Stronger As A Team coursed through the trails of Anchorage this past Tuesday, as APU Nordic Ski Center helped to promote rollerski safety for our athletes in training.
This was the 2nd annual Rollerskiathon that APU Nordic Ski Center completed. It is part fundraiser for our team, part Rollerski Safety Awareness for our city.
While the majority of our team rollerskied together in Anchorage, some of the elite who were not able to join in person completed their portion towards helping to gain pledges and support for the team!
We were just shy of reaching our fundraising goal, which is still success in our minds! It allowed us to come together and share in a day raising awareness about rollerskiing in our community.
We are still welcoming support for our team and this cause. If you are interested in donating, we would appreciate to have your support! Please Click Here to donate to our cause now.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all who made a pledge and volunteered helping to make this day a special one for APU Nordic Ski Center!
The Rollerskiathon started out with rain, but by the time the skiers reached Westchester Lagoon, the clouds lifted and sunshine guided them into Kincaid. Despite inclement weather, all different programs and ages from Devos all the way through our Masters program banded together and conquered the 50 Kilometer Moose loop, making the day that much sweeter. 😊 It helped that there was Wildscoops ice cream along the route thanks to Anchorage Parks Foundation!
High visibility tshirts adorned the Moose Loop throughout the route and our program members finished at APU with blue skies and Mooses Tooth Pizza to help commemorate the loop name and day! (we are pretty sure the pizza was the Junior and Elite Men’s favorite part!)
June 1st officially became Rollerski Awareness for the city of Anchorage. APU Nordic Ski Center received a proclamation signed by the Mayor’s Office, bringing awareness about safety on the roads and trails of Anchorage for our athletes in training.
KTUU and IHeart Media will be helping to share PSA’s throughout the summer to keep our message alive reminding drivers and recreational trails users to please provide space and be cautious when approaching our rollerskiers in training!
This year in particular is an important summer as our elite skiers train towards making the 2022 Winter Olympic Team.
We will be out on the roads and trails more than ever gearing up for the upcoming race season.