What do you get when you invite every kid in the city to a snow-laden playground of obstacle courses, ski races, skijoring, a mock biathlon, and acres of room to play? A fantastic mass start, limitless fun, and enough funds to get kids on skis all winter.
This year’s Ski 4 Kids Day takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, at Kincaid Park. Kids from 1 to 14 years old can participate, and their parents can join them. The event is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.
The event promotes fitness and raises funds for the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Ski Outreach Program, a community-wide outreach effort to get ski equipment and instructors to schools and youth organizations.
The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage supports the program through grants funded through the Ski 4 Kids event, and it now runs a new NSAA Ski 4 School-kids Program to help provide ski coaching for local elementary schools.
To join the party, register online , download a mail-in registration online and send it in, or show up from 9 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 8, the day of the event.
Coming soon: Play Every Day with the Olympic Games
The Olympic Games inspire hope and resilience. They celebrate hard work and diversity. They champion commitment and camaraderie.
Every week during this winter's Games from Feb. 7 to 23, Play Every Day will look at the Olympic stories that ignite our kids’ bodies, hearts and minds.
Just looking at the array of games sparks the imagination, with 12 new winter sports added to the mix this year, and that’s what Play Every Day is all about – supporting kids and families in getting physically active 60 minutes every day, whether through organized sports, outings with dogs, the creation of new tag games, or just going solo.
Where there’s a will, there’s a new way to play.