The Fairbanks Curling Club offers a progressive youth program for youth ages 5-21, with a focus on fun, age appropriate curling activities and skill building, sportsmanship, and also the ability to progress and compete successfully at the national level, if a child so desires.
Saturdays 10 am-noon
October 2017 — March 2018
Youth / Junior Practice
Monday, 4:30 - 5:45pm (youth must be able to throw a full sheet)
Once you pay your Youth/Junior instruction fee, your child will be able to participate.
Saturday Ice Chips & Little Rockers
Saturday 10 : 30 am - noon - Little Rockers
Saturday 11 am - noon - Ice Chips
First Youth League day: October 14, 2017
First Monday Practice: October 9, 2017
First Saturday Ice Chips & Little Rockers: October 14, 2017
Youth/Junior Bonspiel: March 10 & 11, 2017
Alaska U18 Playdowns: December 16 & 17, 2017
Program Division Descriptions
|Ice Chips||Pre-K - First Grade|
|Little Rockers||Grades 1-3|
|Big Rockers||Grades 3-6|
Ice Chips – The starting point for the youngest curlers in the FCC family. Age appropriate games, snack and off-ice activities are a part of each Ice Chips session. Regular on-ice parental/guardian participation is required.
Little Rockers – Youth at this level still use the little rocks, but are beginning to develop proper curling skills. Sessions will stress on ice safety, skill development and fun. There will be an off-ice break for snacks during the session.
Big Rockers – As a child develops skills and ages, they can move to Big Rockers, where regulation sized rocks are used. This level will also introduce more advanced curling concepts, such as the difference in each team position and strategy. This level has two on-ice instruction sessions.
Juniors – This program encompasses both the social/recreational junior curler, as well as those interested in curling in competitive forums. Juniors will have the opportunity for on-ice practice sessions, and are also encouraged to participate in the junior league, or other league, for additional ice time. Juniors are also eligible for the Olympic development program, which afford the opportunity for curling in more advanced forums, up to and including national competition.