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Is it a sport or just a bit of fun? Both probably as the Canadian resort of Sunshine announces the inaugural World Cup event for next year.

The resort has held an end of season Slush Cup for 87 years.

This week saw the 2015 edition and we reported on all the fun and excitement in this earlier PlanetSKI story.

Well now it is going up a gear.

On May 23rd 2016 it will host the Pond Skimming World Cup and expects to attract athletes and spectators from around the world.

The announcement on Monday, May 18th to this year's pond skimming competitors and a crowd of close to 7,000 cheering on-lookers at Sunshine Village.

There will be qualifying events taking place across a variety of North American ski resorts next winter season and finalists will head to Banff National Park in May 2016 for the Pond Skimming World Cup as part of the 88th Annual Slush Cup at Sunshine Village. 

It is being organised in conjunction with POWDER magazine.

 "We're excited to partner with Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine to be a part of the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup," says POWDER's General Manager, Ashley Otte. "Sunshine Village currently hosts one of the most iconic pond skimming competitions in North America and serves as the perfect location to host a world championship next season."

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And here is what happened in the Slush Cup earlier this week.

It already generates plenty of media coverage.

Here is a preview of last weekend's proceedings.

More information and registration details about qualifying events and the Pond Skimming World Cup will be announced in the coming months.

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