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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Wednesday, Nov. 27

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike - This week's hike is in the Upper Amalga Meadows area. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Amalga Harbor parking lot. It will be an easy tour of about 4 to 5 miles round trip with the group deciding the actual destination. Rubber boots are recommended. Wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed.

Saturday, Nov. 30

• Cowboy Action Shooting Clinic - Meet from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road. Clinic is free and open to new shooters. Cowboy attire requested. Info: Buckskin John (John Barnett), 321-4032, or by e-mail at buckskin_john@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Dec. 7

• Southeast Road Runners club - Ninth Annual Jingle Jog: Meet at 9 a.m. at the JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location parking lot for 10 a.m. race start. Events include a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile walk. Entry fees are $10 preregistration, $12 day-of-race registration and $3 for kids. Info: Juneau Racquet Club, 789-2181.

Sunday, Dec. 8

• Juneau Alpine Club - Meet at 5:30 p.m. at 4352 Manor Ave. for a slideshow and potluck party. Slides will be shown of a trek to Nepal and a climb of Denali's West Buttress. Info: Steve Kocsis, 790-3175.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 ecrestak@alaska.net, or on the Web at http://www.skijuneau.com.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration is open from Nov. 12-25 for the 2003 season, which starts in early January and runs through mid-March. Forms can be picked up at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Registration forms can also be downloaded off the Parks and Rec Web site at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/ (follow the links to the youth sports page and to the youth indoor soccer page). Registration is on a space-available basis. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 phone, 586-5677 fax or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Douglas Library (this is a venue change from the normal meeting place) for this month's meeting. Info: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

• Holiday Cup Competitive Indoor Soccer Tournament registration - Holiday Cup 2002 will be held Dec. 21-31. There will be four coed divisions: Elementary (grades 4-5), Middle School (grades 6-9), Junior (high schoolers age 16-younger) and Open (ages 17-21). Coaches and managers interested in sponsoring a team must submit a roster by Wednesday, Nov. 27. Electronic versions of the registration packet are available. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657, or by e-mail at holidaycup2002@soccer.com.

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - The Juneau Soccer Club is registering players in grades 4-5 for the 2002-03 season. Membership includes weekly skills development and training sessions, special weekly skills clinics and goalkeeping clinics. Players are trained by licensed coaches in gender-specific settings. Schedule information can be downloaded at http://www.juneausoccer.org. Info: JSC registrar Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• Intro to Tennis classes - JRC/The Alaska Club will be holding classes for adults and kids starting in December. The adult class will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Valley location. It is open to anyone interested in learning the basics of tennis, and all equipment is provided. The kids class will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, and all equipment is provided. The kids class has a limit of eight students. Info: Hassan Bani-Saaid, 789-2181.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 21 and 28, the Dec. 14 open gym has been canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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. 29, Dec. 6 and 20, the Dec. 13 open gym has been canceled) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Fridays (Nov. 29, open gyms on Dec. 6 and 13 have been canceled) or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 1, 8 and 15) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals available - Saturday morning court rentals are available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Rates and scheduling 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 jagdishy@attbi.com.

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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