Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association http://www.alaskaskijoring.org Promoting recreational and competitive skijoring in Fairbanks and the Alaskan Interior. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:27:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 48316965 Dryland Time Trial June 29 /2019/06/15/dryland-time-trial-june-29/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:27:21 +0000 /?p=1534 Please join us for our first dryland time trial race at Chena Lakes Flood Control! on June 29 Where: The second red gate on road entering Chena Lakes rec area, it will be on the right side up a gravel hill, we will mark where to turn, there is a parking lot on the other […]

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Where: The second red gate on road entering Chena Lakes rec area, it will be on the right side up a gravel hill, we will mark where to turn, there is a parking lot on the other side of the dike.
registration at 8:30-9; race begins at 9:15 am
Please email registrations to Nina Ruckhaus at ninaruckhaus5@gmail.com or call 907-590-6016
Cost: $5 ASPA members, $10 non-members
Races and Distances offered:(rec class and comp class*)
Bikejoring: (1 or 2 dogs) Helmets required!
1 mile
2 miles
Canicross:(1 dog)
1/2 mile
1 mile
2 miles
Scooter:(1 or 2 dogs)
1 mile
2 miles
Non-motorized cart: (up to 4 dogs)
2 miles
Note:
We are planning to hold biweekly time trials until Mid August. Also, we would like to ask for volunteers to help with timing, sweeping the course, and standing at turn around points to help guide racers.

 

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1534 Evening fun Race Wednesday March 13 /2019/03/09/evening-fun-race-wednesday-march-13/ Sat, 09 Mar 2019 16:27:56 +0000 /?p=1530 Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring time Creamers Field trails this upcoming Wednesday 13th of March for our annual evening fun race. Registration at 5:30pm in the farmhouse and race begins at 6:15pm. Please email pre-registrations to Chris Van Dyke at fncrv.uaf@gmail.com Distances: .5, 1.5, 2.7, 3.6, 5.4, 6.2 miles 1, 2, or 3 […]

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Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring time Creamers Field trails this upcoming Wednesday 13th of March for our annual evening fun race. Registration at 5:30pm in the farmhouse and race begins at 6:15pm. Please email pre-registrations to Chris Van Dyke at fncrv.uaf@gmail.com

Distances: .5, 1.5, 2.7, 3.6, 5.4, 6.2 miles

1, 2, or 3 dogs

Volunteers for handling and timing are welcome!

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Chena Lakes Race Sunday Feb 24 /2019/02/22/chena-lakes-race-sunday-feb-24/ Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:51:57 +0000 /?p=1528 WHEN: Sunday February 24, 2019 WHERE: Chena Lakes Recreation Area The race will use the Mike Agbaba trail system. There will be 1-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile distances. We will also be having a relay race (1-dog, 1-mile). Meet at the parking area at the end of Lake Park Rd. Registration will start at 10:30 am. […]

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WHEN: Sunday February 24, 2019

WHERE: Chena Lakes Recreation Area

The race will use the Mike Agbaba trail system. There will be 1-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile distances. We will also be having a relay race (1-dog, 1-mile). Meet at the parking area at the end of Lake Park Rd. Registration will start at 10:30 am. Pre-race meeting at 11 am and race start at 11:30 am.

Race fees are $10 if pre-registered by 7 pm Saturday February 23rd. Race-day registration is $15. To pre-register, email Molly Yazwinski at myazwinski@gmail.com. Please provide your name and your dog(s) name(s).

A link to the trail and park map can be found here: http://fnsb.us/pr/Documents/CLRAWinterGuide-print.pdf

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West Ridge Race Sunday February 17 /2019/02/08/west-ridge-race-sunday-february-17/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:43:29 +0000 /?p=1513 The annual ASPA skijor race on the UAF West Ridge trails will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 11:00AM. This is a very rare opportunity to skijor on some of the best maintained ski trails in Fairbanks. This year we will again be offering a “No Whiz” option which is a slightly gentler and […]

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The annual ASPA skijor race on the UAF West Ridge trails will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 11:00AM. This is a very rare opportunity to skijor on some of the best maintained ski trails in Fairbanks.

This year we will again be offering a “No Whiz” option which is a slightly gentler and shorter course that omits the somewhat daunting Big Whizzy.

Race distances are a hair over 3 miles (“No Whiz”,) 4.5 miles or 9 miles. Racers can compete in a one, two or three dog class.  As always, beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Registration: 10-10:30AM in the Ski Hut next to the IARC building. Race meeting will be at 10:40AM. Race starts at 11:00AM. No dogs in or around the Ski Hut, please. Stage your teams and park in the lot behind IARC.

Race Fees: $10 if you pre-register by 5:00PM Friday, February 15, $15 on race day. To pre-register, email Kathleen Boyle, kmboyle1720@gmail.com. Half of the entry fees will be donated to the UAF trails club.

If the temperature at the Fairbanks airport is below -15 at 9:00 on race day, the race will be canceled. Please call the hotline 907-45-SKIJOR or 907-457-5456 for updates.

Please be sure to clean up after your animals so we can continue using this venue in the future. And remember, NO DOGS ON THE UAF TRAILS IN THE WINTER!!

Click here for the full 2019 UAF West Ridge Race Information and here for the 2019 UAF West Ridge Race Course Description.

The map below shows some of the finish details (click for a larger image):

As always, we need people to help with the race! If you would be willing to time, handle, or help with registration, please let Sara, stabbert@hotmail.com or Kathleen, kmboyle1720@gmail.com know.

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Fun Race Sunday Feb 3 /2019/01/28/fun-race-sunday-feb-3/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:49:31 +0000 /?p=1511 ASPA FUN RACE WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2019 Registration 12 -12:30 pm Race start 1 pm WHERE: Creamer’s Field DISTANCES: 1/2 mile, 2.7 mile and 6 mile. 1-dog, 2-dog and 3 dog classes. REGISTRATION: $10 members/$15 non-members. $5 off if you pre-register before 10 pm Saturday Feb 2nd. Email Molly Yazwinski (myazwinski@gmail.com) with your name, […]

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ASPA FUN RACE

WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Registration 12 -12:30 pm
Race start 1 pm

WHERE: Creamer’s Field

DISTANCES: 1/2 mile, 2.7 mile and 6 mile. 1-dog, 2-dog and 3 dog classes.

REGISTRATION: $10 members/$15 non-members. $5 off if you pre-register before 10 pm Saturday Feb 2nd. Email Molly Yazwinski (myazwinski@gmail.com) with your name, dog name(s), and race distance.

VOLUNTEERS: We are in need of people to help with race timing and start/finish logistics. Email Molly if you would like to help out.

**If the temperature at the airport is colder the -15F at 9 am on Sunday morning then the race will be cancelled. Check Facebook page and website for updates.

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Beginner’s Clinic (on-snow) Sunday Feb 3 /2019/01/28/beginners-clinic-on-snow/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:47:14 +0000 /?p=1508 When: Sunday, February 3 Starting at 9:30 am. Where: Creamer’s Field (parking area West of the Farmhouse) Cost: $20 ASPA will be holding a second beginner’s clinic next weekend. This will be an on-snow session only. We will have experienced skijorers and dogs on-hand to work with you and your dog on passing, motivation, commands […]

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When: Sunday, February 3
Starting at 9:30 am.

Where: Creamer’s Field (parking area West of the Farmhouse)

Cost: $20

ASPA will be holding a second beginner’s clinic next weekend. This will be an on-snow session only. We will have experienced skijorers and dogs on-hand to work with you and your dog on passing, motivation, commands or figuring out equipment. You must have your own skis and poles and your dog should have an appropriate harness. We will have a small selection of skijor belts and dog harnesses available to borrow if you do not already have this equipment.

Sign-up: Email Molly Yazwinski (myazwinski@gmail.com) with your name, your dog’s name and preferred time-slot. We will have 30 minute sessions starting at 9:30 am and going until 11:30 am.

**If temperatures are colder than -15F at the airport at 9 am on Sunday then the clinic will be cancelled.

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Fun Race Saturday December 15, ADMA /2018/12/12/fun-race-saturday-december-15-adma/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:26 +0000 /?p=1493 It’s time to kick off the 2018/2019 Skijor season with a Fun Race and Pot Luck at the Dog Mushers this coming Saturday, December 15.  Race will start at 11:00AM and the Pot Luck and Fall Meeting will follow. Where: Dog Musher’s Hall, Farmer’s Loop When: Saturday, December 15, race day registration 10:00-10:30, race meeting […]

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It’s time to kick off the 2018/2019 Skijor season with a Fun Race and Pot Luck at the Dog Mushers this coming Saturday, December 15.  Race will start at 11:00AM and the Pot Luck and Fall Meeting will follow.

Where: Dog Musher’s Hall, Farmer’s Loop

When: Saturday, December 15, race day registration 10:00-10:30, race meeting AT 10:30 to 10:45, first team out at 11:00

Who: You with your one, two, or three dog team

How far: 1.0, 1.5, 3.6 and 4.8 miles

How much: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, knock off five dollars if you pre-register!

Pre-register by emailing Kathleen Boyle at kmboyle1720@gmail.com BEFORE 10 PM Friday with your name, dog names, and distance you would like to race.

We need volunteers for handler and timer positions. Volunteers please email Kathleen or Nina Ruckhaus at noruckhaus@alaska.edu.

If it is colder than -15 at the airport at 9am the race will be canceled. Please check the hotline,907-45-SKIJOR (907-457-5456)  if the temps are close. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

Come out for a fun time with your pup(s) and bring a dish to share after the race!

 

 

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Beginners Clinic through The Folk School Saturday November 17 /2018/11/08/beginners-clinic-through-the-folk-school-saturday-november-17/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:02:17 +0000 /?p=1486 We are partnering with The Folk School this year to present the Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association’s Beginner’s Clinic.  Come learn how to skijor with your dog this winter!  Skijoring is fun for skiers of all skill levels and all breeds of dogs.  We will hold a classroom session in the morning, Saturday November 17, […]

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We are partnering with The Folk School this year to present the Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association’s Beginner’s Clinic.  Come learn how to skijor with your dog this winter!  Skijoring is fun for skiers of all skill levels and all breeds of dogs.  We will hold a classroom session in the morning, Saturday November 17, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  If we get more snow and the trails at Creamer’s Field are usable, we will hold the on-snow session in the afternoon from 2-4 p.m.  If not, the on-snow session will be postponed.

Here’s the link to register:

https://thefolkschoolfairbanks.org/events/event/skijoring-beginners-clinic/

 

 

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Final race and party Sunday March 25 /2018/03/19/final-race-and-party-sunday-march-25/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:01:40 +0000 /?p=1476 Join us for the Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association annual spring membership meeting, pizza potluck party and fun race scheduled for Sunday, March 25th at the ADMA Mushers Hall! All ASPA volunteers for this season will be honored, celebrated and thanked! The Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented. Race day registration 10-10:30, race meeting 10:45, race […]

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Join us for the Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association annual spring membership meeting, pizza potluck party and fun race scheduled for Sunday, March 25th at the ADMA Mushers Hall! All ASPA volunteers for this season will be honored, celebrated and thanked! The Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented.

Race day registration 10-10:30, race meeting 10:45, race start at 11. We’ll eat about noon with a short meeting following lunch. 

The race will include distances of 1, 4, 6.2, and 8 miles depending on trail conditions and participant interest. You can run 1, 2, or 3 dog teams. The always exciting and somewhat rowdy LeMans one mile race will start at approximately 11:45 or whenever the last racer returns. Here is a link to the ADMA trail maps, if you have not skijored there before. All turns are clearly marked with the distances.http://sleddog.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ADMA-FLYER02.pdf 

If you aren’t able to race, but still want to join in the fun we can always use race volunteers to help with timing and handling.
To pre-register for the Fun Race or volunteer, contact Molly Yazwinski myazwinski@gmail.com, 455-6604. 

The cost is $10 for ASPA members and $15 for non-members. If you pre-register by Saturday March 24th, the cost will be $5 for ASPA members and $10 for non-members. Membership forms are available and we encourage anyone interested in skijoring to join us for the race and pizza party.

The fun race will be followed by a pizza potluck party which will begin about noon, and then by a short membership meeting. ASPA will provide the pizza and drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Hope to see you there!

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Evening Race Wednesday March 14 /2018/03/09/evening-race-wednesday-march-14/ Sat, 10 Mar 2018 05:33:20 +0000 /?p=1467 Come enjoy the daylight and Spring Break at our evening fun race on Wednesday, March 14! Where: Creamer’s Field trails, meeting and race day registration in the farmhouse When: Wednesday March 14, race day registration 5:00-5:30 pm, meeting at 5:30, first team out at 6 pm Who: One, two, or three dog teams How far: […]

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Come enjoy the daylight and Spring Break at our evening fun race on Wednesday, March 14!

Where: Creamer’s Field trails, meeting and race day registration in the farmhouse
When: Wednesday March 14, race day registration 5:00-5:30 pm, meeting at 5:30, first team out at 6 pm
Who: One, two, or three dog teams

How far: .5, 1.4, 2.7, 3.6 and 5.7 mile courses
How much: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, knock off five dollars if you pre-register!

Please pre-register by emailing Nina Ruckhaus at noruckhaus@alaska.edu BEFORE 10 PM Tuesday with your name, dog names, and distance you would like to race. Preregistration makes our lives much easier on race day.

We need volunteers for handler and timer positions.

Questions, registration, and volunteers email noruckhaus@alaska.edu or Jamie at jamie.marschner@gmail.com.

If it is colder than -15 at the airport at 3 pm the race will be canceled. Please check the hotline,907-45-SKIJOR (907-457-5456) if the temps are close. But it looks warm in the forecast so please join us!

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