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Parks and Rec: Dec. 30-Jan. 6
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Dec. 30-Jan. 6

ADVISORY BOARD

A Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Baranof Park office. The agenda is as follows: 1. Roll Call; 2. Public Testimony on Non-Agenda Items; 3. Approval of Agenda; 4. Approval of Meeting Minutes; 5. Discussion Items; 6. Director’s Report; 7. Board Comments; 8. Adjournment.

Possible discussion items include: leash laws in public parks and especially Near Island parks, and revision of advisory board bylaws.

Advisory board members are Andrew Brown, John Butler, Marcus Dunbar, Amy Fogle, Natasha Hayden, Derrik Magnuson, Richard Walker and Jim Willis.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board studies issues and makes recommendations to the city council on matters relating to parks and recreation. Members serve three-year terms. This is a volunteer board and members are appointed by the mayor. Presently there are two alternate seats that need to be filled. Application information can be had on line at www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parks or by contacting Parks and Recreation at 486-8670 or the city clerk’s office at 486-8638.

GIRL DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL

Girl Dribblers Basketball is a recreational basketball program for all girls, regardless of ability. It is competitive but fun; sportsmanship and learning basic skills are emphasized. Girls are divided into three leagues by grade: second and third, fourth and fifth, and sixth and seventh. The season includes two games and one practice per week and concludes before spring break in March.

Sign up at the Teen Center. Deadline for registration is Thursday, Jan. 5. Registration fee is $20. Late registration, after Jan. 5, is $25.

Player testing and team selection of all players will be held at North Star gym. All players will be tested so coaches have some objective criteria to aid in the team selection process.

Second- and third-grade girls: Player testing and team selection is Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in North Star gym.

Fourth- and fifth-grade girls: Player testing is Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, and coaches’ team selection is Monday, Jan. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Baranof Park office.

Sixth- and seventh-grade girls: Player testing is Saturday, Jan. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., and coaches’ team selection is Monday, Jan. 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Baranof Park office.

Coaches and referees are needed to make Girl Dribblers a success. If interested, please contact Chris Pagsolingan at 486-8669.

Practices start Tuesday, Jan. 10. Games begin Tuesday, Jan. 17. Playoff tournament will begin approximately March 1, and concludes prior to spring break.

BARANOF PARK ICE RINK

For more information on the following ice rink programs and activities, contact Ice rink manager Courtney Webster at 481-8671.

Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use broomsticks instead of hockey sticks to shoot a small, soft volleyball-size ball into the opponent’s goal. For those who don’t know how to skate and would like to experience the ice, broomball is your sport. Broomball is a popular college intramural sport, it’s a great cardiovascular exercise, and it’s fun. Open to all ages and great for families. Broomball will be held Fridays 6 to 7 p.m. Broomsticks will be provided.

Coed hockey will be Fridays. It will be split into two sessions. The 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. session will be for beginning players. The 9:15 to 10:30 p.m. session will be for the intermediate/advanced players. Each session will have referees calling penalties. Also, the refs will explain the rules and etiquette of hockey.

Novice coed hockey will be held Saturdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. This time is for players who are interested in trying hockey in a beginner setting.

Stick and Puck will be held Monday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a time for all ages and skill levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations.

Youth hockey league: The registration deadline for youth hockey league is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. Tryouts will be held Saturday, Jan. 14. The league will run through March and is for boys and girls 4 to 15 years old. Players will be divided by age into different levels: 4 through 7 years, 8 through 10 years and 12 through 15 years. Experience and competitive ability may also be a factor in placing players. Games will be held Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. Practices and games may also be held during the week. Gear requirements include a helmet with cage, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey gloves, hockey skates, hockey stick and athletic cup. Players are encouraged to also wear elbow pads, shoulder pads and hockey pants. Players will be issued hockey jerseys. Fees are $30 per player, $40 after the Jan. 11 registration deadline. Register at the Teen Center.

Friday Night League will begin soon. Friday Night League is for ages 16 and up and offers play in a more organized setting. The score will be kept and there will be referees. Games are 60 minutes, divided into three 20-minute periods. All players will be divided into four teams. To sign up please email Courtney Webster with name, phone number, years of experience, and age at cwebster@city.kodiak.ak.us.

Saturday skate lessons are free and broken up into three groups: Very Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate. Each lesson will be taught in a group setting for half-hour periods. Very Beginners is from 11:30 a.m. to noon and focuses on getting used to the ice and works on techniques for falling, and getting back up; proper skate posture; finding your balance point; and feeling comfortable standing up in your skates. Very Beginner lessons are intended for those with little or no skating experience. Beginners is from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and works on moving forward and slowing down or stopping. It also works on different types of forward movement, such as the swizzle and the push and glide; and two different stops, the T-stop and the snowplow. Intermediates are 1:30 to 2 p.m. and focus on stopping on both sides (right foot, left turn and left foot, right turn) and proper techniques for forward crossovers, backward swizzles and backward C cuts. These lessons are free. To take part, come to the rink at the time of the lesson.

Learn-to-skate program: The Ice Skating Institute lesson program is divided into separate classes according to various skill and age levels. There are tot classes for 3- to 5-year-olds, beginner classes, intermediate and advanced. Classes are a half-hour long, once a week, for five weeks in a group setting. The first session starts on Jan. 9, and the second session begins the week of Feb. 13. Register at the Teen Center.

Following is the class schedule:

Tot with Mom or Dad: 2:30 to 3 p.m., Friday.

Adult Class: 3 to 3:30 p.m., Friday.

Pre-Alpha/Alpha: 3:30 to 4 p.m., Friday.

Beta/Gamma-Delta: 4 to 4:30 p.m., Friday.

Adults 14 and Up: 1:30 to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Tots/Pre-Alpha: 2 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

Alpha/Beta-Gamma/Delta: 2:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday.

School use: The ice rink is schedule for school physical education use during the dates:

Sixth Grade PE, Jan. 9-20

Seventh Grade PE, Feb. 13-24

Eighth Grade PE, Feb. 27-Mar. 9

Public skating: The ice rink is open during the day from 9 a.m. to closing. Users can skate when the ice is not undergoing maintenance (resurfacing times vary). During the following sessions a skate guard will be present:

Friday, Dec. 30 p.m.

Open Skate 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Broomball 6-7 p.m.

Coed Hcky(JV) 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Coed Hcky(V) 9:15-10:30 p.m.

Open Skate 10:30-midnight

Saturday, Dec. 31

Family Hockey 8-10:30 a.m.

Lessons:

Very Beginners 11:30 a.m.-noon

Beginners 12:30-1 p.m.

Intermediates 1:30-2 p.m.

Public Skate 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Novice Coed 3:30-6 p.m.

Public Skate 6:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1

Women’s Hockey 10 a.m.-noon

Public Skate 12:30-3 p.m.

Stick and Puck 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Public Skate 5-6:30 p.m.

Hockey (≥16) 7-9:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 2

Public Skate 4-6 p.m.

Broomball 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stick and Puck 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

HS Practice 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Hockey (≤10) 5-6 p.m.

Hockey (≥11) 6-7 p.m.

Women’s Hcky 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Public Skate 4-6:30 p.m.

Hockey (≥16) 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 5

Hockey (≤10) 5-6 p.m.

Hockey (≥11) 6-7 p.m.

Public Skate 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 6

Public Skate 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Broomball 6-7 p.m.

Coed Hcky(JV) 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Coed Hcky(V) 9:15-10:30 p.m.

Public Skate 11 p.m.-midnight

No sticks and pucks on the ice except at designated times and when a skate guard is present.

Eating or drinking is not allowed on the ice surface.

Children under 8 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

Skate counter-clockwise unless directed otherwise.

Do not cut through the center of the rink.

No speed skating, playing tag or performing whips.

No one on ice without skates.

Figure skating will be allowed in the center of the rink during uncrowded sessions at the discretion of the skate guard.

CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL

Second half of league play begins Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Games: Following are the games for the first week of the second half of league play:

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Middle School

6:45 Eggemeyer’s vs. Local Electric

8:00 Ocean Beauty vs. Petro Marine

North Star

6:45 Pacific Seafood vs. USCGC Munro

8:00 Waterfall B&B vs. Lighthouse Baptist

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Middle School

6:45 Air Sta vs. Kodiak Island Storage

8:00 Kodiak Lawn Care vs. S&S Auto

North Star

6:45 Napa Misfits vs. Loose Cannons

8:00 Team Madrid vs. St. Innocent’s

Sunday, Jan. 8

Middle School

1:30 F/V Reel Fun vs. Team Braga

2:45 St. Innocent’s vs. John’s Heating

4:00 Invinciblets vs. St. Herman’s

5:15 Noy-Pi vs. Team Madrid

6:30 F/V Incentive vs. EBW/H&S Scafol

7:45 Team Enriquez vs. Island Espresso

Monday, Jan. 9

Middle School

6:45 Local Electric vs. Petro Marine

8:00 Eggemeyer’s vs. Ocean Beauty

North Star

6:45 Filipino Bible Church vs. Lighthouse Baptist

8:00 Deez Tees vs. River of Life

For more information contact Ian Fulp at 486-8670 or ifulp@city.kodiak.ak.us.

PRACTICES:

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Saturday, Dec. 31

Noon-2 p.m., Island Espresso, Supervisor: Leonard Pickett.

2-3:30 p.m., River of Life, Supervisor: Romeo Tapayan.

3:30-5 p.m., Kodiak Island Storage and Loose Cannons, Supervisor: Corey Gronn and Karl McLaughlin.

5-7 p.m., Lighthouse Baptist, Supervisor: Jake Gerasimof.

7-9 p.m., Waterfall Bed and Breakfast and Napa Misfits, Supervisor: Charlie Powers/Bryan Knagin.

Sunday, Jan. 1

2-3:30 p.m., John’s Heating, and F/V Reel Fun. Supervisor: Steve Pruitt

EAST ELEMENTARY

Monday, Jan. 2

6-8 p.m., St. Innocent’s Academy, Supervisor: David Young

Tuesday, Jan. 3

6-8 p.m., Kodiak Filipino Bible Church, Supervisor: Mark Vizcocho

MAIN ELEMENTARY

Wednesday, Jan. 4

6:30-8 p.m., St. Innocent’s Academy, Supervisor: David Young

CITY LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL

City League Volleyball starts the second half of league play Jan. 9. Courts will be open for free play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 2, 3 and 4. No volleyball the week of Dec. 26.

For more information on City League Volleyball contact Corey Gronn at 481-2267 or cgronn@city.kodiak.ak.us.

AQUATICS

Following is the daily schedule of pool use:

Friday, Dec. 30

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Kingfishers 9:30-11 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Afternoon Open 1-3 p.m.

Evening Open 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Evening Lap 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31

Aerobics/Lap 9-10:30 a.m.

Afternoon Open 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1

Closed For New Years!

Monday, Jan. 2

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

Evening Open 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Evening Lap 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

Evening Open 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Evening Lap 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 5

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 6

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

Evening Open 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Evening Lap 8:30-9:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GYM

Indoor soccer: Indoor soccer is held in the high school gym on Sundays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Seth Minyard is the supervisor.

Volleyball: Volleyball is held in the high school gym on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Faaeseina Saoifanua is the volunteer supervisor.

Morning powerball is on Sunday, from 7 to 9 a.m. and Wednesday and Friday, from 6 to 7:30 a.m., in the high school gym. Paul Chervenak is in charge. Powerball is for adult players who have played organized ball and for high school players aspiring to play varsity ball.

Youth basketball open gym is held Sundays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Youth basketball open gym is for boys and girls 15 and younger, Steve Hall will be the volunteer supervisor. There is no admission fee.

TENNIS

Although tennis is normally held in North Star gym from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sundays, there is no tennis Sunday, Jan. 1. For information call Steve Johnston, 486-3297.

TEEN CENTER

General hours are Monday through Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 8.

Chess tournament will be held at the Teen Center at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30. First-, second- and third-place medals will be awarded in three divisions: Open, High/Middle School and Elementary. Matches will be limited to 1 hour, 10 minutes. After that time, a draw will be declared. Competition will be in round-robin format. Chris Pagsolingan is the tournament director. No charge for this event. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Call Chris for more information, 486-8669.

TEEN CENTER

COMMUNITY USE

Toddler play group meets every Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for 2- to 4-year-olds to engage in gross-motor free play and to interact with other children. Bring your own balls and riding toys. Sue Knoth is the contact, and her number is 487-2949.

PKICC/KANA: Teen Center is reserved for PKICC/KANA on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. This project is a comprehensive prevention attempt to educate youths against alcohol and drugs. Open to all boys and girls from ages 9 to 19 years old. A snack is provided. Contact is Ben Achas at 481-2400.
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