• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ALPINE AND NORDIC SKI TEAM WERE IN NEW YORK FOR AN ANNUAL GALA EVENT -- AND ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 30) THEY ALL WENT TO CENTRAL PARK AND TRIED OUT THE CITY'S SNOWLESS SLOPES OF CEDAR HILL.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ALPINE AND NORDIC SKI TEAM WERE IN NEW YORK FOR AN ANNUAL GALA EVENT -- AND ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 30) THEY ALL WENT TO CENTRAL PARK AND TRIED OUT THE CITY'S SNOWLESS SLOPES OF CEDAR HILL. THIS NOW POPULAR MANHATTAN SPORT IS KNOWN AS "TURF-SKIING".

    PLAYING HOST TO THE SKIERS WAS NEW YORK CITY'S PARKS COMMISSIONER AUGUST HECKSHER.

    THE MEMBERS OF THE SKI TEAMS WERE SUPPLIED WITH THE SPECIAL ROLLER SKIS AND THEN WENT TO THE TOP OF THE RUN TO TRY THEIR LUCK.

    MOST OF THE ACTION IS LIKE THE REAL THING -- FROM A DOWNHILL RUN TO JUMPING, AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP SKIERS PUT ON A GOOD DEMONSTRATION. HOWEVER, COMMISSIONER HECKSHER IS REPORTED TO HAVE DECLINE WITH THANKS AFTER SEEING WHAT IT ENTAILED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCO7QQRB0SRGNB38MJMS8IJYP
    Media URN:
    VLVACCO7QQRB0SRGNB38MJMS8IJYP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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