Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002

Today-Saturday, Nov. 1-2

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears' junior varsity and C teams host the All-Comers Tournament, which features large schools JV and C teams and varsity teams from small schools from around Southeast Alaska. Friday's matches are expected to start at 3 p.m., with the last match at 9 p.m. On Saturday, competition will begin about 9 a.m., with the last match starting at about 8 p.m. All matches will be at the Juneau-Douglas High School main and auxiliary gyms.

Saturday, Nov. 2

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike - Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead (at the end of Basin Road) for an easy to moderate hike of about six miles with about 1,500 feet in elevation gain. The group will decide the final destination. Wear sturdy boots, wear warm layers of clothing, bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3

• Juneau Alpine Club - Kayak trip to Berners Bay Cabin, this is a moderate energy output trek. The cabin is available for cooking. Bring kayak safety gear and camping equipment. Don't forget to pay your JAC dues. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.


• Eaglecrest Ski Area season passes - Discounted season passes for Eaglecrest Ski Area are available if purchased before Sunday, Dec. 1. The 2002-03 preseason pass prices, not including tax, are $375 for adults, $255 for youth (grades 7-12), $255 for seniors (age 65-older), $180 for child (grades K-6), $189.52 for midweek and $500 for corporate. Eaglecrest staff members will be at the Nugget Mall on weekends and holidays through the end of November selling passes, or you can stop by the business office at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office (Room 218) at the Municipal Building, downtown. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 (business office), 790-2000 (lodge), by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Juneau Recreational Hockey League registration - With the opening of the Treadwell Arena scheduled for December, the JRHL is being created to give local athletes a change to play recreational hockey in Juneau this winter. All interested players and referees should attend an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Hickel Room in Centennial Hall. This is a time change from the one previously announced. The JRHL is a coed league for players age 18-older. Players should have some hockey experience and have all the equipment they need to start playing in mid- to late-December. Players will be assigned to teams based on their skill levels and experience. The JRHL is not affiliated with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. Those athletes who have not played hockey before or are interested in youth hockey should contact the Parks and Rec office about clinics and skills workshops that will take place in early 2003. Info: Ben White, 789-2841 or by e-mail at, or Christopher Mertl, 586-3232 or by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation hockey - An open house for people interested in adult and youth hockey, hockey officiating, figure skating, curling and speed skating takes place from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Hickel Room at Centennial Hall. This is an opportunity to meet the people who will be forming the various leagues and programs when the new Treadwell Arena opens in mid- to late-December. Info: Greg Smith of the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-0419, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Mendenhall Library in Mendenhall Mall (this is a new location for meetings). Info: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

• Juneau basketball officials meeting - All local basketball officials need to meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesdays through Nov. 6. These meetings will help train new referees and help veteran referees with rule changes. Anybody interested in officiating this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

• Ordway Basketball League scorekeepers meeting - Meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Juneau Library large conference room. All interested scorekeepers must attend. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult basketball managers meeting - Meet at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers. One representative from each team must be present for team to receive a free victory toward the final standings and to pick up schedules. City offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, so managers are encouraged to pick up their schedules at the meeting on Thursday since games begin on Sunday, Nov. 10. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226

• Capital Chevrolet Tennis and Racquetball Tournament registration - Entries are open now for this event, with the tennis tournament to start on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and the racquetball tourney to start on Friday, Nov. 8. These tournaments will both take place at the Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. Entry deadline for both tournaments is 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Tournaments are open to all skill levels and ages, with singles and doubles events for men, women and junior players. Racquetball players may enter up to three events, tennis players may enter two divisions. Entry fees are $30 for JRC/The Alaska Club members, $40 for non-members and $15 for juniors age 13-younger. Info: Jeremy Schlosser, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Ski Club/Juneau National Ski Patrol annual ski sale - The 49th annual ski sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Centennial Hall. If you're looking to buy or sell used ski or snowboard equipment, this is the time. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area business office, 586-5284.

• Women's Classic Basketball League skills clinic - Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. The clinic is open to all Women's Classic Basketball League players. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation lifeguard training class - This five-week class takes place from Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14, with sessions held from 5:45-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. The class is open to advanced swimmers age 15-older, and all participants must pass a swim test before enrolling. There is a mandatory pre-course session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and all participants should bring a swimsuit to take their swimming test. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22) at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23) 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 (Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Nov. 3, 10 and 17, no open gym on Nov. 24) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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