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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday-Sunday, March 2-4

• 5th Annual Rainforest Hockey Tournament - The fifth annual Rainforest Classic "Oldtimers" Ice Hockey Tournament will take place March 2-4 at Treadwell Arena. About 120 players ages 35-and-older, including former professional players from the Alaska Aces and other leagues, will compete at the tournament. Three Juneau teams will take on squads from Anchorage, Petersburg, Whitehorse and Dawson City. The tourney starts at 3:45 p.m. Friday and runs until 11 p.m. Saturday's action starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. The championship games take place Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Friday-Sunday, March 9-11

• Alaska Hockey Bantam D state championships - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association will host the Bantam D Alaska Hockey State Championships at Treadwell Arena. Juneau will battle five teams for the state title. Games start 9 a.m. Friday with the championship game taking place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• March 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - Here is a listing of events for this March at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

March 1 - Seniors' Edge for 55-and-old. This group meets noon at the mezzanine. It features skiing in groups with a certified instructor.

March 3 - Eaglecrest Winter Games. Put on by University of Alaska Southeast, the events include night skiing, tubing surprise, prospecting kid's obstacle course, team race, downhill dummy competition and snow art. Log on to www.skijuneau.com for more info. Also, the Youth Alpine Ski League Silver Slalom Race will take place.

March 4 - Women's All Day Ski Workshop "You You Can!". This is a specially designed workshop for skiers of all abilities, taught by PSIA certified women instructors. Info: 790-2000 x211.

March 8 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3 p.m.

March 9-11 - Mighty Mite State Championships. This is the state skiing championships for competitors ages 9-12.

March 11 - "You Go Girl!" Women's half-day snowboard workshop.

March 15 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3 p.m.

March 17 - Pepsi Day. Dual slalom, obstacle course for kids on Platter and tubing Pepsi surprise. Free Pepsi products will be available.

March 18 - "Get Out of Your Rut!" All-day ski workshops for adults who ski Hooter and Ptarmigan. Also, day two of nordic clinics with Steve Hindman, featuring classic and skate ski styles.

March 22 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3:30 p.m.

March 24 - "Ski for All" ORCA annual fundraiser at Eaglecrest.

March 26-30 - Spring Break Ski/Snowboard Camps for all ages and all abilities for skiers and boarders.

Info on all events can be found at www.skijuneau.org or 790-2000 x211.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. The gym will also be open Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for basketball volleyball or soccer. Fee is $4 Info: Community Schools, 523-1774 or Eric at 523-1775.

• Open Badminton Gym - There will be open badminton at Auke Bay School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies will be provided. Cost is $3 per person. Info: Theresa, 790-2499.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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.

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. All press releases must include a contact name and a phone number that can be released to the public. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com. Put the words "Sports in Juneau" in the subject line.



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