Thursday, Dec. 1
Glacier Swim Club Tryouts- The Glacier Swim Club will be hosting tryouts at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Augustus Brown Pool. Interested swimmers should have some previous swimming instruction, level III or higher Red Cross lessons preferred. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4
State Age Group Swimming Championships - The Glacier Swim Club will be hosting the State Age Group Championships at Augustus Brown Pool from Dec. 2-4. This is the first championship meet of the year and will draw the fastest 250-300 8-to-14 year old swimmers in Alaska. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Jingle Jog - The JRC/TAC Aerobics Conference Team is sponsoring the 12th Annual Jingle Jog race. Pre-registration is taking place at either JRC/The Alaska Club location. Check in time is between 9:30 a.m. and 9:55 a.m. at the day of the race at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Start time is 10 a.m. Entry fee is $10, $12 day of the race. For children 12-and-under, the fee is $3. Info: Leeann Thomas, 789-7497.
Juneau 4H Ski Club sign up and gear check out - The club for students in grades K-12 are encouraged to come out to the Nugget Mall to sign up for the Ski Club. Returning memebers should arrive from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. while new and returning members should attend from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Membership fee is $6 while ski equipment rental is $50, with $20 refunded if you attent 7-of-10 sessions. The ski club will have skis, boots and pole available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the sign-up. The club also has classic ski equipment and some skate skiing equipment. The first ski session will be Jan. 8. Info: 586-1453 or 465-8749 or at http://home.gci.net/~jnordski/
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10
Juneau-Douglas High School hockey - The Juneau-Douglas High School ice hockey team will open its inaugrual season against the Tri-Valley High School Viking Warriors at Treadwell Arena. These will be the first hockey games in Crimson Bears history. The puck drops Friday at 8:15 p.m. On Saturday, game time is 7 p.m. at Treadwell Arena. Admission is $5. Info: Tom Mayer, 780-5628 or 209-7409.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Skating through the Holiday blues - The Juneau Skating Club will have a performance by local figure skaters at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Treadwell Arena. There will be a free public skate after the show. Info: 523-9115 or go to www.juneauskatingclub.org
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
HoopTime Basketball Registration - Registration materials will be sent via email for returning players on or about Dec. 1. Registration materials will also be available at the HoopTime Web Site at www.juneau.com/hooptime/index.html. Open registration will begin Dec. 17 at the Nugget Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue through Dec. 30. HoopTime is open to 5th through 8th graders. 4th graders are welcome is there is room available at the 5th grade level. Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504.
Holiday Cup Competitive Indoor Soccer Tournament - This annual soccer tournament will take place Dec. 17-31. There will be five co-ed divisions - Grades 4-5, Middle School, High school ages 16-and-under, Senior Division ages 17-20, and Masters Division ages 21-and-over. Coaches and managers interested in sponsoring a team must submit a roster by Nov. 30. Team entries only. Electronic versions of the registration packet are available. The is a cost-free event and sponsored by Law Offices of Dillon & Findley and Juneau Community Schools. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657, firstname.lastname@example.org
Juneau Parks and Recreation: Youth Basketball Registration - Youth basketball registration begins Saturday, Nov. 5 and continues at the P&R main office or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center through Nov. 21. There will be space-available registration after Nov. 21 is teams are not full. Registration forms can be found on the P&R website (www.juneau.org/parksrec), follow the line to youth sports and youth basketball. Kids between the ages 6-18 are encouraged to sign up. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed for the program. Training is available. Applications for referees and volunteers can be requested from the P&R office. The season runs from Jan. 7 to March 18. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us
Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.
Gold Medal Tournament looking for teams - The Juneau Lions Gold Medal Invitation Committee is soliciting "Letters of Intent" from prospective teams for their 2006 Gold Medal Tournament. The tournament will be held March 26-April 1. Teams must be willing to commit to fielding a complete team in one of the following divisions: A, B, C and Women Division. If you have a team that would like to be considered please send a letter that includes your division choice, official contact name, address and phone number to the Juneau Lions Club, PO Box 20911, Juneau, Alaska, 99802. Deadline for submission is Nov. 15, 2005.
Yukon River Quest - registration - Registration has begun for the 2006 Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race. The 460-mile race spans the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territory, Canada. Deadline for entry is May 26. There is a limit of 70 canoe and kayak teams and only 25 solo kayak teams. Entry fees are $700 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $400 for solo kayaks and $200 for voyager teams. Info: email@example.com or 867-33FLOAT
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation scorekeepers needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for basketball scorekeepers for the 2005-06 Ordway Basketball season. The season is scheduled to begin Nov. 13 and will run through the second week of February. The position is also paid. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Badminton Open Gym - Badminton open gym takes place at the Auke Bay School Gym, Mondays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $3 per person and shuttlecocks are provided. Please bring your own raquet if you have one. All skill levels are invited. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.
Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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.
Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
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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