SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, April 11

• Gastineau Channel Little League training session - Sam Griffith will train youth, ages 12 and up, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Marie Drake gym. An adult session will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the IBEW Hall, next to Harri's Plumbing and Heating. Details: www.juneaulittleleague.com.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Co-ed Masters soccer - Meets from 3:30-5 p.m. on Sundays, April 13-June 1, at the Juneau-Douglas High School turf field. Cost is $20. For more information, call 586-3256.

• Juneau-Douglas High School dance team clinic - The Juneau-Douglas High School dance team is hosting its annual clinic on Saturday, April 5 at JDHS. The cost is $35. Registration is available at JDHS on the day of the clinic only. Kindergarten through third grade participants register at 7:45 a.m. and the clinic ends with a parent show form 11-11:45 a.m. Participants in fourth grade through high school should register at 12:15 p.m. and the clinic ends with a parent show from 4-4:45 p.m. Participants will learn a fun hip-hop routine and will receive a clinic t-shirt and a certificate. A light snack is also included. Info: Beni Laliberte, 789-1096 or www.jdhsdance.com.

• Juneau Sports Association rules clinic and manager's meeting - The Juneau Sports Association will hold its rules clinic and manager's meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Riverbend Elementary School commons. This is a change of location from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. An update of current and changed rules, as well as a season schedule will be announced. Call 463-3633 for more information.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - The Gastineau Channel Little League is happy to announce that online registration is now available for those wishing to register their kids for the 2008 baseball, softball or teeball season. To register online, go to www.eteamz.com/gcllak or call 635-3416. Info: Gastineau Channel Little League, 635-3416.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area events - Monday afternoons throughout the season will be Seniors Edge classes for skiers 55-and-older. This includes a brown bag lunch, socializing, discussions, tips from professional instructors, coffee and cookies. Rental and lift packages along with multi-clinic punch cards are available. Info: www.skijuneau.com or 790-2000 x211.

• Learn to ice skate with the Juneau Skating Club - The final session of the year started March 7. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday or 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturdays. Hockey skills classes start March 9. Registration forms and other information available at www.juneauskatingclub.org. Info: Juneau Skating Club, 523-9115 or juneausk8@hotmail.com.

• Treadwell Ice Arena - Treadwell Ice Arena is open seven days a week and is now selling hot chocolate and coffee. Open skate fees are $4 for adults, $3 for youth and $2 for skate rental. Hockey skills and drills winter sessions for January, February and March have begun and space is still available. Fee is $42 for four weeks. Parent/tot skating lessons are on Thursdays. Fee is $45 for four weeks or $15 to drop in. Fees include admission, skate rental and a 30-minute lesson for one adult and one child. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410 or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Mt. Jumbo Preschool open gym - Open gym will be held for youth up to age 6 with an adult. Cost is $1 per child and punchcards are available at the gym. Gym is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Toys, climbers, tricycles, building blocks, mats and balls will be provided. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Mt. Jumbo gym rental - Gym is available for $27 per hour. Soccer goals, balls, preschool play equipment, mats and basketball court are all available for use. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

• Juneau Ski Club Mighty Mites registration - Mighty Mites, a racing program available for young skiers ages 7 to 12, will start Jan. 5 and runs 10 weeks at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Program choices are from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays or Sundays, or all-day Saturdays. More information and registration forms are available at www.juneauskiracing.org. Forms can be picked up at Foggy Mountain Sports, the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter or Eaglecrest Ski Area. Registration forms can be mailed or dropped off at Eaglecrest. For more information, call 789-5761 or Eaglecrest Ski School.

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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.

• 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 and 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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