Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2006


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Sunday, Dec. 10

• The Juneau 4-H Cross Country Ski Sign Up and Gear Check Out - All levels of skiiers in grades K-12 can sign up and check out gear for the Juneau 4-H Cross Country Ski Club on Sunday at Nugget Mall. Returning ski club members can check out from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. while new members are welcome from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you have skis, come and sign up. If you do not have skis, the 4-H Nordic Ski Club will have skis, poles and boots available for rent on a first-come, first-served bases. Fee is $6 to join the club, $50 for ski rental with $20 refunded if you attend 7 of 10 sessions. The club starts meeting on Jan. 7 every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 4-H offices, 465-8749.

Tuesday-Sunday, Dec. 26-31

• Juneau Ski Club Alpine Race Coca-Cola Classic - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host the Juneau Ski Club Alpine Race Coca-Cola Classic. There will be two slalom and two giant slalom races.

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 30-31

• Juneau Ski Club Alpine Race Series - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host the Millenium Gian Slalom race on Saturday and Sunday.

Dec. 16-31

• Holiday Cup 2006 - The Holiday Cup Competitive Indoor Soccer Tournament will be held Dec. 16-31. There are five coed divisions - grades 4-5, middle school, high school ages 16 and under, ages 17-20 and masters division for ages 21 and over. Coaches and managers interested in sponsoring a team must submit a roster by Dec. 6. Team entries only. This is a cost free event sponsored by the Law Offices of Dillon & Findley and Juneau Community Schools. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657,



• JDHS Swimming and Diving teams Christmas tree sale - The Crimson Bears annual Christmas tree sale has started in the Fred Meyer parking lot. This is a fundraiser to support the student-athletes on the swimming and diving teams. Noble firs, grand firs and Douglas firs are available. Trees are available Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: John, 789-1759.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area events - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host a number of events in December for skiers and snowboarders.

Dec. 8-20, Eaglecrest will host the Winter Solstice Salvation Army Toy Drive. Please drop an unwrapped toy in the bin in the rental shop, receive a free hot drink and enter to win a stocking stuffer on Dec. 21.

Dec. 16-17, Eagle crest will host refresher adult lessons for skiers and snowboarders

Dec. 19-22, Eaglecrest will host the first Holiday Ski/Snowboard Camp for all ages and abilities.

Dec. 24 is the annual Christmas Eve celebration. There will be ornament making at 3:30 p.m. Apres ski cookies at 4 p.m., holiday music with Rick Trostel's youth and Ann Boochever at 4:30 p.m., an adult torchlight parade down Hooter Slopes at 5:15 p.m., a kids torchlight on Platter at 5:45 p.m. and then Santa Claus arrives on a sleigh to give everyone toys at 6 p.m. You can register each child for a gift with Santa's Eaglecrest Elves at 790-2000 x211.

Dec. 26-29, Eaglecrest will host the second Holiday Ski/Snowboard Camp for all ages and abilities.

Dec. 31 is the pre-resolution solution opportunity to try snowboarding to get ready for 2007. Call 790-2000 x211.

On Jan. 1, the annual New Years Day fireworks will take place with live music. Festivities start at 3 p.m. followed by fireworks at 5 p.m.

Info: Eaglecrest, 790-2000.

• HoopTime registration - The HoopTime basketball program is now taking registration for players in grades 5 through 8. The 2007 HoopTime season starts Jan 2. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bases. Registration deadline is Dec. 8, late registration ends Dec. 15. Register at the Web site,, and select the link to the registration packet. Mail complete forms to P.O. Box 33606, Juneau, AK, 99803. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566.

• Hilary Lindh Eaglecrest Season Pass Scholarship - Students in grades K-12 can win a free season pass to Eaglecrest Ski Area this winter. Applications for the Hilary Lindh Eaglecrest Season Pass Scholarship are available at local school offices, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, Play It Again Sports, Foggy Mountain Shop and Eaglecrest Snowsports Schools and online at One boys and one girl will win the season pass. The Eaglecrest Board of Directors chooses its winners from applicants who have maintained a 'C' average for the previous school year and currently attend school in the Juneau School District or equivalent. The program was established in 1992 in recognition of Lindh's silver medal performance in the 1992 Winter Olympics and the hard work she dedicated to downhill ski racing. The deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 5. Submit applications to Eaglecrest Snowsports School, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, Foggy Mountain Shop or Play It Again Sports. Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec. 8. Info: Barb Lindh, 790-2000 x227.

• Juneau Golf Club Alaska Open 2007 - The Juneau Golf Club will hold the Alaska Open 2007 on March 6-9 at Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Four day/three night packages and week-long packages are available. Info: Steven or Cindy Schlaffman, 360-452-7955.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256,

• Juneau-Douglas High School hockey tickets - Season tickets for Crimson Bears hockey are on sale at Play It Again Sports. Last year, every game was a sellout. Info. Tom Mayer, 209-7409.

• Start Smart Basketball Program - The Start Smart Basketball Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5. It helps develop the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents skills in dribbling/ball handling, passing/catch, shooting and running/agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. The program is held once a week for six weeks and each week the exercises become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and the children show improvement. The sessions will be held weekly at a valley site from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning the week of Jan. 15. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and participant manual. Register at Info: 586-5226,

• Capital City Soccer open soccer - Capital City Soccer will hold adult open soccer days on Saturdays at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym starting Oct. 14 until Dec. 30. Also, masters co-ed soccer starts Nov. 12. For dates and times, go to Info: Kris Coffee,

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Indoor Soccer registration - Roster spots are still available for indoor soccer players ages 8-18. There are weeknight practices and Saturday games from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Info: 586-5226.



• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym starts Sept. 5. This gym is open to the pblic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226,

• 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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