SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. Early bird special is $5 for both games if tickets purchased by halftime. Varsity games are $8. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 13

• 10-minute skating lessons - The Juneau Skating Club is offering free 10-minute skating lessons during the open skate, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Treadwell Arena. Other information is available at www.juneauskatingclub.org or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com or 523-9115.

Sundays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28

• Juneau Jumpers pre-tryout practices - From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at Glacier Valley Elementary School. Returning Juneau Jumpers and coaches will be available to assist during these practices. General information about team participation will also available. Skill requirements: 60 double-unders, compulsory routine, 90 single rope speed) are detailed at www.juneaujumpers.org. Or call coach Karen at 321-8987 for more information.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 5

• Juneau Jumpers open tryouts - The Juneau Jumpers will hold tryouts from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Glacier Valley Elementary School. Anyone in grades 3-12 is welcome to participate. Skill requirements: 60 double-unders, compulsory routine, 90 single rope speed) are detailed at www.juneaujumpers.org. Or call coach Karen at 321-8987 for more information.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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.

• Juneau Skating Club - The Juneau Skating Club's first session of the year begins Sept. 19. Classes meet once a week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Saturday mornings 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes start Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Registration forms and other information are available at www.juneauskatingclub.org or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com or 523-9115.

• Treadwell Ice Arena open - Treadwell Ice Arena is open for the 2008-09 skating season. There are sign-ups for Group Skating lessons with the Juneau Skating Club. Six-weeks for $75. JDIA Youth Hockey begins the week of Sept. 22. JAHA Adult Hockey begins the week of Sept. 29. Discover Hockey Sunday, Sept. 14, 2:45-5 p.m. Free. For youth ages 5-17 interested in learning more about hockey. Gear provided. Please contact the Ice Arena for more information on all these programs and more at 586-0410 or visit www.junueau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• 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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