News: 2nd Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic Set For Saturday March 24

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The second annual Pain McShlonkey Classic starts Friday, March 23, 2012 and goes to Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Squaw Valley USA.

This action packed on and off-mountain event will serve as a hilarious tribute to legendary skier Shane McConkey as pros and amateurs battle for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and bragging rights.

Celebrated for his playful spirit, McConkey was the mastermind behind the original Pain McShlonkey Open that debuted in 2003. What began as a behind-the-scenes late-night race between competitors at the 1998 Winter X Games has evolved into a beloved event, attracting athletes from around the world.

Saturday’s on-mountain antics promise excitement and entertainment for all as the world’s top winter athletes hang up their precision-tuned skis and boards to compete in true McConkey style – on snow blades!

Festivities begin with the pros taking on 30 amateurs in an anything-goes snowlerblade downhill race. This all-out snowlerblade banzai will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser as a cast of celebrity judges adds to the hysterics. A jury of McConkey’s peers will hold a rigorous screening process to pre-select the 30 amateurs based on their ability, character and wit.

Later, the Extreme Small Mountain Snowlerblade Invitational where a select group of 30 pros will negotiate Squaw Valley’s legendary terrain on K2 Fatty snow blades.

Spectators are encouraged to dress up and celebrate the spirit of McConkey.

“The best way to keep Shane's legacy alive is to remember to laugh at yourself and live life to the fullest,” says Sherry McConkey. “We hope everyone comes out to make the whole weekend tastefully outrageous and fun.”

For event details, registration information, ski and lodging packages, and to make a donation visit www.shanemcconkey.org.

Schedule:

Friday, March 23 Pain McShlonkey Classic Kick-Off @ Rocker 2:30pm-4:00pm Rocker@Squaw

Saturday, March 24 Snowlerblade Downhill Race 9:00am-9:30am KT-22

Saturday, March 24 Extreme Small Mountain Snowlerblade Invitational 10:30am-12:30pm KT-22

Saturday, March 24 Trashion Show 2:00pm-2:30pm KT Base Bar

Saturday, March 24 Costume Contest 2:30pm-3:00pm KT Base Bar

Saturday, March 24 Award Ceremony 3:00pm-4:30pm KT Base Bar

Saturday, March 24 After Party 8:00pm-1:00am OVL

Pain McSchlonkey 2012

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