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Welcome to Winterdance Dogsled Tours Race Team!

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Our distance race team started as a dream over 14 years ago when we first hooked up our 4 huskies.  It has been a long road but the Iditarod has always been the ultimate destination for us and our dogs.  That road lead us to Haliburton,Ontario where we established our kennel and touring business back in 1999.  Since than we have now grown to a touring kennel of 140 Purebred Siberian Huskies with some amazing staff and the priviledge of having introduced thousands of people to this incredible sport. 2006 saw the start of our march to Iditarod, with Hank and an 8 dog team running the 50 mile race in Bancroft, Ontario.  Since then they have completed the Maramora, Ontario 120 mile race and travelled to Maine for the Can-am 60 & 250, Michigan several times for the Seney 300 and UP 200, and Minnesota for the Beargrease Marathon a 400 mile challenge.

2010 & 2012 IDITAROD and 2011 & 2014 Yukon Quest!!!!

March 6th, 2010 saw Hank & the team in downtown Anchorage, about to begin the journey he has been planning on for many years. While that race didn't finish with our team in Nome, that in turn brought us to the Toughest Sleddog Race in the World - the Yukon Quest which the team finished in 2011 and again in 2014. The Yukon Quest stole our hearts! 2012 saw us back at the starting line and that year we had a great celebration as Hank & the team crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome! As described by the Iditaord website....

"Iditarod - You can not compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer through jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska. From Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast, each team of 16 dogs and their musher cover over 1150 miles in 10 to 17 days. It has been called the "Last Great Race on Earth" and it has won worldwide acclaim and interest.

It is not just a dog sled race, it is a race in which unique men and woman compete; men and women each with their own story, each with their own reasons for going the distance. The Spirit of Alaska! The race pits man and animal against nature, against wild Alaska at her best and as each mile is covered, a tribute to Alaska's past is issued. The Iditarod is a tie to "a commemoration of" that colorful past. The Iditarod Trail, had its beginnings as a mail and supply route. Mail & supplies went in. Gold came out. All via dog sled. Heroes were made, legends were born. In 1925, part of the Iditarod Trail became a life saving highway for epidemic-stricken Nome. Diphtheria threatened and serum had to be brought in; again by intrepid dog mushers and their faithful hard-driving dogs.

Each musher that completes Iditarod, whether in the top ten, or winner of the Red Lantern (last place) has accomplished a feat few dare to attempt. Each has gone the distance and established a place for their team in the annals of Iditarod lore."

Hank and the Team

Winterdance News & Events

  February 6th, 2016 Yukon Quest Begins!!! Fairbanks, Alaska. Team Winterdance will be at the starting line! www.yukonquest.com.
  February 14th, 2014 Team crosses the finish line to place 8th in the Yukon Quest
  January 12th, 2014 The team enters the Seney 300 in Michigan.
  January 9th, 2014 Dave & Deb of www.ThePlanetD.com visit Winterdance and go on a night training run with Hank & the team.
  March 17th, 2013 Hank & the team finish the 250 mile Hudson Bay Quest in 7th place.
  March 17th, 2012 Hank & the team finish the Iditarod after 12 days in 48th place.
  February 18, 2011 Hank & the team finish the 1000 mile Yukon Quest in 13 days and 13th place.
     
     
     

 

 
 

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