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Virtual program Jan. 19 takes on history of Norge Ski Club

A jumper soars during the warm-up round of "Jumptoberfest" Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove.

Lake and McHenry county libraries will host an online program Wednesday, Jan. 19, called “Norge Ski Jumping Club in Fox River Grove: The Hill, the History, and Our Local Olympians.”

The virtual discussion will include information about the sport of ski jumping, the history of the Norge hill and a chance to hear from local USA Nordic Team members.

The Norge Ski Club was founded in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Today, the club prepares athletes for Olympic-level competition in the sport of ski jumping.

The Zoom program at 7 p.m. is hosted by the Wauconda Area Public Library, Fox River Grove Memorial Library, Crystal Lake Public Library, and Algonquin Area Public Library. Contact one of the libraries to sign up.