Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2003

Today-Sunday, June 13-15

• Juneau Tennis Association - Second Annual Outdoor Tennis Tournament registration: Dates for this tournament were changed from May 30-June 1. Entry forms now are due by Wednesday, June 11, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC-The Alaska Club. The tournament draw takes place on Thursday, June 12. This tournament will take place at Cope Park on Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15 (if it rains, matches will move to JRC-The Alaska Club). There will be men's, women's and mixed doubles divisions, and a junior singles division. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.

Saturday, June 14

• Southeast Road Runners - Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run: This challenging run of about 14 miles begins at 9 a.m., and covers rugged trail and dirt road, with some paved road at the end. This year's event will start at the Windfall Lake trailhead, off Glacier Highway near Herbert River. The course follows the Windfall Lake Trail, ascends to the head of Montana Creek, descends the Montana Creek Trail, and follows the Montana Creek and Skaters Cabin Spur roads to the West Glacier Trail parking lot past Skaters Cabin. Info: Ben Haight, 780-4215.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - North Douglas Team Time Trial: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the North Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for a 25-mile team time trial to False Outer Point and back (riders will race in groups). Info: Chris Chiles, 780-5138.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Saturday Hike: This Saturday's trek is the Bessie Creek Trail, a moderate to difficult tour of about five miles round-trip, with about 700 feet of elevation gain. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead, located at Mile 34.2 of Glacier Highway - just north of Yankee Cove and Adlersheim Lodge. The unmarked trailhead is atop a steep roadbank on the east side of the highway a little north of Bessie Creek. Parking is limited; carpool if possible. The trail follows an old mining road, skirts a beaver pond and crosses a wooded rise before emerging into upper valley meadows. Bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and waterproof footwear. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

Sunday, June 15

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Around Admiralty "Spirit of Adventure" Race: This 200-mile sailboat race around Admiralty Island is considered the longest inland water race on the west coast of North America. A mandatory skippers' meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at the Juneau Yacht Club's Graham Room. The race starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, near Shelter Island near Auke Bay. Racers have a mandatory layover at Baranof Warm Springs and the race will finish sometime between June 20-23 at Mayflower Island near Douglas Harbor. For those not prepared to raise straight through, a special day-run only cruiser division will be available if more than three boats register for the class. This race is limited to single-hulled sailboats at least 20 feet in length. A handicapping system is used to equalize the field. Info: Contact Damon Cruz by e-mail at, contact any other Juneau Yacht Club officer, go on the Web to, or e-mail

• Juneau Junior Golf Club - One-Club Championship Golf Tournament: This fund-raiser for the Juneau Junior Golf Club takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be men's and women's divisions, prizes for first place through third in each division and other contests, such as closest to the pin and a random drawing for two roundtrip tickets to Gustavus. The tournament fee is $25 and the registration table opens at 9:45 a.m. Info: Gary Murdoch, 789-5798 (days), or by e-mail to Laura Beason at

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mendenhall Glacier walk. Bring your ice ax, climbing harness and crampons for this moderate difficulty level trek. RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Tim Arness, 209-2589.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Herbert Glacier to Windfall Lake Trail Run. No special equipment needs are listed for this moderate difficulty level trek. RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Kathy Landry, 789-7058.



• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth soccer league coaches needed - Volunteer coaches are needed for the 2003 youth soccer seasons sponsored by Parks and Rec. People who are knowledgeable about the game of soccer and enjoy working with young people are encouraged to apply. The time commitment is about four hours a week. Potential coaches can call or stop by the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Info: Andrea Carioti, recreation leader, 586-5226.

• Houston's Hoop Camp 2003 registration - The 29th annual version of this event will feature three separate camps during June. Camp One is for students entering grades 2-6 and takes place June 9-13. Camp Two is for those entering grades 6-9 and is June 15-21. Camp Three is for those entering grades 9-12 and takes place June 22-28. The fee is $85 per player for Camp One and $175 for Camps Two and Three. Each camp is limited to 125 athletes on a first-come, first-seved basis. Families with more than one child will receive a one-time discount of $25. Sixth-graders wanting to participate in both Camps One and Two will pay $225, while ninth-graders wanting to do both Camps Two and Three will pay $300. There is a special price of $150 per player for teams of seven or more players. All instruction will take place at gyms at the Marie Drake Annex, Harborview Elementary School, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School or the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Instructors will be college and high school coaches and players from Alaska, Washington and Oregon, and there may be a special appearance by JDHS grad Carlos Boozer, who plays for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Proceeds from the camps help fund the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball program. Info: JDHS boys head coach George Houston, 586-2450 home, 523-1537 school.

• Water Safety Instructor aide course - This WSI certificate course runs from 8-11:30 a.m. on June 16-20 at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. This course is designed for individuals age 10-older who exhibit a strong sense of maturity and responsibility. Water Safety Instructor aide candidates must be able to demonstrate all the skills listed for Level IV of the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program. The course fee is $39.50 (includes 5-percent sales tax), plus $6 for certification. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Capital City Soccer League - Women's Classic Soccer League registration: The CCSL women's classic soccer league begins play on June 30. No experience is necessary; older women and new players are encouraged to participate. Teams play one game per week, on Sundays or Mondays. Registration forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or on the Internet at Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

• Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for the 2003 race, which takes place on Saturday, June 21, from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska. This year team captains need to enter their team in its proper category and pay the fees as soon as possible, with the final team roster being submitted by June 10. The early registration deadline was May 20, and there is a limit of 1,200 riders in the relay race. The categories are for eight, four, two and solo riders, with men's, women's and mixed divisions. All team members must be registered by 3 p.m. ADT, on June 10. Race information is available on the Internet at, or by contacting Sport Yukon in Whitehorse, Y.T., or the Haines Chamber of Commerce in Haines. Info: Sport Yukon, 1-867-633-2579, or by e-mail at

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon was due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at



• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (June 14) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 (June 13) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 15) 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 15) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays (June 15, from 7-9 p.m. on June 22) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays (June 18 and 25) at Adair-Kennedy. There will be open scrimmages for women (age 18-older) from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 15). Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the June 19 meeting at Sandy Beach, the June 26 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track and the July 3 meeting at the outdoor covered play area at Riverbend School. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During June, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth, $1.90 for seniors. Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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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