Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2003

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau-Douglas High School dance team fund-raiser - The JDHS Dance Team is holding a garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons. They will be selling old uniforms, pom poms, brand-new shoes, dance leotards, pants, shorts, warm-up gear, other dancing supplies and more. Info: Mary Lou Bavard, 789-7458, or Diana Cote, 364-3699.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Davies Creek hike - The Juneau Alpine Club will lead a moderate hike up Davies Creek on Saturday, Nov. 22. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 10th annual Jingle Jog - The 10th annual Jingle Jog - a 5-kilometer run or 1-mile walk - will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. at the parking lot of JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 day-of-race for adults, and $3 for kids. Pre-registration is available at JRC/The Alaska Club. Festive wear is encouraged. There will be fitness and health-related door prizes. All proceeds go toward professional training for Juneau-based fitness instructors, who in turn are expected to volunteer their skills in the community. Info: JRC/The Alaska Club, 789-2181.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Nov. 16

• Valley Dart League - Inaugural Southeast Shootout: Tournament concludes today at Squire's Rest in Auke Bay and features a $1,000-plus total payout. This morning's events are 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. 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 began on Saturday, Nov. 8, and 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.

• Women's Classic Basketball League skills clinic - Juneau Parks and Recreation will hold a skills clinic for Women's Classic Basketball League players on Monday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• 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

• 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.

• 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/.

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 sports@juneauempire.com.



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