Governor Walker Issues Proclamation
Hayward, Wisconsin (February 17, 2017) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that Governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation declaring February 19-23, 2017 “American Birkebeiner Week” throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The American Birkebeiner International Bridge is an iconic component of the North America’s largest cross-country ski race held each February in Hayward, WI. Normally, the American Birkebeiner International Bridge is used by Birkie skiers to safely ski over U.S. Highway 63 to the snow-covered Main Street of Hayward, WI, and to the race’s finish line. The Birkie Bridge traveled to downtown Minneapolis, MN Nicollet Mall to be a highligh as a destination of fun and pre-game LIVE festivities for Super Bowl LII (52). It was a hit with skiers, tubers and famous alike; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Nancy Kerrigan just to...
Cross-country skiing, skijoring and tubing are just a few of the activities that visitors can witness when the American Birkebeiner International Bridge comes to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Spanning almost 200 feet, the American Birkebeiner International Bridge will be constructed on Nicollet Mall over 9th Street for the 10-day free and open to the public Super Bowl festival, providing 1 million Super Bowl visitors with a flare of the Bold North. #BoldNorth #BirkieFever #SBLIVE Thanks to American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation for providing their one-of-a-kind bridge for our event!