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Watch Sled-Pulling Demonstrations at The Morton Arboretum's 14th Annual Husky Heroes Event

Husky Heroes takes place January 28-29, 2017.
December 29, 2016

See Siberian sled dogs dash through the tree-lined grounds of The Morton Arboretum and interact with these energetic and friendly dogs when Husky Heroes returns  to The Morton Arboretum, January 28-29, 2017.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy watching husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where dogs pull a person on skis. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, learn about their equipment and take pictures with the rigs. In addition, husky adoption information from Adopt-a-Husky will be available during the event, which is free with admission. Visitors can also watch a film about sled dogs and warm up in the Arboretum’s Administration Building.

Demonstrations at the dogsled course will take place at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

“Winter is beautiful at the Arboretum, and Husky Heroes is a chance for families to explore nature together and see these amazing animals as they race through the Arboretum’s landscapes,” said Jenelle Hardtke, special events manager at The Morton Arboretum. 

Husky Heroes also will feature hot drinks and snacks available for sale. Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home. Dogs are admitted during Dog Admission Days on Saturday, February 4 and Saturday, March 4.