Watertown Ski Club
02 06 SKI CLUB WILL STAGE BIG TOURNAMENT HERE
Watertown plans to have a big ski tournament here Sunday. It will be held on the slide of the Watertown Ski Club located on Richards Hill. Noted professional and amateur champions of the United States will hold a joint tournament with the Watertown boys. . . .
The skiers are practically all Norwegians, representing some noted club here and abroad, who ski for the love of the sport and not for financial gain.
Alvin Wegemann, president of the Watertown Ski Club, is to be commended for bringing the men here.
The professionals will arrive here in time for the meet, which will probably start at 2 o’clock. They will also give instructions to local skiers in the art of jumping.
Tentative plans have been made by the club here to make the slide longer so that a longer jump can be made. The professionals will give the boys pointers on the construction and matters of general interest. Those interested will have an opportunity to witness some real jumping Sunday.
The interurban cars stop near the slide and those attending will have an opportunity to leave any time they wish.
There will be no admission charged but a collection will be taken up to help defray expenses. . . . Watch for a record making event here and be sure to be present. The Watertown News, 02 06 1918
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