Outdoor hotline 3/25/2013

March 25, 2013 

Tuesday

Hilltop Alpine Race Team, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hilltop Chalet at Hilltop Ski Area, 7014 Abbott Rd. Hilltop is now offering an Alpine Race program. This is a competitive ski team that will be racing in the Youth Ski League against other youth ski teams from the Anchorage area. This program is for children ages 7-13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers. Program includes: professional coaching by experienced racers, pre-season dryland training, running gates, video analysis of students skiing, 3-hour pratices twice a week. Races are held on Saturdays. Program includes a Hilltop season pass. $1,250. (346-1446, www.hilltopskiarea.org).

"Wolves and Hunters: An Examination of the Reasons Why Juneau's Lone Wolf Was Killed," 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., UAA Campus Bookstore, Alex Simon taught at UA Southeast and is currently teaching in the Sociology Department at Utah Valley University. His article, "A Historical and Case Study Analysis of the Reasons Why Many Trophy Hunters Are Hostile Toward Wolves and Wolf Advocates" has recently been published in Capitalism Nature Socialism. This event is free, open to the public, with free parking in the South Lot, the lot across from the bookstore. For more info contact Rachel at repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu or call 786-4782 free. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore)

Wednesday

Off the Chain Bicycle Collective Weekly Meeting, 7 p.m., Off The Chain Bicycle Collective, 814 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Off the Chain is a low cost, volunteer run, 501(c)3 bicycle collective open to the Anchorage community. We welcome volunteers of any skill level. Off the Chain is a 100% volunteer-run organization -- we depend on the generous efforts of volunteers. (offthechainak.org)

Free Fire Building Course, 7 p.m., LTR Training Systems, Inc, 5761 Silverado Way Learn to Return Training Systems is hosting a free fire building course, taught by our experienced instructors. The class will last about and hour to two hours and will instruct/challange students to build fires with minimal gear and all natural materials, students will also be intoduced to primitive fire building skills. (563-4463, survivaltraining.com)

Thursday

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Russian Jack Springs Park/Selkregg Chalet, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. At the same time, there will also be a hike starting at Stuckagain Heights, Basher Drive. Alaska Outdoors hosts year-round outing events every Monday and Thursday throughout the Anchorage area. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Thursday outings are more challenging. Meeting location changes every week. Please check location often. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

Climbing 201 -- Intermediate Indoor Climbing Class, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alaska Rock Gym, 4840 Fairbanks St. Learn advanced climbing techniques and improve strength and conditioning in this indoor climbing class for advanced beginner and intermediate climbers. This weekly class allows participants to work on footwork, movement technique and strength conditioning for climbing in a fun and challenging environment. Participants must have a current belay certification from the Alaska Rock Gym and be comfortable climbing 5.9+ and above. Class fee only $5/class plus regular entry into the gym. $5 plus entry fee to the Alaska Rock Gym. (562-7265, www.alaskarockgym.com)

Friday

Catch Magazine Fly Fishing Videos, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Snow Goose Theater, 717 W. Third Ave. Brian O'Keefe editor of Catch Magazine will present the best of Catch Magazine: The Journal of Fly Fishing Photography, Video and Film. Brian will be presenting a selection of short videos and providing 'behind the scenes' information on fishing adventures from around the world. The event will take place at the Snow Goose Theater at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

SATURDAY

Arctic Bicycle Club Bike Swap, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., AT&T Sports Centre Pavillion, 11051 O'Malley Sports Centre Dr. Buy, sell, trade bikes and related gear. The Arctic Bicycle Club hosts this event as a community service.Open to all individuals and businesses. Free. (www.arcticbikeclub.org)

sunday

Easter at AWCC, 10 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Hwy. Celebrate Easter with your animal friends at AWCC! Great programs and games for the kids, and as always there is great wildlife education to be found. Don't miss this! Regular Admission rates apply, the program is free. (783-2025, www.alaskawildlife.org)

monday

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., University Lake Park, University Lake Drive. Alaska Outdoors hosts year-round outing events every Monday and Thursday throughout the Anchorage area. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Thursday outings are more challenging. Meeting location changes every week. Please check location often. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

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