The 77th Fur Rendezvous kicked off Friday in Anchorage. One of the main events was the start of the Open World Championship Sled Dog Race. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton was there and chatted with some of the people attending.
Twenty-two Teams took off under partly sunny skies from 4th Avenue and D streets in Downtown Anchorage Friday afternoon, right outside the Fur Rondy headquarters. That’s where people stepped inside for a break from the 20-some degree temperatures. And that’s where I asked them about their impressions of Fur Rondy.
“Keith Kirk, Vancouver Island British Columbia …. Well we already took a dogsled ride this morning, which was awesome and that was a lot of fun. But we’re going to checkout all the sites and sounds of Anchorage and all the things that are happening. We’re goona go over to the market and go over to the the ice sculptures and maybe take a helicopter ride or something.”
“Madeline Monzano from Seattle Washington … I think its great. I’ve never seen a sled dog race before, so everything is obviously interesting. It’s just good to see the whole festival and the whole race. It’s just a great experience to be watching it right there in front of you.”
“Shequan Rhodes from Eagle River …. Well, it’s kind of neat to see kidna the dogs taken off and everything like that. I really like how everybody come out and support it and stuff like that. I really haven’t seen this cause I’m from Virginia, but I’m coming back, I really like it. Next year, yes.”
This weekend features the ice carving and snow sculpture competitions, the Rondy Grand Parade, the Fur Auction and more. Fur Rondy runs through March 4th.
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