NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Alaska State Youth Soccer Association coaching classes - The ASYSA will host a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "E" Level coaching certification course on Feb. 28-29 at a Juneau location TBA. The emphasis on the "E" license is teaching players ages 6-12 and the course requires 18 hours of instruction on tactics, technique, principles, goalkeeping, fitness and nutrition, injuries, and running functional and appropriate practices. The successful candidates will be awarded their national "E" coaching license. There is a course fee of $100. Info: ASYSA Southeast District Commissioner Leslie Houston, 364-2657.
Alaska Amateur Softball Association coach/athlete camps - The AASA, in conjunction with USA Softball, will conduct a coaches camp Jan. 16-18 and an athletes' camp on Jan. 17-18, with both taking place at the O'Malley Center Gardens in Anchorage. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 9. The camps will be led by Cindy Bristow, the director of development of the International Softball Federation. Assisting with the camps will be 2000 U.S. Olympic Team gold medalist Jennifer McFalls, U.S. Junior Women's National Team pitching coach Chuck D'Arcy and Fresno State graduate assistant coach Pamela West. The registration fee is $50 per coach or athlete. Info: Alaska Amateur Softball Association, 1-907-272-7683, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Today, Jan. 4
Juneau Ski Club - USSA Millennium Race Series slalom races, lifts open 9:30 a.m., racing starts about 10 a.m. at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Juneau Ski Club race hotline, 790-RACE (790-7223); Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 downtown office, or 790-2001 on the mountain.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Eaglecrest Ski Area Snowflake Festival - Events run though Jan. 4, and participants age 19-older can enter to win a ski package for two to Alyeska Resort, a round-trip ticket for two on Wings of Alaska or a five-day booklet of lift tickets. Entry forms are available at the Eaglecrest rental/repair shop and the winner will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4. There is a holiday ski/snowboard camp for all ages on Jan. 2; the start of Mighty-Mites, Wee Ski and Mountain Explorer programs on Jan. 3-4; the announcement of the Snowflake Festival prize drawings and the winners of the Hilary Lindh Scholarship Ski Pass on Jan. 4; and the JSC Alpine Millennium Race Series slalom races on Jan. 4. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 downtown office, or 790-2001 on the mountain.
4-H Nordic Ski Club first meeting - The club's first meeting takes place from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, in a storefront at the Nugget Mall. This club is for young skiers in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to participate. This session will be indoors so leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant can teach people how to clean and wax cross-country skis and how to care for their equipment. The club features weekly ski treks on Sundays at various locations around Juneau. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in most of the club's events. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association women's and coed hockey registration - The last day to register for the winter season is Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. The winter season starts Jan. 12 and teams play one game a week through mid-April at Treadwell Arena. The registration fee is $125 (players new to JAHA) and $85 (players who competed in the fall 2003 season). The women's league is limited to 90 women, no late registration. Spots also are open in the coed leagues, which are open to all players age 18-older. Info: Aurah Landau, 586-6114; Jan Rumble, 780-2552; Emily Nelson (coed), 586-1070; or on the Web at http://www.juneauhockey.org.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association gear swap - The inaugural youth and adult hockey gear swap takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Egan Room at Centennial Hall. If you have gear you want to swap, please drop it off between 4:30-5 p.m. Info: Aurah Landau, 586-6114.
Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - The local flyfishing group's regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Mendenhall River Community School library. Brad Elfers will show the group some dubbing tricks and how to tie steelhead flies with a dubbing loop. New members and visitors are always welcome. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2004 coed volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the municipal building downtown (155 South Seward Street). Team registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Assembly Chambers at the municipal building. Late registration takes place on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Parks and Rec office ($10 late fee charged). Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Team registration information is available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/coedvolleyball.php/. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Arctic Winter Games-Team Alaska table tennis tryouts - The tryouts take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Fairview Recreation Center in Anchorage (1121 East 10th Ave.). There is a tryout fee of $25 per person, and the team will be eight individuals (two boys, two girls from each age group). The age groups are Junior (born 1986-later) and Juvenile (born 1989-later). The Arctic Winter Games take place Feb. 28 through March 6 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Info: Bob Janes, 465-2080, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karl Augestad, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.2004.teamalaska.org.
Women's classic indoor soccer registration - Registration for the upcoming women's classic indoor soccer season is open until Jan. 9. The season begins on Jan. 12. Teams play once a week on Mondays; no experience necessary, older women and new players are welcomed and encouraged. Registration forms are available at the CBJ Parks and Recreation Department office. The program is sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League. Info: Amy, 364-3266 or 586-1070.
Water safety instructor aide course - This class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Jan. 10 through Feb. 21. The course is designed for mature swimmers age 10 and older who have completed at least Level IV of the American Red Cross' Learn to Swim Program. The cost is $39.50 (including tax) payable to CBJ and $8 for a certification fee payable to the American Red Cross. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.
HoopTime Basketball registration: HoopTime Basketball, a non-profit AAU-sanctioned club, is accepting registrations for the 2004 season for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The season runs from Jan. 3 to April 15. Registration is $150 for the first child, and $100 for any siblings. Deadline is Dec. 15. Registration forms available on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org. Info: HoopTime Basketball, 789-1598.
Juneau Golf Club's Alaskan Open 2004 - Registration is due by Jan. 15, 2004, at the Juneau Golf Club for this annual event that takes place March 1-5 in Casa Grande, Ariz. No late registration will be accepted, except to fill last-minute cancelations. The week's events include a four-person team best-ball tournament, a one-putt competition, golf clinics and group dinners. The tournament fee is $125, not including 2004 Juneau Golf Club dues of $20 and 2004 USGA handicap fee of $15. Optional memberships in the Juneau Junior Golf CLub are available at $25. Special lodging rates are available at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Info: Sandy Sturrock, 789-4702.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club - The first Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club ski session takes place on Jan. 4, 2004, with regular ski sessions from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays through March 7, 2004, at various locations around Juneau. The club is run by Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant and is open for students in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to ski with their children. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in most of the club's events. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.
Eaglecrest Ski Area nordic ski lessons - Nordic ski lessons are available through the Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School. A 2-hour learn-to-classic-ski lesson or a learn-to-skate-ski lesson costs $17 each, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced clinics cost $20. Learn-to-Telemark-ski lessons are $17 and include and all-day surface lift ticket, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced classes cost $20. During the month of February, the Telemark series takes place from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays and costs $30 or $48 with a lift ticket. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.
Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. Upcoming open gyms are: Jan. 8 at Harborview; Jan. 11 at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym; Jan. 15 at Harborview; Jan. 16 at Harborview; Jan. 18 at Floyd Dryden; Jan. 22 at Harborview; Jan. 25 at Floyd Dryden; and Jan. 29 at Harborview. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.
Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site, http://home.gci.net/~jnordski.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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