(Mailing Address) • Ice Alaska • P.O. Box 83134 • Fairbanks, AK 99708
New George Horner Ice Park: Peger Road to the West end of Phillips Field Road: Phillips Field Road to end; turn left. Ice Park is on the Right, O'Grady Pond Too is on the Left. Welcome!
New Park & New Name
George R. Horner
Ice Park was moved to property purchased from the George Horner family which had been used for many years for a construction and Redi-Mix cement business. The Horners extracted tons of gravel, resulting in a huge pond – Ice Alaska calls O’Grady Pond Too. The pond is one of the most important features that makes the 25 acres of land so perfect as an Ice Park.
George R. Horner was born in Pennsylvania on a family farm. In 1948 at the age of 20 he drove up the Alcan Highway with some friends in March. Being a country boy he got a job at Creamers Dairy where he milked cows and delivered milk in town. He eventually got work in construction and learned how to operate heavy equipment. He then decided to go into business himself in 1961 and eventually became successful as H&H Contractors, Inc. Later University Redi-Mix, Inc. involving his whole family.
George was active in winter sports, playing hockey and coaching junior hockey. He is in the Hockey Hall of Fame here in Fairbanks. He was one of the original group who started Ski Land and was involved early on in the ice carving when it got started in Fairbanks down by the Chena River. George would be very pleased to know that Ice Alaska is going to be established here on this property.