Wild Ice Skating and Fireside Picnic

Into the Woods Alaska

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Your breath mists the air as you glide across a frozen forest pond in a set of boots with blades for feet. The ice is clear, little bubbles trapped mid-way up to the surface unti springtime, and you can see the dark waters - and sometimes fish - beneath a comforting thickness of clear, beautiful ice. This is wild ice skating!

Join us for a fun and relaxing time ice skating on some of our favorite local "wild ice" lakes in the Anchorage area, topped off with hot chocolate, coffee or tea and a fireside picnic! This is the perfect activity for both local and visiting families, couples, or individual travelers to experience the local flavor of Alaska's biggest city and have fun ice skating in a winter wonderland.

Our helpful guides will teach guests to ice skate as well as give tips to more experienced skaters, teach wild ice skating + wilderness safety skills, and give an eco-tour presentation on the local flora and fauna while we enjoy a fireside picnic.

Meet you on the ice!

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Join us as we glide across the ice of the most iconic wild ice skating lake that Anchorage locals love. Westchester lagoon is made up of two lakes nestled together at the mouth of the Chester Creek trail - on one side you have the ocean and sea-ice, while on the other you have full view of our majestic front range peaks.

We will meet at our downtown HQ at 1343 G St where we will go over a safety briefing, get guests set up with skates and other gear as needed, and transport via van (or you can follow in your own vehicle) and head out to the lagoon, about 5 minutes drive. Bring your own lunch and come enjoy ice skating on some wild ice and a fireside picnic with tea, hot cocoa, or coffee!

This is perfect for all ages and all abilities - our guides will teach both wilderness ice safety skills and assist with skating for guests new to the activity. When you want a break, come cozy up by the fireside in a camp chair with a hot drink and learn about the local flora, fauna, and history of the area from our experienced and helpful guides!

Additional Information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ice Skates - Please let us know your size prior to your booking date.
  • trekking poles/balancing poles
  • Coffee and/or Tea - We will provide some small snacks and coffee, tea, or hot cocoa
  • A campfire and camp chairs/blankets

  • Lunch - Please bring your own lunch if you are wanting more than a small snack
  • Please wear appropriate winter clothing. We may have some extra hats and gloves to share if you don't have your own.

Departure Point
1343 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Departure Time
09:30 AM

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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