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My Town Holland: Ski slope takes shape on Eighth Street
My Town Holland: Ski slope takes shape on Eighth Street

HOLLAND, Mich.—You don’t need to look to Sochi to the next generation of snowboarders and skiers showcase their skills.

Holland will host the Downtown Rail Jam this Saturday, Feb. 22.   The event will kick off when AGA Nation, in conjunction with the Holland Visitors Bureau unveils its new, temporary 20-foot snowboard and ski slope on East Eighth Street.

The Downtown Rail Jam will take place in the open area across from the Knickerbocker Theatre, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The event is free and the slope is open to boarders, skiers and sled-riders of all ages from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a free clinic included.  Demonstrations and competitions will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  All participants must bring their own equipment, including helmets.  Individual entry fees for the competition are $10.

“As far as we know, downtown Holland has never hosed an event of this nature,” said Sally Laukitis, executive director of the Holland Visitors Bureau. “We’re excited to partner on this unique family-friendly event that allows residents and visitors the opportunity to come down and experience something new in the middle of winter!”

The state-of-the-art metal fabricated slope owned by AGA Nation will be covered in snow hauled in from the large snow piles that have taken over the city.

For more information about the Downtown Rail Jam, visit the AGA Nation website here or contact the Holland Visitors Bureau at (616) 394-0000.

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