Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2006


Friday-Saturday, Jan. 13-14

• Juneau-Douglas High School hockey - The Crimson Bears ice hockey team takes on the visiting Nikiski Bulldogs for two games at Treadwell Arena. Friday's game starts at 8:15 p.m. while Saturday's contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is $5, $8 at the door. Info or tickets: Tom Mayer, 209-7409 or 789-5628.

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host a pair of games against Service on Friday and Saturday. Tip-off for both games is 8 p.m. at the JDHS gym.



• Alaskan Open golf tournament - The Juneau Golf Club's annual Alaskan Open is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 3 at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Eligible players must by 2006 Juneau Golf Club members and entry fees must be paid to the Juneau Golf Club before Jan. 15. Info: Cindy Schlaffman, 321-3296.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Tornados Youth Wrestling Club will be starting its season on Jan. 9. Registration for the club will run through Feb. 27. Tornados Wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. New wrestlers will learn basic skills while veteran wrestlers will building on their basic skills and prepare for competition. The club teaches teamwork, goal setting and self control while promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Info: Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation coed volleyball signups - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Coed Volleyball team manager's packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, Room 218. Team registration will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. in the assembly chambers, located on the main floor of the Municipal Building. Late registration will be taken Friday, Jan. 13 at the Parks and Rec office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a $10 late fee. Team registration information is also available at Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Yukon River Quest - registration - Registration has begun for the 2006 Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race. The 460-mile race spans the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territory, Canada. Deadline for entry is May 26. There is a limit of 70 canoe and kayak teams and only 25 solo kayak teams. Entry fees are $700 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $400 for solo kayaks and $200 for voyager teams. Info: or 867-33FLOAT



• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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