38377 Swanson River Rd., Sterling, AK  99672         907-262-7224

Sterling Communtiy Center

Fostering, Nurturing, Connecting - Family & Community

The Sterling Community Center is a non-profit organization established in 1953 as the Sterling Community Club, to provide a local school house for the Sterling area children. The current facility was built in 2013 to bring Sterling residents together and to invest in our children, our families, and our future. The facility is open for public use and also available to rent for private or public events. 

The Sterling Community Center features a full-court gym, multipurpose room/library, exercise equipment, and a commercially-equipped kitchen.

Christmas on Ice was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our special night a success! We had an amazing evening of skating, bonfire, hot cocoa, and s'mores. The Casserole Cook-Off was amazing. Thank you to all the wonderful who entered a dish, and thank you to all the tasters! It was a hard job tasting all those amazing casserole. Our very own Grace Merkes and Melissa Merkes-Daughtery walked away with the 1st place prize. Helen Croom took 2nd place. Congratulations ladies!

  • We have ice!
    We have ice!
  • Wonderful bonfire and S'mores galores!
    Wonderful bonfire and S'mores galores!
  • Limbo Winner!
    Limbo Winner!
  • So warm!
    So warm!
  • Oven mitt gift unwrapping game. So fun!
    Oven mitt gift unwrapping game. So fun!
  • Winners of Santa Says!
    Winners of Santa Says!
  • Which way do I go?
    Which way do I go?

Thank You, Thank You!

A warm and heartfelt thank you to all of the community members and businesses that made our Christmas on a Ice a huge success! Leora Pooler, Andrew Miller, Nila Sanchez, Michelle Hartley, Arron McGahan, David Bunts, Zack Allen, Jim McAnelly, Scott Peek, Walmart, Save U More, Safeway, Bishop's Attic, Duck Inn, Orca Theater, Yo Tacos, Sterling Baptist, Church, Walgreens, Sterling Fire, Department, and the Sterling Senior Center. Also,  a big thank you to Scott Downing for helping keep the rink clear and usable in the days since. We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Volunteer Spotlight

Leora Pooler is in our Spotlight!

Leora is a  longtime Sterling resident and a current SCC board member. She spends countless hours volunteering for the center and is our go-to person for almost everything. Cleaning, filling in for staff, helping plan and carry out events and programs, general maintenance... she does it all! Her giving and caring nature make her a genuine asset to the community of Sterling and our organization. 

Thank you for all that you do for us Leora!

To find out how you can give back to the community by volunteering at the Sterling Community Center, call Michelle at 907-262-7224 or email us at scc@acsalaska.net.


See You Soon!


  • New push button facility access door knobs need programmed and installed
  • Locker room counter tops need front solid surface trim installed
  • Locker room base molding needs completed
  • FRP needs installed around kitchen steam table and a quartz shelf installed
  • Woman’s bathroom stall panel needs changed out
  • Banners need put up and some need moved in gym
  • Post office roof, windows, skirting and painting
  • School house crawl space vents & foundation waterproof fabric and metal need work
  • School house gas piping needs tied to the new piping
  • Wire fencing and piping needs installed around baseball field
  • Locker room thermostat needs moved
  • Cracked windows need replaced
  •  Flashing on exterior doors readjusted & weather stripping adjusted