Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008


Today, 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 Or call coach Karen at 321-8987 for more information.

Today, Oct. 5

• Last day of Midnight Suns Softball registration - 3-4 p.m., Riverbend Elementary School gym. $125. Details: John, 209-6272.

Today, Oct. 5

• Juneau Soccer Club season kick-off - Returning Juneau Soccer Club players can bring registration and fees, while new players can check it out at the season kick-off event on Sunday at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Boys and girls from under age 8-9 attend 9-10 a.m., boys and girls from under age 10-12 attend 10 a.m.-noon, boys and girls from under age 13-15 attend noon-2 p.m., girls under age 16-19 attend 2-4 p.m., and boys under age 16-19 attend 4-6 p.m. Bring balls, shin guards and appropriate footwear. Info: Jean, 789-5806 or Matt, 586-3053, or

Wednesday, Oct. 15

• Adult Ordway Basketball Team registration - Juneau Parks and Recreation will register teams at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be taken 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Parks and Rec Office. League play begins Nov. 9 and will run through the first week of February. For more information or to receive a team registration packet, contact Parks and Rec at 586-5226 or



• Indoor soccer coaches needed - Juneau Parks & Recreation is in need of volunteer coaches for the upcoming youth season, which runs Oct. 4 through Dec. 6. If you are knowledgeable in the game of soccer and enjoy working with youth, consider volunteering. There is a need for coaches or co-coaches in the following divisions: 5-6 downtown, 5-6 Mendenhall Valley, 7-9 Mendenhall Valley, 12-13 downtown/Mendenhall Valley combined and 14-18 downtown/Mendenhall Valley combined. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or

• Women's Classic Basketball League - The Women's Classic Basketball League is for women who enjoy basketball and want to play for fun, on an organized team, but with women who are a "little older," new to the game or have less time due to kids, jobs or other commitments. Aggressive play is strongly discouraged in this league.

Registration forms are due by Oct. 24. Pre-season practices will begin in November, followed by games which will be played through Feb. 4. Teams play once a week on Wednesday for a total of 10 games for the season. Cost is $47.25 per player, which includes tax and covers the costs of the player fee and a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey for each player. Players can register with Parks and Rec. Staff and volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms and information are available at the Parks and Rec Office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Parks and Rec at 586-5226 or visit

• 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 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 or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at 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

• 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,



• 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 crawl stroke 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 - Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym is open for rental from until 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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