What’s more Alaskan than SNOW!?!? Winter Carnival is a way to break the monotony of the Fairbanks winter with invigorating and entertaining activities in February ranging from ice climbing to dog mushing and everything inbetween.
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.