Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 16

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Colony Knights in a Railbelt Conference game. The varsity game starts at 8 p.m. and the junior varsity teams play at 5 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18

• Juneau Tennis Association and JRC/The Alaska Club - Back-to-School Tennis Tournament: The fee is $10 per event and entry closes on Thursday, Sept. 15. There are events for singles and 7.0 doubles for men's women's and mixed divisions. Info: JRC/The Alaska Club, 789-2181.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Glacier Swim Club registration - The Glacier Swim Club 2005-06 season starts Tuesday, Sept. 6 and registration will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at JDHS Commons. Boys and girls ages 5-18 are eligible to try out for the team. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the 25-yard pool non-stop, both freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers should have completed Level III or higher swim lessons. GSC works in cooperation with Parks and Recreation to provide year-round competitive swim programfor Juneau's youth. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.

• UAS-HoopTime Basketball Coaching Clinic - The University of Alaska Southeast and HoopTime are presenting a middle school and high school coaching clinic featuring Gonzaga University coach Jerry Krause from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. The clinic will take place at the Lake Room, Mourant Building at the UAS campus. Cost is $15 and preregistration is required. Info: 796-6416 or rsvp@uas.alaska.edu.

• Juneau Billiard Association 8-ball League - The Juneau Billiard Association's 8-ball league is starting soon. The JBA is looking for pool players of all skill levels. Players can register beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at either the Viking Lounge or Marlintini's Lounge. A second registration will be held Sept. 22 at the same time and locations. The 8-ball league will begin play on Oct. 6. Info: http://www.juneaupool.com.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation volleyball referees needed - Volleyball officials are needed for the 2005 men's and women's fall seasons. League play begins Sept. 6. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays starting Sept. 6 and going through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be opening up with ice on Sept. 6. Beginning Aug. 20, people can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. On Sept. 1, Treadwell Arena will begin renting private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association youth hockey - JDIA registration is underway for hockey players ages 4-18 on the Web at http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/. The fall season starts Oct. 3. Info: Becky Perez, 790-2955 or 796-8828 or by e-mail at perez4@acsalaska.net.

• 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 at 6 p.m. every Thursday 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.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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