Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003

Today, Jan. 5

• Juneau Ski Club - Millenium Series, two slalom races (snow permitting) for age groups J3 through masters. Info: JSC Hotline, 790-RACE (790-7223), JSC coach Jayme Johns, 789-1557 or 723-1557, or on the Web at

Thursday, Jan. 9

• Juneau Alpine Club - Climbing at the Rock Dump, 7 p.m. at the Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym in Thane. Pay as you go, about $8-$10 per person. Info: Carol Race, 586-2328.

Friday, Jan. 10

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Doors open at 6 p.m., bouts start at 7:30 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 ringside, and they are available at ANB Hall or Marlintini's Lounge. Info: Joe Isturis, 321-0917, or Bob Haag of Big H Promotions in Anchorage, 1-907-274-8575.


• Juneau Curling Club organizational meeting - Those interested in forming a curling club in Juneau should meet on Monday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. in the showroom of Evergreen Motors, 8895 Mallard Street. It will be an opportunity for curling enthusiasts to meet and discuss what form they want the club to take. Info: Mark, 364-2771.

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon from Jan. 12 through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association registration - Youth hockey for players ages 5-18, learn-to-skate lessons and figure skating registration will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 8 and from 1-9 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Nugget Mall. The youth hockey season will from from Feb. 1 through April 15. It is open to experienced skaters and non-skaters (skating lessons will be offered to non-skaters), and players will be divided according to ability. The youth hockey registration fee is $95, which includes membership in USA Hockey and insurance. Youth hockey teams will get two hours of ice time each week. The learn-to-skate program if for anybody age 5-older who wants to improve their skating skills. The $50 fee includes a one-hour lesson each week for five weeks. The figure skating program is for experienced skaters who can skate securely on one foot, turn using crossover strides and stop without using toe picks. Skaters without those skills should sign up for the learn-to-skate program. The $50 figure skating fee includes a one-hour lesson each week. Info: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club annual meeting - Meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, at the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. Officers will be elected and pizza will be ordered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025.

• Gastineau Channel Little League board meeting - The Gastineau Channel Little League board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Room 101 at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and will cover planning for the 2003 season. Meetings are open to the public. Info: GCLL Hotline, 463-GAME (463-4263).

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Mendenhall Valley Library Info: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

• Juneau Ski Club monthly meeting - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Info: JSC Hotline, 790-RACE (790-7223).

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Due to a higher-than-expected response to the initial JAHA registration period, the league is extending its registration period and creating a two-tiered league. The two-tiered league will have one division for beginners with some hockey experience, while the other division will be for more-experienced players. Both divisions will be non-contact coed leagues. Players must be at least 18 years old, have some hockey experience and be fully equipped to start playing in late January. Individuals younger than age 18 may be considered for the league based on experience. So far, nearly 120 players have registered, more than twice the number anticipated for the inaugural season of recreational hockey at the new Treadwell Arena. The season is expected to start at the end of January and will probably be 15 games with a tournament in April. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation coed volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown, Room 218 of the Municipal Building, 155 S. Seward Street. Team registration takes place in the Assembly Chambers, on the main floor of the Municipal Building, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. Late registration will be taken on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Parks and Rec office (a $10 late fee will be charged). Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Southeast Road Runners club annual potluck/awards banquet - Meet at the Gastineau (DIPAC) Hatchery Reception Hall at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. This event is open to all runners and is highlighted by a potluck dinner, Empire Cup awards, a slide show from the 2002 season and a brief annual meeting to elect new officers. If you have photos to contribute to the slide show, please contact George Johnson. If your photos are in digital format, they need to be in a large-file format (high resolution) for best viewing. Color prints can be scanned into a digital format for the show. Info: George Johnson, 463-2265, or be e-mail at, or Cindy Schlaffman, 789-3296, or by e-mail at


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Jan. 11 and 18) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Jan. 10 and 17 are 8-10 p.m.) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Jan. 5, 12 and 19) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Fridays (Jan. 10 and 17 are 8-10 p.m.) or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Jan. 5, 12 and 19) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Jan. 6, 13 and 20) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals available - Saturday morning court rentals are available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Courts are available starting Jan. 4, 2003. Rates and scheduling info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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