Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2004


Friday-Sunday, April 2-4

• Juneau Soccer Club - 2004 Juneau-Whitehorse Exchange Tournament: This tournament will use Arctic Winter Games indoor soccer rules and takes place Friday through Sunday at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Floyd Dryden Middle School, with an outdoor game each day Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Friday's games at Floyd Dryden are Grizzlies A (U13) vs. United Black (U13), 6 p.m.; United Red (U13) vs. Grizzlies B (U13), 7 p.m.; Badgers 1 (U14) vs. Manchester United (U14), 8 p.m.; and Inter Milan (U14) vs. Badgers 2 (U14), 9 p.m. Friday's games at Dzantik'i Heeni are Wildthings (U15) vs. Riptide White (U15), 6 p.m.; Riptide Red (U15) vs. Wildthings, 7 p.m.; and Riptide White vs. Riptide Red, 8 p.m. Friday's outdoor game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park is Falcons (U17) vs. Orcas (U17), 7 p.m. Saturday's games at Floyd Dryden are Grizzlies A vs. United Red, 10 a.m.; United Black vs. Grizzlies B, 11 a.m.; Badgers 1 vs. Inter Milan, noon; Badgers 2 vs. Manchester United, 1 p.m.; Grizzlies B vs. Grizzlies A, 3 p.m.; United Red vs. United Black, 4 p.m.; Badgers 2 vs. Badgers 1, 5 p.m.; and Inter Milan vs. Manchester United, 6 p.m. Saturday's games at Dzantik'i Heeni are Wildthings vs. Riptide Red, 9 a.m.; Riptide Red vs. Riptide White, 10 a.m.; Riptide White vs. Wildthings, 11 a.m.; Orcas A vs. Falcons Red, noon; Orcas B vs. Falcons Orange, 1 p.m.; Orcas C vs. Falcons Red, 2 p.m.; Orcas B vs. Falcons Orange, 5 p.m.; Orcas A vs. Falcons Red, 6 p.m.; and Orcas C vs. Falcons Orange, 7 p.m. Saturday's outdoor game is between Riptide and Wildthings at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Sunday's U13 games are at Floyd Dryden, with the third-fourth place game at 10 a.m. and championship at 11 a.m. Sunday's U14 games are at Dzantik'i Heeni, with the third-fourth place game at 9 a.m. and championship at 10 a.m. The U15 championship game is at 11 a.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni. Sunday's outdoor game is between the Falcons and the Orcas at 12:15 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: Kurt West, 364-2824.

Saturday, April 3

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Glacier 10K and 1-mile runs: Registration takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center parking lot and races start at 10 a.m. Support the Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team. Preregistration is available at either JRC/The Alaska Club location or at the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter. Cost is $8 for adults on race day, $5 for adults in advance and $1 for children age 13 and younger. Info: Tristan Knutson-Lombardo, 790-6400 or

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Events include the "You Go Girl!" all-day women's snowboard workshop for beginner to advanced snowboarders; the "Gals Get Up & Go!" Saturday morning women's ski from 10:30 a.m. to noon; the Bill Tugman Obstacle Course run (open to everyone, $1 a run) on Ego at 11 a.m.; a Super Saturday Brunch from 9 a.m. to noon ($5.50 a plate); and the Juneau Ski Club's Eaglecrest Challenge Series slalom races for the J4-M age groups. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

Sunday, April 4

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Events include the Juneau Ski Club's Eaglecrest Challenge Series giant slalom races for the J4-M age groups; and a public race from 1-3 p.m. on Ego that's open to everyone. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

Thursday, April 8

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team community show - The JDHS Dance Team will hold its season-ending community show on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the JDHS gym. Tickets are $10 in advance at Hearthside Books or from a team member, or $12 at the door if any tickets remain; the show usually sells out. For more information, look on the Web at



• "You Go Girl" snowboard day for women - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host a day of activities for women snowboarders of all abilities on Saturday, April 3. The all-day workshop, including lunch, costs $50. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.

• National sportscard trading day - A limited number of a special one-of-a-kind, multi-sport card set featuring more than 50 cards from various manufacturers will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, at Collector's Hideaway, 609 W. Willoughby Ave. (in the strip mall near Alaskan & Proud). The store will distribute 100 of these sets free to customers, with a limit of one per person and family. Info: Dave Estes, 463-4807, or by e-mail at

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team dance clinic - The JDHS Dance Team will hold its annual dance clinic on Saturday, April 3, at the JDHS gym. Participants will learn a hip-hop routine. The format has changed this year - girls in kindergarten through second grade register at 7:45 a.m., and the clinic ends with a parent show from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Girls in third grade through high school and boys in fifth grade through high school register at 11:45 a.m., and the clinic ends with a parent show from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $30 - it include a clinic T-shirt, certificate and light snack - and registration is available only on the day of the clinic. Info: Susan Frederick, 364-3716 or on the Web at

• Juneau Parks and Recreation sports field reservations - Juneau Parks and Rec will begin accepting summer sports field reservations for Dimond and Savikko Parks on Monday, April 5. Fields are available for use starting Friday, April 9, and continuing through the summer. Cost is $16 per hour plus tax, and goes down as hours of use increase. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Rec office at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. There will be a registration meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Twin Lakes covered picnic area. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. If you can't attend the first meeting, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season will be starting soon. The first of four monthly tournaments is scheduled for May 1-2. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.



• 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

• 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 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.

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