Fur Rondy: Events for Saturday, Feb. 23
Fur Rendezvous (Fur Rondy) has been a long standing winter tradition in Anchorage and one of the city's biggest annual events. The festival was established more than 70 years ago as a sort of swap meet for fur traders in the region. Rondy has since evolved into a city wide winter festival returning every February to help usher in the beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Here's a list of the official Fur Rondy events taking place around Anchorage on Saturday, Feb. 23:
- Rondy Yukigassen (a hybrid of capture the flag, paint ball and snowball fights) at 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hilltop Ski Area
- Rondy Snowshoe Softball at 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kosinski Field (E 16th Ave. and Cordova)
- Frostbite Footrace and Costume Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. beginning at the Egan Center (5th Ave Skywalk)
- Amateur Photo Contest at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Mall at Sears in midtown Anchorage
- GCI Snow Sculpture Competition: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Ship Creek Ave, across from Comfort Inn
- Rondy Grand Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Anchorage (5th and 6th Avenues)
- Rondy Carnival: grounds open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Anchorage (3rd Ave. and E St.)
- Alaska Trapper's Association Fur Auction begins at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (3rd Ave. and E St.)
- Meet the World In Anchorage at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
- Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races (Day 2) 12pm 4th Ave and D St.
- Rondy Melodrama - "Turnagain Temptations" 3 p.m. at the Snow Goose Theater
- Rondy On Ice at 3 p.m. at the UAA Wells Fargo Sports Center
- Outhouse Races: 4 p.m. in downtown Anchorage (4th Ave. between E St. & F St.)
- Blanket Toss: 2-4 p.m. in downtown Anchorage (3rd and E, at Rondy Central in the Carnival)
- Big Air Snowboarding Demo: 5-6 p.m. in downtown Anchorage (2nd Ave, downhill from the Carnival)
- AT&T Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 6:45 p.m. at Ship Creek, Small Boat Harbor
- Rondy On Ice evening show begins at 7 p.m. at the UAA Wells Fargo Sports Center
- Alaska Aces Game (vs. Las Vegas Wranglers) 7:15 p.m. at the Sullivan Arena
- Rondy Melodrama "Turnagain Temptations" evening show at 8 p.m. at the Snow Goose Theater
For more information including prices, locations, specifics, etc. visit the Fur Rondy webpage or Fur Rondy HQ at 400 D Street Ste. 110 Anchorage, Alaska 99501.