Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2004


• UAS Ultimate Frisbee Club/Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska video night and league meeting - These two local Ultimate Frisbee organizations will host a meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29, at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Activity Center. Highlights of the free meeting include a video from the 2003 North American Championship Series and information about the upcoming league seasons. Info: Joseph Sears, 465-8571.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Mendenhall Mall library. Andy Bullick will give a PowerPoint slideshow presentation on rainbow trout fishing in the Bristol Bay area and his many years guiding in that area. New members and visitors are welcomed. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.



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-Sunday, Feb. 20-22

• Juneau Alpine Club - John Muir Cabin trip: Ski or snowshoe, depending on conditions, to this popular cabin. This is a moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Friday, Feb. 27

• Fight Night Boxing - Doors open at 7 p.m. and boxing starts at 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Many bouts will feature Juneau Fight Club members vs. Ketchikan Fight Club members. Tickets are available at both Hearthside Book locations and at the Imperial Billiards & Bar. Alcohol will be served, but spectators younger than age 21 will be allowed if they are accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Non-smoking venue. Tickets are $20 general admission and $30 for a ringside table seat if purchased early, with an extra $5 fee if bought at the door. Fighters are still needed. Info: Jamiann Stevens, Stevens Promotions, 780-IBOX (780-4269).

• 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

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves 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-Sunday, Feb. 27-29

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association - Rainforest Classic Hockey Tournament: Times and matchups are TBA on Friday through Sunday at Treadwell Arena in Douglas. See JAHA teams take on squads from Yukon Territory, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast. Info: Joe Geldhof, 364-3281, or Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

Saturday, Feb. 28

• Juneau Alpine Club - Fish Creek Knob trek: Ski or snowshoe on this trek. An avalanche beacon refresher class is included. This is a moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Sunday, Feb. 29

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Sadie Hawkins Day Team Fun Race: This event for skiers and snowboarders takes place from 1-3 p.m. on Ego. Event requires three-person teams with at least one member of each gender. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 789-2001.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Kayak pool session: Come practice your self-rescue skills from 7:45-9:45 p.m. at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. The cost is $20 per person and bring your own very clean kayak. The class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Info: Gene Harrison, 523-0741.



• Soccer clinic for women - The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team will host a soccer clinic for women from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Marie Drake gym. The cost is $25. The clinic is open to women of all skill levels. Info: Laura Flynn, JDHS girls soccer team captain, 364-3772.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - GCLL volunteers will be set up at Nugget Mall on Saturday, Feb. 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 22 and 29, 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. Tryouts begin on Saturday, March 6, for softball and Saturday, March 13, for baseball. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.

• Juneau Tornadoes Youth Wrestling - Registration for the new season opened Jan. 17 and continues through Saturday, 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.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage. Please note the meeting time is different than normal. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Capital City Classic pool tournament registration - Sign up now for the 2004 tournament, the Juneau Billiard Association's largest pool tournament of the year in Juneau. The tournament takes place March 4-7 at the Viking Lounge. Events include 9-Ball on Thursday, 8-Ball on Friday and Scotch Doubles on Saturday, with the finals of all three events taking place on Sunday. Each event costs $50 per player and registration takes place at 10 a.m. on the day of each event. So far there have been several out-of-town pool players call in early registrations. Info: JBA vice-president and tournament director Erik Crockett, 723-3109 cell, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• 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.



• 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

• 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

• 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 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

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball open gyms - GCLL baseball open gyms for kids ages 8-12 will be held at Auke Bay School from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Feb. 21. Bring tennis shoes and a baseball mitt. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.

• Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site,

• 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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