Skim the pond event
SKIM the pond at the annual and now very popular Corona Extra Pond Skim event on Bourke Street on Saturday, September 17.
It’s all about crazy costumes, silly stunts and a giant outdoor pool party to celebrate Buller at its best - in spring.
The party continues poolside with apres-ski in the Corona Extra Beer Garden, then things heat up (thankfully for the competitors) at the Official Corona Extra Pond Skim Après Party at Moosehead.
Check out some of the mayhem from last year
DJ Eddy will be pumping the beats, head judge Pete Helliar leads the commentary, and Corona supplies the refreshments.
Gallant efforts from the competitors are rewarded with a bath about the same temperature as the Coronas, delivered straight out of the snowmaking hydrants.
Of course the National Championships are a serious affair with over $8000 in cash and prizes, including $1000 cash and a 2017 Season Membership for our champion.
The waves don’t stop with the final competitor - DJ Eddy continues the poolside après-ski vibes in the Corona Extra Beer Garden until 5pm, then again at the Official Corona Extra Pond Skim National Championships Après Party from 8pm at Moosehead.
It’s going to be absolutely splashing time.
The fun starts at 12pm with the Junior Pond Skim before moving on to the seniors section at 2pm.
CRAZY STUNTS: Sit back and watch as skiers stunt their way through the Pond Skim.