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Alaska Speedskating Club

Nordic Skating & Adventure Skating

Adventure Skating 

Skaters love to check out frozen lakes and ponds. In the early winter season there can be some amazing lake skating after it freezes and before much snow falls. Any kind of skate can work well. So-called "nordic skates" are popular among nordic skiers. And your feet are warmer in them than a normal skate. Also, the nordic skates tend to handle rough ice conditions better than standard skates as they have a long nose. In Anchorage, these can be rented or purchased at Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking. AMH also rents standard speedskates, and supports our long track races and ice maintenance.   

Where To Go 

Popular locations for adventure skating include: Potters Marsh, Portage Lake (check out the front of the Portage Glacier), Eklutna Lake (10 miles one way), Beach Lake, Mirror Lake, Fire Lake, and Rabbit Slough. Contact Jim Renkert (562-3912) if you have any questions. Tim Kelley's website has some great photos of adventure skating. Check out the "blading the flats" section on that web page. 


Skating Conditions? 

Check the ice skating conditions forum (click on the skater icon in the upper left) for reports on backcountry and in-town skating conditions, or add a report of your own!

Field Status

Open Open

O’Malley Sports Center (02:51 PM | 08/25/19)

Open Open

Cuddy Park Skating Oval (02:49 PM | 08/25/19)