Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2002

Saturday, Dec. 21

• Juneau Gun Club - Turkey Shoot, register at 9 a.m., shooting starts at 10 a.m. at the Juneau Gun Club range off Montana Creek Road. Info: Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Celebrate Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Activities scheduled (depending upon snow) include Christmas ornament making for the kids at 3:30 p.m., apres ski snacks and music at 4 p.m.; the annual torchlight parade at 5:30 p.m. (register by 2 p.m. at the Ski School office); the children's torchlight parade at 6 p.m. and Santa arrives by sleigh (with gifts for the kids) at 6:15 p.m. To register for a gift for your child, contact Santa's elves by noon at 586-5284 or 790-2001 ($5 per child). Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.


• Juneau-Douglas High School swim/dive team Christmas tree sale - This year's annual sale runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, or until all the Christmas trees are gone. This fund-raiser helps benefit the JDHS swimming and diving teams. Noble fir and grand fir trees are available. The trees are for sale at the Fred Meyer store parking lot. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Sunday. Info: JDHS swim/dive coach John Wray, 789-1759.

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon from Jan. 12 through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• JRC/The Alaska Club Winter Break Sports Camp - This camp is open to all children in grades 1-8 and runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 30-31. The registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 19. Activities include racquetball, tennis, basketball, badminton, soccer, other games and holiday arts and crafts. The cost is $25 for one day or $85 for all four days for JRC/TAC members, or $30 for one day and $105 for all four days for non-JRC/TAC members. Info: Jeremy Schlosser, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - The Juneau Soccer Club is registering players in grades 4-5 for the 2002-03 season. Membership includes weekly skills development and training sessions, special weekly skills clinics and goalkeeping clinics. Players are trained by licensed coaches in gender-specific settings. Schedule information can be downloaded at Info: JSC registrar Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Due to a higher-than-expected response to the initial JAHA registration period, the league is extending its registration period and creating a two-tiered league. The two-tiered league will have one division for beginners with some hockey experience, while the other division will be for more-experienced players. Both divisions will be non-contact coed leagues. Players must be at least 18 years old, have some hockey experience and be fully equipped to start playing in late January. Individuals younger than age 18 may be considered for the league based on experience. So far, nearly 120 players have registered, more than twice the number anticipated for the inaugural season of recreational hockey at the new Treadwell Arena. The season is expected to start at the end of January and will probably be 15 games with a tournament in April. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

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

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation women's indoor soccer league - Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown, and the deadline for registration is Jan. 4. League play starts on Jan. 7. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Dec. 21 and 28, the Dec. 14 open gym has been canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 (Dec. 20, the Dec. 13 open gym has been canceled) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 15 and 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Fridays (Dec. 20) or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 15) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals available - Saturday morning court rentals are available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Rates and scheduling info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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 and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. 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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