Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Raincountry Flyfishers fly-tying meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Mendenhall River Community School library for a presentation by Tony Soltys on flies that a very effective for early season cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char. Larger variations of these flies also can work for salmon. The public is welcome. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Feb. 15

• Juneau-Douglas High School basketball: The JDHS boys and girls junior varsity squads will host the Yakutat boys and girls for a pair of early-evening games, times TBA.

Saturday-Monday, Feb. 19-21

• Juneau Alpine Club - Eagle Glacier Cabin trip: Contact trip leaders Kim Turley or Gerry Landry for more details on this moderate trek. Info: Kim Turley or Gerry Landry, 789-7058.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Eaglecrest Ski Area February activities - February is "Love the Snow Month" at Eaglecrest Ski Area. From Feb. 5-21, adults may enter to win a ski trip to Alyeska each time they visit the mountain. In addition to a full slate of ski and snowboard classes, special events include: "Yes You Can!" annual women's ski workshop on Feb. 19; Nordic ski clinics on Feb. 19-21; and "Get Out of Your Rut!" adult ski workshop on Feb. 20. There is also free public racing for all ages and abilities on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001, or on the Web at http://www.skijuneau.com.

• Alaska Department of Fish & Game hunter education course - The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will hold its next hunter education course on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. The course will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Students must pick up a study packet, costing $10, at the shooting range or from ADF&G's Douglas office, Room 210. The course covers firearms safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Info: Alaska Department of Fish & Game, 586-4101.

• Women's self-defense class - There will be a women's self-defense class taught on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m.-noon at the KTOO building on the corner of Egan and Whittier. The cost of the class is $20, and will include instruction on basic techniques and awareness. Enrollment is limited to 30 people. Info: Instructor Tiffany Farrell, 463-6741.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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/.

• ADF&G Indoor Shooting Range closure - Due to a turnover of staff at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's indoor shooting range, the range will be suspend normal public shooting hours beginning Monday, Feb. 14. The department's Division of Wildlife Conservation is working to fill staff vacancies and hopes to reopen the range to public shooting in a few weeks. Additional information about range activities may be found on the Web at www.wildlife.alaska.gov. Info: Alaska Department of Fish & Game Indoor Shooting Range, 586-4101.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• 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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