Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007


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Friday, Sept. 14

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears will host Colony in a key Railbelt Conference showdown at 8 p.m. Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The JDHS junior varsity will take on the Knights' JV at 5 p.m. Friday.



• Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey registration - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey program is currently accepting registration for the upcoming season. To register, go to to print the registration forms. You may mail them to to the address on the form or go to Nugget Mall on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The JDIA is also accepting credit card payments at Play It Again Sports. Registration closes Sept. 19 on a space available basis. There will be an additional late fee for registrations filed after Sept. 19.

• Juneau Skating Club offers free skating - The Juneau Skating Club is offering a free skating sesson on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skaters can also register for fall ice skating lessons at Treadwell Arena. Info: Treadwell Arena, 523-9115 or

• Mt. Jumbo Preschool open gym - Open gym will be held for youth up to age 6 with an adult. Cost is $1 per child and punchcards are available at the gym. Gym is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Toys, climbers, tricycles, building blocks, mats and balls will be provided. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226,

• Mt. Jumbo gym rental - Gym is available for $27 per hour. Soccer goals, balls, preschool play equipment, mats and basketball court are all available for use. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226,

• Power skating clinic - Kim Muir of "Can't Skate, Can't Play" will be holding a three-day power skating clinic for hockey players on Sept. 19-21 at Treadwell Arena for the Juneau Douglas Ice Association. Muir is the skating instructor for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. Players must be able to hockey stop on both sides to be eligible to attend the clinic. The cost is $150 for students and $100 for adults. The clinic will go over balance, coordination, speed, footwork, strides, crossovers, stopping, quick feet and lateral movements. Please wear full equipment. Instruction lasts 90 minutes for students and 1 hour for adults. High schoolers will be on the ice from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by mites and squirts from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., pee wees and bantams follow from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. then adults from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. On Sept. 21, high schoolers take the ice from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by mites and squirts from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by pee wees and bantams from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and adults from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Info: Tom Rutecki, 321-0839 or Chip Verrelli, 723-9982.

• HoopTime youth basketball volunteers needed - HoopTime is recruiting for volunteers in all aspects of its program, including board members, coaches and coaches representatives. Your help is needed to keep this program for middle school students functioning. The next board meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the R&M Engineering Office on 6205 Glacier Highway. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566 or 723-2730.

• Volleyball officials needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is seeking volleyball officials for the 2007 men's and women's fall season. League play begins Sept. 4. Officials are paid $9.52 per match. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volleyball officials clinic - Juneau Parks and Recreation is holding a volleyball officials clinic for anyone officiating or interested in officiating volleyball - including paid officials or players officiating Division 1 and 2 for the Parks and Recreation leagues. The clinic will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost if free. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming Indoor Soccer Program. The season will run from Sept. 29 to Dec. 15. Persons knowledgeable about soccer who enjoy working with youth are encouraged to call Parks and Rec or drop by the office for more information. The commitment is no more than four hours per week and you must be at least 15 years old. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or

• Start Smart Sports Development registration - Registration for Start Smart Sports Development classes are taking place now. The program is designed for children ages 4-5 and their parents. The program is one hour a week for six weeks. Participants receive a t-shirt and participation manual. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226,

• 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 non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit 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.

• Adult Soccer - The Capital City Soccer Leagues co-ed masters soccer league for players over 30 will be on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 28. Cost is $20. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256 or



• 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.

• 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 and 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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