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 hockey, 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.