Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Jan. 16

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Bouts start at 8:30 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. Eight bouts scheduled. Must be 21 or older to attend fights. Tickets are $22 general admission, $32 ringside table and are available at Marlintini's Lounge. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0429 (office), 789-0799 (bar).

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 16-17

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Wasilla Warriors for a pair of non-conference games at the JDHS main gym. Varsity games are 8 p.m., with junior varsity at 6:15 p.m. and C team at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

• Southeast Road Runners Club annual potluck and awards dinner - Meet at 5 p.m. at DIPAC's Gastineau Hatchery Reception Hall for this event, which features door prizes, food, a slide show, season trophies and more. Bring a food dish to share. Info: Cindy Schlaffman, 789-3296, or by e-mail at schlaff@gci.net.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Eagle Glacier Cabin Trip, this is a moderate challenge event that lasts three days, from Jan. 17-19. Please RSVP with the trip leaders if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leaders Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 17-18

• Eaglecrest Ski Area snow-sculpting contest - A snow-sculpting contest with the theme "Celebrate - Don't Hibernate" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day near the base of Hooter. Judging will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with winners announced at 4 p.m. Contest is open to ages 5 and up, with five-person teams. No power tools or dyes. Registration takes place through Thursday, Jan. 15, with forms at the ski area's downtown business office or at the ski and snowboard school. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

Sunday, Jan. 18

• Juneau Ski Club - USSA Winterfest Race Series giant 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.

Thursday, Jan. 22

• Juneau Alpine Club - Auke Rec Tidal Exploration, this is a low-challenge event designed for families. Meet at 6 p.m. at the Auke Recreation Area to explore the tidal zone during an extreme low tide (minus-4 feet at 7:44 p.m.). A shelter may be rented for a fire and picnic, so call the group leader for more details. Info: Barb Turley, 789-7058.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 was Friday, Jan. 9, but camp officials said they might be able to take some late sign-ups. 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 palakasa@att.net.

• Juneau Golf Club's Alaskan Open 2004 - Registration is due by Thursday, Jan. 15, 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.

• 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.

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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.

• 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.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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 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 - Regular ski sessions will be held 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: Thursday, Jan. 15, at Harborview Elementary School; Friday, Jan. 16, at Harborview; Sunday, Jan. 18, at Floyd Dryden Middle School; Thursday, Jan. 22, at Harborview; Sunday, Jan. 25, at Floyd Dryden; and Thursday, 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.

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym in Douglas. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or jagdishy@comcast.net.

• 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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