SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Sept. 7

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association registration - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association will hold registration from noon to 5 p.m. today at Play It Again Sports. This will be the last chance to use credit card for payment. Registration continues on line until Sept. 17 online at www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice.

Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 7-10

• Tornados' Wade Schalles wrestling clinic - Juneau Youth Wrestling will offer a Tornados Wade Schalles Clinic for ages 8 to adult Sept. 7-10 at the Gymnastics Academy. There will be two clinic sessions on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., and evening sessions Sept. 8-10, 6:15-8:30 p.m. A one-time fee of $20 is payable at the door. MMA are welcome. Schalles is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most wins and pins of anyone who has ever wrestled. He is an outstanding clinician and motivational speaker. Info: Bob Koenitzer at 586-2990.

Friday, Sept. 12

• Juneau vs. North Pole football games - Junior varsity plays at 4 p.m. Varsity plays at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: info@juneaufootball.com.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 12-14

• Pam Dreyer goalie clinic - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association will sponsor a goalie clinic taught by Pam Dreyer on Sept. 12-14. The event is open to registered JDIA youth program and the Juneau Adult Hockey Association. $25 for all four sessions (refunded to JDIA if player attends all 4). Info: www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice.

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 18-21

• Back To School Doubles Tournament fundraiser - The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team is holding its annual fundraiser tourney, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and continuing until champion games on Sept. 21 at JRC The Alaska Club. Spectators welcome. Lunch will be provided to tournament players on Sept. 20.

Several events to participate in include junior beginner, intermediate and advanced, high school tennis player/adult, women's, men's and mixed tier I, II, and III. First event is $25. Two or three events are an additional $10. ($35 maximum for each participant). Tournament registration deadline is Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. This tournament is open to both JRC members and nonmembers. Registration forms are available at JRC The Alaska Club. Info: Vicki 789-2714. Need a tennis partner? E-mail labrme@hotmail.com.

Friday, Sept. 19

• Juneau vs. Lathrop football games - Junior varsity plays at 4 p.m. Varsity plays at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: info@juneaufootball.com.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League- This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individuals are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for nonprofit youth groups, $10 per hour for nonprofit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Rec office, online, through fax or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us or www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• Treadwell Ice Arena open - With a limited weekly schedule, the arena is open Wednesday-Sunday and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open skating, pond hockey and Stick N' Puck times will be offered. Fees vary based on skating session. Open skate is $4 adults, $3 youth. Skate rental is $2. Pond hockey and Stick N' Puck are $5 adults and $4 youth. Full hockey gear required. Private hourly ice rental is available for a special August-only rate of $125. Adult Learn to Play (full gear required) on Sundays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, and Sept. 7. Fees are $42. Parent/tot open skate and skating lessons are on Thursdays, Aug. 21 and 28. Cost is $25 for two weeks or $15 to drop in. Fees include admission, skate rental and a 30-minute lesson for one adult and one child. For details, call 586-0410 or visit www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

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ONGOING

• Basketball and volleyball court rentals available - Juneau Community Schools has basketball and volleyball court rental times available 9 a.m.-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: 463-1717.

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• 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 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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 Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms 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: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - Beginning Aug. 18, Parks and Recreation will accept reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym will be open for rental from Sept. 2 to Dec. 30. Rentals can be made noon-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $30 per hour. Terry Miller gym also is available for rent. Info: 586-5226.

• 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.

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