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Parks and Rec: Dec 23-30
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Dec. 23-30

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.

Youth Hockey Camp: A youth hockey camp, for ages 5 to 15, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Thursday, Dec. 29. The camp will focus on aspects of skating, puck handling, shooting, teamwork and having fun. The camp is free and there are no commitments or strings attached. Along with skills and drills, lots of different games will be played. There will be some pickup scrimmages as well. Hockey equipment and pads are required. This is a good opportunity for youth who have never played hockey to get involved in the game. All skill levels and abilities are encouraged to attend. Those who want to take part, but do not have their own hockey gear, should call Courtney Webster at 486-8671.

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.

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.

Ice rink rental: The ice rink is available for rentals on Fridays from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Rental is $100 per hour. Groups that participate in scheduled activities, as opposed to renting the rink, are welcome but must share the rink with everyone else. Contact Courtney Webster, the ice rink manager, for further information, 486-8671.

Public skating: Following is the schedule. During these times a skate guard will be present.

Friday, Dec. 23

Youth Hcky Camp 10-11:30 p.m.

Lunch Pond Hockey noon-1 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. 24

Family Hockey 8-10:30 a.m.

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

Novice Coed Hcky 3:30-6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Hockey (≥16) 7-9:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 26

Open Skate 3-6 p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Youth Hcky Camp 10-11:30 p.m.

Lunch Pond Hockey noon-1 p.m.

C.D.C. Use 1-3 p.m.

Open Skate 3-4:30 p.m.

Hockey (≤10) 5-6 p.m.

Hockey (≥11) 6-7 p.m.

Women’s Hcky 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday. Dec. 28

M.W.R. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Open Skate 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Hockey (≥16) 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Youth Hcky Camp 10-11:30 p.m.

Lunch Pond Hockey noon-1 p.m.

Open Skate 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Hockey (≤10) 5-6 p.m.

Hockey (≥11) 6-7 p.m.

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

Friday, Dec. 30

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

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

The Christmas tournament ends with three championship games on Dec. 30 in the high school gym. There are no games on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tournament brackets are posted in the North Star, middle school and high school gyms and are available at the Teen Center and on the city website.

The second half of league play begins Tuesday, Jan. 2.

PRACTICES:

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Saturday, Dec. 24

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, Supervisor: Charlie Powers.

Sunday, Dec. 25

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

No practices after 3:30 p.m., due to games.

EAST ELEMENTARY

Monday, Dec. 26

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

Tuesday, Dec. 27

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

MAIN ELEMENTARY

Wednesday, Dec. 28

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

For more information on City League Basketball contact Ian Fulp at 486-8670 ifulp@city.kodiak.ak.us.

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. 23

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

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

Afternoon Open 1-3 p.m.

Kingfishers 4-6:30 p.m.

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

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

Saturday, Dec. 24

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

Afternoon Open 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Closed for Christmas.

Monday, Dec. 26

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.

Swim Lessons 3-5 p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 27

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.

Swim Lessons 3-5 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

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.

Swim Lessons 3-5 p.m.

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 29

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Kingfishers 9:30-11 a.m.

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

Afternoon Open 1-3 p.m.

Swim Lessons 3-5 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL GYM

Indoor soccer: There will be no Indoor Soccer on Sunday, Dec. 25. On Thursday, Dec. 29, Indoor Soccer will be held at North Star gym and the players will decide whether or not to play Sunday, Jan. 1.

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

Volleyball: Due to the City League Basketball Christmas Tournament there will be no volleyball Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28. Volleyball is normally 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 in North Star gym from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sundays, there is no tennis Sunday, Dec. 25; and although tennis may be held on Jan. 1, people interested in playing should call Steve Johnston, at 486-3297, for verification before heading to the gym.

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.

Table tennis tournaments: will be held at the Teen Center at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29. Divisions for high school and adults. Double elimination. This event is for everyone. Medals will be awarded to two champions and two runner-ups. Contact Chris Pagsolingan for more information, 486-8669.

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 one hour ten 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

Zumba Fitness: Teen Center is reserved for Zumba Fitness with Laura on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a fundraising event for Brother Francis Shelter. Fee is $5. Contact is Laura Arboleda at 539-2991.

Christmas party: Teen Center is reserved for Pangasinan Association on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 5 to 10 p.m. This is open to all Pangasinan members and families only. Contact is Patilou Peralta, 539-2686.

RACQUETBALL

Early riser racquetball: Saturdays at the Teen Center from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. For information call Craig Johnson at 486-4826.

General court hours: Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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