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Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine 2016 Race Schedule

SportsThe location for all races will be at The Islander on Big Lake. Signups are 2 hours prior to the race time. All day races begin at 12 Noon, and the night race will begin at 4 pm.

Saturday Feb 13th Oval Points Night Race

Sunday Feb 21st Oval Points Race

Sunday March 6th Oval Points Race

Sunday March 13th Oval Points Race

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The 2016 Northern Lights 300

SportsThe Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race, Big Lake to Finger Lake and back, is on. 33 mushers signed up for the race.

Visit this page for a tracker:
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Aurora Dog Mushing Race Weekend in Big Lake

SportsPlease join us for a fun weekend of racing at Aurora Dog Mushers in Big Lake December 19th and 20th.

There will be food and drinks available for purchase and the clubhouse will be open and heated all weekend.

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"Buddy and Me" Dog Weight Pull Contest of Strength

SportsThere will be a Dog Weight Pull Contest of Strength in the parking lot of the East Lake Mall on Saturday 14 November 2015 .

Registration/Weigh-In 10 am.

Handlers Meeting 11

Event Starts 12 Noon

5$ registration fee to enter humans age 16 and up, dogs aged one year. Free to watch and cheer on the competitors. You may be seeing the next World Champion!

Hosted by The Eastlake Mall and Three Bears.

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Big Head Regatta on Big Lake

SportsSubmitted by Marietta Hall

On Saturday September 12th the Anchorage Rowing Association is hosting The Inaugural “Big Head”. This is a "head-style" race meaning that boats will be released one at a time through the starting buoys as opposed to a sprint race like you might see on Olympic coverage where boats are lined up side by side and start together. The 5 kilometer race will start in front of the North Shore campground and then wrap around Long Island and finish in the bay in front of the campground.

Teams attending are Anchorage Rowing Association, Kenai Crewsers from Seward, AK, and Alaska Midnight Sun Rowers from Kenai/Soldotna.

Racing will start at 10AM and conclude at 1:30 with a BBQ at the North Shore Campground.

Big Lake boats are encouraged to pull up to the course and watch and cheer the teams from Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula with competitors from ages 13 to 67 competing in the smallest singles to the largest 8 rower shells. If you are boating in the area please be aware that boat wakes can be dangerous for us. Let kids know to resist the urge to water ski off the tips of our blades.

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The 2015 Big Lake Lions Mud Volleyball!

SportsThe date for the 2015 Big Lake Lions Mud Volleyball has been announced.

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The 2015 Big Lake Triathlon has been cancelled

SportsFrom the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce website:

"The Big Lake Chamber BOD has made the decision to cancel the 2015 Big Lake Triathlon due to area road construction.

Watch for updates [the] Triathlon will return stronger than ever in 2016!"
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500 mile Ice Race on Big Lake

SportsThere will be a 500 mile Ice Racing event this weekend on Big Lake. March 7th and 8th, 250 miles per day. 100% payout of entries plus Sponsorship Money to the winners, and tons of fun for everyone. Mild weather is predicted for this weekend, so get out and have some fun.

Thanks to The Lions and the many sponsors including Big Lake Power Sports, Big Lake Liquor, John Wayne Construction, Big Lake Aurora Lions, Mat-Su Vintage, OTF Racing, Burkeshore Marina, as well as others for their valuable contribution to this series, and all who volunteered to make this a must-see race.

This is Ice Race #5 of the 2015 Series.
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Free Open Skating in Big Lake!

SportsFree Open Skating! Saturdays 7-9 p.m. Sundays 2-4 p.m. at the Big Lake Lions Rec Center in beautiful Downtown Big Lake. Loaner skates available in limited sizes.
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Big Lake Musher finishes second in Kusko 300

SportsDefending champion Rohn Buser, 25, led most of the race before Peter Kaiser passed him prior to reaching the checkpoint of Kwethluk. Buser made a wrong turn down a slough in the home stretch. Buser came in second, 13 minutes behind the winner Kaiser, with nine-time champion Jeff King in third, some 14 minutes behind Buser.
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Shinny Hockey Schedule at the Big Lake Lions Rec Center

SportsShinny Hockey Schedule at the Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

Saturdays 9-11 p.m.
Sundays 12-2 p.m.
Mondays 9-11 p.m.

Half gear recommended.

Cost is $5 per person. Consent form (required for all events) at the door.

Private Parties? Call 892.6502 for information.
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2014 Big Lake Triathlon has been CANCELLED

SportsFrom the Chamber Website:

"Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances the 2014 Big Lake Triathlon has been CANCELLED.

Participants who have submitted payments via:

PayPal will be refunded via credit to the card you used to process the payment
Check will be returned to you
Credit cards will not be charged at all if you submitted your information along with your registration

All refunds will be issued by July 31, 2014

Please call after July 31, 2014 if you have not recieved your refund by then

For immediate questions, please call:

Deb Kirk, Race Coordinator at (907) 892-6109 or"
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14th Annual Big Lake Triathlon

Sports"July 27th, 2014 marks the 14th year of the Big Lake Triathlon. The Big Lake Triathlon consists of a 900m open water swim in Big Lake, located in the protected cove of the North Shore Campground, followed by a 20K Bike ride from North Shore Campground to Houston High School and return, and it finishes with a 5K Run!"

To register, for sponsorship opportunities, or for answers go to: or for immediate questions, please call:

Deb Kirk, Race Coordinator at (907) 892-6109 or
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Big Lake Broomball

SportsSubmitted by Dave: "A few of us want to start a Broomball Team, and play on the ice. I know, should have thought of it sooner. Anyone interested post in this thread, maybe we can get a discussion going.

For those who don't know, Broomball is like Hockey, but without skates or sticks. And with a small ball instead of a puck. It's fun for all ages and abilities." Here's some more detailed info:
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The Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race has been cancelled.

SportsFrom their website: "The Northern Lights 300 Race Committee regretfully must inform you of the cancellation of the 2014 race. After attempts to wait out the weather for more favorable conditions, current trail and checkpoint reports, and extended weather forecasts, we feel that it is not in the best interest of the dogs, volunteers, and mushers to conduct a race.

We are in the process of seeing what the race committee can do to accommodate all that signed up and made commitments to our 2014 race. Please monitor your email and social media for updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we truly appreciate your dedication to, and support of our race."

Sled Dog pup is confused.
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