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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-today, Oct. 15-17

• Glacier Swim Club - October Splash swim meet: Youth swimmers from across Southeast Alaska will compete at Augustus Brown pool during this three-day meet. Events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today.

Today

• Juneau Alpine Club - Davies Creek Hike: A moderate hike up Davies Creek; a trapline may be in use along the trail, so dogs are not recommended. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22-23

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball vs. Sitka: The Crimson Bears host the Wolves for matches on Friday and Saturday night in the JDHS main gym. Times for varsity, junior varsity and C team matches TBA.

Saturday, Oct. 23

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mendenhall Glacier walk: Bring your helmet, harness, crampons and ice ax for this moderate trek. Kayaking to the glacier may be an option. Those interested should contact trip leader Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for the 2004-05 season is underway through October. This program is for young soccer players in grades 4-12 of all skill levels. There are year-round developmental teams and competitive programs that travel to state and regional tournaments. Players are grouped by age and gender. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Amy Skilbred, 780-4649, or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League - Registration forms are due by Oct. 22 for this league, which is open to women who want to play team basketball but are older, new to the game or have limited time available due to other commitments. Aggressive play is strongly discouraged. Preseason practices begin in November, with one game a week on Wednesdays - 10 games total - through Feb. 2. The cost is $47.25 per player. Juneau Parks and Rec staff will assemble teams. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.

• Hunter Education Instructor training course - This two-day class takes place from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the state's new indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will lead these classes, which helps train people how to teach basic safe-hunting and other hunter education courses. All persons interested in this class must complete a background check with the Alaska State Troopers before the first session (there is a $20 fee for the background check that is reimbursed). Background checks can be completed from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays at 2760 Sherwood Lane or 450 Whittier St. Bring two forms of identification, including one with a photo. Info: Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• Paid basketball referees needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is seeking referees for its youth basketball program (ages 8-18). Applicants must be at least 14 years old to officiate, and games start on Oct. 25. A good knowledge of the game is helpful, and prior experience as a referee is not necessary. Training is available. Applications are available at the Parks and Rec office downtown at 155 Seward St. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunter education course for women - This class for and taught by women will be held Oct. 28-30 at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. Class times are 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The class will include instruction on firearm safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Successful graduates will receive lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America. Those taking the course need to pick up a packet of study materials, costing $10, at the Douglas ADF&G office, Room 210, by Thursday, Oct. 21. Info: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• Juneau Ski Club/Juneau Ski Patrol 51st Annual Ski Sale - The annual fund-raiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Centennial hall. Admission is $2 (age 12-younger free), and there is a door prize of a season pass from Eaglecrest Ski Area. In addition to the ski swap, people can register for Juneau Ski Patrol, the Juneau Ski Club race program and lessons at Eaglecrest, and they can buy Eaglecrest season passes. People can check items in for sale ($5 minimum sale price per item) from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Info: Stacy Goade, 790-4030.

• Note to waterfowl hunters - Hunters seeking waterfowl hunting permits to take waterfowl, snipe or cranes on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge can obtain the permits at Western Auto, Rayco Sales or at the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The permit is meant as an orientation for hunters using the refuge and also allows ADF&G to collect duck hunting effort and harvest data. All hunters should pay careful attention to the orientation information that comes with the permit. Info: Douglas office of ADF&G, 465-4265.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Department survey - Juneau Parks and Rec invites sports participants and parents to complete an Internet survey about P&R sports programs. To combat declining participation the department is considering changing when sports are offered through the year, and it is seeking public feedback. The survey can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youth/form/survey.htm. Hard copies can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office in City Hall or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is now open with ice. A schedule is posted on the rink's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• 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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