Pain McShlonkey Recap


The Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic brought ski bladers from every corner of the earth together to celebrate legendary skier Shane McConkey, raise money for charity, and compete for the elusive golden saucer! 


pain mcshlonkey participants after the race


This year's event raised a record amount of money for amazing causes. $10,000 to the Scotty Lapp Foundation to help fund a skatepark and over $50,000 will be donated to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Protect Our Winters, the Latinx scholarship program at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and to support the McConkey Foundation's EcoChallenge.


jason levinthal and michelle parker featuring j skis frankfooter ski bladezzz!!!


Bumped into Michelle Parker… instant flash back to 20 years ago in 2001 at the same mountain I noticed her crushing park laps and offered her a Line skis sponsorship on the spot (her first sponsor at age 16). Super proud to see her still living the dream inspiring the next generation!!!


racers dropping in from the top of palisades tahoe


Pure chaos as 60 skibladerz drop in from the top of Palisades Tahoe 


bladerz all packed up headed towards the finish line


Tuck and Pray!



Check out some quick highlights from race day ☝️☝️☝️


donny p taking home the men's win


Donny Pelletier taking home the Golden Saucer in the Men's Division on #JTeamSkibladezzz!!! East coast represent!


wendy fisher first place at the pain mcshlonkey


Wendy Fisher collecting the Golden Saucer to become a two-time champion! If you ain't first, you're last!


wedding proposal at the pain mcshlonkey


 The vibes at the Pain McShlonkey are unmatched and led up to the perfect moment for this lucky couple. This has to be the world's first proposal on Skibladezzz!!! Congrats!


J lev with donny pelletier and sherry mcconkey


Thanks to Sherry McConkey and The McConkey Foundation for bringing together so many great people for a great cause and of course to celebrate Shane! You can show additional support at




Professional Photos shot by Ryan Salm