Ski jumping tournament to be held

ISHPEMING – A ski jumping tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Suicide Hill Ski Bowl at the Ishpeming Ski Club, Ishpeming.

Admission buttons will be $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free.

Advance buttons are on sale at the following outlets: Ishpeming/GIN Chamber of Commerce, Wilderness Sports, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Elaine’s Place, Jasper Ridge Brewery, Jubilee Foods, Congress Pizza, Bucks Restaurant; Negaunee/Super One Foods, Midtown Bakery; Marquette/Sports Rack, Down Wind Sports.

This tournament will feature some of the top United States jumpers as well as international jumpers competing in the Central Division Five Hill Tournament. Trial rounds start around 6 p.m. with competition jumping to follow. Spectators can keep warm by the bon fire as international and U.S. ski jumpers compete in the U.S. Cup Ski Jumping Series.

After the jumping concludes spectators will be treated to a fireworks show to celebrate this historic event.

The Ishpeming Ski Club has a youth ski jumping program that takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cross-country ski program is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The ski bowl has stadium lighting which allows these programs to take place in a safe environment.

For more information, call 906-204-0520 or e-mail