Northern Alaska Hockey Association (NAHA) would like to welcome you to youth ice hockey and the Fairbanks Ice Puppies. We’re certain your athlete will discover that ice hockey is a fun and enjoyable sport that allows them to learn and grow while establishing lifelong friendships along the way. You may have some questions about how to get your child started playing for the Ice Puppies for the upcoming season, so we have created the the below FAQ to help answer most of the questions. If you have any further questions and would like to talk with a board representative, email  or call (907) 460-1925 for immediate assistance.


The Ice Puppies 6U program is an in-house age group for athletes aged 3-6 yrs old that employs the fundamental curriculum of USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). The Ice Puppies 6U program focuses on acquiring fundamental movement skills that lay a foundation for the more complex movements, thereby preparing athletes for a physically active lifestyle. The primary ice times will be Saturday and Sunday late-mornings from late September through early March (45 minutes) with breaks during holidays. We also encourage our young athletes to participate in Learn To Skate and Learn To Play sessions as their initial steps into hockey. Game formats where applicable, will be cross-ice. There will be light evaluations to ensure all teams maximize fun and development for all skaters. For skaters who start in their first year of eligibility, they will skate three (3) years of Ice Puppies 6U from pre-Kindergarten to 1st grade before moving on to our Jr Grizzlies 8U program.



Skater Age: (Ages 4 to 6 as of December 31st)

Season Start Date: Sept 29th @ UAF Patty Center

Season End Date: Early March (program breaks for major holidays and school breaks)

Cost: $275

Referral Program: Earn up to $25 for each new Ice Puppy you refer.  Email us their name at and we will credit your account $25 when they register.  Referral credits will be distributed or applied by November 1st.

Player to Coach Ratio: 5:1

Ice Sessions: 50-60

Ice Location: UAF Patty Center

Jamboree: Mid-season 6U Zoo Jamboree included in season price

Required Equipment: For detailed list of equipment your athlete may need, click here

Assessments: Yes

Power Up Program: If your player would like the opportunity, you may be offered additional ice time for $100 per 5 ice tokens.

Program Contact: Nicole Valentine (Program Coordinator) 907-388-5190 


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We don't believe in closing registration for the current season. Find out more about how you can pro rate your experience this hockey season by clicking the Learn More button.


To help you make the decision if our Ice Puppies 6U program is the right fit for your young athlete, we've listed a few common questions and answers below regarding the program.

Have more questions? We'd love to answer them. Get in touch with the Board of Directors or call (907) 460-1925.