Hundreds of Fairbanksans participate each year in curling, a game in which people with brooms play a giant version of shuffleboard on ice. Curlers have an almost fanatical devotion to their sport, and they're eager to explain its finer points to the uninitiated.

Fairbanks Curling Club. The club hosts an annual Yukon Title bonspiel (match) in early November and an international bonspiel on the first weekend of April. The club season runs from October to early April. Admission is free for those who want to watch a curling match or practice from the heated viewing area of the curling club arena. 1962 2nd Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. 907/452–2875;

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