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SAN JOSE RINK RENOVATIONS: 2018 SUMMER SESSION SCHEDULE

Speed sessions are scheduled in San Jose these dates: July 8 and 22; August 5 and 19. San Jose rink’s multi-million dollar renovation has included removing the center and north ice surfaces and the underlying sand, pipes, and dirt to a depth of 10 feet to remove the perma-frost. New dirt and rock were tamped into place, and covered with a layer of sand. Concrete and pipes will be laid in, and finally the surface will be flooded in layers to build up the ice. The rink has worked with the clubs to schedule practices throughout this process. Please enter using the east side doors. The cash register is located there. The rink employees will bring the pads across the parking lot. The skate locker, with the blocks, is in the usual location, in the construction zone at center ice. An employee can accompany anyone who is retrieving the blocks, or looking to rent a pair of speed skates.

Fun Race: CANCELLED December 9, 2017

UPDATED: REGULAR SPEED SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE DEC. 9
This race will be re-scheduled to mid January 2018 due to low skater and volunteer turnout.
(5:30 to 7 pm Oakland, in place of the regular speed session.
Last day to get the discounted rate is December 6, 2017.
Check-in ENDS at 5:10 pm December 9. Don’t be late!)

This race is not sanctioned. This is the last race of 2017. Have you been training? Will your times be faster? What is your goal?

Make sure your blade tips are rounded to no less than 1/3 inch radius.

Click HERE to print out your entry form.

Alex Yang Eagle Scout project 2016

Alex Yang’s Eagle Scout Project

 Hey guys!
My name is Alex Yang, and I just wanted to thank you guys so much for financially helping me with my Eagle Scout Project! My goal was to finish five eight-foot redwood picnic tables for the Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association, and I was able to successfully reach this goal! Please allow me to express my gratitude for everyone’s help in this process. Truthfully, I don’t know what I would have done without your help. Thank you so much!!!!! Please take a look at the pictures of the picnic tables and enjoy!
The best skater in this club,
Alexander Yang
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Speed sessions Aug 20 and 21 2016

Saturday 8/20/16

emphasis on left foot glide and body position at corner entry

skating wide off the track – 3 groups – medium pace – glide on left foot- 1 or 2 crossovers after 5th block – 3 laps each x 3 sets

A/B groups together – B group to lead for 9, then exit, A group continue for 9; C group 7 laps (technical drills)          2 sets

A – 1000; B 1000; C-500   2 sets

Relay

Sunday 8/21/16

15 lap warm-up – track set wide

3 groups – skaters skate outside blocks #1-3; blocks 4 and 5 removed, skaters skate inside blocks #6-7; 3 laps each x 4

A – 5 laps; B – 5 laps; A – 5 laps; B – 5 laps; C – 2 min         5 sets

Relays