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Big Dipper Ice Arena

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
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Single
10 Visits
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3 months
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6 Months
Hourly
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Deposit
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Day Span
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Time Span
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
No Walking Monday October 19, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 19, 2020 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 19, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 19, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 19, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Monday October 19, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Monday October 19, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Tuesday October 20, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 20, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 20, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
HCF Practice Tuesday October 20, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Tuesday October 20, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Wednesday October 21, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 21, 2020 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 21, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 21, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Wednesday October 21, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Wednesday October 21, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Thursday October 22, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Thursday October 22, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Halloween Trick or Treat Town Prep Thursday October 22, 2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Thursday October 22, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday October 22, 2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Practice Thursday October 22, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Thursday October 22, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Friday October 23, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 23, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Halloween Trick or Treat Town Prep Friday October 23, 2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 23, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 23, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
HCF Practice Friday October 23, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
No Walking Saturday October 24, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
HCF Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 07:15 AM - 08:15 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
HCF Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Saturday October 24, 2020 03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Saturday October 24, 2020 05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
No Walking Sunday October 25, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Sunday October 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
HCF Practice Sunday October 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
HCF Practice Sunday October 25, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Sunday October 25, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Women's League Hockey Class Sunday October 25, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
No Walking Monday October 26, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 26, 2020 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 26, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 26, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Monday October 26, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Monday October 26, 2020 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Monday October 26, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Monday October 26, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Tuesday October 27, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 27, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Tuesday October 27, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
HCF Practice Tuesday October 27, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Tuesday October 27, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Wednesday October 28, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Freestyle Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 28, 2020 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Wednesday October 28, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Wednesday October 28, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Wednesday October 28, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Thursday October 29, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Thursday October 29, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Thursday October 29, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday October 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
HCF Practice Thursday October 29, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
HCF Practice Thursday October 29, 2020 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
No Walking Friday October 30, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 30, 2020 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 30, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Stick & Puck -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Friday October 30, 2020 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
HCF Practice Friday October 30, 2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
No Walking Saturday October 31, 2020 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
HCF Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 07:15 AM - 08:15 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HCF Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
HCF Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Arctic Lions Practice Saturday October 31, 2020 03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (October) Saturday October 31, 2020 05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Sunday November 1, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Women's League Hockey Class Sunday November 1, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Monday November 2, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Tuesday November 3, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Thursday November 5, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday November 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Friday November 6, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Family/Stroller Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Friday November 6, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Saturday November 7, 2020 05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Sunday November 8, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Women's League Hockey Class Sunday November 8, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Monday November 9, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Trails Advisory Commission Meeting Tuesday November 10, 2020 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Thursday November 12, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday November 12, 2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Friday November 13, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Family/Stroller Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Friday November 13, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Saturday November 14, 2020 05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Sunday November 15, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Women's League Hockey Class Sunday November 15, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Monday November 16, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Monday November 16, 2020 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Big Dipper Drop-in Programs Recreational Skate -- Pre-Registration Required (November) Thursday November 19, 2020 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Ice Maintenance Thursday November 19, 2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM