Parade, fireworks, Frostbite Footrace among Saturday's Fur Rondy top picks

Fur Rendezvous activities kicked off on Saturday, February 27, 2010, with the Frostbite Footrace around downtown Anchorage.100226
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Rudy, one of James Wheeler's sled dogs looks out of the dog truck at the end of the first day of 2014 Fur Rondy Sled Dog race in Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014. Rudy did not race on the first day. Wheeler, from Clam Gulch, AK, finished the first of three days of racing in 11th place with a time of 1:40:56. 140221
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Israel Curtis, right, holds up fox furs and auctioneer Clark Smith calls off the bids during the Fur Rondy auction in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday Feb. 24, 2007. In the foreground is a wolf skin rug waiting to be auctioned. The winter festival that began when fur trappers would get together to trade, now includes the World Championship Sled Dog Race, snowshoe softball and other events. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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Frostbite Footrace and Costume Fun Run

9:30 a.m. -- Dress up for this 5-K or 2.5-K fun run starting at the Fifth Avenue Skywalk at the Egan Center. Feeling a little too frosty? There will be a warm-up before and after the race at the Glacier Brewhouse.

GCI Snow Sculpture Competition

10 a.m.-10 p.m. -- Teams have worked all week to create sculptures out of 8-foot-tall blocks of compressed snow. Check out the results and cast your vote for people's choice. On Ship Creek Avenue across from Comfort Inn

Rondy Grand Parade

10:30 a.m. -- Dig out a warm jacket (this is a great time to bust out the fur if you have it), pack a thermos of hot cocoa and take in the Grand Parade down Fifth and Sixth Avenue.

Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races

Noon -- Fur Rondy's premier event pits sprint mushing teams against one another on a 25-mile route that winds through the city. Starts at Fourth Avenue and D Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Rondy on Ice

3 p.m. -- Presented by the Anchorage Figure Skating Club, this family-oriented show features music through film history to the present day that made the silver screen epic. Tickets $12.50-$$25. UAA Wells Fargo Sports Complex, 2801 Spirit Way

Outhouse Races

4 p.m. -- In one of Rondy's most highly anticipated events, costumed teams construct outhouses to race down Fourth Avenue. Awards will be given for speed and also for divisions including cleanest, best architecture and "most realistic." Fourth Avenue, between E and F streets

AT&T Fireworks Extravaganza

6:45 p.m. -- Fireworks will light up the sky above downtown for this annual blowout. Ship Creek, Small Boat Harbor

Rondy Melodrama, "The Alask- Avengers vs. Dr. Despicable"

8 p.m. -- In this year's Melodrama, the AlaskAvengers, Dr. Despicable and Minions find out what happens when superheroes and supervillains lose their super powers. Be prepared to cheer, boo and throw popcorn. Snow Goose Theater, 717 W. Third Ave. Tickets $18-$23, shows throughout the week.