Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Friday, June 3

• USSF Soccer Referee Certification: A Grade 8 USSF Soccer Referee Certification / Recertification course will be held in Juneau from June 3 to June 5. This is a three-day course running form Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $75 for certifications and $55 for recertifications. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924.

Saturday, June 4

• Southeast Road Runners - Eaglecrest Road Race and One-Miler: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the base of Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area) for 9 a.m. race start. Course is 5 miles up the road to the ski lodge, with a 1-mile race for kids in the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot at the top of the mountain. Info: Debbie Rudis, 789-4260, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Seven-a-side Coed Soccer Tournament - The 19th annual competitive tournament for players 16-and-older will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Forms must be received no later than 4 p.m. on June 3. Info: Kurt West, 364-2503.

• Beach Volleyball Tournament - The Juneau Volleyball Association will be hosting a tournament at Sandy Beach. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. The Cost is $10 for non-members, $7 for JVA members. There will be men's and women's doubles and 4x4 coed divisions. All skill levels encouraged to participate. Proceeds go to support girls and boys high school volleyball programs. Info: Glen Haight, 321-8982.

Saturday, June 11

• Juneau Rowing Club - Gastineau Channel Challenge: The regatta takes place on June 11 on the Gastineau Channel. The finals take place around 4 p.m. and can be viewed from the Juneau Yacht Club. Info: On the Web at

• Southeast Road Runners - Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Windfall Lake Trailhead turnoff, near Mile 26 Veterans Memorial Hwy., for a 9 a.m. race start. This challenging course of about 14 miles features rugged trail and dirt roads, finishing on the paved Montana Creek Road at the West Glacier Trail parking lot just past Skaters Cabin. Info: Ben Haight, 780-4215, by e-mail at, or on the Web at



• Classic Women's Outdoor Soccer - Registration for women's classic outdoor soccer has begun and will be ongoing throughout June. Registration forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or online at The season begins the first week of July and is open to women who are new to the game or experienced players who which to play in a non-competitive league. Teams will play 14 games and usually play once a week. Games are usually played on Sundays and Mondays with a few midweek exceptions. Info: Kurt West, 364-2503.

• Capital City Men's and Women's Soccer League - Registration for the men's and women's outdoor season is currently in progress. Team registration for the women will be held at the downtown library on June 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The men's league draft will occur on June 21. Please drop off men's registration forms at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or mail them before on June 21 to CCSL, 1308 3rd St., Douglas, AK 99824. Additional registration forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or online at New players are encouraged to sign up. Info: Kurt West, 364-2503.

• Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp registration - The Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp will take place at Juneau-Douglas High School from July 18 to July 22. The camp features both a boys and a girls session and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. It is available for boys and girls ages 7-to-15 and costs $265 for the weeklong camp. Info: Call 1-440-543-8558 or on the Web at

• Yukon River Quest 2005 registration - The longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world is accepting applications for its 2005 race. The race takes place June 29 through July 3, and the 460-mile (740-kilometer) course follows the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The deadline for entries is May 26, 2005, and more information is available on the event's Web site at Last year 51 teams from around the world, including racers from Southeast Alaska, started the race and 35 teams finished. A limit of 70 teams has been set for 2005 and the race is open to tandem and solo kayaks and recreational tandem canoes and voyageur canoes (that seat 6-14 paddlers). Entry fees are $600 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $300 for solo kayaks and $200 per person for voyageur canoes. The total purse for the race is $15,500 (Canadian), which is distributed among the top 10 teams overall and to category winners. The first-place team receives $3,000 and an entry into the 2006 race. Info: Peter Coates (of Whitehorse), YRMPA president, by e-mail at, or Jeff Brady (of Skagway), YRMPA vice president, by e-mail at



• 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.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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