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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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. This is a cost free event sponsored by the Law Offices of Dillon & Findley and Juneau Community Schools. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657, lhouston2657@yahoo.com.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 22-23

• Juneau-Douglas High School hockey - The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team (6-4) will host two games with Su Valley on Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. Friday's game starts at 8 p.m. while Saturday's faceoff is set for 7 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 27-30

• Capital City Classic - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball teams host the annual Capital City Classic. The boys will take on A.B. Miller and Porter Creek while the girls will face Palmer and Troy. The boys and girls Spokane NBC Thunder all-star teams will also compete. The JDHS girls play at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday while the boys take the court at 8 p.m. on Wednesady, Thursday and Saturday.

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.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Juneau Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration is now though Feb. 28. Tornados wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills. Practice for ages 5-12 will begin Jan. 8. Wrestlers 13-and-older should contact coach Bob Koenitzer for times. Adult wrestlers and coaches are welcome and encouraged to participate. The sports of wrestling teaches youth teammwork, goal-setting and self control, as well as promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Practices will be Monday-Wednesday 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for ages 5-12 and 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for older wrestlers. Registration fee is $65. Info: Bob, 789-0874 or Lee, 723-2879.

• Juneau Youth Hockey second season - Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey is opening registration for the second season. The season runs from January to March for the following ages: Mites, 5-8 years old (birth years 1998-2002) and intro to hockey, 4-and-older who are first time players. Info: Michelle Kaelke, 789-5550.

• 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. 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.

• 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: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

• 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 www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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 www.juneausoccer.com. Info: Kris Coffee, upcoffee@gci.net.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

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

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public 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, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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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