March 5, 2019 | Barb Huntley
Family Ski Day
Date: Feb 24, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019
Times: 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Russian Jack Park
Join recreation staff for a family ski day at Russian Jack Springs Park. Classic ski equipment is available to try out courtesy of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Outreach Ski program. Instructors will teach you the basics: how to get up when you’ve fallen, walk, glide, turn and classic stride.
 
The SKAN (Ski Kincaid All Night)
Date: Mar 23, 2019
Times: 10 a.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. Sunday
Location: Kincaid Park
Join this 24-hour format race as an individual or a team. Enjoy an end-of-the-season tradition.
 
The SKAN (Ski Kincaid All Night) 24 is a lap-format race. You may race solo, as a duo relay, as a quad relay or even as part of an eight-person team. If a 24-hour ski race is a tad too daunting, we also offer 12-hour and 6-hour races. We offer a Junior Division for racers 6-11: a team of four for the 6-hour race only.  SKAN isn’t just about skiing for a ridiculously long time. It’s also about hanging out with friends, family, and fellow competitors, camaraderie, and competition, testing the limits of your body (and mind), eating a whole lot of BBQ & waffles, winning raffle prizes (raffle every six hours on the hour, all night long!) and enjoying fabulous springtime skiing and dance parties in the wax bunker.
 
Nike Site Summit
Date: Mar 24, 2019
Times: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free; $5 parking
Location: Eagle River Nature Center
High on the slopes of Mt. Gordon Lyon in the Chugach front range, above Anchorage's Holiday Star, stand the remnants of Nike Site Summit, a former Cold War missile base. Ivan Hodes, Deputy Director of Friends of Nike Site Summit, presents information about the human and natural history of the site, along with information about how to access this highly-visible yet hidden treasure at Arctic Valley. See photos of how a visit to the Site Summit combines spectacular alpine vistas and tundra ecology with the fascinating history of the Cold War and its profound legacy on the Alaska landscape.
 
Rare Beer Festival
Date: Mar 9, 2019
Times: 1 - 4 p.m.
Admission: $40
Location: Williwaw
Join all your favorite local Alaskan craft breweries for a festival for the true beer connoisseur to support the Brewers Guild of Alaska. We'll be featuring specialty beers from brewery cellars across Alaska to tantalize your palette in this first ever Rare Beer Festival. Your ticket will include ten drink chips and a golden ticket to get a pour from our limited bottle selection. Food is available for purchase.
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