Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2003

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau Volleyball Association Reverse Coed Volleyball - Registration is underway for the adult reverse coed volleyball league. In reverse coed volleyball, play is on a women's-height net, and men are considered "back-row players" and are only allowed to hit from behind the 10-foot line. The league will have two six-team divisions, with one game per week from Nov. 10 through Dec. 17. Info: Juneau Volleyball Association, 789-3052.

• Eaglecrest Season Pass Fair - Juneau's ski area will hold its Season Pass Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. Saturday's events are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Season pass sales, employment booth, historical photo display; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Brunch prepared by Channel Bowl chef Laurie Berg and Friends of Eaglecrest (free for season pass holders); 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Maintenance facility open house and mountain equipment display; 1-5 p.m. - Film festival in day lodge. Sunday's events are: Noon-5 p.m. - Season pass sales, drawing for free youth pass, employment booth, family games, door prizes and vendors/displays; 2-5 p.m. - Make-your-own ice cream sundaes. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001 or 586-5284.

• Eaglecrest Ski & Snowboard School annual Warren Miller Film showing - The Eaglecrest Ski & Snowboard School is sponsoring two showings of the 54th annual Warren Miller Film, "Journey," at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001 or 586-5284.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today-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 teams playing at 4 p.m., JV at 6 p.m. and varsity at 8 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym. These are Juneau's last home matches of the season.

Today-Sunday, Oct. 24-26

• Juneau Alpine Club - Berners Bay cabin trip, arrange your own transportation for this outing. But please RSVP with the trip leader before attending. If there is a large group, you might need to use your own tent for camping. Info: Trip leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.

• Tacos for Ray benefit - Help raise money for local softball player Ray Bradley Jr., who needs a heart transplant. Supporters can attend an all-you-can-eat taco party for Bradley at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Tlingit & Haida Community Council building, 3235 Hospital Drive. This event features tacos, karaoke, a Hallloween costume contest, auctions and prizes. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12-younger. Info and advance tickets: Cliff, 523-5287.

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for JSC's 2003-04 season is underway. Youth of all skill levels are invited to develop their soccer skills and love of the game through training and competition. JSC programs are open to youth in grades 4-12. Juneau teams have won seven state titles over the past two years, the most of any club in Alaska. The club is on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• 4-H karate fall classes - Juneau's 4-H Shotokan Karate-Do club has started its fall classes. Adults and kids from age 7 and up are invited to join the club, which meets from 6-6:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday nights and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturdays. Youth members pay $26.25 per month to join the club; additional family members can join at a reduced cost. Shotokan karate classes teach self-control, and allows participants to get into excellent mental and physical shape. Info: Diana Stevens, 790-4199.

• 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 edisonm@jsd.k12.ak.us.

• 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.

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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.

• 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 Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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 jagdishy@comcast.net.

• 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 http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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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