One of the first mushers leaves Fairbanks during the official restart of the Iditarod. The race had to be moved from its usual location in southeast Alaska to Fairbanks due to the unusually warm winter, which race officials feared would cause unsafe conditions. American musher Christine Roalofs leaves the Yukon Quest start shoot with her team on February 3. Roalofs was the fourth musher out. The Yukon Quest is a yearly race between Fairbanks and White Horse, Canada, and is often called the world's toughest sled dog race. Sled dogs rest during their final hour before the start of the 2018 Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska. Rachael Teter and Jasmine Jemewouk play chess outside the Greuning building while the temperature hovered near -20F. Students ice skate during the middle of a snow storm as a part of UAF's yearly Winter Carnival. Ice climbing students practice their skills during a late winter climb in Denali National park. Students and Fairbanks residents participated in an ice climbing wall competition on Friday, February 24, outside of the UAF Recreation Centre. Nanook swimmer Katherine Stark pulls herself out of the Patty pool during an after practice photo shoot on Saturday, April 1st. Stark is a Journalism student with a minor in Psychology. Students were greeted with temperatures well below -40 degrees Fahrenheit as they started their second semester. Nanook swimmer Erika Kakazu swims across the pool during an after practice portrait shoot. Senior Zach Frye looks down at the puck after being tripped by a University of Alaska Anchorage player during the Gov Cup in the Carlson Arena on Feb. 23. Luke Rogers blows on a fire during the second half of the Forest Games, a yearly event in which Fairbanks residents compete to see who is the most lumberjack of them all. Members of the Nanook cross country team competed with other athletes during the Moda Health Blue and gold meet on Sept. 8. Two students run into each other during a game of mud volleyball on Friday afternoon. The five actresses in 5 Women with the Same Dress get ready for their final rehearsal before Friday night's show. UAF Chancellor Daniel M. White (right) walks with the fire chief (left) after lighting the annual Starvation Gulch bonfires. Starvation Gulch is an event where students attempt to build the tallest possible structures out of wooden pallets, and then burn them down. Swiss national Yannic Bartolozzi photographs a rocket taking off into the aurora from Poker Flat Research Range on a lat night in February. The northern lights dance over the top of the University of Alaska in late November, as temperatures dipped to 30 below.