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Annual Salisbury Winters Sports Association JumpFest
February 12 - February 14
The Salisbury (CT) Winter Sports Association has announced the 95th Annual JumpFest and the 95th annual U.S. Eastern National Ski Jumping Championships February 12 – 14, 2021
This live in person outdoor event is the oldest Ski Jumping Competition in New England and one of only six ski jump competitions on the East Coast. Athletes including Olympic contenders and some of the best junior ski jumpers in the United States will compete during this three-day festival. All COVID 19 social distancing protocols will be place and facemasks are required at the event.
In the winter of 1926 John Satre a resident of Salisbury jumped off the roof of his shed wearing skis to show his friends and neighbors a sport he learned in his native homeland of Norway. Town residents were so amazed as they watched Satre soar through the air that they decided to build a proper ski run that summer, and form the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. The Association hosted the first ski jump competition in January 1927. JumpFest has become a highly anticipated event in Connecticut and throughout much of the East Coast.
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