What’s more Alaskan than SNOW!?!? Winter Carnival is a way to break the monotony of the Fairbanks winter with invigorating and entertaining activities throughout the last weekend of February, all culminating in the Nanook hockey “Governor’s Cup” rivalry game against UAA.
Winter Carnival started as a tradition in the city of Fairbanks. The carnival was centered on the "Polar Bear" hockey team. Winter Carnival was also a time for students to get out and be involved with outdoor sports. In 1927 the students constructed a toboggan slide. Other winter sports that were popular were skiing and ice hockey.
1936 is one of the first recorded Winter Carnivals.
Join us on our trip down to Anchorage to support our Nanook Hockey Team!
Exclusive Gov Cup T-shirt, ride to/from Anchorage, Ticket to the game, and Thunderstix... All for just $30!!
Sign up in the Student Activities Office (Located in Wood Center) NOW!
* Housing not included
* Must be a UAF student