FAIRBANKS - A tentative agreement has been reached that could move the annual World Ice Art Championships to a new location.
The deal would solve a logistics problem for Ice Alaska. At the same time, it would give the borough a major tenant for the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area.
Ice Alaska chairman Dick Brickley says if things come together, organizers could begin hosting the annual carving championships south of town in 2011.
Under the deal, Ice Alaska would build a new home base in Tanana Lakes and develop a 30-plus-acre slice of the 750-acre recreation area north of the Tanana River.
The borough would own the building and Ice Alaska would run it and a connecting RV park as a community service.