2021 OFFICIAL FUR RONDY GUIDE

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FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 7, 2021 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - WWW.FURRONDY.NET

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From the Rondy Executive Director........04 Meet the Rondy Team....................................05 Fur Rondy Shop...............................................07 DAILY EVENTS Pre-Rondy Events...........................................08 Friday, February 26........................................11 Saturday, February 27...................................13 Sunday, February 28......................................17 Monday, March 1.............................................19 Tuesday, March 2.............................................20 Wednesday, March 3......................................21

Dimond Center Presents:

Thursday, March 4..........................................23 Friday, March 5.................................................24 Saturday, March 6...........................................26 Sunday, March 7...............................................28 Event Map .........................................................16

RONDY TRADITIONS Collector Pin and Button Artists...............31 Rondy Royalty.................................. 33 and 34 Special Thanks.................................................36

THE CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET March 3 - 7, 2021 Daily: 10am-6pm; Sunday: Noon-5pm

A rare opportunity to meet, greet and buy direct from the artists as they create their one-of-a-kind items.

Visit www.furrondy.net for more information

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Alaska Sound Celebration presents the 31st annual Virtual Melodrama

GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH • February 26 - March 14 • Streaming online • $10 minimum donation • Get a free $5 gift card to 49th State Brewing Co. with your donation Get your access today at alaskasoundcelebration.org

Under the direction of Peggy Benton • Written by Chera Boom SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE.

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FUR RONDY STAFF: John McCleary, Executive Director

FUR RONDY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cheri Spink, Sponsorship Coordinator

OFFICERS:

Erik Judson, Marketing Manager

Rayli Wilson President

Tracy Evans, Operations Manager Lindsey Sorenson, Operations Assistant John Smith, Courier Travis Jones, Assistant Courier Carol Daugherty, Retail Manager Adrienne Strawther, Retail Associate Kelly Kirby, Retail Associate Laurie Smith, Retail Associate

Eddie Parker Vice President Lori Brewer President-Elect Cody Marlow Secretary Linda Dotzler Treasurer Rod Williams Immediate Past President

FUR RONDY HEADQUARTERS: 400 D STREET, SUITE 110 ANCHORAGE, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 274-1177 Fax: (907) 277-2199 Website: www.furrondy.net

GENERAL BOARD: Kathy Chamberlin Bev Felix Jim Huettl Gary Hufford John Jensen Steve McDonald Bradley Muir Lisa Nelson John Kevin Powers Phyllis Rice Dave Stroh Ruth WIlliams Board Emeritus: Virgil Jensen

Beth Helgeson Past President Follow us on Facebook:

facebook.com/AnchorageFurRendezvous Follow us on Twitter:

@OfficialRondyAK

1962 Races 1958 Sled Dog Races

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BECOME A RONDY MEMBER TODAY! By supporting Fur Rondy, you help us carry out our mission of supporting over 40 nonprofits in our community. Your involvement translates to Anchorage being able to host the premier Winter Festival of North America. MEMBERSHIPS: • Individual $50: Receive the 2021 Collector and Booster Button pin 10% Discount at the Rondy shop! • Family: $100: Receive 4 collector and Booster Button Pins. 10% Discount at the Rondy Shop! • Vendor and Corporate Memberships are also available. For more information go to furrondy.net.

Your annual membership commitment is our grassroots lifeline!

FREE TRAVEL BENEFITS JUST FOR ALASKANS. Making it a bit easier to rendezvous with friends.

Proudly Supports the Fur Rondy

Join today at alaskaair.com/club49

(907) 277-2409 • www.colorartprinting.com 430 W. 7th Ave., Suite 10 Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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BECOME A FUR RONDY MEMBER! Support Rondy and enjoy member benefits such as:

• Free Rondy Pins & Booster Buttons • 10% Discount in Rondy Shop • And more!* *Member benefits vary by membership level. See www.furrondy.net for information

Exclusive Rondy Merchandise Pins, Shirts, Tote Bags and more! Select Pins from Previous Years Dog Mushing Hall of Fame Come see our newly remodeled look! PAGE 7


PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS TO ENJOY! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction Carvers transform their 8ft x 8ft x 8ft blocks of snow into works of art! Carving continues until Sunday, February 28th!

ONLINE FEBRUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 28 SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION

https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ The Fur Auction has been a staple since the beginning, when the festival was named in honor of the economic importance of the Alaska fur trade. The fur trade was Alaska’s third most valuable industry in those days, so incorporating the industry into the celebration was a logical idea.

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS TO ENJOY! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

3:30pm-7:00pm

FROSTBITE FOOTRACE & COSTUME FUN RUN BIB PICKUP & REGISTRATION

Egan Civic & Convention Center Lobby, 555 W 5th Ave Supported by Dewey’s Cook Inlet & Fred Meyer The Frostbite Footrace is a fundraiser supporting the Food Bank of Alaska. Donate canned foods and help us combat hunger in our state!

ONLINE FEBRUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 28

6:00pm-10:00pm

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTDOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rinks, 16th & Cordova

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/

HAPPY FUR RONDY!

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf

Proud sponsor of the Alask a State Snow Sculpture Championship

@MatsoninAlaska

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction 10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd Come see the world through the eyes of amateur photographers as they display photos and compete for top honors in various categories.

6:00pm-10:00pm

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTDOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rinks, 16th & Cordova

$1,000

CASH

Brought to you by:

Additional Prize Packages Provided by:

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 EVENTS Online February 22 – February 28

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH”

alaskasoundcelebration.org Join us for the 2021 Virtual Melodrama: Gold Rush Greed in Grizzly Gulch! In this year’s Melodrama, you’ll travel back in time to the Alaska Gold Rush, when a miner was a forty-niner, a villain was dastardly, and a

In Loving Memory of

Russ Miller PAGE 12

heroine was lovely but not too bright. A time when a woman with a heart of gold could be a sexy success, and a hero came complete with a horse and hat.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 EVENTS 7:00am-9:30am

FROSTBITE FOOTRACE & COSTUME FUN RUN - BIB PICKUP & LATE REGISTRATION Egan Civic & Convention Center Lobby, 555 W 5th Ave (No warming available) Supported by Dewey’s Cook Inlet & Fred Meyer The Frostbite Footrace is a fundraiser supporting the Food Bank of Alaska. Donate canned foods and help us combat hunger in our state!

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 EVENTS 8:45am-6:00pm

10:00am-10:00pm

Kosinski Field, 16th Ave & Cordova Have you heard the one about the man in a tutu and snowshoes playing softball? No, really. This is Alaska’s version of the company softball team! Great to play and just as much fun to watch.

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

RONDY SNOWSHOE SOFTBALL

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING

9:30am-11:30am

10:00am-8:00pm

5th Avenue Skywalk at Egan Center Supported by Dewey’s Cook Inlet & Fred Meyer 5K & 2.5K Fun Run starts at 9:30am. The Frostbite Footrace is a fundraiser supporting the Food Bank of Alaska. Donate canned foods and help us combat hunger in our state!

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd

FROSTBITE FOOTRACE & COSTUME FUN RUN

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST 10:00am-6:00pm

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTDOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rinks, 16th & Cordova

RONDY CORNHOLE “Toss” your hat into the ring and test your skill at cornhole! Toss us a like on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ak.cornhole

Icebreaker Fun Tournament Friday, March 5th, 7-10pm

Friendly warm-up competition before the big day

Alaska Cornhole Championship Sunday, March 7th, 10am

All matches held at:

Location generously donated by:

Dimond Center, Suite 199 (Forever 21 Location)

800 E Dimond Blvd For tournament fees & details, visit www.furrondy.net

Sponsored By:

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 EVENTS Online February 22 – February 28

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ 2:00pm-5:00pm

OUTHOUSE RACES

Westchester Lagoon, 15th Ave & U St Supported by Dewey’s Cook Inlet, Mirage Auto Painting & Collision & Fred Meyer 3:00pm Start. Don’t be number two in this race to the finish! Get out your porto-potties, strap a couple skis to the bottom and head down to Westchester Lagoon to prove you truly are king or queen of your throne. Outhouses may be built of any material that produces a structurally sound building on skis. The race course will be a two lane course with two

teams racing each other down and back around a pylon. Register by Feb. 22 to compete in one of two divisions – Unlimited & Traditional. Registration is $100 per team. Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org 7:30pm

AT&T FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Ship Creek, Small Boat Harbor It’s the biggest fireworks show in the state! This Rondy tradition blazes into the sky to light up the night in a celebration of all things Rondy!

Running of the Reindeer event is taking a break this year but Toys for Tots still needs support.

REINDEER LOTTERY Rondy has teamed up with Alaska Communications and the Reindeer Farm to give you the chance to win a Reindeer Farm experience for two and FREE admission to the 2022 Running of the Reindeer!

online LOTTERY - $20 PER TICKET!

[75 WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN] Prizes subject to applicable taxes by the IRS. Permit #10

Visit www.furrondy.net to purchase your lottery ticket & support Toys for Tots. PAGE 15


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East Ship Creek Avenue Cordova Street

NORTH

GUIDE TO EVENT LOCATIONS

West 3rd Avenue

1. SHIP CREEK AVENUE Alaska State Snow Sculpture Championships

West 4th Avenue West 5th Avenue

3 Town Square

West 6th Avenue

2. SHIP CREEK SMALL BOAT LAUNCH AT&T Fireworks Extravaganza

Rondy HQ

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3. 5TH AVENUE SKYWALK Frostbite Footrace & Costume Fun Run Start

5th Avenue Mall West 6th Avenue Courthouse

West 8th Avenue

4. E STREE AT TOWN SQUARE PARK Fur Rondy Blizzard Bash 5. KOSINSKI FIELDS & CUSACK RINKS Snowshow Soft Ball Word Championship Outdoor Hockey Tournament 6. WESTCHESTER LAGOON Family Skate & Skating with the Critters Outhouse Races

West 9th Avenue

7. DIMOND CENTER Charlotte Jensen Native Arts Market Cornhole Championships West 11th Avenue

East 11th Avenue

West 12th Avenue

Earl and Muriel King Park

West 13th Avenue

East 12th Avenue

East 13th Avenue

WESTCHESTER LAGOON 6

East 15th Avenue

Westchester Lagoon

East 16th Avenue

Westchester Lake

Hillcrest Drive

Spenard Road

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NORTH Kosinksi Fields and Cusack Rinks

DIMOND CENTER

NORTH

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King Street

C Street

East Dimond

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Dimond Center

Abbott Road

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 EVENTS 8:45am-6:00pm

10:00am-8:00pm

Kosinski Field, 16th Ave & Cordova Have you heard the one about the man in a tutu and snowshoes playing softball? No, really. This is Alaska’s version of the company softball team! Great to play and just as much fun to watch.

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd

RONDY SNOWSHOE SOFTBALL

8:00am-10:00am

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING

10:00am-6:00pm

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTDOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rinks, 16th & Cordova 10:00am

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

On behalf of Rondy, we would like to thank the Municipality of Anchorage and the many departments that work so hard to make Fur Rondy the #1 winter festival in the world.

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP - JUDGING

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

If you happen to see one of the many municipal employees who bring Rondy to life each year, please take a moment to say thanks! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson & Administration Municipal Assembly ACDA EasyPark Anchorage Fire Department Health Department ML&P Office of Emergency Management Parks & Recreation Planning & Public Works Anchorage Police Department Port of Alaska Public Transportation Traffic Engineering City Sign Shop Street Maintenance & Operations Right of Way

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 EVENTS 10:00am-1:00pm RONDY DASH Downtown Anchorage It’s Rondy DASH Re-imagined! Join in the fun at the 7th annual DASH! This year has been upgraded to allow safe social distancing and the event is following COVID safety protocols. Grab your friends or family - dress up in wacky costumes and dash around downtown to local businesses and Fur Rondy exhibits. You’ll stop to scan the DASH code and complete fun challenges and photo opps at each checkpoint. Enter to win AMAZING prizes along the way including the GRAND PRIZE: 4 Round Trip Tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!! Register your team of 2 to 4 people today! As part of this year’s fun community event, we are also offering you an opportunity to help us raise money for Food Bank of Alaska – helping local families in these uncertain times. Find complete event details and register your team at: www.rondydash.com.

Noon

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction Online February 22 – February 28

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

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MONDAY, MARCH 1 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

Online February 26 – March 14

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

alaskasoundcelebration.org

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH”

10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd Online February 22 – February 28

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/

Thank you for your continued support of Fur Rendezvous 2021 and our mission to bring fun, spirited events to the Anchorage community.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 2 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

Online February 22 – February 28

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

Midtown Mall 600 E Northern Lights Blvd

All EasyPark Alaska locations listed at easyparkalaska.com PAGE 20

Call EasyPark Alaska Dispatch for Amenities Service: 297-4471


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 EVENTS 10:00am-6:00pm

CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET

Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd Featuring Native Artisans selling and demonstrating their art, from basket weaving, dolls, beading, carving and more! A rare opportunity to meet and greet the artists and watch them create their one-of-a-kind works. Many are Silver Hand Artists.

CAPTURE THE REINDEER

EVENT & LOTTERY Capture the re-imagined fun. The reindeer are resting in 2021 to give you the chance to win one of 75 lottery prize packages: • A racer bib for 2022 Running of the Reindeer • Full reindeer experience for you and a guest at the Williams Farm • AND find hidden reindeer during Rondy events for more prizes.

Visit furrondy.net/reindeer to learn more and enter today!

To Benefit Toys for Tots

SPONSORED BY ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS

#RondyReindeer

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

March 3- March 6

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

Throughout Downtown Businesses The hunt is on March 3-6 to locate 17 sled dogs that have been designed by Alaskan Artists. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Register at furrondy.net/sdd.

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd

SLED DOG’S DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Online March 1 – March 7

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

Be Prepared for Boating Season Large Ocean Bo ats

270 Pacific Explorer Twin Yamaha F250

Offshore 26 26 Offshore Yamaha F425F200 Twin Yamaha

Outboards

deweysmarine.com 344-5092 PAGE 22

All-Welded Fishing Boats

All Welded Jon Boats

Dewey’s Cook Inlet 311 East 76th Ave. • Anchorage


THURSDAY, MARCH 4 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

March 3- March 6

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

Throughout Downtown Businesses The hunt is on March 3-6 to locate 17 sled dogs that have been designed by Alaskan Artists. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Register at furrondy.net/sdd.

10:00am-8:00pm

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd 10:00am-6:00pm

CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd

SLED DOG’S DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Online March 1 – March 7

https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 5 7:00PM - 9:30PM

E STREET @ TOWN SQUARE PARK MANY THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS:

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5 EVENTS 10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction 10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd 10:00am-6:00pm

CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd

7:00pm-9:30pm

BLIZZARD BASH OUTDOOR CONCERT

E Street at Town Square Park Supported by Dewey’s Cook Inlet, Safeway, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Erickson Unlimited, Craig Taylor Equipment, Diamond Parking Service, Renea Miller Realty, 94.7 Alternative Anchorage & Movin 105.7 Featuring a performance by Nothin’ But Trouble, this event returns for its second year! Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

COME DOWN & CHECK OUT OUR TASTING ROOM! PAGE 24

148 West 91st Avenue Tues-Thurs: 2pm-8pm; Fri: 2pm-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm; Sun: Noon-8pm www.anchoragebrewingcompany.com


FRIDAY, MARCH 5 EVENTS March 3- March 6

SLED DOG’S DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Throughout Downtown Businesses The hunt is on March 3-6 to locate 17 sled dogs that have been designed by Alaskan Artists. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Register at furrondy.net/sdd. Online March 1 – March 7

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION

https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/

Anchorage Mushing District & Arch Be a part of history and celebrate the legacy of mushing in Anchorage!

Greater Anchorage, Inc. (Fur Rendezvous), in conjunction with the Municipality of Anchorage and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership to designate the area of 4th Avenue from F Street to C Street as the Anchorage Mushing District in recognition of mushers from the Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Races and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. This designation will include interpretive signage, plaques commemorating mushers, and culminating in a steel truss arch crossing 4th Ave.

For your support, you can receive a commemorative Mushing District Pin, a special Jon Van Zyle print or leave your mark on history with our special engraved bronze disk inlays!

A 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization Only with your support and contributions can we make this a reality! Visit www.anchoragemushingdistrict.org for additional details on the mushing district, donation details and to personalize your bronze disk! PAGE 25


SATURDAY, MARCH 6 EVENTS

10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction 10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd 10:00am-6:00pm

CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

1:00pm-4:00pm

WESTCHESTER FAMILY SKATE & SKATE WITH THE CRITTERS (2:00pm-3:30pm)

Westchester Lagoon, 15th Ave & U St It’s a family fun double-header at Westchester Lagoon! Bring your family together for fun on the lagoon with a DJ, critters, skating, hockey and more! March 3- March 6

SLED DOG’S DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Throughout Downtown Businesses The hunt is on March 3-6 to locate 17 sled dogs that have been designed by Alaskan Artists. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Register at furrondy.net/sdd. Online March 1 – March 7

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/

Commited to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown

info@anchoragedowntown.org • www.AnchorageDowntown.org • (907)279-5650 PAGE 26


Get Your Rondy Raffle Tickets Today! Only 1,400 tickets sold!

Grand Prize:

$5,000 CASH

$20 EACH OR 6 FOR $100!

1st Prize: Two Round-Trip Tickets on Alaska Airlines Anywhere they fly

$2,500 value

2nd Prize: Phillips Cruises & Alaska Railroad Family Package

$1,050 value

Glacier Discovery Train & 26 Glacier Cruise for 4 Adults

3rd Prize: Wine Cellar Starter Collection (50 bottles) 50 Bottles

4th Prize: Sheep Creek Getaway

Overnight cabin stay + Dinner & Breakfast for Two

$700 value

$300 value

5th Prize: Framed 2010 Byron Birdsall Limited Numbered Giclee Print “4th Avenue Start” - Signed by George Attla

6th Prize: $300 Rondy Prize Package1

$600 value

Available online at furrondy.net & at the Rondy Shop • 4th & D St • 274-1177

Raffle Drawing on March 8th at the Rondy Headquarters 1: $300 Rondy Package: Can be used toward purchase of specific 2022 Rondy ticketed events, including: Running of the Reindeer, Frostbite Footrace, Miners and Trappers Ball, and a VIP viewing of the Open World Championship Sled Dog Races.

Prizes subject to applicable taxes by the IRS.

Permit #10

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7 EVENTS 10:00am-4:00pm

ALASKA CORNHOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dimond Center Suite 199 (Forever 21 Location), 800 E Dimond Blvd Supported by Pied Piper Pest Control and Q’doba It’s time to show you’re King of the Toss! Doubles & Singles tournaments! 10:00am-10:00pm

ALASKA STATE SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ship Creek Avenue, across from Comfort Inn Supported by Anchorage Daily News, Matson, Port of Alaska, TAG Real Estate, Alaska Ironworkers 751 & Whalen Construction

10:00am-8:00pm

AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST

Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd

Thanks to

Superman Moving & Storage for their support of Fur Rondy’s storage needs this year! Their expertise is appreciated!

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7 EVENTS Noon-5:00pm

CHARLOTTE JENSEN NATIVE ARTS MARKET

Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd 4:00pm

GREAT ALASKA TALENT COMPETITION VIRTUAL FINALS

furrondy.net/gatc The Great Alaska Talent Competition is comprised of Alaskans age 6 and up. Enjoy this year’s top acts virtually on our livestream, to be open for voting late February!

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FROSTBITE FOOTRACE & Costume Fun Run

5K or 2.5K Fun Run Grab your friends and family for an afternoon of fun on the ice. Whether throwing a triple axel, pushing the hockey puck around or enjoying a leisurely glide around Westchester Lagoon, ice skating is a very festive and healthy way to enjoy winter.

saturday, march 6 1:00pm - 4:00pm westchester lagoon

COMPLIMENTS OF ANCHORAGE PARKS AND RECREATION

Grab the entire family and join the fun! 9:30am SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th DON’T MISS THE COSTUME CONTEST! GREAT FUN & PRIZES!

Register at furrondy.net

Bib Pickup & Registration Egan Center: 2/25, 3:30pm-7:00pm Race Morning: 2/27, from 7:30am-9:00am This event supports the Food Bank of Alaska! PAGE 29


SUNDAY, MARCH 7 EVENTS Online at Fur Rondy Facebook

RUNNING OF THE REINDEER LOTTERY & CAPTURE THE REINDEER DRAWING!

The reindeer are sitting out the annual running (and chasing - this year), but you have a chance to win one of seventy-five (75) prize packages – and more if you Capture the Reindeer. Rondy, Alaska Communications, and the Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer have teamed up to offer the chance to win a Reindeer Farm experience for two AND secure your spot in the 2022 Running of the Reindeer event. Three additional winners will receive a $50 gift card for finding the reindeer during Rondy events.

Online March 1 – March 7

SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER ALASKA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION FUR AUCTION

https://www.alaskapremierauctions.com/ Online February 26 – March 14

31ST ANNUAL RONDY MELODRAMA – “GOLD RUSH GREED IN GRIZZLY GULCH” alaskasoundcelebration.org

SLED DOG scavenger HUNT Locate the 17 Alaskan Artist Designed Wooden Dogs Throughout Downtown Businesses.

HUNT: MARCH 3rd - MARCH 6th REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 22nd

A live and silent auction for the Artist’s Dogs on March 14th. Vote for your favorite dog and the top artists will be rewarded!

Visit www.furrondy.net to register and sign up for auction. PAGE 30


ABOUT RONDY PINS AND BUTTONS

A tradition since the early days of Rondy, the Fur Rondy collector pins are an integral part of Rondy. Representing the spirit of the festival and celebration of the ten days of Rondy, these pins are worn across the globe. Artist compete to design the official pin and local students do the same in a booster button contest. These pins become collector’s items. Learn more about Rondy pins by visiting our website at www.furrondy.net.

2021 RONDY COLLECTOR PIN DESIGNER: DAN DEIBLER

Dan Deibler is an oil painter and digital illustrator from Lancaster Pennsylvania. He has lived in the California Bay Area for the past 7 years, but now resides in Pittsburgh, PA to resume his physical painting work. Over the past several years he has worked as a human resource professional by day and digital artist by night, focusing on medical illustration, character design, and animal artwork. His pin design celebrates the 1925 serum run and the dog who traveled the greatest distance during the journey, Togo. The famous Balto is often credited as the hero of the sled teams, whereas many mushers and dogs contributed to the overall run. While Dan is a warm weather summer kid unfamiliar with the great north, he wishes to visit Dan Deibler is an oil painterlandscapes and digital illustrator fromand Lancaster soon so he can witness and paint Alaska’s incredible and wildlife, finally Pennsylvania. enjoy Fur Rendezvous.

2021 Rondy Collector Pin Designer: Dan Deibler

He has lived in the California Bay Area for the past 7 years, but now resides in Pittsburgh, PA to resume his physical painting work. Over the past several years he has worked as a human resource professional by day and digital artist by night, focusing on medical illustration, character design, and animal artwork.

2021 RONDY BOOSTER BUTTON His pin design celebrates the 1925 serum run and the dog who traveled the greatest distance during the journey, Togo. The famous Balto is often credited as the hero DESIGNER: AISHA LIU-ROWE of the sled teams, whereas many mushers and dogs contributed to the overall run. While Dan is a warm weather summer kid unfamiliar with the great north, he

My name is Aisha Liu-Rowe am 8 and years old.Alaska’s I was incredible born in landscapes and wishes to visit soon so heand can Iwitness paint the seaside town of Tauranga on the Eastern seaboard of New wildlife, and finally enjoy Fur Rendezvous. Zealand and am of New Zealand European/ Chinese decent. I attended kindergarten there and loved the beaches and riding on my Dad’s jetski! I spent the first 4 years of my life in New Zealand then moved with my Dad’s work to Singapore. Singapore was very different from New Zealand both in terms of culture and especially weather....it is hot, hotter, humid and wet all year round. In 2018 my Dad took up his current position in Alaska and we completed our move to Anchorage in July of that year. I love playing in the snow, taking hikes ( w i t h picnics) with my mum and dad in the summer and playing with our dog, Luther. We now live in Eagle River with its wonderful mountain views and of course, the great school of Ravenwood.

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