Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Wednesday, July 13

• Youth paceline bicycle training ride - Meet at 5 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club for the second youth paceline training ride of the summer. Teens interested in learning about how to ride in a pack of cyclists can meet and learn the basics of group riding. John McConnochie will assist the group. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249, or by e-mail at

• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

Saturday, July 16

• Southeast Road Runners club - JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup 5K and kids 1/2- and 1-mile runs: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Dimond Court House (4th and Main) for the 5-kilometer race, which starts at 9 a.m. For the two kids races, meet at 9:30 a.m. at the 5K race finish line near the Juneau Red Cross office, just off Hospital Drive, for 10 a.m. race starts. This race is billed as the fastest 5K race in Juneau. Info: Heather Johnson-Smith, 789-2181, or by e-mail at, or Caro Rosier-Polley, 586-8161, or by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Eaglecrest Time Trial: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mile 0.5 Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area in North Douglas) for a 10 a.m. race start. This course is about 5 miles long with an extensive climb. Most times this event is held with a mass start instead of the usual staggered start for time trials. Info: Betsy Fischer, 789-2023, or on the Web at

Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17

• American Caner Society - Relay For Life: The Relay for Life begins Saturday at 4 p.m. at Dimond Park as Juneau teams and community will raise funds for the American Cancer Society by walking and running laps continuously until 8 a.m. on Saturday. Luminaries (bags with sand and a lit candle to represent someone who has had cancer) are $5 for one and three for $10. They can be purchased at the event or by visiting the Web site, Info: Pat Yearty, 586-4900, or by e-mail at

Sunday, July 17

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - Putting for Paws: This charity disc golf tournament will benefit the Gastineau Humane Society and will be held at Aant'iyeik Disc Golf Course near the Lena Point sportsfields. It is open to everyone. Entry fee is $15, or $35 for Pro Division. There will be $2 mulligans, up to five, and a $2 ace pool with $1 from each entry going to GHS. There will be eight divisions. Registration starts 15 minutes before tee off, with the first tee off taking place at 10:15 a.m. Please bring sturdy shoes and lots of water. No dogs during tournament play.



• Cheerleading conditioning - Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights during July at Glacier Valley School. Conditioning will begin for all girls interested in tryout out to be a Crimson Bears JV or Varsity high school football cheerleader. Team tryouts will be in early August for the upcoming season.

• LIFE On The Move Volleyball - Registration is still being accepted for the July 25th-28th camp for middle school students and the Aug. 1-2 camp for high school students. The middle school camp will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. The high school camp will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. These free camps will focus on fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting through drills and scrimmages. Info: Nikki Mealiff, 463-1700, Ext. 298.

• 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.

• Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp registration - The Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp will take place at Juneau-Douglas High School from July 18-22. 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 7-15 and costs $265 for the weeklong camp. Info: Call 1-800-871-CAMP or on the Web at



• Kids sports camps - The JRC/Alaska Club is hosting kids sports camps in July and August, Monday through Friday. These all-day camps are taking place at the JRC/Alaska Club Valley location. They are for kids ages 5-12 and space is still available. They are open to the public. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be running four half-day (8 a.m.-noon), week-long summer camps for youth ages 6-12. Available camps: Camp 3: Survivor Week (July 11-15). Camp 4: Explore the Outdoors, (July 18-22). Please check our Web site for more information and registration forms. Summer drop-in activities will be as follows: Drop-in gym is Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop-in Floor Hockey/Gym is Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., and Drop-in Roller Hockey is Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Schedules for summer drop-in activities are also available on our Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or 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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