Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004

Today-Sunday, June 18-20

• Juneau Sports Association - 29th annual Rainball Invitational softball tournament: Tourney games in five divisions - three men's, two women's - will be held at Savikko and Dimond Parks. For more information, look on the Web at www.jsaweb.org.

Saturday, June 19

• Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay: As of June 16, 234 teams with about 1,200 riders had signed up for the 12th annual cycling relay from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory to Haines, Alaska. Race start times depend on team size. The final registration deadline was Tuesday, June 15. Race volunteers are still needed. For more information, look on the Web at www.kcibr.org.

• 14th annual U.S.-Great Britain Friendship Golf Tournament: The annual tournament, held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mendenhall Golf, commemorates the course visit of former U.S. President Gerald Ford and former British Prime Minister Leonard James Callaghan on June 19, 1990. Trophies will be awarded to winners in the men's and women's A, B and junior divisions. Each hole will have a closest-to-the-pin prize, and a drawing will be held for a free day of golf. Info: Mendenhall Golf, 789-1221.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Observation Peak trek: This high-difficulty trip requires ice ax and crampons. Contact trip leader Larry Musarra for more information, 586-0152.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps: Registration is underway for Thunder Mountain youth soccer and baseball camps, which will feature local coaches along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. Four camps are available: "wee" soccer, July 5-9, $75; regular soccer, July 12-16, $100; advanced soccer, July 19-23, $100; baseball, July 19-23, $75. For registration information, contact the Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - UPSEA will host a 4-week-long Ultimate Frisbee learning league for beginners and non-competitive athletes interested in the Frisbee football game. The league will meet at a time TBA on Tuesday nights during June, with skills drills to open each session followed by a scrimmage. The cost is $25 per person. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

• Treadwell Arena inline hockey leagues - Juneau Parks and Recreation/Treadwell Arena will be running inline hockey leagues for youths and adults from June 11 through August 13. Registration forms are available at the arena, the Parks and Rec office at City Hall and at Skater's Edge. Forms are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 11. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• 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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