Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 20-31

• Holiday Cup - The 16th annual Holiday Cup competitive indoor soccer tournament will be held Dec. 20-31. There are five coed divisions: Elementary Division (grades 4-5, minimum age 9), Middle School Division, Junior High School Division (ages 16 and under), Senior Division (players age 17-20), and Masters Division (age 21 and older). Coaches and managers interested in sponsoring a team must submit a roster by 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Law Offices of Dillon & Findley, 350 N. Franklin St. Team entries only. Electronic registration packets are available. All tournament details are included in the packet. Contact Michelle at Dillon & Findley at 586-4000 or holidaycup2008@gmail.com. This cost-free event is sponsored by Law Offices of Dillon & Findley.

Dec. 27-28

• JRC/Alaska Club 3-on-3 basketball tournament - The Alaska Club - Juneau will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with teams being grouped in six divisions. Teams will be able to sign up for the middle school boys and girls, high school boys and girls or the adult mens and womens divisions. The cost is $20 per team to sign up. All interested parties, including non-members of the Alaska Club are encouraged to participate. The loose deadline for signing your team up is Dec. 26. The number of games per team will be decided by the number of teams participating in each division. For more information contact AC-J general manager Ron Dangeli at 789-2181 ext. 305, or stop into the AC-J to sign up.

Dec. 27-30

• Capital City Classic - Juneau-Douglas High School and Princess Tours will host the annual Capital City Classic High School Basketball Tournament in the JDHS Main Gym. Teams from Alaska, Washington, Ohio, British Columbia and Australia will participate in this year's event, along with the hometown Crimson Bears boys and girls teams. Passes are now on sale at the JDHS activities office, with all six sessions costing $30. School offices will be open until Dec. 22. Passes will also be available at the door. For additional information, contact the JDHS activities office at 523-1607 or 523-1614.

Thursday, Jan. 8

• Adult coed volleyball team registration - Packets for Juneau Parks & Recreation's adult coed volleyball teams are available on the second floor of the Municipal Building, Room 218. Team registration will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Assembly Chambers, located on the main floor of the Municipal Building, 155 South Seward Street. Late registration will be taken on Jan. 9 at the Parks & Rec Office. A $20 late fee will be charged. 2009 coed volleyball team registration info also is available online at www.juneau.org/parkrec/adult/coedvolleyball.php. Info: 586-5226.

Jan. 9-10

• JDHS hockey vs. Homer - The Juneau-Douglas High School varsity hockey team will resume its Mid-Alaska Conference schedule after the holiday break by hosting Homer for a weekend pair at Treadwell Arena. Friday night's game begins at 8 p.m. and Saturday night's matchup kicks off at 7 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Youth referees needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for referees for the upcoming youth basketball season. If you have any knowledge of the game of basketball, or have any experience playing or reffing, we would love to have your help. You will get paid for each game you referee. The season runs from January 17-March 14. For more information, please contact Cody Anderson at 586-5226.

• Volunteer basketball coaches needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming 2009 youth basketball season. There is a need especially in the boys 9-10, 11-12, and 15-18 age divisions, as well as the girls' 7-8 and 11-12 age divisions. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the community this winter season. This program cannot run without the help of the volunteer coaches. For more information, please contact Cody Anderson or Myiia Whistler at 586-5226.

• Adult soccer - The Capital City Soccer League is offering adult soccer at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Classic Women League for beginning players is from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday nights. Cost is $35. Games played October-December. Masters Co-ed League for men over 30 and skilled women players is 7:30-9 p.m. Friday nights. Cost is $35. Games played October-December. Open Adult Soccer is 9-11 p.m. Tuesday nights. Cost is $4. Games played October-December. For registration forms and more information, visit www.juneausoccer.com or call 523-9196 (voice mail only).

• Court rentals - Community Schools has court rentals available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $30 per hour, per court. To reserve time, call 780-2075.

• HoopTime basketball registration - HoopTime Basketball is taking registration for players in grades 4-8. The 2009 HoopTime season begins Jan. 5. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Nov. 30. Late registration ends Dec. 6. Forms can be found at /www.hoop- time.org/. Mail the forms to P.O. Box 33606, Juneau, AK 99803. Registration also will be held 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 at the Nugget Mall. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566.

• Juneau Skating Club - The Juneau Skating Club's first session of the year began Sept. 19. Classes meet once a week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Saturday mornings 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes started Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Registration forms and other information are available at www.juneauskatingclub.org or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com or 523-9115.

• Mount Jumbo Gym pre-school open gym - Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, at a maximum ratio of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats available. This program is open to parents or caregivers of youth age 1-6, Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring clean dry shoes and a snack. Closed on all city holidays. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

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ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School court rentals - Community Schools has court rental times available, starting at 9 a.m., on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $20 per hour, per court, which must be paid at the time of rental. Info: 780-2075.

• Basketball and volleyball open gyms - Community Schools is sponsoring open gyms a Thunder Mountain High School for basketball and volleyball Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays through October. Time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. and cost is $3 per person, per session. Participants are asked to bring their own basketball or volleyball. For more information, call 780-2075.

• 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 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawl stroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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 Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms 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: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym is open for rental from until Dec. 30. Rentals can be made noon-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $30 per hour. Terry Miller gym also is available for rent. Info: 586-5226.

• 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.



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