Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, March 05, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Mendenhall River Community School library for a presentation by Vince Wagoner on guiding on the Kenai River and in Montana. Wagoner is one of the first to use a rowed drift boat on the Kenai. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, and Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• Juneau-Douglas High School football team fund-raiser - The Crimson Bears will hold a tailgate party fund-raiser on Saturday, March 6, at the Don Abel Building Supply store. The fund-raiser is being held in conjunction with Don Abel's vendor fair and belt sander races (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Info: Tom Nelson, 790-8240.

• Juneau-Douglas Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting - This meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game commissioner's conference room in the Juneau office (1255 W. 8th St.). Among the proposals on the agenda are one to ban the trapping of wolves on Douglas Island and to rescind the ban on hunting of white bears in the Juneau area. Other issues include commercial fisheries legislation and the Comprehensive Salmon Enhancement Plan for Southeast Alaska: Phase III report. Info: Kathy Hansen, chair, 586-6652, or call Arthur Hughes, Southeast Regional Advisory Committee Coordinator, 465-4111.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - 23rd Annual Learn to Ski Weekend: This event takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14, at Eaglecrest Ski Area and is for youngsters in grades 3-5 who have never skied before. A drawing will select 45 participants for this event, and students can enter at their elementary school, at Foggy Mountain Shop, Nugget Alaska Outfitter, the Eaglecrest business office downtown and at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, and the drawing takes place on Wednesday, March 10. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7

• Juneau Billiard Association - Capital City Classic pool tournament: Sign up now for the 2004 tournament, the JBA'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 about 9-10 a.m. on the day of each event. So far there have been about 30l 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 erikc@hotmail.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com.

Today, March 5

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - The scheduled main event is Matt "The Goat" Coppick of Sitka vs. Neil "Razor" Rodriguez of Anchorage, with a card of at least eight more bouts. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. Must be 21 years or older to attend the fights. Tickets are $22 general admission, $32 ringside table, and are available at Marlintini's or the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0429 (office) or 789-0799 (bar).

Today-Saturday, March 5-6

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

Saturday, March 6

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Roberts/Gastineau Peak Climb: Bring snowshoes, ice axe and/or crampons to this moderate-challenge trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. The group will decide how far to go. Info: Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

• Juneau Ski Club - King Kong's Run giant slalom for Mighty Mites (age 12-younger) at time TBA on Saturday and JSC age 8-younger championships at time TBA Saturday and Sunday at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: JSC race director Heidi Reifenstein, 723-1557, or Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

Sunday, March 7

• Juneau Ski Club - Don Abel Building Supply Slalom: Time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area (race tentative). Info: JSC race director Heidi Reifenstein, 723-1557, or Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Telemark Dual Slalom Fun Race: Event is time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area with giveaways from Foggy Mountain Shop and Eaglecrest Ski & Snowboard School. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

Saturday, March 13

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Flannagan's Run: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas Fire Hall for a 10 a.m. race start. Course distances are 1 mile for walkers and kids, and 5 miles for runners. Info: Kim Metcalfe, 586-2113, or by e-mail at kimmetcalfeak@yahoo.com.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Skating Club power and conditioning class - This four-week class for recreational, figure and hockey skaters takes place at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings starting on March 9 at Treadwell Arena. This class is designed to not only improve the skating skills of skaters at varying levels, but also to help develop conditioning and provide a good cardiovascular workout. The cost is $60 and skaters can register at the arena. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or Randy Rice, 789-4763.

• Buckwheat Ski Classic - Registration forms are available in Juneau at Foggy Mountain Shop for this annual event that takes place in Skagway on Saturday, March 27. Events include 10-kilometer, 25K and 50K ski races, a 5K kids' race and a 5K snowshoe sprint. The registration deadline is Monday, March 15. Info: Foggy Mountain Shop, 586-6780, or on the Web at http://www.skagwaynews.com.

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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 and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. 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.

• 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, 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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