• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
News Alert: DIRECTV Customers: Tell DIRECTV to bring back KTVA - Call 800-531-5000. - Read More
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 34s

Get Out: H2Oasis

By Brett Shepard 9:15 AM February 27, 2014

If speed and thrills aren't your cup of tea, H2Oasis offers classes and programs for adults during the week.

Our weather has been very up and down this winter.

When the weather is down and there isn’t much to do outside, there is still a lot to do inside in Anchorage.

Last week I took you to the Fox Hollow Golf Dome and this week I’m taking part in another indoor adventure.

It’s been colder over the past few weeks, and that had me in search of a tropical oasis.

That oasis would be H2Oasis, Alaska’s largest water park and one of the largest indoor parks in the United States. It has many different options to have fun in the water, but there is one attraction that stands out above the rest.

“The Master Blaster. Well, it’s fast and the drop they have is lots of fun”, said water slide experts Mia and Kayla.

The Master Blaster is a 505-foot water coaster. It not only sends you down, it also sends you up.

Along with the Master Blaster, the park has a wave pool with three to four-foot waves and a 575-foot lazy river. The park’s other big slide is the orange slide, coming in at 368 feet.

If speed and thrills aren’t your cup of tea, H2Oasis offers classes and programs for adults during the week.

“We have river walk, which is an exercise program. It’s actually quite popular,” said H2Oasis co-owner Dennis Prendeville. “It’s been going for years.”

The park also offers exercise therapy, parent and toddler sessions and the popular water aerobics.

So if you are looking for a little escape from the winter blues, H2Oasis might just be what the doctor ordered.

For more information on H2Oasis, click here.

If you have any Get Out ideas for me send me a message at bshepard@ktva.com.

Latest Stories

  • Sports

    Aces coach, players try to process the end of an era

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 23, 23:00

    Alaska Aces’ Head Coach Rob Murray had a hard time finding the words. “It’s shocking. It’s disappointing. It’s … I could go on and use as many phrases as I want,” Murray said in an interview Thursday after the announcement was made that this would be the team’s final season. Before Thursday’s win at Elmira, Murray […]

  • Politics

    Bill to triple motor fuel tax makes first move in Alaska House

    by Liz Raines on Feb 23, 20:36

    The Alaska House Transportation Committee moved a bill Thursday that would increase costs at the pump, if passed. Alaska currently has the lowest motor fuel tax in the nation. The gas we put in our cars is taxed at 8 cents a gallon, and has been since 1970. Gov. Bill Walker wants to triple the tax […]

  • Alaskans react to reversal of federal transgender bathroom policies

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 23, 20:14

    Alaskans are reacting to an announcement from the President Donald Trump’s administration Wednesday that says it’s dropping federal protections for transgender students. Trump’s stance simply means it’s now up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity. The Anchorage School District spokesperson Heather Marron wrote in an email […]

  • Politics

    Alaska Senate calls for across-the-board cuts to state departments

    by Liz Raines on Feb 23, 19:26

    State departments should be preparing for a five percent cut to their budgets — that’s the message from the Alaska Senate Finance Committee. Committee members are calling for across-the-board reductions during the next fiscal year, which starts in July. Members have said Health and Social Services, Education, Transportation and the University of Alaska are the top four […]

  • Politics

    Congressional committee asks EPA to give proposed Pebble Mine another shot

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 23, 19:03

    A congressional committee is asking the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give Alaska’s Pebble Mine another shot. Texas republican Lamar Smith chairs the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology committee. In a letter to newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Smith asks the agency to rescind its 2014 decision that invoked […]

  • News

    Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 23, 17:09

    A representative for the Alaska attorney general’s office says a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills says Alaska’s law legalizing recreational marijuana wouldn’t be overturned. She commented after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing […]

  • On-Air

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: The uncivil war over the Confederate flag

    by John Tracy on Feb 23, 15:58

    You know the saying; a picture is worth a thousand words. The use of symbols is possibly worth a thousand times more. Recently, a group of kids from Chugiak High School got in hot water for posting a photo of themselves posing with a confederate battle flag. The photo made the rounds on social media […]

  • Police: Fairbanks mother killed by ex-boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 15:13

    Fairbanks police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place in a residence sometime Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release issued Thursday. The victim, 24-year-old Vanessa Reese, and her estranged boyfriend, 26-year-old Thien Tran, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside Tran’s home. “The preliminary investigation indicates that Tran shot Reese then killed himself,” Fairbanks Police […]