Pondskimming makes splash in Vail Saturday
VAIL, Colorado Vails World Pond Skimming Championships returns to Golden Peak from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Vail, ColoradoIf youre not familiar with pondskimming, this is what happens: a skier or snowboarder, often in costume, races downhill and then tries to float across of pool water most end up taking a cold bath. Sponsored by Tuaca, the season-ending event, now in its seventh year, is part of the weeklong Spring Back to Vail festival and also includes Vail Resorts free barbecue and a concert by turntablist DJ Logic, who will perform throughout the event. DJ Logic, who mixed jazz and hip-hop, has released the Zen of Logic, The Anomaly and Presents Project Logic. A legendary element of Spring Back to Vail, the Tuaca World Pond Skimming Championships has really been ramped up this year, said Jeff Brausch, of promoter Highline Sports & Entertainment. With the wide variety of music, food and Epic events, this years Pond Skimming Championships is a cant miss event. The pondskimming champ gets two 2009-10 Epic Passes. Following the pond skimming event will be The Great Epic Giveaway, a Vail Resorts promotion that includes a destination trip for two to a remote Vail Resorts Caribbean property, a host of 2009-10 Epic Passes as well as a wide variety of merchandise gifts including K2 and Liberty skies, Smith eyewear, 3,000 T-shirts and tons more. The Great Epic Giveaway will be a scratch-card competition with details on how to participate announced at the conclusion of the pond skimming championships.