Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2000

Today, Dec. 15

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball: Intrasquad games, girls varsity 6 p.m., boys varsity 7:30 p.m., both at Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Juneau Parks and Recreation Saturday hike: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Salmon Creek Trailhead, which is behind the Alaska Electric, Light and Power Company powerhouse, 2.5 miles north of Juneau off Egan Drive (accessible from northbound lanes only). The hike is a moderate, seven-mile round trip with 1,100-foot elevation gain. The group will decide whether to continue the hike beyond the dam. Wear sturdy boots, warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.


Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool special morning swims: Special morning swims will be held from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21; Tuesday, Dec. 26; and Thursday, Dec. 28, during the school district's holiday break. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

Juneau Parks and Recreation mini's swimming program: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. This program is for children ages 5-7 who are able to demonstrate at least advanced preschool or Level II beginning swimming skils. The mini's program is to help young swimmers develop a feel for the water. Cost is $4.50, plus tax. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

Eaglecrest Ski Area Christmas Eve celebration: Meet at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Eaglecrest Ski Area day lodge, with Santa Claus arriving about 6 p.m. Activities include ornament decorating, holiday music and a torchlight parade. Celebration will take place snow or no snow. To reserve a gift from Santa for your child, sign up at the Eaglecrest office downtown or at the ski school at Eaglecrest Ski Area (fee is $4). Info: Eaglecrest office, 586-5284.

Mighty Mite youth ski team registration: Registration is open for this winter's Mighty Mite ski team program for skiers ages 6-12 years old. The lessons at Eaglecrest Ski School focus on skier technique and introduce the children to racing. The 10-week program features Saturday lessons from 9:30 a.m. until noon starting on Jan. 8, and includes four optional race days. The cost is $105 for the lessons, plus $25 for a United States Ski Association membership and $20 per family for Juneau Ski Club membership. Info: Mike Mauseth at 780-4353 (home) or 789-0555 (work), or Jeffra Clough at the Eaglecrest Ski Area ski school office, 790-2001.

Women's Classic Indoor Soccer League registration: The registration deadline is Dec. 29 for this league, which opens play on Jan. 9. Registration forms are available at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827, or Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer: Coaches are needed for the 2001 Youth Indoor Soccer League, which begins in early January and continues through mid-March. Each team receives three preseason practices, plus one practice and one Saturday game each week during the season. Game and practice schedules vary depending on the division. Coaching opportunities are available in nearly every division, age 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. Also, player spots are available for age 8-9 town, age 8-9 valley and age 10-11 town leagues. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226 or

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level I, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 12-15; Juneau Level II, March 2-5; and Juneau Snowmachine, Jan. 5 classroom and Jan. 6-7 in the field. Mini-workshops for snowmachiners are Haines Snowmachine/Level I, March 16-18, and Petersburg Snowmachine/Level I, Feb. 2-4. Special snowmachiner discount this year. Info: Bill Glude, 586-5606.

Juneau Alpine Club meeting: Meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the home of Kim Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Southeast Roadrunners potluck and membership meeting: Meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) hatchery. Empire Cup prizes to be awarded, voting on officers and food. Bring a food dish (no red beverages since they stain carpets when spilled). Info: SERR Web site,

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (12/16, 12/23, 12/30 and 1/6) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (12/15, 12/22 and 1/5, no open gym on 12/29) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms: at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Cost is $4. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (12/17, 1/7 and 1/14, no open gym on 12/24 and 12/31) and Fridays (12/15, 1/5 and 1/12, no open gym on 12/22 and 12/29). Also from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (12/18, last Monday open gym of season). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Adult soccer open gyms: at Floyd Dryden Middle School, Cost is $4. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (12/17), and from 8-10 p.m. on Wednesdays (12/20 and 12/27) and Thursdays (12/21 and 12/28). Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Winter break recreation opportunities: Rollerblading/skating for all ages, from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 21-22 at Floyd Dryden Middle School and from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 26-29 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, helmets required, no registration needed, no charge. Open gym: Grades 4-12, from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 21-22 at Floyd Dryden Middle School and from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 26-29 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, bring basketballs, jump ropes, etc., no registration needed, no charge. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Open Badminton Gym: From 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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