Grenade Games Get All Official

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It seems sort of against the whole Anti-Contest thing to even have an Energy Drink Sponsor, but you know, it’s not the Grenade of yore. The “official schedule” for Grenade Games has been announced and the action is going down between April 20-26, 2009 in Whistler. Here’s the full release (it almost feels dirty saying that about this event.)

Grenade Invades Canada with Monster

Unveils Detailed Plan to Take Over Whistler, British Columbia for Grenade Games 5

Portland, Oregon — February 16, 2009 —Grenade, a worldwide leader in action sports, and Monster Energy have joined forces to bring the Grenade Games to Canada.   Get ready for Grenade Games 5, happening April 20-26, 2009 in Whistler, B.C. during the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

“The Grenade Games are a one of a kind experience, the best of what makes snowboarding great,” says Grenade President, Danny Kass.  “We’ve put together a schedule of events that will inspire riders and give fans something new to look at.  It’s the end of season party you do not want to miss.”

The Grenade Games are known for putting a Grenadian spin on traditional snowboarding events, and this year’s contest is no exception.  Here’s a look at the lineup:
Monday, April 20 — Registration and Welcome Party  Get warmed up for a week of madness.
Tuesday, April 21 — Poker Run
Contestants collect cards from five poker tables scattered all over Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Once they make it back to the village, they play their hand.  Winners advance to the final round in front of the crowds, with cash, prizes and bragging rights on the line.
Wednesday, April 22 — Dual Slalom Moguls
Grenade is bringing back that race spirit with a dual slalom, and adding many surprises like     moguls with air time and snowballs.
Thursday and Friday, April 23-24 — Superpipe  This will be the best jam-style pipe event of the year.
Friday, April 24–Mini Ramp Contest Dust off your skate skills for the panel of world-class pros.
Saturday April 25 — The Grand Finale
With a rider-designed course, this Monster Air is sure to captivate the audience so be prepared for good music and a party that will go at least until the sun comes up.
Sunday April 26 — Lazy Sunday Brunch Sunday is brunch and recovery day.  Get your Caesar on.