Skiing and Snowboarding Greats Coming to Ishpeming
Snow may still be a few months away, but several of America’s best skiers and snowboarders will be coming to Ishpeming, Michigan, September 18th and 19th.
The latest class of Honored Members will share their inspiring stories at the Hall of Fame during the annual Enshrinement Reception Friday, September 18. The free event concludes their induction in the Class of 2014.
The celebration continues Saturday, September 19, with the Ishpeming Kiwanis Welcome Breakfast at St. John’s Church Hall, followed by the Coy Hill Memorial Golf Outing at the Wawonowin Golf club, and culminating with the Enshrinement Banquet at the Red Rocks Banquet Hall.
Schedule of Events:
Friday September 18
5:00 PM: Ski jumpers reunion and reception, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
7:00 PM: Enshrinement Class of 2014, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Saturday September 19
8:30 AM: Ishpeming Kiwanis Welcome Breakfast, St John’s Church Reception Hall
12:00 PM: Coy Hill Memorial Golf Outing, Wawonowin Golf Club
4:30 PM: Post Golf Reception, Wawonowin Golf Club
6:00 PM: Enshrinement Banquet, Red Rocks Banquet Hall, Ishpeming
Throughout the weekend the honorees will also be touring Ishpeming, Negaunee and Marquette to meet the media and enjoying many of our community’s attractions.
The members of the Class of 2014 are: Curt Chase (one of the founders of the Professional Ski Instructors of America), Joe Cushing (a pioneer designer of ski resorts), Chris Davenport (a leader in ski mountaineering), Kristina Koznick (a great former US Ski Team alpine racer), John McMurtry (the leader of US Ski Team championship development), Ralph Miller (former skiing world speed record holder), Ross Powers (Olympic snowboarding champion), Erik Schlopy (professional world champion racer), Robert Smith (developer of the first double lens ski goggle and founder of Smith Optics), Jeannie Thoren (the “Johnny Appleseed of Women’s Skiing”).
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is the only national museum dedicated to the history of skiing and snowboarding in the United States. Its facility has made it the largest ski museum in the world. Its mission: to promote, honor celebrate and preserve the records of the athletes and builders of skiing and snowboarding as a sport and industry. With the current class of honorees 404 men and women are now national hall of famers in skiing and snowboarding.
For more information or to reserve tickets to the events call 906 485-6323.