Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, November 29, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team annual Christmas tree sale - Sale starts Tuesday, Nov. 30, and continues until all trees are sold at the Fred Meyer parking lot next to Juneau Electronics. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Info: JDHS swim coach John Wray, 789-1759.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Mendenhall River School library. This month's guest presenter is Brad Elfers of Juneau Flyfishing Goods, who will discuss Situk River steelhead and new tackle and gift ideas for the holidays. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Dec. 3

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Bouts start at 9 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge in the Airport Shopping Center. Highlighting the card are Anchorage champion Jesse Fleming vs. Southeast champion Glen Lufenburger, and a rematch between Rudy Vonda and Shawn Beard. Tickets are available at Marlintini's Lounge and at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. This is an age 21-older only show. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.

Saturday, Dec. 4

• Juneau Jumpers annual holiday fund-raising show and pie sale - The internationally known youth jump rope club will perform at 7 p.m. at the Glacier Valley Elementary School gym. The group, which has 54 active members in grades 2-12, will perform choreographed jump-rope routines to music and will demonstrate skills that have won members national and international awards. Pies and cakes will be auctioned off as a fund-raiser during the show. Admission is $3 per child, $5 per adult and $10 per family. Info: John and Judy Leary, 789-0317, or by e-mail at paradise@gci.net.

• JRC/The Alaska Club 11th annual Jingle Jog - Check in at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. race start at JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location. This 5-kilometer run/1-mile walk is sponsored by JRC/The Alaska Club's Aerobics Conference team and is open to everyone. There will be prizes, and Santa will be on hand to give out candy canes. Race fee is $10 for adults ($12 day of race), $3 for kids age 12 and under. Advance registration is available at either JRC/The Alaska Club location. Info: Terri Calvin, 586-2907.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Holiday Cup 2004 indoor soccer tournament registration - Registration will be held through Tuesday, Nov. 30, for the Holiday Cup 2004 competitive indoor soccer tournament. The tourney, to be played Dec. 18-31, will have five coed divisions: Elementary (grades 4-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), Junior (high school age 16-younger), Senior (ages 17-20) and Masters (age 21-older). Coaches and managers interested in organizing a team must submit a roster by Nov. 30. There is no registration fee; the tournament is sponsored by Juneau Community Schools and the law offices of Dillon & Findley. Info and registration packets: Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• JRC/The Alaska Club winter break sports camps - Register by Friday, Dec. 17, for eight days of sports and games for school children during the holiday break. Activities include racquetball, basketball, soccer, badminton, tennis, wallyball and more. The cost is $120 plus tax for four days and $240 plus tax for eight days for JRC/The Alaska Club members, and $135 plus tax and $270 plus tax for non-club members. Day rates are available. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and before care (7-9 a.m.) and after care (4-6 p.m.) is available for an extra $20 per week. No camp takes place on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Info and registration packets: Eileen Wilson, 789-2181, on the Web at http://www.thealaskaclub.com, or at both JRC/The Alaska Club locations.

• Juneau Skating Club holiday exhibition skate - Performance starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, at Treadwell Arena. There will be four skating performances by 13 members from the club, then the public is invited to join the skaters on the ice until 6:15 p.m. Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance. Info: Beth Rhoden, 586-4436 evening, 789-2817 days.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

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