Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003

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.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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).

• Tom Casey memorial - A memorial for local runner Tom Casey takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Back Room of the Silverbow. Tom's best friend and college roommate, Mike Haney, will be in town from Virginia to participate. Please bring memories, photos and stories. Info: Don Eagle, 789-8065, or by e-mail at eagledon@hotmail.com.

• 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 Wednesday, Jan. 8, and from 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, 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 kcolliso@yahoo.com.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Chris Casey and Brad Elfers from Juneau Flyfishing Goods will give a presentation on flyfishing for king salmon in Fish Creek. New members are welcome. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Roger Harding, 789-3911.

• 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 Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the upcoming Juneau Adult Hockey Association season will close on Jan. 14. Players who have already signed up will be receiving registration packets that must be returned with payment by Jan. 14. The JAHA will be hosting a final open house for players to register and submit payments from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Egan Room of Centennial Hall. The two-tiered JAHA 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, 140 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.

• HoopTime basketball tryouts - HoopTime AAU basketball tryouts will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All sessions are at the Mt. Jumbo Gym in Douglas. Boys in grades 5-6 should meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. Boys in grades 7-8 will meet from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. Girls in grades 5-6 should meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Girls in grades 7-8 should meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Travel teams and development teams are forming. Info: girls tryouts: Duane Doerflinger, 789-7161; boys tryouts: Edd Webb, 789-8436.

• 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 jorgejohnson@hotmail.com, or Cindy Schlaffman, 789-3296, or by e-mail at schlaff@gci.net.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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. 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. 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. 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 jagdishy@attbi.com.

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