Meadows Calendar

Apr 24, 2010

  • Apr 24

    Sno-Kona Pond Skim

    Finals Part 1

    Preliminary Round

    More than 100 costumed and potentially derranged competitors turned out for the 4th annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim - braving below freezing temps, snow flurries and occassional gusty winds. The pond surface was scraped of ice - the venue was packed with specators and the fun splashed all day long!

    The contest required competitors to complete two runs across the pond. The qualifying run claimed about 40 skimmers who turned divers, either splashing into the water or just not having enough speed to exit the 90 foot pond. The second judged round brought out the showmanship, theatrics and athleticism - a lobster, a vulcanist, an ostrich-jockey, a boat towing a waterskier. Some basic, some very imageinative - all captured the crowd and were rewarded with cheers.

    The Pond Skim’s local celebrity judges included weather and all-around outdoors guru Matt Zaffino from KGW-TV, 105.9 The Brew afternoon radio personality Bozyk, "Squid" from 94.7 and Brad from All About Hawaii. Judging was based on: best skimming style, best costume, best showmanship, and best crowd reaction while skimming the pond.

    Grant Myrdal photos of the Pond Skim.

    Winners and Prizes

    • First Place - Eric Brown - "Borat"
      (Trip for 2 to Hawaii, KEEN shoes, KEEN messenger bag, $25 REI gift certificate)
    • Second Place - Drew Shepherd - "Jesus"
      (Kona Prize Pack - includes two beach chairs, skimboard, backpack cooler, Kona beach towel, set of 12 Kona glasses, KEEN shoes, Yakima Fatcat 4 ski rack, $25 REI gift certificate)
    • Third Place - Bruce Kuper - "King Kamehameha"
      ($50 Bamboo Grove Restaurant gift certificate, KEEN messenger bag, Yakima Big Powderhound ski rack, $25 REI gift certificate)
    • Best Costume - Forrest Auel
      (Snowboard provided by Monster Energy)
    • Best Costume - Jared Block
      (Yakima Big Powderhound Ski Rack)
    • Best Splash - Rollin Archer
      (Snowboard provided by Monster Energy) 
    • Best Splash - Brandon Pearsall
      (Yakima Fatcat 4 Ski Rack)
    • Best Impression Made by a Female - Breanna Murphy
      (Dakine Freestyle Bag provided by REI) 
    • Best Impression Made by a Female - Peggy Lindley
      (REI Ski Bag)
  • Apr 24

    Entertainment: Retroactive Gamma Rays

    Retro Active Gamma Rays at Mt. Hood MeadowsBlending traditional surf music with a punk vibe that will have you moving your feet in no time; the Gamma Rays create the perfect background music for fun. 

    Also playing Sunday, April 25th