Ever wonder what you can do with plastic cups besides drink out of them? Well, stack them – of course! Don’t laugh; there is actually an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. And you can check it out thanks to the first provincial speed stacking competition on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Salaberry de Valleyfield.
The sport started in California in the early 1980s and is growing in popularity, particularly among children. Stacking helps kids improve eye-hand coordination and builds concentration skills.
But see for yourself at the event, which also features "stacking stations" where people can try out the sport, at the Centre Sportif et Culturel St. Timothée, 4949 Hébert Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $2 for adults and $1 per child ages 6-17 (children 5 and under are free); however, people who want to compete must pay $20 before the end of March; otherwise the competition fee is $30 until April 27 and $35 at the door.
For more information, visit www.thewssa.com