MILITARY REPORT: Ice Dogs skate with Fort Wainright families

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The residents of Fort Wainwright got to spend some time with the Ice Dogs Tuesday evening for the annual 'Skate with the Ice Dogs' event.
In this week's 'Military Report,' Julia Laude takes us onto the ice to meet some excited hockey fans.
Beckie Rood; Hockey Mom>>: "As soon as my one son woke up for school today he was like what time do we get to leave?"
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: Excitement filling the air, Fort Wainwright residents waited patiently to spend their evening with some rough and tough young men.
Sam Wood; Ice Dogs Fan>>: "Go Ice Dogs!"
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: The Fairbanks Ice Dogs have been skating with residents for six years.
The different UAF Nanook teams have also participated in this program.
For the kids, their relationship with the dogs is something special.
Sam Wood; Ice Dog Fan>>: "Because one taught me to do a trick and another taught me to skate."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: It's also important to parents.
For Bryce Mikulich, interacting with the hockey team allows his family to keep the sport a tradition.
Bryce Mikulich; Fort Wainwright Resident>>: "So we're huge hockey fans. My oldest daughter, we've been to probably 12, 15, Nashville Predator games and she wants to, after ice skating for the first time, she wants to try and get into hockey."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: Tonya Wood says it's a great experience for her children.
Tonya Wood; North Pole Resident>>: "I think it's really cool they come out and do this. This kids love it and the fact that they actually take time to interact with the kids is huge. I love a program that is like this that is actually family friendly. "
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: Reporting from the Physical Fitness Center, this is Julia Laude.