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Summer 2010 Programs

 

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About Paralympic Sport Alaska

Disabled Cycling in Alaska

Archery Clinics

Athlete Skill Training Series

Summer Splash

Summer 2010 Paralympic Experience

Prince William Sound Kayak Trip

Wheelchair Basketball Mini Season

How to Register for Summer Programs

Challenge Alaska Refund Policy

 


 

 

 

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About Paralympic Sport Alaska

 
 
 
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Paralympic Sport Alaska is a collaboration between Challenge Alaska and U.S. Paralympics, a division of the Untied States Olympic Committee. The emphasis of this program is to provide recreation and opportunities for skill development and competition in both individual and team disabled sports. It can also serve as an avenue for those who wish to take their participation to the next level of competition; namely competing at the college level and on the national team as a representative of the United States.
 
 
Paralympic Sport Alaska also encompasses the goal of advancing the lives of youth and adults with physical disabilities through sport and healthy lifestyles. We provide sports training, competition and various other recreational opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities.
 
 

 

 

 

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Cycling Summer Series – Arctic Bicycle Club

 

 

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To participate in rides/races, please visit the Arctic Bicycle Club’s website at www.arcticbikeclub.org and view the Road Racing or Recreation Division page. We encourage all cyclists to join the club to show their support for cycling in Alaska. Challenge Alaska is happy to be a resource for cyclists with disabilities. Please contact us directly if questions arise or if you have a specific cycling-related need.

 

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Introductory Disabled Cycling Clinics

We invite you and your family to join us for introductory rides with Challenge Alaska. We have limited bicycles/three wheelers/handcycles available for use that must be reserved and fitted to each cyclist prior to the event.

 

Clinic I: May 22, 2010 (Saturday) at 11 AM

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Point Woronzof – Kincaid Park (out and back) Click here for a map showing Point Woronzof

There will be two options for cyclists on this ride:

The course will be staffed with volunteers at each turn around point. Cyclists are encouraged to bring spare tubes, tire levers and misc. tools and compact air pumps in the event of a flat. All riders are required to wear a helmet. Additionally, all cyclists under the age of 16 need to make provision to ride with an adult.

Cost: $5 if riding own bike

$15 if riding Challenge Alaska bike (tools and tubes in event of flat)

 

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Clinic II: June 5 2010 (Saturday) at 11 AM

Davis Park – Eagle River Weight Station (out and back) - Click here for a map showing Davis Park

There will be two options for cyclists on this ride:

The course will be staffed with volunteers at each turn around point. Cyclists are encouraged to bring spare tubes, tire levers and misc. tools and compact air pumps in the event of a flat. All riders are required to wear a helmet. Additionally, all cyclists under the age of 16 need to make provision to ride with an adult.

Cost: $5 if riding own bike

$15 if riding Challenge Alaska bike (tools and tubes in event of flat)

 

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Archery Clinics

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Clinic I: May 26, 2010 (Wednesday) from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Clinic II: June 2, 2010 (Wednesday) from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

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Archery is a sport that dates to the beginnings of our origins. These clinics will focus on Olympic Style Archery. Each clinic consists of 1.5 hours of pre-instruction at Challenge Alaska and 2 hours at the Backcountry Archery indoor range. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided. Meet at Challenge Alaska – transportation to Backcountry Archery will be provided. Please arrange for pickups at Back Country Archery. Click here for a map showing Backcountry Archery

Cost: $27 per clinic

 

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Athlete Skill Training Series

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This is a 6 week course that will enable developing athletes with physical disabilities to improve and develop their skills in a wide range of areas. This series will consist of two hour meetings where athletes will follow a process that has been proven to be effective and will impact a wide range of areas in athlete’s lives: mobility, self-confidence, strength and flexibility, leadership and overall self esteem. These sessions will be co-facilitated by a personal trainer and a recreation therapist.

Sessions will be held at various locations, including the Challenge Alaska Anchorage office, local tracks, and parks. Each session will build on previous sessions while offering something new and different each week. Examples may include archery, field throwing events – each customized to individual athlete’s specific functional level of ability. Since progress can be seen almost immediately it is easy to remain motivated. This program is easily duplicated by athletes between meetings and can be continued long after the course is complete.

The first meeting of this course will take place at the Challenge Alaska office, located at 3350 Commercial Dr. Suite 208. Call or email to reserve your spot. Pre-registration is required and price is for entire series. Sports focused on will be announced the session prior as well meeting locations.

Dates:

Tuesday, May 25 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 27 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 1 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 8 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 15 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 22 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 29 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Cost: $50 for series

 

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Summer Splash

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June 26 – 27, 2010 (Saturday)

12:30 – 6:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 28 at the Elks Lodge on Finger Lake in Wasilla for our annual Summer Splash! This event features adaptive and traditional water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skis, pontoon boat rides and power boat tubing. The Palmer Elks Lodge #1842 has graciously allowed access to Finger Lake through their facility once again. Please click here for a map showing the Palmer Elks Lodge

This is a family event and is open to all people with disabilities and their families. There is a limited number of spaces for participation in the water skiing portion of this event and preregistration for water skiing is STRONGLY recommended. No pre-registration for other activities is necessary.

All individuals wishing to water ski, ride personal watercraft, or ride on an inner tube must first complete a water safety test before being allowed to participate (prove that you can turn yourself from face down to face up in the water with a PFD). For all events, individuals with disabilities will be given priority over non-disabled individuals.

Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get wet! We will provide personal flotation devices, wet suits (in limited sizes for water skiers), drinks, and food.

Last events in the water will take place at 5:00 PM. Between 5:00 and 6:00 PM we will have food, drinks and time to relax and talk about the day on the (hopefully) sunny hillside.

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PLEASE CALL (907) 344-7362 the DAY OF THE EVENT FOR WEATHER INFORMATION AT THE ELKS LODGE. Please do not cancel plans to come without calling this number the day of the event. Weather in the Valley is often different than that in Anchorage – check before making plans.

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Cost:

$50 individual

$65 family

$10 non-participant (meal only)

 

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Summer 2010 Paralympic Experience

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July 8, 2010 (Thursday) 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Will feature a Special Paralympic guest athlete

Introductory Sport Clinics:

 

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Prince William Sound Kayak Trip
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July 20-24, 2010

This trip is a must do for any outdoor enthusiast. We are pleased to partner with the Chugach National Forest’s Glacier District Backcountry Rangers to offer this exciting trip.

We will water taxi into the Sound and spend five days and four nights in some of the most scenic areas Alaska has to offer in the Icy Bay Region. Opportunities to see whales, seals & sea otters, are abundant. Paddle the cool deep waters surrounded by breathtaking mountains and glaciers.

A requirement will be pre-trip meetings to receive training about gear, safety, and general information, regardless of level of experience or expertise. Please contact Jeff at 344-7270 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about this trip and reserve your spot. Act FAST – spaces go quickly.

Cost: $556 (Scholarships available to Alaskans based on need)

Cost includes water taxi fees, kayak, paddle, safety equipment and food. Limited camping equipment available on first come, first serve basis.

 

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Wheelchair Basketball Mini-Season

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August 11 , 18 & 25, 2010 (Wednesday’s)

7:00 – 9:00 PM

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Are you ready to get warmed up for the 2011 basketball season? For those who have never played this is a great chance to learn the basics of wheelchair basketball. For those who have played, brush up your skills and join us at the Spenard Rec Center. This will the only wheelchair basketball offered for the remainder of 2010 in the community. We will resume in 2011 – but why wait! All sessions held at the Spenard Recreation Center Gymnasium.

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Cost: $3 per person per visit

 

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How to Register for Challenge Alaska Programs

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Registration is as simple as picking from two options.

 

Option 1 - Register online. It's simple and fast. Scroll down to register.

Option 2 - Register by US Mail. You can download the following form, print, fill out and return via US Mail to the address listed on the form.








 

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Challenge Alaska Payment/Refund Policy

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Program Fees are Due at time of Registration

You are NOT considered registered for a program if you have not paid.

 

Refund Policy:

If you cancel 30 days prior to an activity you will be refunded 100%.

If you cancel 29 to 7 days prior to an activity you will be refunded 50%.

If you cancel less than 7 days prior to an activity you will NOT receive a refund.

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