Founded in 1905, the oldest active ski jump in the United States is actually just outside Chicago in Fox River Grove, Illinois. Kind of an odd place for ski jumping venue but their there’s a healthy community of athletes and they’ve been hosting an annual tournament since for the last 118 years. Norge Ski Club’s longstanding tradition has unfortunately been postponed due to lack of snow and pushed to the weekend of February 11-12.  If you live in Chicago and want to experience a unique slice of winter sports culture, head on over to Fox River Grove and cheer on the flyers MORE INFO HERE
After careful consideration for the safety of our athletes, the 2023 Norge Winter Tournament is postponed. The new dates are Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12. Buttons and VIP tickets purchased for the tournament are valid for the new dates! Due to January’s unseasonable temperatures, it hasn’t stayed cold enough for snowmaking.
The good news is sustained cold temperatures are expected this weekend and next week. That means conditions should allow us to start making snow again. A few inches of snow from Mother Nature look nice – it’s not nearly enough snow to create safe conditions for our athletes. It takes tons of snow and grooming to cover the Norge jumps and hills.
We’re disappointed to have to postpone the 2023 tournament weekend, but we can’t wait to have friends of Norge join us February 11-12!
-Norge Ski Club Executive Board

Club President and Head Coach Scott Smith shares reasoning and need to postpone the tournament:

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