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Hockey, other events scheduled for RRRink

The RRRink has several events scheduled from Dec. 19 to Dec. 22.

On the 19th and 20th, the ice-skating facility host a hockey match between youth teams, ages 14-16. The teams are the Portland Junior Winter Hawks and the NorCal Rep Team. They'll play two games the 19th, one the 20th.

Admission is $2 per day, with proceeds to benefit the newly formed Rogue Valley Hockey Association, which promotes youth hockey in the valley. Tickets will be available in advance at the box office or at the door.

A hockey equipment and skate swap will be held from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 20. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club and the Rogue Valley Hockey Association.

Free equipment appraisals are available by stopping by the Center Ice Pro Shop inside the RRRink, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Dec. 20, RRRink instructors and students will present a free Christmas program from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

From Dec. 20-22, the facility hold a hockey clinic, featuring former San Jose Shark assistant coach Derek Eisler. Each age division will skate twice per day for — 1/4 hours (2 1/2 hours total), receive instruction and a jersey and compete in a game on the final day. The cost for the clinic is $105. Registration will be held until the clinic starts.

Longest Night Mile Run Wednesday at North

The Southern Oregon Sizzlers running club will hold its fifth annual Longest Night Mile Run under the lights at North Medford High School's track at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

There are two heats scheduled, based on estimated finish times. The event gives runners an opportunity to test themselves on how fast they can run or walk on the 400-meter track. There will be official timing and awards.

Medford's Jason Young holds the event record with a time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds, established in 1996. Bonnie Havens, also of Medford, holds the women's record with a time of 5:39 in 1997.

The high school boys' record is held by Colby McDougal of Talent (5:03, 1996), and Jodi Minard of Rogue River holds the girls' record (5:49, 1997).

Stan Goodell of Rogue River holds the masters' (40-and-over) record (5:07, 1997), and Sue Smith of Gold Hill holds the women's masters' record (6:03, 1994).

Registration, which costs $1, begins an hour before the run.

Following the event, awards will be presented at Bruno's Pizza.

For information, contact Tom Burnham at 482-4467 or Bonnie Havens at 770-6507.

3-on-3 basketball tournament slated

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 at Medford's First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave.

The entry fee is $10 per player, with a fourth player optional. The minimum age is 12.

Registration forms are available at the church office. Completed forms and entry fees are due Dec. 30.

For information, call Aaron Brockopp at 821-7400.