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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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ABOUT YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

The Alaska Club offers a variety of programs for youth and families. Bring a friend or come meet new ones: it’s better together! Find details and registration information for these programs below, or contact a Reservation Specialist at 365-7393 with any questions.

 

Youth Programs: FREE for Fitness Members

  • Family Fun Night: third Wednesday of every month, FREE for members and guests.
  • Youth Group Fitness: includes Junior Jam, Dance Kidz, Kardio Kids, Youth Yoga, ZUMBA for kids and more.
  • Family Track Time: East and Eagle River.
  • Open Swim at East, South, Eagle River, Wasilla and Fairbanks South pools.
  • The Gauntlet: Floating obstacle course in The Alaska Club East pool.
  • Family Fit Ready: Learn how youth ages 10 to 13 can workout with a parent in the cardio room and group fitness classes. Contact your ExpressWay staff or send us an email here for more information.
  • Kids' Zone: available to members and their guests ages 6-16 at South, East, Eagle River, Wasilla, Fairbanks South, Juneau Valley, with FREE games and more.

More Youth and Family Classes and Programs

  • Starfish Academy Swim Lessons: all levels from infant to advanced. Registration required.
  • Torpedoes Swim Team: for ages 7-18. Registration required.
  • Parents' Night Off: babysitting at its best! Monthly event, registration recommended.
  • Dance Classes including ballet and tap. Registration required.
  • Martial Arts Classes including Tang Soo Do and Karate. Registration required.
  • Tennis Lessons: all levels, including group, private, and semi-private lessons and tournament training. Registration required.
  • Birthday Parties: rentals available for the Kids' Play Center, pool and more. 
  • Kids' Play Center Child Care: care provided by certified staff. Ask at Membership about child care discounts, including Membership Plus and Good Life memberships
  • Fun Camps offer healthy, active fun, creative activities, daily swimming, and a variety of sports to keep children moving all year long, including school breaks, winter break, and summer break.
  • Much More: youth cooking classes, theater workshops, arts and crafts, and many other events are scheduled monthly.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

FREE for Fitness Members

Family Fun Night | Youth Group Fitness | Family Track Time | Open Swim | The Gauntlet | Family Fit Ready | Kids' Zone

 

Family Fun Night at The Alaska Club
ANCHORAGE SOUTH - 4-7pm
ANCHORAGE EAST - 4-7pm
EAGLE RIVER - 4-7pm
WASILLA - 4-7pm
FAIRBANKS SOUTH - 5-8pm
JUNEAU VALLEY - 4-7pm

Youth Group Fitness

Included with your fitness membership, classes for youth include:

Junior Jam  (Ages 6-12)
Includes a variety of physical and sports activities appropriate for this age group.

Dance Kidz  (Ages 10 and up) 
Have fun learning the latest and classic dance trends. No dance experience required.

Kardio Kids  (Ages 3-5) 
Fitness activities focusing on fun, large motor movements in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Youth Yoga  (Ages 6-12) 
Age-appropriate and fun yoga practice.

ZUMBA Kids  (Ages 6-11)
Get the whole family involved in this kid-friendly ZUMBA class. Upbeat music with easy-to-follow choreography. It's a total body workout that feels like a party. Ages 6 and up, must be accompanied by a parent.

Go to the Youth Group Fitness schedule >

 

Family Track Time

Workout as a family during Family Track Time. 3 days a week for parents and kids age 6 and up. Track rules apply. FREE for members. 

The Alaska Club East
Tuesday/Thursday 1-4pm, Saturdays 2-4pm

The Alaska Club Eagle River
Tuesdays 12-2pm, Thursdays 6-8pm, Sundays 2-4pm

See Family Track Time on the Group FItness Schedule >

The Gauntlet at East

The Gauntlet

Get ready for epic play in the pool on our inflatable obstacle course.

Go to the pool schedule for Gauntlet times >

 

Family Fit Ready

Learn how youth ages 10 to 13 can workout with a parent in the cardio room and group fitness classes.

Contact your ExpressWay staff or send us an email here for more information.

 

Kids' Zone

Kids' Zones are provided for members and their guests age 6 to 16 at South, East, Eagle River, Wasilla, Fairbanks South, Juneau Valley. 

Free video games are available on a first-come-first-serve basis in the youth areas of the club. The games are unsupervised.

Learn more about child care at the Kids' Play Centers > 

 


MORE YOUTH PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 Starfish Academy | Parents' Night Off | Martial Arts | Dance | Youth Tennis Lessons | Yoga for Kids | Parties & Rentals | Child Care | Fun Camps | And More

 

Starfish Academy at The Alaska ClubStarfish Academy Swim Lessons

Lesson descriptions

Infants & Toddlers – Ages 6 months to 3 years. This is a parent–assisted class. Parent and child will be introduced to basic swimming and water skills. The focus of this class is water adjustment and FUN!

Level 1 – Water Exploration – For children 3 and up; children with little or no water experience. Skills include: pool safety, utilizing stairs/ladders to enter/exit, bubble blowing, submerging face in water, supported front (face in water) and back floating, supported front crawl arms and flutter kicks.

Level 2 – Primary Skills – Prerequisites: students need to have skill set of Level 1 prior to enrolling in this class. Skills include: front/back floating unassisted; front/back glide unassisted; rolling over from front to back, and back to front floating unassisted; combining front/back leg arm action; introduction to elementary backstroke and streamline techniques; retrieving a submerged object and water safety topics.

Level 3 – Stroke Development – Prerequisites: students need to have skill set of Level 2 prior to enrolling in this class. Skills include: swim ten-yards front/back crawl with glide start; elementary backstroke ten-yards unassisted, and tread water; introduction to breaststroke arms/legs; diving; front crawl with breathing to side; submerging in deep water, and combining elementary backstroke.

Level 4 – Stroke Refinement – Prerequisites: students need to have skill set of Level 3 prior to enrolling in this class. Skills include: front/back crawl; breaststroke; elementary backstroke twenty-yards proficiently; treading water for one minute; introduction to sidestroke; butterfly; flip turns and starts diving from the diving board (where available).

SKILL REPORT CARDS: East, South and Wasilla classes feature skill report cards: attend all of your classes and build skills to collect stickers!

 Swim lesson registration

SOUTH ANCHORAGE
Click here for online lesson registration >
Click here for online swim team registration >
(907) 344-6567, option 3

EAST
Click here for online registration >
(907) 337-9550, option 3

EAGLE RIVER
Click here for online registration >

WASILLA
Click here for online registration >
(907) 376-3300, option 3

FAIRBANKS SOUTH
Click here for online registration >
(907) 458-1745

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Ages 7-18. If you enjoy swimming and can competently swim 100 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke, and can follow directions, then you have what it takes to join The Alaska Club South Torpedoes!  The swim team runs on a monthly basis with registration fees due by the first class of each month.

  • Members: $75/month
  • Nonmembers: $100/month
  • Tue/Thu 5:30-7pm

 

 

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Parents' Night Off - Turkey Trot

Drop off the kids, hours of fun for them and time off for you! Join us for pizza, games, coloring, crafts and more for ages 3 and up. Members and nonmembers welcome: invite a friend!

Preregistration is encouraged to reserve your spot.  $25 for the first child, $20 for each sibling.

Click here to register for the upcoming Parents' Night Off or call 365-7393.

*Child must be potty trained to attend.

Martial Arts

Shotokan Karate (South)

Traditional Japanese style of Karate teaching punches and kicks as well as introducing the format of Shotokan Karate sessions. Ages 8 to adults.

Register here for South Karate >

 

Karate Kids (South)

Traditional Japanese style of Karate (punches, kicks and forms) with emphasis on technique and the goal of rank advancement. Ages 5 to 7.

Register here for South Karate >

 

Tiny Tigers (Wasilla)

Age appropriate (3 to 5 years of age) introduction to martial arts training using Tae Kwon Do techniques. Kids will learn punches, kicks and the discipline of a martial arts training session. Uniforms are not required but are recommended. 

Register here for Wasilla Tiny Tigers >

 

Tang Soo Do (Juneau Valley)

Korean style of Karate with emphasis on Hyung (forms), Ki Cho (basics) and Deh Ryun (sparring). Designed for ages 6-16 to develop confidence, physical fitness and self-defense. Training involves fun games to develop focus, coordination, and self-control. Instructor Mona - 1st degree black belt.

To register, contact the Juneau Valley Member Support Desk at 789-2181 or contact Becky Thomas: [email protected].

 

Youth Dance at The Alaska Club

Youth Dance

Children of all ages will learn how to reach their fullest potential, but most of all come out of the dance class feeling good about themselves.

South

Register for dance classes at South >

Wasilla

Beginner Tap (ages 4-12) - Wasilla Theater

Register for dance classes at Wasilla >

Youth Tennis Lessons

Aces

For advanced beginner/low intermediate junior tennis players, ages 10–14. Players will learn essential strokes and strategies to prepare for tournaments and more advanced programs.

QuickStart
An introduction to tennis program designed for ages 5–10. Players will learn and develop fundamental skills with scaled down equipment including racquets, balls and court.

Tournament Training
For the highly motivated junior. Players should play at least at a high school junior varsity level. Tournament Training will feature a combination of intense drills, games, match play and fitness to get every player to their peak performance level.

Intermediate Training
For strong intermediate juniors between the ages of 10–14. Players must acquire instructor approval before registering. Develop modern stroke techniques and gain confidence in match strategies.

Private and semi-private lessons also available.

Classes may be cancelled during tournament play. See the Tennis page for more information.

To sign up or for more information about  Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla youth tennis, please contact Jimmy Kayongo at 330-0163 or [email protected].

To sign up or for more information about  Juneau youth tennis, please contact the Member Support Desk at (907) 789-2181.

Kids in the Kitchen

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EAST: November 2, 6-7pm
WASILLA: November 9, 6-7pm
SOUTH: November 16, 6-7pm
EAGLE RIVER: November 30, 6-7pm
Drop kids ages 5-14 off for a fun session
where children prepare a healthy recipe
and take home a menu card so they can
make it again. NO peanut products will be
used. Members and nonmembers welcome!
$12 per child. 

East Registration

Eagle River RegistrationSouth Registration

To register, contact a Reservation Specialist at 365-7393 or stop by the Member Support Desk at staffed The Alaska Club locations.

 

Yoga For Kids

Ages 7 - 11. This class will include appropriate breathing exercises and yoga poses in a supportive and nurturing environment that allows each child to feel and listen to their own bodies without competition, judgment or expectations. Instructor Janice Hurley. Limited class size: pre-payment for all classes is recommended.

To register, contact the Juneau Valley Member Support Desk at 789-2181 or contact Becky Thomas: [email protected].

 

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Birthday Parties

Whether it’s a birthday party or just a fun night out for the kids, The Alaska Club is the perfect place for any celebration. We offer an active and entertaining environment to make the day unforgettable! It’s easy, affordable and we do most the work. Our staff will assist you with everything from set up to clean up.

 

Come visit us at any club location or call 365-7393 to book your party today!

Or fill out our Party Rental Form and we'll get back to you within 1 business day.

See party and rental details here >

 

Kids' Play Centers

Child Care
Kids' Play Centers

Care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years is provided by certified staff. Ask at Membership about child care discounts, including Membership Plus and Good Life memberships.

Find Kids' Play Center details here >

 

Fun Camps at The Alaska Club

Fun Camps

The Alaska Club Fun Camps offer healthy, active fun, creative activities, daily swimming, and a variety of sports to keep children moving all year long, including school breaks, winter break, and summer break.

Learn more about upcoming Fun Camps >

 

More for kids at The Alaska Club

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Youth cooking classes, theater workshops, arts and crafts, and many other events are scheduled monthly.