Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2003


Monday-Sunday, Dec. 8-14

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association tournament - The JAHA fall season tournament opened Monday night and runs nightly through the championship games, which are on Sunday morning at Treadwell Ice Arena in Douglas. Games start at 9 p.m. on Thursday (two games), with games at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The semifinal games start at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, and continue starting at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday. The championship games start at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday. All games are open to the public and there is no admission fee. The JAHA features 215 coed players on 14 teams and a detailed schedule can be found on the JAHA Web site, The JAHA postseason banquet and awards ceremony take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Elks Lodge downtown. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

Friday, Dec. 12

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Bouts start at 8 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. Feature bout is Chuck "Ice Man" McCracken of Juneau vs. Scott "Kid Roo" Robinson of Sitka in the lightweight division. Must be age 21 or older to attend fights. Tickets are $22 general admission, $32 ringside table and available at Marlintini's Lounge. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0429 (office), 789-0799 (bar).

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 12-13

• Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings and Sitka Wolves in a series of Region V-Class 4A matches at the JDHS main gym. On Friday, Juneau wrestles Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m., Ketchikan wrestles Sitka at 5:30 p.m. and Sitka wrestles Juneau at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sitka wrestles Ketchikan at 1 p.m., Juneau wrestles Sitka at 3 p.m. and Ketchikan wrestles Juneau at 5 p.m.



• Juneau Alpine Club - A meeting will take place during the week of Dec. 7-13 to plan a spring 2004 rafting trip down the Tatshenshini River, north of Haines. Meeting info will be provided to those expressing an interest in the trip. Info: Bob Sylvester, 586-1407.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Mendenhall River Community School library. Steve Martin will tie "Chumly" smolt patterns, which are ideal flies for early spring Dolly Varden. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• 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

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association youth hockey registration - Sign-up for the JDIA's second season takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Nugget Mall. The JDIA program is for hockey players ages 5-18. The second season runs from Jan. 12 through April 25. Those players who registered for the full season do not have to re-register. Info: Ken Collison, 790-2763, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Alpine Club - A potluck dinner and slideshow will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skater's Cabin). Bring food to share as the group watches slides from a summer trip to Prince of Wales Island. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058, or on the Web at

• Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club - The first meeting for the Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Riverbend Elementary School Commons. The meeting times are 6-7 p.m. for returning members and 7-8 p.m. for new members. The club is run by Odin Brudie and is open for students in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to ski with their children. The club's first ski session takes place on Jan. 4, 2004, with regular sessions from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays through March 7, 2004, at various locations around Juneau. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in the club. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Backcountry avalanche skills refresher sessions take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the downtown library (classroom session) and the morning of Saturday, Dec. 20, at Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge (field session). Sarah Carter will lead the classroom session and will discuss risk evaluation, equipment, safe travel and rescue. Greg Bledsoe will lead the field session and will lead beacon searches. Bring a probe, avalanche beacon and shovel to the field session, if you have them. Info: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

• 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). Team rosters were due 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

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2004 coed volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the municipal building downtown (155 South Seward Street). Team registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Assembly Chambers at the municipal building. Late registration takes place on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Parks and Rec office ($10 late fee charged). Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Water safety instructor aide course - This class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Jan. 10 through Feb. 21. The course is designed for mature swimmers age 10 and older who have completed at least Level IV of the American Red Cross' Learn to Swim Program. The cost is $39.50 (including tax) payable to CBJ and $8 for a certification fee payable to the American Red Cross. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska tryouts - Tryouts have been announced for the Team Alaska squads in volleyball for the Arctic Winter Games that take place Feb. 28 through March 6, 2004, in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Bryan Stenehjem of Anchorage's Dimond High School team will coordinate the two Alaska teams (10 players each born in 1984 or later), while Juneau's Phil McMurray will coach the boys and Liz Hooe of Anchorage will coach the girls. Information on the team tryouts for other sports can be found on the Team Alaska Web site. Info: Volleyball, Bryan Stenehjem, by e-mail at; Team Alaska, John Estle, 1-907-474-4278, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• HoopTime Basketball registration: HoopTime Basketball, a non-profit AAU-sanctioned club, is accepting registrations for the 2004 season for boys and girls in grades 4-8. 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 Info: HoopTime Basketball, 789-1598.

• Juneau Golf Club's Alaskan Open 2004 - Registration is due by Jan. 15, 2004, at the Juneau Golf Club for this annual event that takes place March 1-5 in Casa Grande, Ariz. No late registration will be accepted, except to fill last-minute cancelations. The week's events include a four-person team best-ball tournament, a one-putt competition, golf clinics and group dinners. The tournament fee is $125, not including 2004 Juneau Golf Club dues of $20 and 2004 USGA handicap fee of $15. Optional memberships in the Juneau Junior Golf CLub are available at $25. Special lodging rates are available at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Info: Sandy Sturrock, 789-4702.



• 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

• 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

• 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

• Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site,

• 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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