Nick Hanson aka “Eskimo Ninja” coming to Ketchikan
Seize the opportunity to meet the American Ninja Warrior competitor
November 13, 2021
PIERS, a task force of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, is hosting multiple “Strength of You” community events with the inspiring speaker and athlete, including special sessions in the schools and obstacle course challenges at Ketchikan High School and Ketchikan Gymnastics Center.
Hanson, an Inupiaq from Unalakleet, Alaska, is also a World Eskimo-Indian Olympics and Arctic Winter Games competitor. As a motivational speaker he has made his goal in life “to reach as many youth as possible with the message - "Know Who You Are"”. He has a passion for promoting community health, especially around preventing substance use and suicide, and will be sharing that message while speaking with students in their classes and with the broader community at various public events.
Events have limited space based on Covid levels and will require masks, and the special obstacle course competition sessions on Saturday will require registration.
The Ketchikan High School event will include a presentation from Hanson followed by fun strength and obstacle fitness challenges that the audience can opt to participate in. Names will be randomly drawn from those who wish to challenge him.
There are two Meet & Greet opportunities: a special session on Friday 19th for high school age youth (3:30-5:30 PM) and a session open to the general public on Saturday 20th (12:00-2:00 PM) both hosted at the Youth Space in the Plaza Mall (upstairs room 203). Come meet Nick Hanson, aka Eskimo Ninja, and get an autograph and photo snapped.
The competition will heat up Saturday night with four separate “Ninja Obstacle Course” sessions hosted at the Gymnastics Center. Participants will be randomly drawn, and one person will be crowned “Ketchikan Ninja” at each session with a special prize.
All events are free to attend.
Current schedule of community events
Friday November 19, 2021
Saturday November 20, 2021