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Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough

About
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The Big Dipper Ice Arena is owned and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. Once an airplane hangar in Tanacross, the structure was reassembled as an ice arena in Fairbanks in 1968. "The Dipper" hosts public skating, youth and adult hokey, and is home of the Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League. A walking and jogging track is free to the public during scheduled hours. Free outdoor ice is available in the winter. Public skating times and rental skates are available.

Amenities
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COVID-19 Business Updates
General
COVID-19 Business Updates
  • Takeout Available:
Open Status
  • Days of Operation:
    • Daily (Sun-Sat)
  • Hours of Operation: 12:00 PM 08:00 PM
  • Open For Business:
Dining
  • Dine-In Service:
Personal Protection
  • Enhanced Sanitation:
    • Frequent hand washing/sanitizer use
    • Sanitize high-touch surfaces every hour per state guidelines
    • Provide hand sanitizer
    • Provide training for employees on implementing these measures
  • Procedures for positive COVID-19 test :
  • Share Sanitation Protocols:
    • Signage in business
    • Social Media
    • Business website
  • Transmission Barriers:
    • Encouraging physical distancing through signage
    • Requiring staff to wear face coverings
    • Curbside service delivery
Health Resources
  • Health Resources:
    • Materials describing good health practices to protect themselves and others
General
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Meeting Space Available:
  • Months of Operation:
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Payment Types:
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Cash
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Seasons of Operation: Summer Only
Military Discount
  • Military Discount Description: Discount varies by vendor.
Packages
  • Working with others to offer packages: Pioneer Park works directly with all of its vendors, and Non-profits to provide the community with access to local goods and services.