The Norge Ski Jump tournament is one of the area’s most popular winter sporting events and the 110th annual competition is coming up on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th in Fox River Grove. The event is exciting, fun for the whole family and admission is FREE for children age 12 and under.
Ski jumpers from around the world will be competing at Norge this weekend, reaching serious speeds on the 70 meter hill. They’ll be serving brats, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, soda, beer, wine, Jägermeister and, if there’s no sow, that’s no problem. They make their own!
Highlights from this weekend’s tournament include Junior and K70 competitions on Saturday, K70 US Cup Five Hills Tournament and Long – Standing Completion on Sunday.
The tournament runs from noon to 4 p.m. both days Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission buttons are required for Saturday and Sunday and may be purchased online, at local merchants or at the gate. Buttons cost $11 online or $15.00 if you buy them at the door. Admission for children age 12 and under is free.
Bring blankets, lawn chairs and dress warmly! No carry-ins or dogs are allowed. For more information on shuttle busses, directions and details, visit NorgeSkiClub.com.
Norje Ski Club is the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States. The club was started in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Most lived in Chicago and came out to Fox River Grove to ski jump. They created cottages on our club grounds to give them a place to stay while they were working on building up the club grounds or just having fun ski jumping. Over the years, men and women of all nationalities have joined the club to experience the thrills and enjoyment of ski jumping. Learn more about the club’s fascinating history at NorgeSkiClub.com.