Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball - The JDHS girls will host two games against Southeast Conference rivals Sitka on Feb. 17 and 18 at the JDHS gym. Both games tip off at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18

• The 2nd Annual Alfalfa Invitational Ski Race - The Juneau Nordic Ski Club, the Juneau 4H Cross Country Ski Club and Eaglecrest Ski Area present the Alfalfa II Sprint Race. The race will be held in the open, in the spirit of the Winter Olympics, for all the watch. Relay teams of two people, one male and one female, will compete in waves, in double-elimination fashion. The 800-meter, up and down loop near the base of Hooter chair will provide a course for skiier to freestyle. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Eaglecrest. Registration fee is one can of food, donated to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Also the Juneau 4H will be collecting donations for the White Mountain skiers who lost their gear in the White Mountain High School fire. Race time is 11:15 a.m. Info: Domenic Bradford, 523-0710 or tiff_dom@hotmail.com or Odin Brudie, 586-1453 or grassroute@judg.net

• Yes You Can! Ski Workshop - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host the annual Yes You Can! ski workshop for women. The workshop is open to female skiers of all ability levels. Info: Snowsports School, 790-2000 x221.

Sunday, Feb. 19

• Get Out of Your Rut clinic - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host a Get Out of Your Rut clinic for both men and women. It is designed to jump start technique and give tactics that will help skiers enjoy the varied terrains of Eaglecrest. Info: Snowsports School, 790-2000 x221.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The JDHS boys will host two games against Southeast Conference rivals Ketchikan on Feb. 24-25 at the JDHS gym. Both games tip off at 8 p.m.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Glacier Swim Club tryouts - The Glacier Swim Club will be holding tryouts on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:15 p.m. at Augustus Brown pool. Interested swimmers should have some previous swimming instruction, level III or higher Red Cross lessons prefered. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.

• Buckwheat Ski Classic registration - The 20th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic is scheduled for March 25 at Log Cabin, British Columbia, Canada. There will be 50K, 25K and 10K cross-country ski races as well as a 5K kids race and a 5K snowshoe race. There will be pre- and post-race events in Skagway with an awards banquet and dance at Eagles Hall. The race is a fund raiser for the Skagway Ski Club and traditionally hosts more than 200 participants from Alaska, Yukon Territories and elsewhere. Info: Kristin Wilkinson, 983-2854 or info@skagway.com

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball players and coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation department is looking for players to compete in the 10-11 year old boys division and 12-18 girls division. Juneau Parks and Rec also needs one or two coaches in the boys division and one coach in the girls division. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Coed Classic Soccer League - The Coed Classic Soccer League is designed for soccer players ages 30 and older who wish to continue their glory days of playing in an exclusively non-competitive but fun and enjoyable environment. Games take place every Sunday at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $50 fee to join up for the season. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Tornados Youth Wrestling Club Session II begins Feb. 13. Registration for the club will run through March 13. Tornados Wrestling Session II is for boys and girls ages 12-18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. New wrestlers will learn basic skills while veteran wrestlers will build on basic skills and prepare for competition. The club teaches teamwork, goal-setting and self control while promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Info: Lee Kadinger, 723-2879 or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Badminton open gym - There will be badminton open gym on Mondays and Thursday at the Auke Bay School gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies provided. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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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