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 2016 — March 2017
Youth / Junior Practice / Home School Program:
Monday, 4:15 - 5:45pm (youth must be able to throw a full sheet)
Thursday 4:15 - 5:45pm (youth must be able to throw a full sheet)
Tuesday Home School Program Tuesday 1 - 3 pm
Once you pay your Youth/Junior instruction fee, your child will be able to participate in any or all of these three practice times (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday). We will be using the same curriculum each week. That means if your child attends on Monday & Thursday, they will have the same lessons both days. However, there will likely be different coaches for each day of practice, so while they will be all working on the same curriculum, each coach may approach the lesson differently.
Saturday Ice Chips & Little Rockers
Saturday 10 : 30 am - noon - Little Rockers
Saturday 11 am - noon - Ice Chips
First Youth League day: October 8, 2016
First Thursday Practice: October 6, 2016
First Monday Practice: October 10, 2016
First Tuesday Homeschool: October 4, 2016
First Saturday Ice Chips & Little Rockers: October 8, 2016
Youth/Junior Bonspiel: March 25-26, 2017
Alaska U18 Playdowns: January 28 & 29, 2017 (sign up at USCA by 11/28/16)
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.