11th annual Barrel-Jumping competition, on ice, at Grossinger's Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York State
Liberty New York USA Date:1961, January 9 Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Seventeen of the world's best ice skating barrel jumpers compete in the 11th annual competition at Grossinger's resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York near the village of Liberty. Skaters are seen circling the ice rink to gain speed, and jumping over lines of barrels. Scenes of jumpers failing to clear all the barrels in their attempts. Only 3 contenders manage to clear 15 barrels. Only one, Jim Waldo, of Portland, Oregon, is seen successfully clearing 16 barrels to win the event. He receives his trophy from New York Yankees Baseball team's star catcher, Yogi Berra.
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