The Summer Olympics may have come and gone, but you can still enjoy some impressive displays of diving prowess this weekend when the Institute of Contemporary Art again plays host to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
On Saturday, Aug. 25 at the ICA, divers will take the plunge from a specially built platform on the museum's roof, some 80 feet above the water. This is actually the only US destination for the diving series, which previously made stops in four European cities.
The main event starts at 4 p.m. with an award ceremony at 7 p.m. Famed diver and Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will be on hand to help judge the event. Boston.com's own news editor Angela Nelson took not one but two test jumps into the chilly waters by the ICA on Aug. 23, where she also got tips from Louganis himself. (Watch her high-diving skills in the video above.)
We're told the best place to watch the diving is inside the museum (admission is $15, $10 for students), from the John Hancock Founders Gallery on the fourth floor. There are also great viewing areas at the ICA Grandstand and from the Water Cafe, which can be accessed for free.
Aug. 25 from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (100 Northern Ave.) and along Fan Pier, Boston. 617-478-3100. www.icaboston.org
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