Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the meeting room of the Mendenhall Mall library. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Southeast Road Runners club annual potluck banquet - This event takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Gastineau Hatchery (DIPAC) reception hall. Event highlights include a potluck dinner, the Empire Cup awards, a brief annual meeting and other entertainment. The event is open to all local runners. Info: Cindy Schlaffman, 789-3296, or by e-mail at schlaff@gci.net.

• HoopTime Basketball signup - Openings are available on most teams for the middle-school league, which begins practicing the week of Jan. 3 and runs through spring break. The sixth-grade girls team is the only team with a full roster. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 14, and can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/hooptime/index.html. Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504 or getinak@aol.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Dec. 29

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball - Princess Cruises-Capital City Classic: The Crimson Bears host the 14th annual tournament at the JDHS main gym, with no games today so the visiting teams can take a tour of Juneau. The skills contests take place at 4 p.m. at the JDHS main gym.

Thursday, Dec. 30

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball - Princess Cruises-Capital City Classic: The Crimson Bears host the 14th annual tournament at the JDHS main gym with the Chugiak girls vs. Nathan Hale (Seattle) at 1 p.m., the Service boys vs. Dimond at 3 p.m., the Juneau-Douglas girls vs. North Kitsap (Poulsbo, Wash.) at 6 p.m. and the Juneau-Douglas boys vs. North Kitsap at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 1

• Southeast Road Runners club - New Year's Day Resolution Run: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking garage under the Douglas Library (on Third Street in Douglas) for a 10 a.m. race start. The course will be about 4 miles, and the race will take place regardless of the weather. Info: Deborah Rudis, 789-4260, or by e-mail at SERR@gci.net.

Sunday, Jan. 2

• Juneau Ski Club - Millennium Series slalom: This event is for J4-M skiers at Eaglecrest Ski Area and will take place if there's enough snow. Times are TBA. Info: Heidi Reifenstein, 723-1557, Doug Wahto, 586-2564, by e-mail at skiracers@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Eaglecrest Ski Area Snowflake Festival - Eaglecrest's annual Snowflake Festival is scheduled to run from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2, depending on snow conditions. On New Year's Day there will be live music and fireworks, and at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 there will be a drawing for a trip for two to Alyeska Ski Resort - enter each time you visit. U.S. Telemark Ski Team member Matt Beedle of Juneau will offer an all-day World Cup Telemark skiing clinic on Jan. 2, and there will be two ski and snowboard holiday camp sessions - Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 27-31. **NOTE: Due to snow conditions, the only event guaranteed to take place will be the fireworks at 4 p.m. on New Year's Day. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001, or on the Web at http://www.skijuneau.com.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting canceled - The club's Friday night shooting sessions at its indoor range at the Mendenhall Mall have been canceled on Friday, Dec. 31, because of New Year's Eve. Shooting will resume on Friday, Jan. 7, with three sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited in each session and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1 and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• Juneau Tornados youth wrestling registration - Registration opened Thursday, Dec. 23, for the season that begins Jan. 10. Practices will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Juneau Gymnastics Academy, with wrestlers ages 5-12 meeting from 6-7 p.m. and ages 14-18 meeting from 7:15-8:30 p.m. New wrestlers are welcomed, and this is a good place for younger wrestlers to learn moves before the high school and middle school seasons. Info: Joe Paddock, 789-8484, Lee Kadinger, 723-2879, or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation - 2005 coed volleyball registration: Team registration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Assembly chambers at Juneau City Hall. Late registration - with a $10 late fee - will take place on Friday, Jan. 7 at the Parks and Rec office at city hall. Team registration information is available on the Parks and Rec Web site at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/coedvolleyball.php. Managers' packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Capital City Soccer League - Women's classic indoor soccer league: Registration for the CCSL's less-competitive women's program continues until Jan. 8, with games starting on Jan. 11. There is no experience necessary, and older women and new players are encouraged to participate. Teams play one game each week, at 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Mount Jumbo Gym. The registration fee is $30, and forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or by sending an e-mail to ashen@alaska.com. Info: Chris, 586-6650.

• Gastineau Channel Little League on-line registration - On-line registration for the 2005 season runs through Feb. 28. Early registration rates are valid through Jan. 30. Look on the Web at http://www.eteamz.com/gcllak. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. **SCHEDULE REVISION: The badminton group will not meet over the school's winter break, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2. After the break, the group will meet just once a week, on Tuesdays, with the first session on Jan. 4. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• 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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