Welcome to the Pond!
The skating rink, also known as the "Ice Puppy Pond" is a main attraction at the Ice Park. With open skate sessions and some organized games for hockey players young and old, this Ice Park attraction is a one-of-a-kind rink with its unique ice dasher boards. Each day the Ice Rink crew sweeps, mends, and zams the ice so the kids can enjoy their skating. According to rinkmaster "Clutch" Lounsburry, its worth all the fuss for the future hockey stars of Fairbanks.
The rink has been an Ice Park attraction for over 10 years, with 1999 being the first year the all-ice dasher boards were put up, with the help of Barbro Behm.
The Ice Rink lighting is in memory of Bob Brooks, a dedicated hockey player and great all-around guy. He was a hockey legend in Fairbanks. His son donated the original fiber optic cable for lighting the rink. This years sponsor is the Harley Davidson Farthest North Outpost, who also donated the use of two machines to pull the Ice Park Train.
Soft pucks only if you choose to play hockey, or just come on out to skate and have fun.
Free skate rentals
Thanks to community donations there are over 100 pairs of skates available to borrow. Or bring your own! Bring a stick and a puck and come on out and skate.
The Ice Puppies will again have their annual hockey tournament the weekend of March 12 & 13.
Thanks to our Chinese friends, we have an amazing array of LED lights topping the ice "boards" of our one-of-a-kind amazing Ice Puppy Pond.
The Ice Puppy Pond is named for the Ice Puppy kids ages 4-7. As they grow up, they have the chance to move up and play for the Ice Dogs Junior A team that plays at the Big Dipper Skating Arena.