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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Indoor soccer coaches and referees needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteer coaches and paid referees for the 2005 indoor soccer season, which runs from Jan. 15 to March 19. No experience is needed, but good knowledge of soccer is required. Coaches are needed in the age 6-7 Valley division and in the age 16-18 division. The weekly time commitment is no more than four hours - one practice and one game. Referees are paid $9.06 per hour, and most games are on Saturdays. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Parks & Rec, 586-5226 or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Jan. 14

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Bouts start at 9 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge in the Airport Shopping Center. The main event is Al Valentine of Juneau vs. Matt "Goat" Coppick of Sitka, with secondary main events of Julio vs. Glen Laufenberger and Ave Austin vs. Caroleena Ayala. Tickets are on sale at ANB Hall and Marlintini's. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.

Sunday, Jan. 16

• Juneau Ski Club - Winterfest Series giant slalom: This event is for J4-M skiers at Eaglecrest Ski Area and will take place if there's enough snow. Times are TBA. Info: Heidi Reifenstein, 723-1557, Doug Wahto, 586-2564, by e-mail at skiracers@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Thunder Mountain Traverse: This moderate trek will involve skiing or snowshoeing. For more information or to sign up, call trip leader Jan Conitz, 463-3703.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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.

• Juneau Sports Association board meeting - Meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the JSA office, 923 Glacier Ave. (near the federal building). Info: Tina Lee, 463-3633, or e-mail tina@jsaweb.org.

• Juneau-Douglas High School youth indoor soccer mini camp - Youth soccer players ages 5-13 are invited to join JDHS players for the seventh annual Indoor Soccer Mini Camp on Monday, Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-noon (registration 8:45 a.m.) for ages 5-8, and 1-4 p.m. (registration 12:45 p.m.) for ages 8-13, with an advanced session available. The camp costs $25, with proceeds going to the JDHS soccer program. Players should bring a snack and water bottle - but no soccer balls - and come dressed to play indoor soccer. Info: Cheyenne, 780-4771.

• Indoor shooting range public shooting hours changing - The Alaska Department of Fish & Game's Hunter Education Facility and Indoor Shooting Range on Montana Creek Road will be changing its public shooting hours, starting the week of Jan. 23. The new hours will be Monday and Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Info: Indoor Shooting Range, 586-4101.

• 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 Saturday, Jan. 15; Nordic Skate Power and Conditioning six-week program starting on Jan. 15; Juneau Ski Club races, snow conditions permitting, on Sunday, Jan. 16, and the weekends of Jan. 22-23 and 27-31; "Gals Get Up and Go," a four-week learn-to-ski program for adult women starting on Saturday, Jan. 22; and the 24th Annual Subaru Learn to Ski Weekend on Jan. 29-30. Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001, or on the Web at http://www.skijuneau.com.

• Gastineau Channel Little League on-line registration - On-line registration for the 2005 season runs through Feb. 28. Early registration rates are valid through Jan. 30. Look on the Web at http://www.eteamz.com/gcllak. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.

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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 - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited 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.

• 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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