Norwegian video will feature Red Wing ski jumping historyA Norwegian video on the history of ski jumping will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Lutheran Church, Fifth and Dakota streets.
A Norwegian video on the history of ski jumping will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Lutheran Church, Fifth and Dakota streets. The video is the program for a Red Wing Sons of Norway meeting, which has been changed to the afternoon. The public is welcome.
“Norwegian Ski Legends” was created as part of the television series “A Ski Adventure.” In six 30-minute segments, the program tells the story of pioneers of the sport from 1850 to 1950, tracing how the sport developed in Norway, then spread internationally.
The segment to be shown Saturday features Red Wing’s ski jumping connection with Telemark, Norway, including the Hemmestvedt brothers and the Aurora Ski Club. Historian Frederick Johnson, author of “Sky Crashers,” is interviewed on the program.
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