Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, Nov. 2

• Juneau Ski Club - meeting: The Juneau Ski Club will hold a meeting at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Info: Eliza, 523-0588.

Saturday, Nov. 5

• Juneau Ski Club/National Ski Patrol - 52nd Annual Ski Swap: The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Centennial Hall. Related events include the Warren Miller movie "Higher Ground," which will be shown twice on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Centennial Hall. Gear for sale can be turned in on Nov. 3-4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to get ready for the sale. Info: Juneau Ski Club, http://www.juneauskiracing.org/.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Veteran's Day 8K: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the river trail parking lot near Brotherhood Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is 8 kilometers (4.97 miles). This is the last SERR race of the year. Info: Mike McKrill, 789-9116, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/events.htm.

Sunday, Nov. 6

• Yukon River Quest - Presentation at UAS: Jeff Brady will be making a presentation about Yukon River Quest on Nov. 6, Sunday, 7 p.m. at the UAS Student Activities center. It will include a 50-minute BBC Challenge program and then Brady will talk about his 2005 race experience when he raced his daughter. Also, other Juneau paddlers will share their experieinces. Info: Jeff Brady, dotjeff@aptalaska.net

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gold Medal Tournament looking for teams: The Juneau Lions Gold Medal Invitation Committee is soliciting "Letters of Intent" from prospective teams for their 2006 Gold Medal Tournament. The tournament will be held March 26-April 1. Teams must be willing to commit to fielding a complete team in one of the following divisions: A, B, C and Women Division. If you have a team that would like to be considered please send a letter that includes your division choice, official contact name, address and phone number to the Juneau Lions Club, PO Box 20911, Juneau, Alaska, 99802. Deadline for submission is Nov. 15, 2005.

• Yukon River Quest - registration: Registration has begun for the 2006 Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race. The 460-mile race spans the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territory, Canada. Deadline for entry is May 26. There is a limit of 70 canoe and kayak teams and only 25 solo kayak teams. Entry fees are $700 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $400 for solo kayaks and $200 for voyager teams. Info: info@yukonriverquest.com or 867-33FLOAT

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic League - The league is designed for women who enjoy basketball and want to play for fun, but with women who are new to the game or have limited time. Practices start in November and games take place on Wednesdays through Feb. 1. The cost is $47.25 per player and players can register with Parks and Recreation. Forms are due by Oct. 28. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation basketball referees meeting - Starting Oct. 5 through Nov. 9, there will be mandatory basketball official meetings for the Juneau Parks and Recreation basketball league. The meetings will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday in Room C109 at Dzantik'i Heeni. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699 (night) or 789-0934 (days) or Dave Pusich at 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation scorekeepers needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for basketball scorekeepers for the 2005-06 Ordway Basketball season. The season is scheduled to begin Nov. 13 and will run through the second week of February. The position is also paid. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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-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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