Sat. September 22/ Sunday September 23 (Gates open at 11 am)
One hundred thirteen years old and the Norge Ski Club continues to pack ‘em in and around the base of the oldest ski jumping facility in North America to watch in amazement as ski jumpers from around the world gather to compete in the annual fall ski jumping competition.
Millions took notice of the unique and somewhat hidden training grounds when it became apparent that three of the four man US olympic team in North Korea would be made up of ski jumpers from the Fox River Grove club.
For those who love watching these world class daredevils take to the sky, floating upwards of two hundred feet, but don’t like cold weather, September is the perfect time to grab your lawn chair, sunscreen and sunglasses and head to Norge for a day of great fun and excitement.
And oh boy, come hungry because this year, along with Norge’s own concession stand we will have several popular food trucks featuring oven roasted pizza, slow-cooked bar-b-que, Mexican food, gourmet grilled cheese and many desserts.
No carry-ins or pets will be allowed inside the gate. Parking is free. Admission is $10 in advance, purchased at several area merchants or $15 at the gate. Gates open at 11 am. Competition begins at noon both days.
For further information, including pre-sale locations, directions, etc., go to Norgeskiclub.com
Sincerely, Charlie Sedivec, Director of Public Relations