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2022 Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Junior Nationals

The 2022 Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Junior Nationals will be held Tuesday February 22nd through Saturday, February 26th at Satre Hill Ski Jumps in Salisbury CT and Mohawk Ski Area in Cornwall, CT.

This national event arrives nine days after Jumpfest, and features the best junior ski jumpers   under 20 years old in the country.

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) hosts the Junior Nationals (JN) every five years, as the event rotates among the five U.S. divisions.

This year SWSA expects 70-80 athletes, along with their families and coaches, to arrive in the area for five days of practice and competition.

Athletes have earned their place on the Junior National team by accumulating points in competitions throughout the season.

Locally, jumpers who will be named to the Junior National team at the conclusion of Jumpfest nine days earlier will be jumping at the Junior Nationals.

Here is the schedule of events(please note that everything is subject to change so check either jumpfest.org or jncjn.com for updates and changes):

2022 SKI JUMPING AND NORDIC COMBINED JUNIOR NATIONALS

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 22nd

  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM Open Training — Satre Hill
  • 2:00PM – 4:00 PM Open Training – Satre Hill
  • 6:30PM Opening Ceremonies – The White Hart Inn Lawn

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 23rd

  • 9:00 AM Ski Jumping Official Training — Satre Hill
  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Official Training — Mohawk Ski Area

Thursday, FEBRUARY 24th

NORDIC COMBINED & SPECIAL JUMPING INDIVIDUAL EVENTS – Satre Hill

  • 9:00AM Competition begins
  • 10:00 AM 1st Round Jump
  • 11:00 AM 2nd Round Jump
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Bottom of Jumps

NORDIC COMBINED – INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN EVENTS – 5KM

  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Race – Mohawk Ski Area
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Mohawk Ski Area

Friday, FEBRUARY 25th

(back up day for official competitions)

  • 6:00 PM Elimination Jump –“Under the Lights” – Satre Hill

Saturday, FEBRUARY 26th

NORDIC COMBINED & SPECIAL JUMPING TEAM EVENTS – Satre Hill

  • 9:00 AM Competition begins
  • 10:00 AM 1st Round
  • 11:00 AM 2nd Round
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Bottom of Jumps

NORDIC COMBINED TEAM SPRINT – 2 X 5KM – Mohawk Ski Area

  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Relay Races – Mohawk Ski Area
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony & Photos – Mohawk Ski Area
  • 6:30 PM Awards Banquet – White Hart Inn
  • 8:30 PM Closing Ceremonies – White Hart Inn Lawn

 

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96th Annual Jumpfest

Excitement returns to Salisbury February 11 – 13, 2022 when the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) hosts the 96th Annual Jumpfest, a three-day celebration and competition featuring the best junior ski jumpers in the eastern United States. The jumpers you watch at Satre Hill are Junior National hopefuls, and some will go on to represent the US in the Olympics!

Things to Keep in Mind

We make our own snow. Even if the Winter looks brown outside your window, it’s white over at Satre Hill thanks to our state-of-the-art snow guns.

We will do our part to keep you warm with blazing bonfires hot food and beverages hot and cold- but do dress warm- it’s Winter outside!

If you have never seen ski jumping live, you have never truly witnessed the sport. Standing amidst the ringing cowbells, with crowds cheering on their favorites, hearing skis slapping  against the landing hill as these brave jumpers soar up to 200 feet through the air at speeds up to 50 miles an hour, is something you must experience.

96th Annual Jumpfest 2022

Friday Feb 11th

Friday Night Lights Admission $15

Ticket booth opens at 6:00 pm

Target Jumping Under the Lights 7pm

Human Dogsled Races after target jumping

Saturday Feb 12th

Junior Competition on 20M and 30M jumps  9:30 am.

Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping Competition Admission $15

Practice 11 am-noon; Competition 1 pm

 

Sunday Feb 13th

Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships  Admission $15

Practice 11 am-noon; Competition 1pm

The eastern division Junior National Team will be named after Sunday’s competition.

Please note: Children 12 and under free to all ski jumping events.

Proceeds from Jumpfest fund SWSA youth skiing programs.

Please check jumpfest.org for program changes and schedule updates.

 

 

 

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SWSA Junior Jump Camp

Because of unfortunate weather, the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA)  annual Junior Jump Camp has been postponed from January 1st and 2nd to Saturday and Sunday, January 15th and 16th at Satre Hill in Salisbury, CT.

All other details remain the same.

The event is open to children ages seven and up who already downhill ski. Helmets required.

Organizers have made pandemic-related changes to keep youngsters safe.

Learn the basics of ski jumping with an emphasis on safety and control on SWSA’s smallest hill.

The two-day event which runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm each day costs $50 per child. The fee includes lunch both days, and the first 25 registrants will receive a Jump Camp T shirt.

Junior jumpers can join SWSA to continue practicing their techniques throughout the winter.

To pre-register or for more information call Ken Barker at (860) 806-0471 or email kennethsbarker@gmail.com.

Also visit jumpfest.org.

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SWSA’s Annual Ski ‘n Skate Sale

SWSA’s Annual Ski ‘n Skate Sale

If you’ve never been to a SWSA Ski ‘n Skate Sale, you don’t know what you’re missing. First-time visitors are astonished to see not only a huge array of used inexpensive ski and skate equipment, but also an avalanche of new  clothing and equipment. There is enough inventory to satisfy your winter sports-related Christmas shopping requirements.

The Ski ‘n Skate Sale will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Lakeville Hose Company in Lakeville from 8 – 11 am.

But not only can you find great deals in new or used equipment, you can also sell your unwanted stuff!

Here’s how.

Residents can bring equipment to be sold Friday, December 3rd from 4 pm to 7:00 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. As always, the sale on Saturday will run from 8am to 11 am. From 11am to noon, residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon Saturday will become the property of SWSA.

Equipment eligible for sale includes downhill skis, boots and poles; cross country skis, boots and poles; ice skates, hockey equipment, snowboards and boots and snow shoes. No clothing please.

Here is a partial list of the great deals you’ll find.

Used                                                                                  New

Downhill skis and bindings                                         Downhill skis and bindings

Downhill ski boots                                                        Downhill boots

Downhill poles                                                               Downhill poles

Ski helmets                                                                     Downhill helmets

Snow boards and bindings                                           Cross country ski packages

Snow board boots                                                          Snow boards and bindings

Cross country skis and bindings                                   Snow board boots

Cross country ski boots                                                 Snow shoes

Cross country ski poles                                                  Goggles

Figure skates                                                                     Socks

Hockey skates                                                                  Hats

Hockey helmets                                                               Gloves

Hockey pads                                                                     Mittens

And much, much, much more.

 

Also eighth-graders from Salisbury Central School will be selling  Christmas wreaths and taking orders for Cabot cheese for holiday delivery.

 

And the Lakeville Hose Company will offer coffee, donuts and breakfast sandwiches for sale.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit several SWSA youth ski programs. Check SWSA’s website www.jumpfest.org for more details.

Masks are recommended.

 

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10th Annual Brew-Ski Fest

The Salisbury Fall Festival may be canceled for this year, but the 10th Annual Brew-Ski Fest returns to the Salisbury Ski Jumps Sunday, October 10, 2021 with music, pumpkins, cornstalks and over 30 craft breweries offering visitors over 200 examples of their best brews.

For the past 10 years, the popular event has been delighting beer aficionados  with its rich diverse beer offerings in a fun intimate setting.

This is no cattle call you see. Unlike the big  beer -tasting events  where you stand in line seemingly forever to get a taste,  at Brew-Ski you walk right up, ask for a beverage and chat with  knowledgeable folks  from breweries around the country.

Stateline Wine and Spirits which sponsors and organizes  Brew-Ski Fest to benefit Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA), boasts an exciting lineup of popular beers including  Abomination, Athletic Brewing Company, Berkshire Brewing Company, Black Hog, Brewery Legitimus, Captain Lawrence, Counter Weight, Devils Back Bone, Dogfish Brewery, Elysian, Fat Orange Cat, Founders, Full Moonshine, Goose Island, Great Falls Brewery, Harpoon, Half Full, Jack Daniels’ Cocktails, Litchfield Distillery, Makku, Miami Cocktails, New England Brewing Company, Norbrook, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Skygazer, Troegs, Two Chicks, Two Roads, and UFO.

The folks from Sunday in the Country Food Drive will be offering brats, burgers and dogs for sale to benefit their food program.

The Steve Dunn Band will provide live music.

Tickets for Brew-Ski Fest are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.brewskifest.com and at Stateline Wine and Spirits in Canaan, 860 824-7295 and Ledgebrook Spirit Shop in Winsted, 860 379-4216.

Proceeds from the event, which will be held rain or shine,  will benefit SWSA’s youth skiing programs.

And don’t forget the hugely popular Golf Ball Roll! Buy a numbered golf ball and watch as hundreds of them cascade down the ski jump landing hill- the  ball that travels furthest wins the prize.

Visit brewskifest.com for more information.

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2nd Annual Great Falls Brewing Cornhole Tournament

The 2nd Annual Great Falls Brewing Cornhole Tournament will be on Saturday September 11, 2021 at  Salisbury Winter Sports Association(SWSA) Ski Jumps- 80 Indian Cave Rd. Salisbury CT.

The event is sponsored by the Great falls Brewing Co.

Entry fee is $20 per two-person team plus a $3 signup charge.

Tournament Schedule:

11:00 am Check in and practice

Noon  Tournament begins after a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-falls-brewing-co-2nd-annual-cornhole-tournament-tickets-168184605683?aff=ebdssbeac&fbclid=IwAR2wk0GHxWuOk46VNTbWniwAerjLrZ4fU2m9TDMsFlwUVUpy9HrROduvQu0

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

  • 1st place – $100 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card, Trophy and custom set of Cornhole boards.
  • 2nd place – $75 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card and Trophy.
  • 3rd place – $50 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card and Trophy.

Format is  a Round Robin Double elimination tournament with random team seeding.

Here’s the basics:

*We play by ACO rules.

*All players should download the Scoreholio App.

Proceeds benefit the Falls Village Day Care Center.

 

 

 

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What Will Be Our Take-Away?

The following letter appeared in the Jumpfest 2021 program that appeared as an insert in the February 3rd issue of the Lakeville Journal

What will be our take-away from the year just past?

We have seen it all, haven’t we?

Most of us have lost something – our freedom to move about as we’d like, our peace of mind, our dignity, our livelihoods, or for some, even our lives.

Schools and businesses have been shuttered , and we have been denied the company of our families and our friends. Fundraising events  for our beloved charities were canceled.  Some of us have had to swallow our pride and ask for food. Fear and distrust hang in the air like the virus itself.

But we humans are a good and resourceful lot, rising to our many challenges. At the pandemic’s beginning, when masks were in short supply, folks started sewing them and giving them away. As the demands on food banks increased, so too did food drives. Even restaurants with plenty of problems of their own, have gone above and  beyond to provide dinners for those who need them.

And this Christmas time when Santa could not host young visitors, he hopped on a fire truck and visited their homes.

As charities could not hold gatherings for their fundraisers they have relied more heavily than ever on their annual appeals, and donors have responded.

So it has been with SWSA this year. We lost the Brew Ski Fest, a major fundraiser,  but our Golf Tournament was successful and we shared our good fortune with the Jane Lloyd Fund. Our annual Ski Swap was a great success as eager shoppers stood for hours in the drizzle, and our very loyal and generous supporters have responded to our annual appeal.

Yes we have seen it all.

So what will be our take-away from the year just past?

Will there be continued fear and loathing from this too-long crisis, or will we recognize a light at the tunnel’s end along with its accompanying hope?

Here at SWSA, as we jump into 2021, we’re going with hope.

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Salisbury Winter Sports Association Junior Jump Camp

Want to learn how to fly?

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association  (SWSA) is again hosting a two-day Junior Jump Camp, a ski jumping clinic on  Friday and Saturday, January 1st and 2nd, 2021 at Satre Hill in Salisbury, CT 06068.

[Please note that the information below is subject to change due to the pandemic. Please check back for updates.]

The jump camp runs 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

Boys and girls seven years and older are welcome.

What to bring: Your enthusiasm, your downhill skis and boots (no need for poles) and your helmet.

Learn the basics of ski jumping, practice on the smallest hill and join Team SWSA and practice throughout the Winter for fun tournaments.

The cost for the entire two-day program is $50 per person which includes instruction, lunch and a T shirt to the first 25 registrants.

If you miss out on the Junior Jump Camp but still want to learn, you are in luck. Ariel invites anyone to join in the fun – jumping practice takes place several afternoons and at least one weekend day a week through the end of the season.

To pre- register or to get more information call Ken Barker at (860) 806-0471.

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White Hart Inn Pot Pie Dinner to Go

The White Hart Inn Pot Pie Dinner to Go will be held Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Provisions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA).

The dinner includes a chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes and a sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Because of the pandemic, the popular annual dine-in holiday dinner has adopted a takeout format.

The cost of the dinner is $25.

To reserve a pot pie dinner either call Provisions at (860) 435-0030, order online at whitehartinn.com or take your chances that there will be dinner availability when you arrive (please note that the dinners have always sold out in past years so pre-ordering is advised).

Dinner pickup will be 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Provisions.

To retrieve your dinner either call from the parking lot for curbside pick up or come into
Provisions.

For more information call the White Hart Inn at (860) 435-0030.

Proceeds from the event will help fund SWSA’s youth skiing programs.

Organizers regret that the takeout dinner format will not allow for the traditional holiday entertainment by the HousaTonics.

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SWSA Ski Swap & Sale

Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual SWSA Ski Swap and Sale, Saturday, December 5th at the Lakeville Hose Company in Lakeville.

Here is the schedule as it stands now. As with everything else these days, the following details are subject to change so please check jumpfest.org for updates.

Masks, temperature checks and social distancing will be required for all attendees and volunteers.

Folks  can bring equipment to be sold Friday, December 4th from 4 pm to 7:00 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. The sale on Saturday will run from 8 am to noon. From  noon to 1:00 pm residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon Saturday will become the property of SWSA.

As always the Sale will include a huge display of winter sports equipment and clothing including  ski hats, gloves, goggles, socks, as well as downhill and cross country skis boots and bindings . Snow shoes, parkas and other winter wear will also be on display at discount prices.

Of course there will be the usual inventory of used equipment- skates from $2 and up, skis and snow boards starting around $50 and ski boots for $10 and up.

Have equipment to sell? Used eligible equipment  includes downhill skis, boots and poles; cross country skis, boots and poles; ice skates, hockey equipment, snowboards and boots and snow shoes. No clothing please.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit several SWSA youth ski programs. Check SWSA’s website www.jumpfest.org for more details.

Again, please visit jumpfest.org for changes in times and format.

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