FAIRBANKS, Ak-This is for your Pop Pop, Grandma, you know "Old School". This morning we visited the Fairbanks Curling Club, the site of the men's and women's USA Senior National Championships. These seasoned athletes still got it.
At stake are a national title and the chance to represent the U.S. in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Senior World Championships in April. 18 Rinks of players age 50 and older from all over the country have gathered to participate in this competition.
We caught up with the local Shuttleworth rink this morning and they describe the nature of this national curling event.
Mary Jaster, a North Dakota native, came all the way to the Interior for this national curling event that is very competitive.
"The competition here is very good these are long term curlers. Most of them have been curling decades and its got rush hour competition and I'm real happy to come out and be invited to the local rink," Jaster said.
Jaster is in the Shuttleworth rink led by skip Cathy Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth says the people who journey to Fairbanks for the seniors championships get more out of the trip than just curling with friends.
"It's really great to see some of the gals from the lower 48 come up here and enjoy Fairbanks and there excited to be here they wanna see Chena hot springs they wanna see the north pole Santa clause house they wanna see mascots so there real happy to be here and here to enjoy not only the competition but to enjoys what Fairbanks has to offer," said Shuttleworth.
The USA Senior National Championships statred last nigth and run through Sunday at the Fairbanks Curling Club. For more infomation on scores visit CurlingZone.com.