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Big Dipper Ice Arena

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Big Dipper Ice Arena
Walking / Jogging Track
Birthday Party Area #1 (Skateroom)
Conference Room
Indoor Rink
Mezzanine Rental
Outdoor Rink #2
Outdoor Rink #3
Observation Deck
Kiwanis Football Field
Outdoor Rink # 4


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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. 
WALKING available Mon-Fri, 8-6pm and Sundays 11-4pm. Check calendar, as times are subject to change. 

Big Dipper Fees
 
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10 Visits
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3 months
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6 Months
Hourly
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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        
$230.00
  Monday - Friday 3pm - 12am
Adult        
$230.00
  Saturday & Sunday All Day
Paid Gate Adult        
$315.00
  All Day  
Outdoor (Youth)        
$50.00
     
Outdoor (Adult)        
$60.00
     
collapseActivity : Recreational Skating/Hockey (9)
Youth (3-17)
$5.00
$45.00
$110.00
         
Adult (18-59)
$7.00
$54.00
$154.00
         
Senior (60+)
$5.00
$45.00
$110.00
         
ADA ID
$4.00
$36.00
$88.00
         
Family Pass
$20.00
$180.00
$300.00
         
Facility Super Pass - Youth
$400.00
             
Facility Super Pass - Adult
$575.00
             
Facility Super Pass (Senior/Disabled)
$300.00
             
Skate Rental
$4.00
             
collapseActivity : Area Rental (5)
Birthday Party Area
$50.00
             
Conference Room (Hourly)
$40.00
             
                 
Observation Deck Rental
$45.00
             
Mezzanine Rental
$300.00
             
collapseActivity : Showers (3)
Shower
$5.00
$45.00
$110.00
         
Shower (Senior)
$3.00
$27.00
$66.00
         
Shower (ADA)
$3.00
$27.00
$66.00




Reservations & Activities

Click on an activity or reservation name for details or the date for the activity schedule.

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Program Event Teams Date Time
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Thursday May 23, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Thursday May 23, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Senior Program Senior Walking Thursday May 23, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Thursday May 23, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Thursday May 23, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Girls Tryouts Thursday May 23, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Thursday May 23, 2024 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Icemen Hockey Practice Thursday May 23, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Friday May 24, 2024 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Friday May 24, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Family/Stroller Skate Friday May 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Friday May 24, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Ice Maintenance Friday May 24, 2024 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Friday May 24, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Floyd Private Rental Friday May 24, 2024 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Skating Lessons Beginner Lessons Saturday May 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Skating Lessons Beginner Lessons Saturday May 25, 2024 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Figure Skating Saturday May 25, 2024 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Faris Birthday Saturday May 25, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Saturday May 25, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Ric Staley Memorial Skate Saturday May 25, 2024 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Icemen Hockey Practice Saturday May 25, 2024 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
Closed For Holiday Sunday May 26, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Closed For Holiday Monday May 27, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Tuesday May 28, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Tuesday May 28, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Meeting Tuesday May 28, 2024 08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Senior Program Senior Walking Tuesday May 28, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Tuesday May 28, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday May 28, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday May 28, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday May 28, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Girls Tryouts Tuesday May 28, 2024 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Stewart Private Rental Tuesday May 28, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Wednesday May 29, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Wednesday May 29, 2024 07:15 AM - 08:45 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Wednesday May 29, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday May 29, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday May 29, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday May 29, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Wednesday May 29, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Denning Birthday Wednesday May 29, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday May 29, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday May 29, 2024 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Thursday May 30, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Thursday May 30, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Senior Program Senior Walking Thursday May 30, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Thursday May 30, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday May 30, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday May 30, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday May 30, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Girls Tryouts Thursday May 30, 2024 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM
Icemen Hockey Practice Thursday May 30, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Friday May 31, 2024 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Friday May 31, 2024 07:15 AM - 08:45 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Family/Stroller Skate Friday May 31, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Friday May 31, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Ice Maintenance Friday May 31, 2024 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Friday May 31, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Facility Closed Saturday June 1, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Facility Closed Sunday June 2, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Monday June 3, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Monday June 3, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Monday June 3, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Monday June 3, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Monday June 3, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
King Private Rental Monday June 3, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Tuesday June 4, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Tuesday June 4, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Meeting Tuesday June 4, 2024 08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Tuesday June 4, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Tuesday June 4, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Tuesday June 4, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Stewart Private Rental Tuesday June 4, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Wednesday June 5, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Wednesday June 5, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Wednesday June 5, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Wednesday June 5, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Wednesday June 5, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday June 5, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday June 5, 2024 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Thursday June 6, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Thursday June 6, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Thursday June 6, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Thursday June 6, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Icemen Hockey Practice Thursday June 6, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Price Private Rental Thursday June 6, 2024 07:45 PM - 08:45 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Friday June 7, 2024 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Friday June 7, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Family/Stroller Skate Friday June 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Friday June 7, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Ice Maintenance Friday June 7, 2024 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Friday June 7, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Facility Closed Saturday June 8, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Facility Closed Sunday June 9, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Monday June 10, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Monday June 10, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Monday June 10, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Proffitts' Camp Monday June 10, 2024 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Monday June 10, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
King Private Rental Monday June 10, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Tuesday June 11, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Tuesday June 11, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Tuesday June 11, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Proffitts' Camp Tuesday June 11, 2024 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
16+ Rec Hockey Tuesday June 11, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Stewart Private Rental Tuesday June 11, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Wednesday June 12, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Wednesday June 12, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Wednesday June 12, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Proffitts' Camp Wednesday June 12, 2024 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday June 12, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Genz Private Rental Wednesday June 12, 2024 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Thursday June 13, 2024 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Thursday June 13, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Thursday June 13, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Proffitts' Camp Thursday June 13, 2024 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Icemen Hockey Practice Thursday June 13, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Price Private Rental Thursday June 13, 2024 07:45 PM - 08:45 PM
Big Dipper - Walking Dipper Walking Friday June 14, 2024 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate Friday June 14, 2024 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Friday June 14, 2024 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Stick & Puck Stick & Puck Friday June 14, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skating Friday June 14, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Saturday June 15, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Sunday June 16, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Monday June 17, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Tuesday June 18, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Meeting Tuesday June 18, 2024 08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Wednesday June 19, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Thursday June 20, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Friday June 21, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Saturday June 22, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Sunday June 23, 2024 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM