Nanook Recreation Memberships

Nanook Recreation Membership options and prices are increasing on 1/1/19. The increase is to assist with continuing to provide a wide range of programs and facilities to meet our members' needs.

Take advantage of your membership:
◘ Courts, indoor track, free weight & cardio equipment during SRC open hours
◘ Free ice skating -  skating hours
◘ Free swimming - swim hours
◘ Free SkiLand season pass for students (see details below)
◘ Many free live &/or streaming fitness classes
◘ Discounts on outdoor equipment rentals
◘ Play Intramurals! Basketball, volleyball, hockey, etc.
◘ Take the Climbing Wall Safety Orientation Class and climb during SRC open hours

Take a small virtual tour HERE!

See this chart for the new prices:



Patrons MUST provide the following to access to the Student Recreation Complex:

  • An active Polar Express Card, Nanook Recreation Membership card or daily pass
  • Photo identification
  • A clean pair of shoes


Cost: $135 per semester; $75 for CTC-only students.

Who pays: All Fairbanks-area students (Fairbanks or UAF Community and Technical College sites) enrolled in 6 or more credits (eLearning classes do not count towards this total). Fairbanks-area students enrolled in 3-5 credits have the option of paying the recreation fee. Fairbanks-area students enrolled in 1-2 credits do not have the option of purchasing a membership at the recreation fee cost; but there are other membership options.

What's covered: The recreation fee is a membership to the Student Recreation Center (SRC), Patty Ice, Patty Pool, Outdoor Adventures and Skiland (see the SRC for Skiland season pass receipt; only available for students enrolled in 6 or more credits on campus). The SRC is a comprehensive fitness facility with equipment, courts, track, group fitness, intramurals and a climbing wall. The Patty Ice arena provides recreational ice skating sessions. The Patty Pool provides lap swim sessions. Outdoor Adventures has discounted equipment rentals, trips and an outdoor rock/ice wall. Some extra programs have additional fees associated, consult DRAW staff for details. Anyone under the age of 18 using these facilities must be accompanied by a legal guardian whose minimum age is 21 unless they are a full-time UAF student.

All membership prices below are effective through 12/31/18, see above for prices as of 1/1/19.

Student Spouse/Dependents**
 - Students with an active SRC membership may add dependent family members for $40 per person/$100 per family per semester. Dependents cannot qualify for student/staff/faculty membership on their own. If they do, they must purchase their own membership.
 - Any family member over the age of 5 is required to have their own Polar Express Card or Nanook Recreation membership card to access the facility.

- See our Minor Oversight video

Faculty & Staff

Annual*        $575/family or $403/individual
Semester    $230/family or $155/individual
Monthly        $86/family or $58/individual       
Weekly         $29/family or $17/individual    

UAF L.I.F.E. (Let's Include Fitness Everyday) for Faculty/Staff

L.I.F.E. members may only be in the building Mon - Fri from
5:30 - 8 am, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm and 4:45 - 6:15 pm
Annual*        $253/individual and $191/additional member
Semester     $93/individual and $64/additional member   

Alumni - must show proof of current Alumni Association membership

Annual*        $665/family or $462/individual
Semester     $265/family or $184/individual           
Monthly         $99/family or $69/individual   
Weekly          $42/family or $29/individual


Annual*      $1,565/family or $1,090/individual
Monthly       $173/family or $132/individual     
Weekly        $61/family or $42/individual          

Senior Citizens (age 65+)
             Monthly        $52/individual      

Student Recreation Center Day Pass
            $7     Student, Staff and Faculty
            $10   Alumni and Public

Session Fee (individuals without SRC activity card)
            $5  Swimming, Sauna, Racquetball, Shower at the Patty or Shower at the SRC

**= Children under the age of 5 are admitted at no charge unless they will be using the pool.
 * = Annual passes extend one year subsequent to the date purchased or renewal date.

Semester Membership Dates:

Fall 2018        August 23 - December 31, 2018
Spring 2019    January 1 - May 15, 2019
Summer 2019  May 16 - August 26, 2019
Fall 2019        August 27 - December 31, 2019

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