In the 26 years that Eskimo Escapades has existed, we have donated over $420,000 to these organizations and helped countless individuals with serious illnesses and disabilities. Help us make this year even better!
Brave the cold to show your support
Collect all pledges in advance and submit them with your registration forms on the morning of the event. There is no advance registration.
Can’t make it to the event?
We are sorry you can’t make it, but you can still show your support. Funds earned each year through the Eskimo Escapades event benefits Patricia Neal, Adventure Amputee Camp and the Dream Connection.
Even if you cannot make it out to this year’s event you can still help support these great organizations.
Want to stay warm AND help a great cause?
You don’t have to get in the water to help out this year. We can always use more help the day of the event. If you are interested in volunteering for Eskimo Escapades contact us.
GOOD TO KNOW
Some of the skiers in past events came back with icicles in their hair. If you freeze, we’ll dump you into a hot tub provided by Aurora Pools & Spas to thaw you out. Some people wear wet suits or dry suits, some just wear outlandish costumes to ski. We will have a limited supply of wetsuits compliments of Ski/Scuba Center.
Park at the City/County Parking Garage across from Volunteer Landing. The L3 deck is open and free to the public on weekends. You should enter the garage from Hill Ave. and take the elevators to L5 for the walkway. The Bank of America parking garage is also free as well as the Main Street garage.
If you need skis, we will have a few available but we encourage bringing your own. We ask that you don’t bring your own boat. New ski boats are provided by our local sponsors. For safety and insurance reasons we provide the boat crew members who have special training.
We have had skiers from age 7 to 70. If you are a minor and have your guardian’s permission, and you have registered properly, you can ski.
There are two change rooms at Volunteer Landing where you can change from your winter parka, fur-lined hat, gloves and thermal socks into a freezingly skimpy bathing suit. You can also put on a wet-suit in the change room if you wish. Don’t expect it to be very warm though!
If you can ski, wake board, belly board, bare foot, knee board, slalom, etc., and you register for the event – providing at least $30.00 in donations, you can participate. Skiers will ski one lap (1/2 mile) starting and ending at Volunteer Landing. Your tow will be provided by a brand new Malibu or MasterCraft tow boat driven by club members.
Eskimo Escapades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation with tax-exempt status from the IRS so donations are tax deductible. Note that only the people who donate the money can claim a deduction – not the skier who collects the money. If a skier contributes money out of their own pocket, they can claim that amount for a tax deduction. Eskimo Escapades does not send out tax deduction letters to donors. Donors can use a canceled check to the Eskimo Escapades Foundation as verification of their donation.