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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Eaglecrest Ski Area January activities - January is "Discover Eaglecrest Month" at Eaglecrest Ski Area. In addition to a full slate of ski and snowboard classes, special events include: Ski Patrol Avalanche Awareness Day on Jan. 15; Nordic Skate Power and Conditioning six-week program starting on Jan. 15; Juneau Ski Club races, snow conditions permitting, on Jan. 16, 22-23 and 27-31; "Gals Get Up and Go," a four-week learn-to-ski program for adult women starting on Jan. 22; and the 24th Annual Subaru Learn to Ski Weekend on Jan. 29-30. For more information and a full schedule of events, look on the Web at www.skijuneau.com, or call the ski school at 790-2001.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 7-8

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Bartlett Golden Bears for a pair of non-conference varsity games at the JDHS main gym. Game times are 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Tornados youth wrestling registration - Registration opened Thursday, Dec. 23, for the season that begins Monday, Jan. 10. Practices will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Juneau Gymnastics Academy, with wrestlers ages 5-12 meeting from 6-7 p.m. and ages 14-18 meeting from 7:15-8:30 p.m. New wrestlers are welcomed, and this is a good place for younger wrestlers to learn moves before the high school and middle school seasons. Info: Joe Paddock, 789-8484, Lee Kadinger, 723-2879, or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - The Raincountry Flyfishers will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Mendenhall River Community School library. Tony Soltys will present a video and lead a discussion about fly fishing for redfish and sea trout around Boca Grande, Fla. The public is welcome. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation - 2005 coed volleyball registration: Team registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Assembly chambers at Juneau City Hall. Late registration - with a $10 late fee - will take place on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Parks and Rec office at city hall. Team registration information is available on the Parks and Rec Web site at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/coedvolleyball.php. Managers' packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Southeast Road Runners club annual potluck banquet - This event takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Gastineau Hatchery (DIPAC) reception hall. Event highlights include a potluck dinner, the Empire Cup awards, a brief annual meeting and other entertainment. The event is open to all local runners. Info: Cindy Schlaffman, 789-3296, or by e-mail at schlaff@gci.net.

• Capital City Soccer League - Women's classic indoor soccer league: Registration for the CCSL's less-competitive women's program continues until Saturday, Jan. 8, with games starting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. There is no experience necessary, and older women and new players are encouraged to participate. Teams play one game each week, at 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Mount Jumbo Gym. The registration fee is $30, and forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or by sending an e-mail to ashen@alaska.com. Info: Chris, 586-6650.

• HoopTime Basketball signup - Openings are available on most teams for the middle-school league, which begins practicing the week of Jan. 3 and runs through spring break. The sixth-grade girls team is the only team with a full roster. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 14, and can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/hooptime/index.html. Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504 or by e-mail at getinak@aol.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Shooting resumes on Friday, Jan. 7, with three sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited in each Friday night session and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1 and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.



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