Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, November 28, 2003

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Fight Night Boxing - The season's second Fight Night Boxing event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 ringside table and are available at Hearthside Books and the Imperial Saloon. Spectators under 21 are permitted with parent or guardian. Info: Stevens Promotions, 780-IBOX (4269).

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Nov. 28

• Youth wrestling day camp - Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling coach Kris Mercer is holding a wrestling day camp for youths age 5-18 on Friday, Nov. 28, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. There will be two sessions - one from 9 a.m. to noon, and the other from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - with a cost of $15 per session. A bag lunch will be provided to all in attendance, and there will be ribbons and certificates of completion. Info: Kris Mercer, 463-1899 or 789-4788.

Saturday, Nov. 29

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Jumbo hike: This is a moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Saturday, Dec. 6

• 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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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the downtown library meeting room above the public parking garage. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 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.

• Holiday Cup 2003 indoor soccer tournament - The annual indoor soccer tournament takes place Dec. 20-31, with five coed divisions - Elementary (grades 4-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), Junior (high school, ages 16-younger), Senior (high school-college, ages 17-21) and Masters (ages 22-222). Coaches and team managers interested in entering or sponsoring a team must submit a roster by Monday, Dec. 1. Electronic versions of the registration packet are available. This cost-free event is sponsored by the law offices of Dillon & Findley and by Juneau Community Schools. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657, or by e-mail at holidaycup2003@yahoo.com.

• HoopTime Basketball registration: HoopTime Basketball, a non-profit AAU-sanctioned club, is accepting registrations for the 2004 season for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. The season runs from Jan. 3 to April 15. Registration is $150 for the first child, and $100 for any siblings. Deadline is Dec. 15. Registration forms available on the Web at www.hooptime-basketball.org. Info: HoopTime Basketball, 789-1598.

• 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, or on the Web at http://www.juneaushotokan.org.

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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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