Rink Locations

Athletes can expect to skate at these rinks

Big Dipper Ice Arena

1920 Lathrop St Fairbanks, AK 99701

The Big Dipper Ice Arena, colloquially known as "The Big Dipper", is a multi-purpose arena in Fairbanks, Alaska. The arena is owned and operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Originally constructed as an airplane hangar for the Lend-Lease program in Tanacross, southeast of Fairbanks, the building was dismantled, transported to Fairbanks and reassembled in 1968. It has undergone two major renovations since then. The borough's parks and recreation department is headquartered in the building.

UAF Patty Center

1890 Tanana Loop E Fairbanks, AK 99709

The Ernest N. Patty Building, known as the Patty Center, was dedicated in 1963. It houses UAF’s NCAA varsity teams, which include Division I men’s hockey, Division II men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country running and skiing, and rifle, and Division II women’s volleyball and swimming. In 1979, a 1,300-seat ice arena was added on the west side of the center. The center is named after Ernest Newton Patty, who joined the first faculty of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines as professor of geology and mining in 1922. Patty served as president of the university from 1953-1960.