Join Olympians Scott Hamilton, Keegan Messing, and Polina Edmunds at Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer events

    Photo courtesy of CBJ

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton is coming to Juneau—and he's bringing friends. Join Hamilton on Saturday, Sept. 30 as he hosts two special ice shows at Treadwell Arena featuring Olympians Polina Edmunds and Alaska's Keegan Messing as part of a celebration weekend of Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ special events.

    The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (CARES) has partnered with Treadwell Arena for a fundraising effort to support CARES Foundation's cancer research and Juneau's Cancer Connection, a grassroots non-profit organization working to assist Alaskans living with cancer.

    From Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1, Treadwell Arena will host events including adult and youth hockey, a Remembrance Walk, open skate, and celebration ice shows.

    The ice shows will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Hamilton, the 1984 Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist, will emcee.

    In addition to performances from local skaters, the shows will feature 2014 Olympian Polina Edmunds and 2018 and 2022 Olympian Keegan Messing from Girdwood, Alaska.

    Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

    In addition to the ice show, the community is invited to take part in the following events:

    Adult Co-Ed Pond Hockey

    Friday, Sept. 29: 6:30 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

    Youth Co-Ed 3 v 3 Hockey

    Saturday, Sept. 30: 7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    Sunday, Oct. 1: 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

    Remembrance Walk (Presented by Southeast Radiation Oncology Center)

    Saturday, Sept. 30: 12 p.m.

    Open Skate (Presented by Bartlett Regional Hospital)                     

    Sunday, Oct. 1: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    All events, including the Remembrance Walk start and finish, will take place at Treadwell Arena.

    Registration is required. To register and see full event details, visit

    All admission/registration fees go to fundraising to support CARES' national research project, currently focused on pediatric glioblastoma brain tumors, as well as Cancer Connection's travel assistance program, providing financial grants for expenses related to cancer care services outside Southeast Alaska.

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