9 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Alaska!

Winter is the best time to lace up the ice skates in Alaska. There are several indoor arenas in the state that offer year-round use. But to get the true experience, you must step outside. Keep your eyes on the forecast and get ready to explore magnificent remote lakes on the outskirts of major cities, or maybe head inside for an ice skating lesson or two. Whether it’s backcountry or backyards, Alaska has what you’re looking for. Here are the 9 best ice skating rinks in the state.

Cuddy Family Midtown Park, Anchorage, AK

Experience a picture-perfect winter day with the Winter Solstice Festival at Cuddy Family Midtown Park and go ice skating! Enjoy a fun day of ice skating to your favorite festive tunes in a panoramic vista setting. Refresh and thaw out with hot chocolate by the toasty fire.

Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

Visit Westchester Lagoon and take in a flawless winter realm! Slide down slick, twisting patches of ice encircled by gorgeous, snow-covered foliage while wearing skates. Numerous burn barrels are scattered over the lagoon to keep you steady. Join hundreds of other ice skaters in the city for traditional skating.

Ice Skating at Nancy Lakes State Recreation Area, Big Lake, AK

This winter, discover the canoe paths in the summer and ice skate the eight-mile loop of fourteen lakes. Either sail the entire route in a single day or tackle a few lakes at a time and relish the challenge of the trails that can stretch up to half a mile between each of the lakes. Saddle up to one of the top paddling spots in the summer and take in the stunning winter wonderland.

Brett Memorial Ice Arena, Wasilla, AK

Since 1984, the Wasilla Area's famous ice rink, The Brett, has been providing entertainment for the Valley. Come spin about on their glittering ice; it's ideal for both novices and pros. The Brett is a fun family destination for all, with a wide variety of activities, including hockey and ice skating. Turn around and create lifelong memories.

The Ice Chalet at Destination Dimond, Anchorage, AK

Put on your ice skates and head to the rink at the Dimond Ice Chalet. Enjoy year-round ice skating at Dimond, with beginner lessons and free skating hours available. Everyone can find something to love, whether relaxing days spent by the ice or exciting family gatherings. Visit Dimond Ice Chalet and give it a try now!

Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center, Eagle River, AK

Located in the center of Anchorage is the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center, Alaska's premier sports complex. Visitors can engage in track sprinting, field sports, Olympic-style ice skating, and much more here! The Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center is a great location to get moving and enjoy yourself because of its incredible features.

Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, Wasilla, AK

Take to the ice at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center by putting on your skates. The smooth ice and first-rate amenities make this a great location for folks to enjoy the best skating parts and improve their skills in one spot. See how well you can slide around the rink with them!

Big Dipper Ice Arena, Fairbanks, AK

Feel the delight of ice skating at The Big Dipper Ice Arena. Located in Fairbanks, this arena was once an airplane hangar in Tanacross before being repurposed into an ice arena in 1968. Home to the Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League, you will also find great public skating and youth and adult hockey programs happening.

Hez Ray Sports Complex, Fairbanks, AK

Indoor ice skating and hockey is the name of the game here in Fairbanks! If you're on the hunt for a pick-up game, to join a league, or just to enjoy a couple of hours of great exercise, this is one of the best places in the Alaska Interior to do it.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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