Come out and watch jumpers from around the world try to conquer Silver Mine Hill.  Friday is Touchstone Energy Night with the North American Nordic Combined Championships ski jumping and hockey starting at 7 p.m., followed by music from M3 Sound, Lights & FX.  Saturday is Gordy's County Market Family Fun Day, featuring the Xcel Energy Long Standing Jump Competition.  Gates open for hockey at 9 a.m., with competition starting at 10 a.m.

US Cup ski jumping will start this year at 5 p.m. Saturday, with live music from Bear Creek Band starting at 3:30 p.m.  Keep warm by the bonfires or in the WEAU and Dove Healthcare Hospitality tent.  And of course, you can always stop by and visit Dooley's at the Hill for happy hour from 5-7 pm!

Advance admission is $10, $15 day of at the gate, while children 12 and under will be allowed in for free.  Get your advance buttons at: Bridge Stop Convenience stores, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative, Dooley's Pub, Ray's Place, Spring Street Sports, Visit Eau Claire, Prestige Auto and all Gordy's County Market locations.  Gates open Friday at 5 p.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Dan Mattoon at (715)-833-0177.

Visit Eau Claire is sending this press release courtesy of the Eau Claire Ski Club. Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, sporting events, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area's overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly - Have FUN!