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Parks and Recreation schedule
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May 13-20

AQUATICS

Earth Day Triathlon will take place on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be men’s and women’s age-group divisions and a team division. All divisions begin at the swimming pool and end at Woody Way Field. The swim is 22 laps (1 km). The run is 3.1 miles (5 km), and goes from the pool to East Elementary and back. The bike is 12.4 miles (20 km) from the pool to Pillar Creek and back to the finish at Woody Way Field.

Divisions are as follows:

1. Open-mixed team

2. Youth team (all members 18 years old and under)

3. Individual men 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40 and over.

4. Individual women 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40 and over.

This is a great event to help kick off spring and now is the time to start thinking of forming teams and to get in the water to begin building up endurance for the swim.

Register at the Teen Center. Fee is $10 for youth and adults. The registration fee will be reduced to $5 for participants who provide a volunteer to serve as a race official. Especially needed are volunteers to serve as race timers for the run, crossing guards on Rezanof, at Powell Avenue and Benny Benson, and a monitor for the turnaround at Pillar Creek.

Registration deadline was 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12. No registrations will be taken the day of the event.

Water safety instructor class: A Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class will be held at the School District Community Pool from June 10 through June 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Students must be at least 16 years old and able to swim the following strokes: front crawl (freestyle) 25 yards, back crawl 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, sidestroke 25 yards, and butterfly 15 yards. Students must also be able to maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (floating or sculling) and tread water for one minute.

An American Red Cross water safety instructor is certified to teach the following Red Cross swim classes: Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Longfellow’s WHALE Tales, and water safety courses and presentations.

There is limited space available, and first priority will be given to people who intend to teach Parks and Recreation swimming classes. For registration information call Corey Gronn at 481-2267.

Following is the daily schedule of pool use:

Friday, May 13

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

St. Mary’s 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

East Elem. Gr 3 1:30-3 p.m.

Youth Lessons 3:30-4:30p.m.

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

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

Saturday, May 14

Morning Lap 7-8 a.m.

Water Aerobics 8-9:30 a.m.

Earth Day Triathlon 9-2 p.m.

Afternoon Open 2-5 p.m.

Evening Lap 5-6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Spe Olympics 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Family Swim 3-5 p.m.

Evening Lap 5-6:30 p.m.

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

Monday, May 16

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

East Elem. 10-11 a.m.

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

Kodiak Diving 4-5:30 p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, May 17

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

Middle School 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Kodiak Diving 4-5:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

East Elem 10-1 a.m.

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

Home Schoolers 1:30-3 p.m.

Kodiak Diving 4-5:30 p.m.

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

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

Thursday, May 19

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Chiniak 9:30-noon

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics 6:30-8 p.m.

Evening Lap 8-9 p.m.

Friday, May 20

Morning Lap 5:30-8 a.m.

Noon Lap noon-1:30 p.m.

North Star Gr 4 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

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

HIGH SCHOOL GYM

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

Volleyball: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30-10 p.m. Faaeseina Saoifanua is serving as a volunteer supervisor to give people a chance to play volleyball free of charge.

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. Mark Galindo is in charge.

Powerball is for adult players who have played organized ball and for high school players aspiring to play varsity ball.

ROLLER HOCKEY

Roller hockey is Wednesday and Sunday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Baranof Park ice rink. Men and women over 15 years old welcome. Contact Courtney Webster at 486-8671 for more information.

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 p.m.

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. Jennifer Waltenbaugh is in charge. Contact number is 486-3917.

Morning hip-hop exercise will be held in the Teen Center on Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 8 a.m. This is a total fitness exercise program for adult and high school-age men and women that stresses flexibility, strength building and aerobic fitness. Participants must wear exercise clothes and running shoes. No charge. Nora Delacruz is in charge 512-1771.

Quinceanera performance: Teen Center Racquetball Court 1 is reserved for a quinceanera performance on Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a private party and admission is by invitation only. Contact is Carolina Mendez, 486-2994. (A quinceanera is the presentation of a young lady to the public. This is a celebration made during the 15th birthday of a girl, thus it is called quinceanera, coming from the Spanish words ‘“quince” meaning 15 and “anos” years.)

Christening party: Teen Center is reserved for a christening/first birthday party on Saturday, May 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. This is a private party and admission is by invitation only. Contact is Joan Abalanza, 539-2411.

Christening party: Teen Center is reserved for a christening/first birthday party on Sunday, May 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. This is a private party and admission is by invitation only. Contact is Riya Francis Pascua, 512-1864.

Graduation party: Teen Center is reserved for a graduation party on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. This is a private party and admission is by invitation only. Contact is Resie Cornelio, 942-7717.

Fil-Am Coronation Night: Teen Center is reserved for Coronation Night on Saturday, May 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Contact is Ben Achas, 486-8665.

CRAB FESTIVAL EVENTS

Wednesday, May 25

6 p.m. Tennis tournament held at Baranof Park. Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments. There will be men’s and women’s A and B singles tournaments as well as doubles play. Awards for top three places in each division. Matches will depend on the weather and will run through Memorial Day on evenings and weekends. Register at Edward Jones, 2705 Mill Bay Road, Suite 201. Entry is free. Prizes awarded for first, second and third places in singles divisions. For more information, contact tournament director Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or 486-4826.

Thursday, May 26

6 p.m. Table tennis tournaments will be held at the Teen Center. Divisions for middle school, high school and adults. Double elimination. This event is for everyone. Medals will be awarded to four champions and four runners-up. Contact Chris Pagsolingan for more information, 486-8669.

6 p.m. Predicted mile race at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. to participate. This is an event in which participants estimate the time it will take them to run one mile. The winner is the person who comes closest to his or her prediction. Wearing watches is not permitted. A trophy will be awarded the winner. There is no charge for this event. Contact Courtney Webster for more information, 654-4764.

7:15 p.m. Predicted mile swim at the Kodiak Island Borough swimming pool. Sign up on the pool deck at 7 p.m. to participate. This is an event in which participants estimate the time it will take them to swim one mile (35 laps, down and back). The winner is the person who comes closest to his or her prediction. Wearing watches is not permitted. A trophy will be awarded the winner. There is no charge for this event. Contact Corey Gronn for more information, 481-2267.

Friday, May 27

6 p.m. Chess tournament will be held at the Teen Center. 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, 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.

Saturday, May 28

3:30 p.m. Kids’ foot races held in Sargent Park. Youth from 2 to about 12 years are divided into age groups. Ribbons are awarded to winners and participants. There is no charge for this event.

Sunday, May 29

9 a.m. Pasagshak to Kodiak bike: This 41-mile event begins at the mouth of Pasagshak River and ends on Marine Way in front of the harbormaster’s building. Entry fee is $25. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Awards for first, second and third and T-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Register at 58 Degrees North by 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Contact Eric Linscheid for more information at 486-3442 or 539-6829.

9 a.m. Crab Festival marathon: This standard 26.2-mile marathon begins between Silver Beach and Kalsin Bay and ends on Marine Way in front of the harbormaster’s building. Course record for men is held by Robert Onders 2:43:29, 2010. Women’s course record is held by Sally Skimin, 3:24:27, 2002. Entry fee is $15. Trophies for men’s and women’s first, second and third places. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Awards and T-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Contact Ian Fulp for more information at 486-8670.

12:30 p.m. Pillar Mountain race: The traditional Pillar Mountain course starts on Marine Way in front of the harbormaster building, goes up Mill Bay Road, down Birch, up Pillar Mountain Road, follows the trail west along the top, goes down a rugged trail into Swampy Acres, and back on Rezanof to the finish at the starting line. Medals will be awarded to first, second and third place in five different men’s and women’s age groups. Awards and T-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m.

Ididarock: Sign-up and bike 41 miles with the bike riders from Pasagshak to town, then run the 9-mile Pillar Mountain Classic (late start is okay but there may be no one at the top with water), and then swim one mile between 1:30 and 4 p.m. at the community pool (fins OK). Need to pay lap swim fee of $2 when you get there.

Relays welcome, just organize exchanges on your own. They can take any form. Two people could continually trade off and on during the bike, run and swim. Three people could each choose a leg. Six people could each do half of each leg, etc.

T-shirts will be available for $14.99 at Bases Loaded. Pick out a shirt from his store, and he will iron on the logo.

This is a completion, not a competition. No time will be kept and no awards will be given. Join together at 6:30 p.m. at Kodiak Island Brewery to commiserate the day (orange wedges will be provided). For more information contact Tari Lindquist at 486-2498.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

British Soccer Camp: Challenger Sports, the No. 1 soccer company in the United States, Canada and Australia, will be holding one of their British Soccer training camps in Kodiak during the week of July 25-29, at Baranof Park.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff. Challenger will hold over 2,000 British Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 100,000 players between the ages of 4 and 18 and over 20,000 parents and coaches.

In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, British Soccer Camps include lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

British Soccer Camp sessions for ages 4 to 6 are 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Ages 6 through 16 can sign up for either half-day sessions — from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m. — or a full-day session, in which they participate in both morning and afternoon half-day sessions.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. Space is limited. Parents are encouraged to sign up on line, www.challengersports.com.

To find out more about Challenger Sports visit www.challengersports.com.

Summer pool schedule: The swimming pool schedule from June 1 through July 31 is as follows (the pool will be closed Monday, July 4):

Morning lap: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7:30 a.m.

Morning program: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon

Noon lap/AquaTots: Monday through Friday noon-1:30 p.m.

Afternoon open: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3 p.m., and Saturday 2-5 p.m.

Swim lessons: Monday through Thursday 3-5:15 p.m.

Family swim: Sunday 3-5 p.m.

Evening lap/AquaTots: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Evening open swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Youth swim lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least 3 years old to participate. They will be held Monday through Thursday, at 3:15 to 4 p.m. or 4:15 to 5 p.m. in the following four two-week sessions: June 13-23, June 27-July 8, July 11-21 and July 25-Aug. 4.

Hershey’s Track and Field is a youth track and field program sponsored by Hershey’s Chocolate Company and the City of Kodiak. It is for boys and girls 9through 14 years of age. To be eligible, a child must not be born before Jan. 1, 1995, or later than Dec. 31, 2001.) The meet will be held Monday, June 6, beginning at 1 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park. Running events range from the 50-meter dash through the 1,600-meter run. Field events include the standing long jump and the softball throw. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event and T-shirts will be given to all winners. Each competitor will be allowed to compete in three events. Register at the Teen Center or sign up at the track one hour before the start of the meet. A parent or guardian must sign the entry form.

Morning program starts June 3 for youths entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Activities held in the high school include Red Cross age-appropriate swimming safety classes, group games in the gym and arts and crafts in the commons. Sunny day activities may include games at Baranof Park, tide pooling at Northend Park, and visits to the touch tank at the Fisheries Research Center. Children will also be participating in the KIBSD Summer Lunch Program at Main Elementary from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Children are separated into three groups by age. The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday in the following four two-week sessions: June 13-23, June 27-uly 8, July 11-21 and July 25-Aug. 4. Sign up at the Teen Center.

Youth soccer league runs from June 27 through July 29 (except no soccer July 4). Coaches are high school and college students employed by Parks and Recreation along with adult/parent volunteers. The number of teams and number of players on each team will be determined by how many players register. Divisions are separated by the grade players enter in the fall. Following is a tentative schedule (may change depending upon the number of registrations): Micro I (kindergarten through first grade) practice and play on Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.; Micro II (second through fourth grades) are on Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.; Junior League (fifth through seventh grades) meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Strikers (coed, seventh grade and up) are on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Each player will receive a team photo and shirt. Deadline for registration is 1 p.m., Thursday, June 23. Late registrants pay an additional $5. Shinguards and team shirts will be provided. All games will be played at Baranof Park. In case of rain, games will be rescheduled, played under the roof, or canceled.

3-on-3 basketball: Summer Solstice 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday, June 18, at Baranof Park. This tournament is sponsored by Parks and Recreation and will have the following divisions: Boys (sixth grade and under and eighth grade and under), Girls (sixth grade and under and eighth grade and under), Women’s Open, Men’s Open, Men’s A, and Men’s High School (tenth grade and under). Grade is determined by the grade student will enter this fall. Each division will only have eight teams and will be split into two four-team groups. Each group will play a round-robin after which the top two teams will advance to a four-team single-elimination playoff bracket. Registrations will be taken at the Teen Center through Friday, June 17, and at Baranof Park until 4:45 p.m. on June 18. The girls’, women’s and boys’ divisions (through eighth grade) will begin play at 5 p.m. with boys high school and men’s divisions starting at 8:30 p.m. If it is raining, the tournament will be played under the roof. There will be a $5 entry fee for each team.

Each team is guaranteed three games. The top three teams in each division will receive tournament awards.

Each team consists of three players and may have one substitute. Baskets are scored as one point with two points awarded for three-point shots. Games are decided at the end of a 15-minute time limit (ties settled by sudden death) or when one team scores 15 points within the 15-minute time limit. Call Chris Pagsolingan for more information at 486-8669.

JULY 4TH 10-K: Independence Day 10-K Run & Walk will start at 10 a.m.—with walkers to start at 9:30 a.m.—outside the entrance to the Coast Guard Base on Monday, July 4. Entry forms will be taken up to 9:45 a.m. at the race start. American Legion will be awarding an American flag to both men’s and women’s winners and American Flag pins to all participants. There is no charge for participation in this event. The race course is from the Coast Guard base main gate to the City parking lot in front of Food for Less. Race director is Ian Fulp.

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