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Turtleneck Tuesday Skate Nights at Northstar
Location: Village Ice Skating Rink
From: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
To: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lace up your skates, put on your best retro skate outfit and get your groove on in theVillage for Turtleneck Tuesdays Skate Nights. Enjoy your favorite music from your favorite artists from the 70’s and 80’s on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,Ice skating games, prizes, and complementary face painting will all add to the fun of these nights!

NEW this year, we will have lasers and lights on the stage/rink during event and a limited amount of glow necklaces will be given out to guests at each Turtleneck Tuesday. Also, in the months of January and February we will collaborate with two local nonprofits. For one month, each non-profit will receive 20% of skate rental sales.

Skate rentals are $10. Skating is free if you bring your own. Skaters under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign release of liability. Weather and conditions permitting.



In the months of January, February and March we will be collaborating with a different non-profit on the selected Turtleneck Tuesdays. Northstar will be donating a portion of the skate rentals.

January 7, 14, 21, 28: Disabled Sports USA Far West

Mission Statement: To provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence to people living with disabilities.

About: We are a local non-profit that provides sports and recreation programs as a vehicle in the development of a positive self-image and an achieving attitude for people with disabilities. We serve all ages with disabilities including: paraplegia, quadriplegia, limb loss, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, stroke and head injury. Sensory disabilities like hearing and vision loss. Also intellectual disabilities like: ADHA, autism, and Down Syndrome.
Our programs include adaptive ski and snowsports lessons taught at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Northstar. Our summer programs include adaptive waterskiing, paddle sports, 4-wheel drive adventures, campouts and cycling.
Disabled Sports provides meaningful opportunities for people with disabilities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally through our programs. Our motto reflects the positive power of physical activity: “If I can do this, I can do anything.”

February 4, 11, 18, 25: The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

About: Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation connects people and opportunities, generating resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community.

With a long-term goal of securing discretionary resources from many donors to meet changing community needs, TTCF has been building philanthropy in North Tahoe through its work with donors, nonprofits and communities for more than a decade. Established through the vision of William Hewlett and the commitment of community leaders throughout the region, the Foundation serves thousands of people who share a common passion for the Truckee Tahoe region. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet the challenges of the region. Today, the Foundation’s assets of $15 million are held in stewardship for more than 3,000 donors. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation grants impact the life of every full time resident, part time resident, and visitor to our community. We make grants in the areas of:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education and youth development
  • Environment, conservation, and animal welfare
  • Health and human services

Since opening our doors in 1998, TTCF has awarded over $10,000,000 in grants and scholarships. The foundation depends on volunteers to help review grants and community members to build the philanthropic resources so vital to this precious region. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is the center for philanthropy in North Lake Tahoe. We will continue that leadership even more vigorously in the future.

March 4, 11, 18, 25: Adventure Risk Challenge Program

About: Adventure Risk Challenge provides literacy and wilderness programming in order to empower underserved youth to make changes in their lives and their communities. We link wilderness to academics, adventure to leadership, identity to literacy, and confidence to activism. We serve over 200 high school students a year through our year-round programming that includes six-week and three-week summer immersion courses, monthly weekend retreats and outdoor activities, community service projects, and structured mentoring. Our participants are selected for their leadership potential, their willingness to learn and challenge themselves, their need for an experience that bolsters their academic and leadership skills, and their lack of access to meaningful and transformational experiences in the outdoors. Scholarships, transportation, meals, and gear are provided for all programming.

Since 2004 ARC has supported youth and families in finding success and reaching their goals. We make a difference in the lives of young people in the following ways:

  • 97% of our summer course participants pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and graduate from high school on time, compared to passing rates across the state at 42% for English Language Learner youth and 72% for socio-economically disadvantaged students.
  • 82.5% of our summer course participants go on to attend a 2- or 4-year college, compared to 26% nationwide for Latinos and 46% for Anglos.
  • Participants maintain a 10% average increase on the Search Institute's Developmental Assets Profile, indicating new skills acquisitions, improved self-identity, and a strengthened support system through meaningful relationships.
  • ARC participants have higher levels of community engagement and give back to their communities through hundreds of hours of service each year.

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