Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004


Today, 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

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, or on the Web at



• 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

• 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

• 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 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.

• 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 Managers' packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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

• 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 Info: Chris, 586-6650.

• 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 Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504 or



• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• 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

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

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