NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Juneau-Douglas Ice Association - youth hockey registration: Registration for youth hockey (ages 5-18) and introduction to hockey (age 4-older) will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 from noon-5 p.m. at Nugget Mall. Scholarships and loaner equipment are available. Registration forms are available on the Web at www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice, or in person at Skater's Edge, Play it Again Sports and the Treadwell Arena. Info: Ken or Jeannette, 790-2763.
Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. **SCHEDULE REVISION: The badminton group will not meet over the school's winter break, from Dec. 19-Jan. 2. After the break, the group will meet just once a week, on Tuesdays, with the first session on January 4. 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.
Juneau Parks and Recreation - 2005 coed volleyball registration: Team registration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Assembly chambers at Juneau City Hall. Late registration - with a $10 late fee - will take place on Friday, Jan. 7 at the Parks and Rec office at city hall. Team registration information is available on the Parks and Rec Web site at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ coedvolleyball.php. Managers' packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program sign-up - Registration for the Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at Riverbend Elementary School. Sign-up will be from 1:30-2 p.m. for returning skiers, and 2-4:30 p.m. for those new to the program. Cost is $6 to join 4-H, and $50 for ski equipment for the season ($20 will be refunded if the member attends at least seven of the 10 sessions). Sessions will be held 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons from January 2 through March 7. Info: Judy Covey at 4-H, 465-8749.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - The JAHA is accepting registrations now through December 15 for its winter 2005 coed adult recreation hockey league. The league offers four tiers of play - beginner, intermediate and advanced coed, and women's - and is open to players age 18 and older. The 14-week season starts Jan. 10. For more information, including all necessary registration paperwork, visit JAHA's Web site at www.juneauhockey.org. Info: Suzanne Hebert, 364-5264.
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.
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.
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/.
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.