Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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March 25-31

• 61st annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament - The 61st annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament will take place from March 25-31 at the JDHS gymnasium. Tournament passses are available for sale at Hearthside Books in the Nugget Mall. Prices are $45 for general admission, $50 at the door; $35 for seniors, youth and students, $40 at the door; and $20 for spouses of players, $25 at the door.

Saturday, April 7

• Glacier 10K and Mile Road Race - The Southeast Road Runners are holding this annual race at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apirl 7. The race serves as a fundraiser for the Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team. Entrants can pre-register at Pavitt Health and Fitness, either JRC/The Alaska Club location or Nugget Alaskan Outfitter until 5 p.m. April 6. Raceday registration starts at 9 a.m. April 7, in the Mendenhall Glacier Parking Lot. Info: Scott May, 790-4544.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Sports Association sofftball registration - The Juneau Sports Association are registering teams for the 2007 Juneau Adult Softball season. Softball season starts May 7. Men's or women's league is $660 per team for a 20-game season. Co-ed league is $420 per team for a 14-game season. There is a $40 player's fee. A rules clinic will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Dzantik'i Heeni. There will be season schedules available and sign-up for the Lynn Cox Memorial One-Pitch Tournament. Info: Mark Potts, 463-3633 and www.juneausoftball.com.

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

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. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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 check 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.

• 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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