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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2005

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - 24th Annual Learn to Ski Weekend - The Eaglecrest Snowsports School will host the 24th Annual Learn to Ski Weekend on Jan. 29-30. The event is for children in grades 3-5 who have never skied before, and the 45 participants will be selected in a drawing. Application forms are due to the Eaglecrest business office or to an elementary school office by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Forms are available at all elementary schools, Foggy Mountain Shop, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Play-it-Again Sports, the Eaglecrest business office and at the ski area. Info: Eaglecrest Snowsports School, 790-2001.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Jan. 20

• Middle school wrestling - Dzanitik'i Heeni wrestles against Floyd Dryden at 4 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School in the season-opener for both teams.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22

• Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling - The Crimson Bears will host their last home events of the season - a series of dual meets against region rivals Sitka and Ketchikan - at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Juneau wrestles Sitka at 8 p.m. on Friday, provided Sitka's plane makes it to town on time (Ketchikan is idle). On Saturday, Sitka wrestles Ketchikan at 10 a.m., Juneau wrestles Ketchikan at 1 p.m., and Juneau wrestles Sitka at 3 p.m., with the last meet honoring Juneau's seniors.

Saturday, Jan. 22

• Juneau Ski Club Youth Ski League Series - Hooter's Run giant slalom: The event is for skiers age 12-younger (J4-J6) 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 - Gastineau Peak Moonlight Hike: Bring a headlamp and meet at the Basin Road trailhead for this moderate trek. The full moon is Jan. 25. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leader Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 22-23

• Juneau Ski Club - Ptarmigan Series super 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. Saturday is a training day, with racing on Sunday. 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.

Sunday, Jan. 23

• Juneau Alpine Club - McGinnis Creek Hike: Route may be adjusted to meet the group's abilities, but this moderate hike probably will stay in the trees. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leader Gerry Landry, 789-7058.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Raincountry Flyfishers fly tying meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Mendenhall River School library. Bob Moultrie will demonstrate two flies - a fry imitation and a general attractor pattern for local Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and coho salmon. The public is invited and materials are provided. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

• Alaska Department of Fish & Game hunter education instructor training - A training course for volunteer hunter education instructors will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22, at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 21 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 22. Those interested in taking the course are required to complete a background check with the Alaska State Troopers before starting. The checks can be completed, with two forms of identification required (one with picture), at 2760 Sherwood Lane or 450 Whittier Street on weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. The $20 fee will be reimbursed. Info: Alaska Department of Fish & Game indoor shooting range, 586-4101.

• Indoor shooting range closure - The indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road will be closed to the public on Saturday, Jan. 21, until 3 p.m. due to hunter education instructor training.

• 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.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

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