Most athletic events grow out of a simple formula: ball plus stick, ball plus kick, or car plus explosion. Watch action-packed competition with this Groupon.
- $10 for two tickets to Valentine's Ski Jumping Distance Event (a $20 value)
- Where: Minneapolis Ski Club
- When: Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m.
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Seating: General admission
- Ticket values include all fees
Valentine's Ski Jumping Distance Event
On Valentine's Day, acrobatic skiers romance with hang time and gravity in dramatic fashion at the Valentine's Ski Jumping Distance Event. The night showcases elite ski jumpers from throughout the midwest as they descend a massive ramp, take flight, and float, skis held out like a wishbone, up to 300 feet down the slope. As long as they stick their landing, flight distance is the only metric that determines who advances, much like how the Wright brothers' parents determined which son would get to have dinner that night. Spectators can enjoy the action from outdoors or in the warmth of the new chalet as they enjoy concessions, such as Lagunitas beer.
Minneapolis Ski Club
At Minneapolis Ski Club, remarkable feats are the norm. On any given day, elite ski jumpers may be found zipping down the Olympic-caliber ramp at up to 50 m.p.h. and soaring 300 feet before kissing the snow on their landing. Though a haven for the area's top ski jumpers, the facility boasts facilities for all levels and caters to anyone interested in learning aspects of Nordic skiing, including ski-jumping and cross-country skiing.