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.
Good luck to skaters at the Nor Cal Championships. Spectators are welcome. Race results will be posted online as the race progresses. Look for Live Race Results on this webpage. Some skaters are trying to make the qualifying times to compete at Age Group US Nationals.
Kimberly at San Jose rink put the speed session BACK on their calendar, because some of our speed skaters are training for Age Group Nationals. Thank you Kimberly!!! They will schedule their hockey Mini Mite exhibition for a different time.
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.
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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
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