Ispeming, MI – September 20, 2011 – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has organized a series of events this week to honor America’s ski heroes during the Ski Hall of Fame Week. You will have many opportunities this week to learn and enjoy our country’s great heritage of ski sport and develop a greater appreciation for the Upper Peninsula’s central role.
The biggest impact this event has on our community today is the amount of excitement and anticipation it brings for the upcoming winter season. Skiers and snowboarders finally put away their swimming trunks and summer sporting gear and break out their worn in skis or snowboards. Some may even size up which new ride they would like to purchase purchase for this winter sport season.
Friday, Sept. 16th kicked off this weeks events. The Annual National Ski Jumpers Reunion at the Hall of Fame featured a meet and greet and a golf outing and a visit to historic Suicide Bowl on Saturday.
The International Ski Film Festival kicked off Sunday with the showing of ‘White Ecstasy’ at Butler Theatre in Ishpeming. Today it will show again at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. This film features Glen Plake, one of todays most recognizable skiers.
Also showing today at 7 p.m. at the Butler Theatre in Ishpeming is, ‘Ski Racer’. Wednesday, ‘Ski Time’, will show at Butler Theatre in Ishpeming at 7 p.m. Thursday, ‘The Blizzard of Aahhh’s’, will show at 7 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library. Also on Thursday, ‘The Performers’, from 1971 will perform at 7 p.m. at the Butler Theatre in Ishpeming.
There is no charge to attend these events, but donations will benefit the u.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
The new Honored Members presentation is open to the public on Friday, Sept. 23rd in Ishpeming’s Peterson Auditorium. The show will begin promptly at 6 p.m. with an ‘After Glow’ at the Hall of Fame to follow.
Below you will find photos of the Inductee Photos.