Today, March 28
57th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament - A Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Anchorage-Northwest Strategies vs. Tacoma, Wash., 8 p.m. B Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Haines Merchants vs. Juneau-Reliable Transfer, 6 p.m. C Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Huna Totem Old-Timers vs. Klukwan Chieftains, 4 p.m. Women's Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Klawock-Prince of Wales vs. Sitka, 2 p.m. Middle School Boys Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Yakutat vs. Sitka Tribe, 10 a.m.; championship game: Hoonah Braves vs. Yakutat-Sitka Tribe winner, noon. Middle School Girls Bracket: Losers' bracket final: Sitka Tribe vs. Dzantik'i Heeni, 11 a.m.; championship game, HoopTime 'A' Team vs. Sitka Tribe-Dzantik'i Heeni winner, 1 p.m. All games at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym unless noted.
Saturday, March 29
57th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament - A Bracket: Championship game: Juneau-Marlintini's Arctic Lights vs. Anchorage-Northwest Strategies-Tacoma, Wash., winner, 4 p.m. B Bracket: Championship game: Huna ANB vs. Haines Merchants-Juneau-Reliable Transfer winner, 8 p.m. C Bracket: Championship game: Klawock Old Totems vs. Huna Totem Old-Timers-Klukwan Chieftains winner, 6 p.m. Women's Bracket: Championship game: Juneau-Lynden Transport vs. Klawock-Prince of Wales-Sitka winner, 2 p.m. All games at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym unless noted.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike - Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Windfall Lake Trailhead, Mile 27.3 Glacier Highway (heading north, turn right on the gravel road a few feet south of the Herbert River and go less than a half-mile to the trailhead at the end of the road). The group will decide on the final destination for this moderate tour, which will be a hike unless it snows (then it will be a ski or snowshoe event). Wear warm layers of clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Monday-Sunday, March 24-30
Eaglecrest Ski Area - Adios El Niño Week: Events this week include ski and snowboard camps for all ages at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, March 24-27; a treasure hunt for everyone at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the bottom of Hooter; a snow paiting contest with prizes for best theme that starts at 1:30 p.m. and is judged at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29; registration and mandatory practice on Saturday, March 29, for the slopestyle competition on Sourdough for snowboarders and skiers at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 30. Parental release required for all participants age 18-younger in the slopestyle competition, and helmets are required for all participants. There is a $5 entry fee for the slopestyle competition, which has modest jumps and rails. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.
Thursday-Sunday, April 3-6
Youth American Bowling Alliance state tournament - The first sessions of the 22nd annual YABA state tournament take place Thursday through Sunday, April 3-6, at Channel Bowl in Juneau, with the second sessions scheduled for Saturday-Monday, April 26-28. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165.
Saturday, April 5
Southeast Road Runners club - Glacier 10K and 1-Mile Runs: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier parking lot for 10 a.m. race start. Courses are for a 10-kilometer (10K course is TAC-certified) and a 1-mile run for kids and others. This event is a fund-raiser for the Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team. Info: Scott May, 790-4544, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Douglas Library community room. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.
MS Walk or Run (5K) - Registration for this fund-raising event is going on now, and team registration forms can be picked up at JRC/The Alaska Club, Foggy Mountain Shop or Mendenhall Auto. This event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot, with registration at 9 a.m. Groups of four or more can enter as teams. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Rick Anderson, 789-3678.
HoopTime basketball shooting clinic - Former Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball coach Jim Hamey will be teaching basketball players ages 10-18 various types of shots on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The fee for this two-day clinic is $50 for members of the Amateur Athletic Union (all HoopTime players that have paid their fees are AAU members) or $62 for non-AAU members. There is a small fee for online registration. The clinic is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and only 80 players will be accepted. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org.
Water Safety Instructor course - This WSI course, cosponsored by the American Red Cross and the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, takes place from April 22-May 17 at the pool and is for anybody wanting to be certified to teach swim lessons. All participants must be at least 17 years old and be able to pass a precourse skills test and possess a current FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) certificate, although FIT classes will be offered in conjunction with the WSI course. There is a mandatory precourse session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, and you should bring a swimsuit to the class for work in the pool. Course times are 5:30-9 p.m. on April 22, 24, 29, May 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 26 and May 17. The course fees are $78.75 (payable to the City of Juneau), with a materials and certification fee of $56 (payable to the American Red Cross). Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.
Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 29) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (time is 7-9 p.m. on March 28 due to spring break) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (time is 7-9 p.m. on March 28 due to spring break) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (March 30) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 31) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (March 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (March 30, April 6, 20 and 27, no open skate on April 13), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (March 28 and 31, April 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 31, April 7, 14 and 21), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays (April 2, 9, 16, 23), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (March 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (March 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Meet from 10-11:30 a.m. and 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Youth only open skates are from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays (April 1, 8, 15 and 22) and from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (April 3, 10, 17 and 24). Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena closing - The last day for ice at the Treadwell Arena will be Sunday, April 27. The rink will be closed to skating during the summer, but will be used for other purposes. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation sports field-use registration - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday, April 7, will begin accepting reservations to use Dimond Park and Savikko Park during the summer. Reservations can be made to being using the fields starting on Friday, April 11, with a cost of $15 per hour, plus tax. Until April 21, reservations can only be made in person at the Parks and Rec office downtown at City Hall. Faxed and mailed reservation requests won't be taken until after April 21. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Badminton open gyms - Badminton open gyms are canceled during Spring Break, March 23-29. Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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