Skagway Spring Training 2019

Join in the fun and have a winning season with the help of Skagway Spring Training 2019. As a way to start the summer season, this week-long event is geared to help familiarize yourself with all things Skagway in seven short sessions. Learn about what you can spend your free time doing this summer, get a handle on top-notch customer service, become familiar with locally-made goods, learn about this history of Skagway, even become familiar with the new marijuana laws. If you are new to Skagway, or even if you are a year-round local, you won’t want to miss this event. See below for more detail on each of the seven sessions.                  

Skagway Spring Training: May 5 – 11th, 2019

May 5th “Opening Day” 2-4pm @ 7th Pastures (Skagway School if the weather is bad) – FREE to attend

Beat the crowds, join the fun, and learn what you can do with your summer in Skagway. Walk around and tour the many booths hosted by the local sport groups, volunteer groups, clubs, non-profits and more.
At each stop, use this time to sign-up to be part of a volunteer group or club, join a sports league or just get information about the many fun events happening throughout the summer. This event is free to attend but bring your wallet (and ID) because it’s Cinco De Mayo! Mission Objective Outdoors will be selling walking tacos and SDC-CDS will be selling drinks. Plus booth hosts may be doing a fundraiser of their own.

May 6th “Starting Pitcher – Customer Service Training” 2-6pm @ Skagway School – $25/ attendee for pre-registered participants ($30 day of)

Everyone’s eyes are on you. Build the skills you need to help each new customer from May to October as if they are your first with the Starting Pitcher: Customer Service Training. Register at: https://skgspringtrainingstartingpitcher.eventbrite.com. Cost is $25/ attendee with discounts offered to employers sending 5 or more employees. Only 400 seats available. Spaghetti dinner is also available for purchase for $10 (pre-order online to help ensure there’s enough food) and will be served after the session at 6pm at the School. All dinner proceeds go to Skagway High School’s student group raising money for a school trip to Japan.

May 7th “At Bat – Learn about Marijuana Laws” 6 – 7:30pm @ AB Hall – FREE to attend

Don’t swing and miss! Are you a fan of consuming marijuana but are unsure of the current laws that will affect you consuming or possessing it? Come listen to this informative talk from a leader in the marijuana business industry and local law enforcement officers to get up-to-date information. Don’t strike out, consume responsibly.

May 8th “Aboard: Public Safety” 11am-1pm @ Public Safety Facility – FREE to attend

Get on- base by being on-the-ball. Come to this 2 hour workshop to get your bike registered, your dog licensed, sign-up for an ambulance subscription, get information on how to get a fire-ring burn permit and more!

May 9th “Around the Horn: Wayfinding” 3 – 4pm @ Skagway Traditional Council – FREE to attend

Trying to make it Home and find your way around town, the docks or Dyea? This session is for you and your business. Get general information and updates for the 2019 season regarding dock protocols, parking permits and information on living/working around a railroad. Maps of each dock will be provided with updated pick up zones, meeting points and new wayfinding developments from the Municipality of Skagway and the National Park Service.  As well as general information about getting out and around Dyea from the National Park Service.

May 10th “Bases Loaded: Klondike History” 5:15pm – into the evening, see description below for location details and price

Get to know every runner on base. Time Travel to 1897 as we promenade around town through temporal portals to the past.  Meet the characters upon which Skagway was built. 
Meet at the National Park Visitor Center at 5:15 pm.  Walking tour runs to 6:30.  The walking tour is free.

Seeking your own fortune? Also join in to our BINGO run at 6:30pm for $10 with a 50/50 share on the money raised!
Sign-up for the BINGO Run at https://www.klondikecorridor.org/Community-Outreach/skagway-bingo-run-sign-up

And if you want to go all the way this Friday night, for an additional $20, join us for a small cocktail reception after BINGO (location TBD).

May 11th “The Closer: Buy Local” 3 – 5pm @ Skagway Traditional Council

Supporting locally produced goods and buying local is an important aspect to any small community that makes us all winners. Come mix and mingle at this fun 2 hour tea talks event. During which you will get to meet the creators of locally produced goods, learn about their products and where to find them around town. Sponsored by the Skagway Development Corporation and the Made in Skagway program. Tea, coffee, hot coco and small baked goods will be provided.