Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2004

UPCOMING EVENT

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Southeast Road Runners - Toilsome Twosome Traverse: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach for a 9 a.m. race start. This is a two-person team event where runners on each team complete the same 5-kilometer course in opposite directions, with the fastest combined time winning. This is a benefit for the Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running team. Entry fees are $5 pre-registration for adults ($8 day of race), $1 children age 12-younger. Info: JDHS cross-country running coach Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the 2004 autumn coed and women's leagues will take place during August, with a special registration open house at 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Egan Room of Centennial Hall. JAHA features four tiers of hockey based on experience and/or gender for players age 18-older (younger players need an exemption to join the league). League play for the autumn season runs from Sept. 20 through Dec. 15. Registration runs through Sept. 1 and takes place at Treadwell Arena in Douglas, the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown and at Skater's Edge in the Mendenhall Valley. Info: JAHA registrar Emily Richardson, 790-5333, or on the Web at http://www.juneauhockey.org.

• Water Safety Instructor course - The American Red Cross and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool are sponsoring this four-week class designed to certify swim instructors. A mandatory pre-course session takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, at the pool (bring a swimsuit and be prepared to get in the water). The course itself takes place from 5:45-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. Participants must be at least 16 years old, pass a pre-course skills test and possess a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training certification. FIT will be offered at the end of the WSI course. There is a $78.75 course fee (payable to the City and Borough of Juneau), a $57.95 materials and certification fee (payable to American Red Cross), and $11.50 (if needed) for FIT materials and certification. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Waterfowl Hunting Clinic - The 2004 clinic is hosted by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and the Juneau Gun Club and will provide local waterfowl hunters a chance to review local regulations, hunting ethics and safety rules and a chance to improve their shooting skills. The course takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Juneau Gun Club's shooting range on Montana Creek Road. The cost is $10 per person and covers the seminar, clay targets and one box of steel ammo. There also will be ammo available to test pattern your shotgun. Info: ADF&G Douglas office, 465-4265.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena summer schedule - Events through Friday, Aug. 13, include court rentals from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, open in-line skating at 4-6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, drop-in basketball at 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, drop-in roller hockey for ages 8-16 at 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights, drop-in roller hockey for ages 17-older at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open in-line skating and roller rink nights from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday, the rink is open for rentals only from noon to 6 p.m. Helmets, hockey gloves, shin pads and in-line skates are mandatory for in-line hockey games, and full face masks and mouth guards are required for players age 18-younger. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.

• 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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