Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Feb. 19

• Middle school wrestling - Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School vs. Floyd Dryden Middle School, varsity 3:30-5:30 p.m., JV 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 20-21

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games at the JDHS main gym. Game times are 8 p.m. for varsity, 6:15 p.m. for junior varsity and 4:15 p.m. for C team.

Friday, Feb. 27

• Free community open skate: The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is hosting a free community open skate at Treadwell Arena from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Open skating sessions will be limited from Feb. 27-29 due to a hockey tournament. In addition to the free session, the only other normal open skates that weekend will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Soccer clinic for women - The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team will host two soccer clinics for women, from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Marie Drake gym. The cost for the clinics are $25 per session and women are encouraged to attend both sessions or just one. The clinic is open to women of all skill levels. Info: Laura Flynn, JDHS girls soccer team captain, 364-3772.

• Juneau Yacht Club meeting - The Juneau Yacht Club will hold a monthly meeting and dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the JYC building adjacent to Aurora Harbor. Info: Del, 789-7301.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - GCLL volunteers will be set up at Nugget Mall on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. to register kids for teeball, softball and baseball. If a child is registering for the first time, bring a copy of their birth certificate. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.

• Juneau Tornadoes Youth Wrestling - Registration for the new season opened Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 21. The Tornadoes youth wrestling club teaches wrestling skills in a fun and safe environment, and new wrestlers are welcome. The season began Feb. 2 and continues through April 28 on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Juneau Gymnastics Academy. Practices are from 6-7 p.m. for grades K-6, and from 7-8:30 p.m. for grades 7-12. Registration fee is $65. Info: Joe Paddock, 789-8484, or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Alaska Youth Soccer Association coaching classes - The AYSA will host a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "E" Level coaching certification course on Feb. 28-29 in Juneau. The Feb. 28 session takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverbend Community School library, while the Feb. 29 session runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harborview Elementary School gymnasium. 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. AYSA coaching director Frank Trovato will lead the classes and there is a course fee of $100. Info: ASYSA Southeast District Commissioner Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• 4-H shotgun shooting program - The 4-H Shooting Sports Program will hold a shotgun shooting program at 7 p.m. on nine Tuesdays (started Feb. 10) at the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. The program will be led by Tammy Kramer and the cost is $50. This program is open for youth shooters age 11-older and is limited to 10 members. Before shooting, adult leaders will discuss shooting safety and will train the young shooters on how to hit their clay pigeons. Info: Tammy Kramer, 790-7273, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

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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. on Sundays. Upcoming open gyms all are scheduled to be held at Floyd Dryden Middle School, but 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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