Sports in juneau

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009


Aug. 21-22

• Hunter information and basic firearm training - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is offering a hunter information and basic firearm training course at the Juneau Hunter Education Facility at 5670 Montana Creek Rd. on Aug. 21 and 22. The Aug. 21 class lasts from 6-9 p.m., and the Aug. 22 class is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10. Course registration requires the purchase of an independent study packet at the Douglas office of the ADF&G, room 201 (465-4265), or the JHEF (586-4101). The study modules must be completed prior to the start of the course and brought to the class.

Aug. 22

• JDHS Football Cheer Car Wash - The JDHS football cheerleaders are holding a car wash at Parts Plus.

Aug. 23, 25-27, 30

Midnight Suns Arena baseball and softball - Registration available from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 23, and from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25-27 and from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse for boys and girls ages 7-16. All games are at Dimond Park Fieldhouse from Sept. 8-Oct. 3.

Aug. 29

• Glacier Swim Club tryouts - The GSC is holding tryouts and registration from 8-9 a.m. on Aug. 29 at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

Registration is at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons. Call Scott at 523-0840 for more information.

Sept. 8

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - Preschool open gym begins Sept. 8 and runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.



• JDHS is currently holding cross country practice. All interested kids should go to the JDHS main gym at 3:30 p.m. Physicals are required to practice. Contact Mary Ellefson at 586-1692 for more information.

• TMHS is holding regular season cross country practice from 5-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The team meets at the front entrance of TMHS. Participants must have a current physical. Contact coach Scott May at 790-4544 for more information.



• Treadwell Ice Arena - The arena is open with a limited schedule. Pre-registered hockey camps, open skates, pond hockey and stick 'n puck will be available throughout the month. Schedule your child's birthday party, back-to-school bash, your organization's end-of-summer bash or even a family reunion skating event. The arena will open seven days a week in September, and private ice rental for September - December will begin Friday, Aug. 28 at noon with a two-rental limit. Visit the Treadwell Arena Web site at for more information, or call 586-0410 for more information.

• Youth indoor soccer registration - Registration is open and continues through Aug. 21 for all age divisions, 5-6 through 15-18. A $10 late fee applies from Aug. 22-Sept. 4. Register at the Parks and Recreation office, or Zach Gordon Youth Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or online at Volunteer coaches and assistants needed, and paid referees will make $10.50 an hour. Contact Recreation Coordinator John Crawford or Recreation Supervisor Myiia Whistler at 586-5226 with questions.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association Youth Hockey registration - Register in August and receive a $25 discount on your registration fee. Register online at Contact Candy Held at 789-2180, or e-mail for more information.

• Juneau Parks & Recreation flag football registration. Every Saturday at 4 p.m. at the turf field near JDHS. Youths of all ages are welcome, and registration is free. Call 586-2635 after 11 a.m. for more information.

• The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks: fundraising, field photographer, webmaster and more. If you can spare a little time and would like to help out the kids, call Scott Jensen at 209-4644.

• TMHS Cheerleader Babysitting Club - The Thunder Mountain cheerleaders are offering a babysitting service throughout the school year. Red Cross/CPR-trained cheerleaders will work for you in pairs for your babysitting needs. Please call coach Victoria Scharen at 209-1878 for details and to schedule your babysitters.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. All press releases must include a contact name and a phone number that can be released to the public. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 586-3028 or e-mail it to Put the words "Sports in Juneau" in the subject line.

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