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Sports In Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Friday, May 3

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Informal time trial training: Meet at 6:30 p.m. at False Outer Point parking lot for a 9.9-mile ride along North Douglas Highway. Info: Betsy Fischer, 789-2033.

Friday-Saturday, May 3-4

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field -- Juneau Invitational: Meet features teams from around Southeast Alaska. Field event finals and running preliminaries, time TBA on Friday, running event finals, time TBA on Saturday, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track.

Sunday, May 5

Southeast Road Runners club -- Kids' Rotary Park Run: Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Rotary Park (on Riverside Drive) for 1 p.m. race start. Runners can choose to run one, two or three laps around the duck pond. Race cost is $1 and small prizes will be awarded. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ultimate Frisbee registration -- The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) is currently accepting registration for the Juneau Summer Ultimate League. The league opens play in early May and players of all skill levels can join. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

Ultimate Frisbee beginners' clinics -- These free clinics will take place from 9-11 p.m. on Monday, April 29, and Wednesday, May 1, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The clinics are designed to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, which is a version of Frisbee touch football. Rules, individual skills, team strategies and the spirit of the game will be covered. The clinics will help prepare players for the upcoming Juneau Summer Ultimate League, which starts play in early May. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation ice rink manager candidate reception -- Meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers to meet the applicants for the ice rink manager position for the Treadwell Arena ice rink. There are two finalists who will be at the reception, and residents interested in ice sports are encouraged to attend. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Introduction to synchronized swimming -- These synchronized swimming lessons take place from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be at least 5 years old and able to swim one length of the pool using the American crawl stroke (freestyle) and be comfortable on their back in deep water. The fee is $21 for the first family member and $18.90 for each additional immediate family member. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at the Juneau Alpine Club headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters' Cabin). Info: Juneau Alpine Club headquarters, 789-7058.

Juneau Boys Volleyball Club fund-raising -- The JBVC is seeking donations to help pay the expenses of the program, which teaches young male athletes about six-person indoor volleyball. This is not a school-sponsored sport, so it receives no funding from the schools. This past spring, eight JBVC players and a coach were invited to participate as Team Alaska in the 2002 Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland. A JBVC player also traveled last summer with the Goodwill Ambassaders Boys and Girls Volleyball Tour of Europe, sponsored by Sports for Youth Foundation. Contributions can be sent to the JBVC, c/o Pam Couzin, treasurer, 8216 Poplar Ave., Juneau, Alaska, 99801. Info: JBVC coaches Becky Robertson, 789-9090, or Phil McMurray, 586-1617.

Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay registration -- Forms for the annual 160-mile race from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska, are now available online at http://www.hainesak.com/bikerelay/. Cyclists compete as solo riders or teams of two, four or eight riders. This year's race takes place on Saturday, June 15. This year the rules have been produced in booklet form, and copies will be available soon in Juneau at both Juneau Racquet Club-Alaska Club locations, the Foggy Mountain Shoppe and at Mountain Gears. The early registration deadline is May 15 and the entry fee jumps from $34 (U.S.) to $49 per rider after May 15. Only 1,200 riders are allowed in the race. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Hank Harmon Rifle Range construction -- The construction of safety barriers for the short range and the long range began on or about Thursday, April 18. One or both of the ranges will be closed to shooting during the contractor's working hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) six days a week for a period of up to six weeks. The range is located off Montana Creek Road. Info: Malcolm Menzies, member Hank Harmon Rifle Range board of directors, mmenzies@rmjuneau.com (e-mail).

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (May 10 and May 24, open gyms on May 3 and May 17 are canceled) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly on Thursdays at various times and locations around the city. The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4 (a schedule was provided at the first meeting), and the season will end with the Governor's Cup Race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.

Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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