Frequently asked QuestionsThe Ice Alaska Festival is open Saturday February 17th - Sunday March 31st
Home of the World Ice Art Championships
Playground : Feb 17th – Mar 31st, 2024
WIAC Competition : Feb 17th – Mar 3rd, 2024
Frequently asked questions
What is Ice Alaska?
Ice Alaska is the name of the ice festival that runs each winter from mid-February through the end of March.
W.I.A.C. – World ice Art Competition – is the competition part of the event that see the artists producing the amazing sculptures, the world flocks to see.
See the page About Us for our complete biography
How can I get Involved?
You are invited to become a Member of the World ICE Association, the governing body that produces Ice Alaska and the World Ice Art Championships. Annual membership fee starts from $25 and this modest fee allows the organization to cover the administrative costs required by both Alaska State and Federal Government for all 501c3 non-profit entities. Use our page on Membership. and start your Ice Alaska journey by being one of the COOL KIDS !
Not happy to sit on the sidelines ?? We also have volunteering opportunities for all capabilities, so see our page on Volunteering and become one of the valued FAMILY MEMBERS !
Who are the Board of Directors?
The state of Alaska requires all non-profit organizations to maintain a minimum 7 person Board of Directors.
Ice Alaska keeps an 11 person Board because 1.) our members are spread throughout Alaska and the other US states and 2.) to ensure we are properly represented by both interested civilians and Artists. A larger sized Board also ensures that at any given time, there are enough members available to make an executive decision when necessary.
Please see the About Us page for more detailed information.
Where is Ice Alaska?
The venue for Ice Alaska festival and the World Ice Art Championships – TBA
Fairbanks, AK 99709
How much is admission into Ice Alaska?
What are the Dates of Ice Alaska?
Can I take Photos at Ice Alaska?
We encourage everyone to enjoy themselves and taking photos is a natural part of that participation. We encourage sharing photos and the use of social media, however any sales or profiting from photos is considered a copy right infringement with out written our permission.
Any requests can be applied for at email@example.com
Can I bring my dog or pets to Ice Alaska?
Short answer is NO !!.
Please respect that this is an event involving expensive Ice Art pieces, children and volunteers.
The Ice Art produced by our Artists is extremely valuable and cannot be replaced. After the competition, many of the Artists leave to return to work and therefore are not available to fix or correct any accidents or vandalism on their artworks.
As a non-profit organisation, Ice Alaska cannot afford the liability of an unfortunate event occurring between one visitor’s animal and another’s child.
Nobody likes “yellow snow” !! Our volunteers are putting in hours at the park, usually under cold and dark conditions for the love of the event – this does not extend to cleaning up after your pet. It takes around 2 hours to view all that the park has to offer and this is a long time for an animal to restrain itself.
As per Alaska state laws, certified service animals are welcome but in-training, emotional, support or therapy animals are not.
Please refer to the following state document for any further information – https://humanrights.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SERVICE-ANIMAL-final-5.12.21.pdf
Can I smoke at Ice Alaska?
Our Property owners have a No Smoking Policy in which Ice Alaska has to abide by.