What You'll Get
Unlike snowmobiles, sled dogs exhibit loyalty, don’t require gas, and allow their riders to silently sneak up on sleeping yetis. Partake in pooch-fueled feats with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get one admission to the WildRide Sled Dog Rodeo, presented by Seavey's Ididaride and performed daily on Ship Creek Avenue in Anchorage (a $35 value; admission for children ages 2–11 is $15).
WildRide Sled Dog Rodeos pay homage to Alaska’s furriest and most distinctive athletes with an evening of music, laughs, and incredible exploits. Boasting a line-up of Iditarod and Yukon Quest champions both human and canine, rodeos pit sled teams against each other in races, test lead-dog training with voice-command obstacle courses, and shame local strongmen as a 16-dog team pulls a 10,000-pound truck from a standstill. After the competition, the young and young at heart can snap a photo with adorable husky puppies and meet Hugo, one of the four-legged stars of Disney’s Snow Buddies. Shows run rain or shine, with rodeo viewers safely ensconced in comfortable covered bleachers that protect attendees from the elements like stadium-sized mukluks.
The one-hour shows start daily at 7 p.m., with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees scheduled on July 5 and 19; August 2, 16, and 30; and September 6 and 20. For $25, Groupon buyers can upgrade to an Iditarod Dinner Show, which treats bipedal guests to generous portions of New York strip steak, roasted chicken breast, veggies, and fresh-brewed coffee. Attendees will also get the chance to converse with experienced mushers, each boasting tales of adventure and being led off course by the smell of steak.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather. Valid Wed.-Sun. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.