Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 28-30

• Princess Cruises/Powerade Capital City Classic - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball teams will host the annual Capital City Classic. The tournament will feature teams from Wasilla, Oregon, Nevada and Kilsyth in Austrailia.

Thursday, Dec. 29

• Glacier Swim Club tryouts - The Glacier Swim Club will be holding tryouts at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at the Augustus Brown Pool. Interested swimmers should have some previous swimming instruction, Level III or higher Red Cross lessons preferred. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 6-7

• Juneau-Douglas High School hockey - The Crimson Bears ice hockey team returns to Treadwell Arena for two games against Delta Junction. Friday's faceoff is 8:15 p.m. while Saturday's game starts at 7 p.m.



• Alaskan Open golf tournament - The Juneau Golf Club's annual Alaskan Open is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 3 at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Eligible players must by 2006 Juneau Golf Club members and entry fees must be paid to the Juneau Golf Club before Jan. 15. Info: Cindy Schlaffman, 321-3296.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Tornados Youth Wrestling Club will be starting its season on Jan. 9. Registration for the club will run through Feb. 27. Tornados Wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. New wrestlers will learn basic skills while veteran wrestlers will building on their basic skills and prepare for competition. The club teaches teamwork, goal setting and self control while promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Info: Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association registration - The JDIA is accepting registrations on a limited basis for the upcoming Winter/Spring youth hockey season. The season runs Jan. 9-April 15. Registration forms and information can be obtained from the JDIA website at Forms must be received by Dec. 20. Info: Lance Miller, 463-5176.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation coed volleyball signups - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Coed Volleyball team manager's packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, Room 218. Team registration will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. in the assembly chambers, located on the main floor of the Municipal Building. Late registration wil be taken Friday, Jan. 13 at the Parks and Rec office. There will be a $10 late fee. Team registration information is also available at Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball coaches needed - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches and paid referees for the Youth Basketball program. Some knowledge of the sport and ability to work with kids is a must. Training is available. Applications for referees and volunteers can be requested from the P&R office. The season runs from Jan. 7 to March 18. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• HoopTime Basketball Registration - Registration materials will be sent via email for returning players on or about Dec. 1. Registration materials will also be available at the HoopTime Web Site at Open registration will begin Dec. 17 at the Nugget Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue through Dec. 30. HoopTime is open to 5th through 8th graders. 4th graders are welcome is there is room available at the 5th grade level. Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation: Youth Basketball Registration - Youth basketball registration begins Saturday, Nov. 5 and continues at the P&R main office or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center through Nov. 21. There will be space-available registration after Nov. 21 is teams are not full. Registration forms can be found on the P&R website (, follow the line to youth sports and youth basketball. Kids between the ages 6-18 are encouraged to sign up. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed for the program. Training is available. Applications for referees and volunteers can be requested from the P&R office. The season runs from Jan. 7 to March 18. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226,

• Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Yukon River Quest - registration - Registration has begun for the 2006 Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race. The 460-mile race spans the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territory, Canada. Deadline for entry is May 26. There is a limit of 70 canoe and kayak teams and only 25 solo kayak teams. Entry fees are $700 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $400 for solo kayaks and $200 for voyager teams. Info: or 867-33FLOAT



• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• 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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