Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2003

Saturday, Oct. 18

• 2003 Fall Skateboard & Rollerblade Competition - Juneau Parks & Recreation/Pipeline Skate Park will hold a competition starting at noon, with warm ups beforehand. Helmet use is required. To sign up, pick up a waiver at Poseidon Boardsports Boarderline Snowboards. Late registration will be available on-site on the day of the event starting at 11 a.m. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-0456.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves for a pair of Region V-Class 4A matches, with C team, JV and varsity match times TBA at the JDHS main gym.



• Basketball referees' meetings - Local basketball officials will be holding meetings at from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 8. Anyone interested in officiating local basketball games this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team tryouts - Tryouts take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 16, in the Marie Drake gym. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502, or Leslie Dahl, 789-2286.

• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School youth basketball camps - Dzantik'i Heeni will be hosting youth basketball camps on Friday and Saturday, Oct, 17-18. A session for 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be held on Friday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and a camp for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $25 fee, and registration will take place one-half hour before each camp begins. The camp will be run by coaches Brice Searls and Andy Lee, along with other local coaches, former college players and current Juneau-Douglas High School players. The camps will be geared to accomodate a variety of skill levels and will cover fundamentals of offense and defense. Info: Coaches Steve Brown or Brice Searls, 463-1899 or

• Midnight Suns Baseball Club tryouts - Tryouts for baseball players ages 11-14 will take place on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Marie Drake Gym. Players are encouraged to attend both tryout dates. Players age 11-12 will meet from 1-2:30 p.m., while those age 13-14 will try out from 2:30-4 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Eligibility for Midnight Suns travel teams is determined by a player's age on Aug. 1, 2004. Info: Trish Kohan, 789-6977 or 723-7137, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2003-04 Ordway League basketball team registration - Registration was held Wednesday, Oct. 15, but late registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office at city hall; a $10 late fee will be charged. League play begins on Nov. 9 and runs through the first week of February. Team registration packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at

• American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics Course - The American Red Cross will be holding a 16-hour course on first-aid basics for those who live, work or play in remote areas. The class will combine lectures, skills practice and role-play learning to teach the response steps and treatment for injuries and illnesses in delayed-help situations. The class costs $125, and sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 and 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Cross' Southeast Alaska District office, 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 203. Deadline for registration and payment is Oct. 17. The class has a minimum of eight students and a maximum of 12. Info: American Red Cross, 463-5713.

• Juneau Alpine Club potluck/slideshow - Potluck will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Bring food, and enjoy photos and slides of Mt. Rainier and of a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash. Info: Tom and Eva Bornstein, 790-4050.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation - dogs on trails meeting - The first planning meeting for devising a plan for dogs on trails will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the downtown library's large conference room. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation office, 586-0424.

• VISTA youth hockey program - Local VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) worker Matthew Edison is pursuing funding to continue a youth hockey program created last year. The program is geared toward Alaska Native students who want to learn how to play hockey, but can't afford equipment and ice-time fees. Info: Matthew Edison, 463-1899, Ext. 231, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League registration - Registration forms are due by Friday, Oct. 24, for this less-competitive league for older women, or women with less time due to kids, work and other commitments. The women's division in the Ordway League (see above) is for highly competitive women. Preseason practices begin in November, followed by games once a week on Wednesdays through January. Teams play 10 games in the season. The cost is $47.25 per player (includes tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey. Players register individually with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff members or volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at

• Adult basketball scorekeepers needed for 2003-04 season - Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation seeks scorekeepers for the season, which starts on Sunday, Nov. 9, and will run through the first week of January. Adult basketball scorekeepers are paid a nominal fee for their service. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226.



• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym in Douglas. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

• Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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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