‘Jumptoberfest’ comes to Norge Ski Club
With the lifting of COVID-19 capacity restrictions earlier this year, Resume McHenry County is featuring the return of its iconic attractions, and the founding of new ones.
What do you get when you cross Nordic ski jumping with a world-famous annual German festival of friendship and camaraderie?
You get a fun twist on one of McHenry County’s longest and most famous institutions – and with the added bonus of not having to shovel out your car and drive in the snow.
“Jumptoberfest,” the Norge Ski Club’s fall tournament, takes place this Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m. both days, with the competition both days (children on Saturday and adults on Sunday) lasting from noon until 4 p.m.
Admission buttons cost $15 (children 12 and under get in free) and can be purchased through Friday by visiting the Norge website at www.norgeskiclub.org
. The cost is $20 at the gate on the days of the event. Spectators are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, and no dogs or carry-ins are allowed.
Food and drink – both fast food and traditional German fare – are available for purchase. And besides beer and wine, despite the early fall temperatures, the traditional Norge beverage of choice of Jägermeister will be available as well.
So come on down and cheer on our area ski jumpers, a dozen of whom are already competing at the national level for a shot at representing the USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.