We all know that Alaska girls kick some serious you-know-what when it comes to outdoor sports, and Nordic skiing is no exception. Anchorage leads the way for girl-dom with its already famous Ski for Women event, held on Super Bowl Sunday every year. We dress up in funny costumes and ski our little hearts out for the good of women of every age and ability, and it’s a blast. This year we’ve got another event, one that will go one step further to promote physical fitness and positive role-modeling for the young ladies among us. There is a decided overload of boy-germs in the AKontheGO house, including the dog, so I’m going to do what I can to get together with the girls January 9th.
In it’s second year in Alaska, Fast and Female will take over Kincaid Park and Chalet for an afternoon of skiing, skill-building, and connecting with hundreds of women. Co sponsored by the Nordic Ski Association of Anchoage, Fast and Female strives to build confidence and leadership in girls and young women ages 9-19, and is headlined by none other than Kikkan Randall, our favorite female skier.
From 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, we of the female persuasion will be engaged in stories, yoga, food, and some serious skiing fun, all while enjoying comraderie that only comes from the girlfriends, Girlfriend!
Folks can pre-register on the NSAA
web site, or on the day of the event between 1-1:30 p.m. Everyone MUST have a signed waiver of liability to participate, so if you sign up online don’t forget to print one out.
Fast and Female was started a few years ago by girl Nordic champions who took note of the positive way skiing had influenced their success and transferred that into the events, which take place all over this great nation.
Girls, tell the guys to watch football or something and head out to Kincaid. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! It’s a great warm up for Ski for Women and Ski 4 Kids, and you’ll make some new friends.
Go Girl Power!