Paralympic Experience

 

Welcome to the Paralympic Experience Alaska page. Here you will learn about the Paralympic movement and how you can be part of it!

The Paralympic Experience program introduces individuals with Paralympic-eligible impairments, including physical and visual disabilities, to Paralympic sport. Typically one-day events, the goal of a Paralympic Experience is to show prospective athletes how participation in sport and any level can positively impact their lives.

Paralympic Sport Alaska, a program of Challenge Alaska, is one of over 200 Clubs in communities across the U.S. which annually host a one-day Paralympic Experience event that exposes local participants to a variety of Paralympic sport opportunities available in the community. We will be attempting to offer multiple Paralympic Experiences throughout the year to introduce prospective athletes to the many opportunities available to them.


2016 Alaska Paralympic Experience Events

The sports are only one aspect of the Paralympic Experience; Education sessions on topics such as the National and Global Paralympic movement, high school and college athletic opportunities, and supporting your child/athlete will be offered to parents of participants as well as professionals in the community such as teachers , physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Space is limited - RSVP to ensure your spot. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (907) 344-7231. All participants will receive a registration packet and other goodies. 

 


Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding: Saturday March 12

This event will be held at the Challenge Alaska Adaptive Ski & Snowboard School in Girdwood. You will receive instruction from trained staff/volunteers, equipment, a lift ticket, lunch, snacks & drinks as part of the event.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is REQUIRED for this event. The event begins at 9:00 am and will wrap up around 4:30 pm. Lunch, snacks and hot/cold drinks are provided. There is no fee for the Paralympic Experience.

 


Winter Biathlon / Para-Cycling: Sunday, March 20

Join 2002 Salt Lake City Paralympic Biathlete Keith Barney as we learn the fundamental skills necessary to take on winter biathlon (cross country skiing and shooting) and Para-Cycling. Try out different gear and participate in a mini-race in the sport of biathlon. Take a look at all of the different types of cycles available and take them for spin while learning about Para-Cycling.

This event will be held at Kincaid Park's Annex Bunker (Wax Bunker), located across the parking lot from the main chalet. Click here to view using Google Maps.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is requested in order to ensure adequate lunch for all participants and volunteers.

The event begins a 9:00 am and will wrap up around 3:30 pm. Lunch, snacks and hot/cold drinks are provided. There is no fee for the Paralympic Experience.