Summer Jumping Series
How do they do it—get so good at something so difficult to practice?
Freestyle aerialists practice their flips and twists over a 750,000-gallon pool. It allows the athletes to safely fine-tune their jumps all summer long, and it makes for great entertainment. Athletes launch themselves up to 40 feet in the air before flipping three times and twisting up to five times. You'll learn how they fit all those spins and flips into a few seconds of untethered hang time—and how, after all that, they stick the landing and do it again.
Many of the country's best ski jumpers spend their summer training and competing in Lake Placid—and they're excited to share their high-flying sport with you. Come out and watch the athletes step out onto a platform nearly 27 stories high wearing skis longer than they are tall, calmly fold themselves into an aerodynamic tuck, slide straight down the steep inrun at nearly 60 mph and fly the length of a football field.
With prizes and giveaways, the Summer Jumping Series is a great way for a family to spend a summer day together. You're invited to participate in the action (by cheering, not jumping), and be sure to stick around afterward to meet the athletes and ask for autographs. FREE admission with your Olympic Sites Passport!
Presented by Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.