Three Fairbanks Winter Events Not To Miss
Whether you’ve been in Fairbanks for years or this is all new, things can get a little slow here in the winter if you let them… so don’t! Equipped with this list of outings and events, you are one step closer to kicking that cabin fever.
The Ice Classic
Head out to the Ice Classic, happening late February to late March from 10am-10pm. It is held at the George Horner Ice Park, and you can visit the website for directions, admission prices and the event schedule. If you have kids, be sure to check out the magical Kids Park. It’s like any playground, only it is constructed entirely from ICE. There are slides and rides for all ages, challenging mazes, and life-sized sculptures of favorite animals, popular characters and toys to touch and climb on.
Catch a hockey game
Both the UAF Nanooks and the NAHL Ice Dogs offer great games to take in. Live sporting events can be sparse here, but the hockey games are where it’s at! With the Nanooks at The Carlson Center and the Ice Dogs at The Big Dipper Ice Arena, the games are well attended and provide a fun reason to leave the house. Check out the teams schedules at the following links:
Bundle up for the Arctic Man
This is an event like no other. A temporary city of RV’s springs up once a year to celebrate the end of winter with snow machine adventures. Many thousands go to watch and some to participate. The Arctic Man is one of the world’s toughest downhill ski races, and an exciting snowmobile race, all in one. Held in some of the best snow machine country in the world, it is described as an adrenaline rush for spectators and competitors alike. Find the details for this event here.
March 1, 2012