Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2003


• Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team fund-raiser - Meet from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC-The Alaska Club. Bring a potluck dish and $10 per adult for this event, with proceeds to benefit the new JDHS tennis team. Info: Kathleen Adam, 586-8835, or by e-mail at



Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9

• Bare Bones Tennis and Racquetball Tournament - The entry deadline for this event is 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Tennis play starts on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and racquetball play opens on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC-The Alaska Club. The cost is $5 per event, plus one can of balls, with additional events $2.50 each. The tournaments feature men's, women's and mixed divisions in both singles and doubles. Info: Eileen (racquetball) or Amra (tennis) at JRC-The Alaska Club, 789-2181.

Thursday, Nov. 6

• 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. Showtimes are 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001 or 586-5284.

Saturday, Nov. 8

• 50th Annual Ski Sale - The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall, with a $2 admission charge (age 12-younger free). Sale items can be checked in from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Items must have a minimum sale price of $5 each. Volunteers to work the sale are needed (no shopping allowed during volunteer time). Info: Volunteers call Stacy Goade, 790-4030, or contact Eaglecrest Ski Area at 586-5284, or on the Web at

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Veteran's Day 8K: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mendenhall River trail parking area near Brotherhood Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. This is the last SERR race of the year. The course is 8 kilometers (4.97 miles). Info: Mike McKrill, 789-9116.

Sunday, Nov. 9

• Juneau Alpine Club - Glacier Walk, bring your own helmet, ice ax, harness and crampons for this moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Friday, Nov. 14

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Event starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Marlintini's Lounge, with a ring girl contest at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Boxers and ring girls are needed. Boxers should call 635-9162 and ring girls call 723-7134 to register. Ticket info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.



• 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 Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Mendenhall Valley Library meeting room in Mendenhall Mall. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Ordway League basketball scorekeepers meeting - All interested scorekeepers for the 2003-04 Ordway basketball season must attend a meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in City Hall Conference Room No. 224. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Parks and Rec adult basketball managers meeting - Schedules will be distributed at a team managers' meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Assembly Chambers at City Hall. Teams must have one representative at the meeting in order to receive a win which will count toward final standings. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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.

• Juneau Youth Activity Board meeting - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Activity Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in City Hall Conference Room No. 224. The board will review a Juneau Youth Football League contingency grant request, and begin to assemble the fiscal year 2005 Youth Activity Grant "Request for Proposal" document. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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.

• 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.



• 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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