Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, December 29, 2003


Today-Wednesday, Dec. 28-31

• Holiday Cup 2003 indoor soccer tournament - The 11th annual indoor soccer tournament takes place from Dec. 20 through Dec. 31, with six coed divisions - Elementary (grades 4-5), Middle School A and B (grades 6-8), Junior (high school, ages 16-younger), Senior (high school-college, ages 17-21) and Masters (ages 22-222). Games are held at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Mendenhall River Community School. Championships will be held on Dec. 31 from 1 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Today, Dec. 29

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys/girls basketball - Princess Cruises-Capital City Classic: The Crimson Bears host their annual holiday tournament at the JDHS main gym. Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.) girls vs. Monroe Catholic, 1 p.m.; Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.) boys vs. North Pole, 3 p.m.; Juneau-Douglas girls vs. North Pole, 6 p.m.; Juneau-Douglas boys vs. Olympic (Bremerton, Wash.), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys/girls basketball - Princess Cruises-Capital City Classic: The Crimson Bears host their annual holiday tournament at the JDHS main gym. North Pole girls vs. Monroe Catholic, 1 p.m.; Olympic (Bremerton, Wash.) boys vs. North Pole, 3 p.m.; Juneau-Douglas girls vs. Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.), 6 p.m.; Juneau-Douglas boys vs. Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.), 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1

• Southeast Road Runners club - New Year's Day Resolution Run: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot under the Douglas Library for a 10 a.m. race start. Race course is about 4 miles, but is not measured. Info: Andy Grossman, 586-4360, or by e-mail at

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - New Year's Day celebration: Events include brunch from 9:30-11:30 a.m., live music from 3-4 p.m. and a fireworks show at 4 p.m. at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.



• Eaglecrest Ski Area Snowflake Festival - Events run though Jan. 4, and participants age 19-older can enter to win a ski package for two to Alyeska Resort, a round-trip ticket for two on Wings of Alaska or a five-day booklet of lift tickets. Entry forms are available at the Eaglecrest rental/repair shop and the winner will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4. There are holiday ski/snowboard camps for all ages on Dec. 26, 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2; a New Year's Day brunch from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Jan. 1; the start of Mighty-Mites, Wee Ski and Mountain Explorer programs on Jan. 3-4; the announcement of the Snowflake Festival prize drawings and the winners of the Hilary Lindh Scholarship Ski Pass on Jan. 4; and the JSC Alpine Millennium Race Series slalom races on Jan. 4. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 downtown office, or 790-2001 on the mountain.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association women's and coed hockey registration - The last day to register for the winter season is Jan. 5, 2004. The winter season starts Jan. 12 and teams play one game a week through mid-April at Treadwell Arena. The registration fee is $125 (players new to JAHA) and $85 (players who competed in the fall 2003 season). The women's league is limited to 90 women, no late registration. Spots also are open in the coed leagues, which are open to all players age 18-older. Info: Aurah Landau, 586-6114; Jan Rumble, 780-2552; Emily Nelson (coed), 586-1070; or on the Web at

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association gear swap - The inaugural youth and adult hockey gear swap takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Egan Room at Centennial Hall. If you have gear you want to swap, please drop it off between 4:30-5 p.m. Info: Aurah Landau, 586-6114.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2004 coed volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the municipal building downtown (155 South Seward Street). Team registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Assembly Chambers at the municipal building. Late registration takes place on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Parks and Rec office ($10 late fee charged). Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Team registration information is available on the Web at Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Arctic Winter Games-Team Alaska table tennis tryouts - The tryouts take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Fairview Recreation Center in Anchorage (1121 East 10th Ave.). There is a tryout fee of $25 per person, and the team will be eight individuals (two boys, two girls from each age group). The age groups are Junior (born 1986-later) and Juvenile (born 1989-later). The Arctic Winter Games take place Feb. 28 through March 6 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Info: Bob Janes, 465-2080, or by e-mail at, or Karl Augestad, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation indoor soccer coaches - Coaches are needed for the 2004 youth indoor soccer season, which starts in January. This is a volunteer position and is supervised by Parks and Rec. Info: Erin Evans, Parks and Rec program assistant for youth sports, 586-5226.

• Waterfowl hunter reports sought - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds all waterfowl hunters to drop off or mail in their Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge permit reports to the Douglas ADF&G office. This is the first year hunters have had to complete this permit report, so please submit them as soon as possible. Info: Neil Barten, ADF&G area management biologist, 465-4267.

• Women's classic indoor soccer registration - Registration for the upcoming women's classic indoor soccer season is open until Jan. 9. The season begins on Jan. 12. Teams play once a week on Mondays; no experience necessary, older women and new players are welcomed and encouraged. Registration forms are available at the CBJ Parks and Recreation Department office. The program is sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League. Info: Amy, 364-3266 or 586-1070.

• Water safety instructor aide course - This class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Jan. 10 through Feb. 21. The course is designed for mature swimmers age 10 and older who have completed at least Level IV of the American Red Cross' Learn to Swim Program. The cost is $39.50 (including tax) payable to CBJ and $8 for a certification fee payable to the American Red Cross. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• HoopTime Basketball registration: HoopTime Basketball, a non-profit AAU-sanctioned club, is accepting registrations for the 2004 season for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The season runs from Jan. 3 to April 15. Registration is $150 for the first child, and $100 for any siblings. Deadline is Dec. 15. Registration forms available on the Web at Info: HoopTime Basketball, 789-1598.

• Juneau Golf Club's Alaskan Open 2004 - Registration is due by Jan. 15, 2004, at the Juneau Golf Club for this annual event that takes place March 1-5 in Casa Grande, Ariz. No late registration will be accepted, except to fill last-minute cancelations. The week's events include a four-person team best-ball tournament, a one-putt competition, golf clinics and group dinners. The tournament fee is $125, not including 2004 Juneau Golf Club dues of $20 and 2004 USGA handicap fee of $15. Optional memberships in the Juneau Junior Golf CLub are available at $25. Special lodging rates are available at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Info: Sandy Sturrock, 789-4702.



• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

• Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club - The first Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club ski session takes place on Jan. 4, 2004, with regular ski sessions from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays through March 7, 2004, at various locations around Juneau. The club is run by Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant and is open for students in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to ski with their children. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in most of the club's events. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area nordic ski lessons - Nordic ski lessons are available through the Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School. A 2-hour learn-to-classic-ski lesson or a learn-to-skate-ski lesson costs $17 each, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced clinics cost $20. Learn-to-Telemark-ski lessons are $17 and include and all-day surface lift ticket, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced classes cost $20. During the month of February, the Telemark series takes place from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays and costs $30 or $48 with a lift ticket. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Upcoming open gyms are: Jan. 1 at Harborview; Jan. 8 at Harborview; Jan. 11 at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym; Jan. 15 at Harborview; Jan. 16 at Harborview; Jan. 18 at Floyd Dryden; Jan. 22 at Harborview; Jan. 25 at Floyd Dryden; and Jan. 29 at Harborview. Check for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site,

• 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.

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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