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Sunday, 03 January 2016 02:58

2016 Ice Harvest Begins

Have you ever wondered about those giant blocks of ice used in ice carving events?  Before we get those large 36 in (91cm) thick blocks of beautiful clear ice, some prep work needs to be done.  Today a small dedicated crew, Jasper Eaton, Connie Adkins, Andie O'Grady, Tom Gullicksen, and Howard Earles, were out on the ice for the first harvest of the season.  This first harvest, the ice is still pretty thin, less than 30 inches. 

 

 

 

It's also mostly white.  That's because ice forms in layers, and the outer layer is subjected to the elements, snow, and even rain.  Think of the rind on some fruits that you have to peel off to get to the good stuff.  It's also more brittle than the clear blue ice the artists will be using in a few weeks.  However, the next batch out of that section, will have more clear ice and less white ice.

 

These first blocks of white ice won't be waisted.  They can be utilized for walls, and as base material for slides, stage, and much of the ice structure you will find around the park when it opens.

Friday, 01 January 2016 02:17

JANUARY POTLUCK

JANUARY VOLUNTEER POTLUCK

Greetings to all.  We hope this note finds you well, and we look forward to the new year, 2016.  

Our next Volunteer Potluck and planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:56

December Potluck

Mark your calendars,

The next December Volunteer Planning Potluck is scheduled:

Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

At the Ice Park

Monday, 02 November 2015 02:17

2016 Event Updates

Greetings from Ice Alaska!

You might notice that our page is under construction. 2015 is coming to a close, and we at the park are now gearing up for the new 2016 event.  That means we are also in process of updating the webpages.  

While you're waiting for the new 2016 pages to show up, go ahead and mark your calendar for the important 2016 Ice Alaska Dates:  

February 29:  The Park opens and the Single Block Classic begins.

March 5: The Multi Block Classic begins.

March 15: The Youth Classic begins.  

The Ice Alaska Park will be open Februrary 29 to March 27.

Monday, 02 November 2015 01:53

November Volunteer Potluck

Announcing the next Volunteer Potluck: 

Thursday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m.

at the Ice Park 

Stop by Thursday evening and catch up on the planning for the 2016 Ice Alaska Events.  Volunteers are already busy working on infrastructure and technical issues so they won't be a problem once we reach Februrary  

Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:48

October Volunteer Potluck

Summer has ended, and the Volunteers at Ice Alaska are rounding up to plan the 2016 Event!

Stop by October 01, 2015 at 6:30

Bring a dish to share and meet your fellow volunteers.  

Also, this is the last day to purchase a $10 Membership if you want to vote at nextweek's General Membership/Board meeting.  

Saturday, 18 April 2015 23:03

2016 ICE ALASKA DATES

Plan your 2016 Wiinter activities.  

The 2016 Ice Alaska and Ice Park Events:

Park Opens Monday, Februray 29, 2016 and weather permitting will remain open until Sunday March 27, 2016

Single Block Competition February 29, 2016

Multi Block Competition March 5, 2016

 

Saturday, 18 April 2015 22:56

2016 ICE ALASKA DATES

Plan your 2016 Wiinter activities.  

The 2016 Ice Alaska and Ice Park Events:

Park Opens Monday, Februray 29, 2016 and weather permitting will remain open until Sunday March 27, 2016

Single Block Competition February 29, 2016

Multi Block Competition March 5, 2016

 

Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:09

Ice Park Closes Early

ICE PARK CLOSES EARLY
Greetings to All! Fairbanks is experiencing a spectacular spring season, this being the third day in a row that the temperature has breached the +50F in the Park, it's just too much for the ice.

So we are announcing that today is the last day to play in the Park.

5:00 p.m. - NEWS UPDATE - PINS JUST ARRIVED!
Good afternoon! I just got the call from Mr. Brickley. The Pins just arrived this afternoon.

The office is working out the logistics of trying to get everyone their souvenir pin. After today, since the Park is closes there's not likely to be regular staffing at the office.

For sure, beginning May 1st the Pins will be available at the Ice Museum downtown. If you need to pick up your pin, prior to May 1st, you can call the Park Office at 451-8250 and make sure someone is on site before you stop by.

I understand that also a number of folks have already left Alaska, and the Park Office will be working on mailings also.

-Best Regards, Rhonda Konicki, Ice AK Volunteer

Friday, 27 March 2015 03:09

THE PARK IS STILL OPEN!

THE PARK IS STILL OPEN!

Greetings to all. We were beat up pretty good by the warm weather. Temps reached above 50F in the Park today and that caused some serious issues with the ice rink and the ice maze, which have both been shut down. 

The giant slides, however, are still open and the Single Block Exhibits are holding up in the shade of the trees. 

The planned closure date for the Park is this coming Sunday, so bring the kids and bring your sleds!

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