Updated: February 7, 2014 at 5:12 pm
Snowmobiles - that's right, snowmobiles - are flying through the air over Tejon Street in three separate performances between 5-9 p.m. Friday.
It's all part of a bash downtown put on by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. on Friday to coincide with the opening ceremonies in Russia, and the guest list is long.
Mechanical ramps assembled in the streets will accommodate the snowmobile action, says Keith Sayers, owner of FMX, the company providing the equipment. No snow is required.
"It's an AstroTurf run to an 8-foot- tall take-off jump," Sayers says. "They'll jump 75 feet onto a trailer that's all hydraulics."
The stars: X Games competitors Willie Elam and Heath Frisby, who will show off some of the moves that earned him the games' Snowmobile Best Trick in 2012.
This is the third such event organized by the sports corporation: The first commemorated the opening of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. About 20,000 people showed up, says Jeff Mosher, special events manager for the sports corporation.
Olympic Downtown Celebration
When: 5-10 p.m. Friday
Where: Along Tejon Street, between Platte and Pikes Peak avenues
Tickets: Free; 634-7333, coloradospringssports.org.
Something else: Short and Sweet Downtown Dash (one mile run), $10