Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2003

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today-Sunday, Nov. 7-9

• Bare Bones Tennis and Racquetball Tournament - The entry deadline for this event is 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Tennis play started 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.

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 http://www.skijuneau.com.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Veteran's Day 8K: Meet at 9:30 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.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16

• Valley Dart League - Inaugural Southeast Shootout: Tournament takes place at Squire's Rest in Auke Bay and features a $1,000-plus total payout. The tournament opens with blind draw doubles at 7 p.m. on Friday ($20 per team entry fee). On Saturday morning, there will be women's doubles 501 SO/DO at 9:30 a.m. and men's doubles 501 SO/DO at 10 a.m. (both events are $20 per team). On Saturday afternoon, there is women's singles cricket at 1:30 p.m. and men's singles cricket at 2 p.m. (both events are $12 per person). On Saturday night is mixed doubles, using Windy City format, at 7 p.m. ($20 per team). On Sunday morning, there will be women's singles 501 SO/DO at 9:30 a.m. and men's singles 501 SO/DO at 10 a.m. (both events are $12 per person). This event is sanctioned by the American Darts Organization and about 100 players are expected from as far away as Anchorage and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Tournament business sponsors are needed. Info: Tournament director Phillip Wheeler, 780-4466, or by e-mail at pandtwheeler@alaska.net.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Sign-up begins on Saturday, Nov. 8, with a special registration period at the Nugget Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration continues at the Parks and Rec main office at City Hall or the Zach Gordon Youth Center from Monday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 24. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Forms are available online at http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php, or they can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office or Zach Gordon. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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.

• 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-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 kadam@fs.fed.us.

• 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.

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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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