Edmonton Ski Club is proud to be a hub for snow sports and community events in the heart of Edmonton. Thank you for joining us on Saturday. We will be open for our Spring Break Camps and throughout April, as long as we have snow, and we hope you join us on the slopes a few more times before the season ends!

Thank you to our sponsors: Winter City Edmonton, Capital GMC, Stawnichy’s, Swiss Chalet, HDF Insurance, Pacesetter Homes, Southwark, College Copy Shop, Servus Credit Union, Edmonton Freestyle Ski Club, Brand Alliance, Elite Sportswear, Revolution Cycle, Fit for Life BMX Edmonton, Blindman Brewery, Ocean Sports, Skiers Sportshop, Easy Rider Sundance Ski & Snowboard Shop, and Backside Tours.