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Big Dipper Ice Arena

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Big Dipper Ice Arena
Walking / Jogging Track
Birthday Party Area #1 (Skateroom)
Birthday Party Area #2 (ATM)
Conference Room
Indoor Rink
Mezzanine Rental
Outdoor Rink #2
Outdoor Rink #3
Observation Deck
Kiwanis Football Field


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Big Dipper

Facility Information

1920 Lathrop Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 459-1104


Facility Information
The Big Dipper Ice Arena is owned and operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough for the benefit of all its residents and visitors. Once an airplane hangar in Tanacross, the structure was reassembled and repurposed as an ice arena in Fairbanks in 1968. Commonly referred to as "The Dipper," the facility hosts public skating, youth and adult hockey, and is home of the Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League. A walking and jogging track is free to the public during scheduled hours. Most areas of the facility, including the ice, are available for private rentals and special events. 

Big Dipper Fees
 
Title
Open Menu
Single
10 Visits
Open Menu
3 months
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6 Months
Hourly
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Deposit
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Day Span
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collapseActivity : Ice Rental (9)
Youth        
$110.00
  Monday - Friday 5am-3pm
Youth        
$160.00
  Monday - Friday 3pm - 12am
Youth        
$160.00
  Saturday & Sunday All Day
Adult        
$150.00
  Monday - Friday 5am - 3pm
Adult        
$210.00
  Monday - Friday 3pm - 12am
Adult        
$210.00
  Saturday & Sunday All Day
Paid Gate Adult        
$275.00
  All Day  
Outdoor (Youth)        
$50.00
     
Outdoor (Adult)        
$60.00
     
collapseActivity : Recreational Skating/Hockey (9)
Youth (3-17)
$4.00
$36.00
$88.00
         
Adult (18-59)
$6.00
$54.00
$132.00
         
Senior (60+)
$4.00
$36.00
$88.00
         
ADA ID
$3.00
$27.00
$66.00
         
Family Pass
$18.00
$165.00
$240.00
         
Facility Super Pass - Youth
$320.00
             
Facility Super Pass - Adult
$660.00
             
Facility Super Pass (Senior/Disabled)
$320.00
             
Skate Rental
$3.00
             
collapseActivity : Room Rental (5)
Birthday Party
$30.00
             
Conference Room (Up to 4 hours)
$25.00
             
Conference Room (Over 4 hours)
$45.00
             
Observation Deck Rental
$45.00
             
Mezzanine Rental
$200.00
             
collapseActivity : Showers (3)
Shower
$4.00
$36.00
$88.00
         
Shower (Senior)
$2.00
$18.00
$44.00
         
Shower (ADA)
$2.00
$18.00
$44.00




Current Activities

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Program Activity Teams Date Time
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Thursday May 6, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Thursday May 6, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Thursday May 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Thursday May 6, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Thursday May 6, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday May 6, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Thursday May 6, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Thursday May 6, 2021 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Video Production Team Thursday May 6, 2021 05:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Special O Walking Thursday May 6, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Walk with a Doc Walk with a Doc Thursday May 6, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Friday May 7, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Video Production Team Friday May 7, 2021 08:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Ice Dogs Practice Friday May 7, 2021 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Friday May 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Friday May 7, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Friday May 7, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Plexi Glass Maintenance Friday May 7, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May3 - May7) Friday May 7, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Kenai Brown Bears vs Ice Dogs Friday May 7, 2021 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Video Production Team Saturday May 8, 2021 08:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Ric Staley Skate Saturday May 8, 2021 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Ric Staley Skate Saturday May 8, 2021 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Kenai Brown Bears vs Ice Dogs Saturday May 8, 2021 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Sunday May 9, 2021 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Women's League Sunday May 9, 2021 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 9, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 9, 2021 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Monday May 10, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Monday May 10, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Monday May 10, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Monday May 10, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Monday May 10, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Monday May 10, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Monday May 10, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Monday May 10, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Monday May 10, 2021 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Halbert Private Rental Monday May 10, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Tuesday May 11, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Arctic Lions Practice Tuesday May 11, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Tuesday May 11, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Tuesday May 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Tuesday May 11, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Tuesday May 11, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Tuesday May 11, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Tuesday May 11, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Tuesday May 11, 2021 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 11, 2021 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 11, 2021 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Wednesday May 12, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Wednesday May 12, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Wednesday May 12, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Wednesday May 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Wednesday May 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Hunter Elementary Private Rental Wednesday May 12, 2021 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Wednesday May 12, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Wednesday May 12, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Wednesday May 12, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Wednesday May 12, 2021 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Clouser Private Rental Wednesday May 12, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Thursday May 13, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Arctic Lions Practice Thursday May 13, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Thursday May 13, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Thursday May 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Thursday May 13, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Thursday May 13, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday May 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Thursday May 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Thursday May 13, 2021 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Walk with a Doc Walk with a Doc Thursday May 13, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Friday May 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Friday May 14, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Friday May 14, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Plexi Glass Maintenance Friday May 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking (May10 - May14) Friday May 14, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
CLOSED Saturday May 15, 2021 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Sunday May 16, 2021 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Women's League Sunday May 16, 2021 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 16, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 16, 2021 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Monday May 17, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Dogs Practice Monday May 17, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Monday May 17, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Monday May 17, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Halbert Private Rental Monday May 17, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Tuesday May 18, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Tuesday May 18, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Tuesday May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 18, 2021 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 18, 2021 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Wednesday May 19, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Wednesday May 19, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck (May) Wednesday May 19, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Wednesday May 19, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Clouser Private Rental Wednesday May 19, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Thursday May 20, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Thursday May 20, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday May 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Friday May 21, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Plexi Glass Maintenance Friday May 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Saturday May 22, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 23, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Men's Spring League Sunday May 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Monday May 24, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Monday May 24, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Monday May 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Monday May 24, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Monday May 24, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Halbert Private Rental Monday May 24, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
HCF Global Skates Monday May 24, 2021 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Tuesday May 25, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Tuesday May 25, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Tuesday May 25, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Tuesday May 25, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 25, 2021 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Men's Spring League Tuesday May 25, 2021 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (May) Wednesday May 26, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Wednesday May 26, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Wednesday May 26, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Wednesday May 26, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Ice Dogs (Proffitt) Camp Wednesday May 26, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clouser Private Rental Wednesday May 26, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Thursday May 27, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Thursday May 27, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Friday May 28, 2021 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Friday May 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating -- Pre-registration required (May) Saturday May 29, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
CLOSED Memorial Day Monday May 31, 2021 06:00 AM - 11:49 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Tuesday June 1, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Pellowe Hockey Private Rental Tuesday June 1, 2021 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Global Skates Tuesday June 1, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Clouser Private Rental Wednesday June 2, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Thursday June 3, 2021 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Ice Maintenance Thursday June 3, 2021 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Global Skates Thursday June 3, 2021 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
CLOSED Sunday June 6, 2021 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM