Hi All – we need someone willing to contact San Jose rink management regularly at the end of each month – (408) 279-6000 -to prod them into posting a cancellation calendar. The rink employee who used to do that for the skating community has moved on. I think the San Jose rink has forgotten that there are members of the skating community who drive more than an hour each way to attend their sessions. Its lousy to show up at the rink expecting a workout and find out its cancelled. The rink knows more than a month ahead of time what their schedule is and they should be considerate and post it! Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can contact the rink and bug them about this. Thank you.
We will have no speedskating at the Oakland rink Saturday, June 29, 2019, as the rink is closed for their annual week of maintenance. OIC CLOSED: Saturday, June 29th – Friday, July 5 2019.
The next speed session at OIC will be Saturday evening, July 6, 2019.
John Diemont recently competed in the 11th International Master Sprint Championships and won his division (Masters 70) with a time of 45.42 in the 500m and 1:32.72 for the 1000m. Congratulations!!
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.
There has been a long standing tradition that the California State Championships alternate between NorCal and SoCal.
This year it’s SoCal’s turn to host the California State Championships. We’ve had a great rivalry over the years.
Come out and support this event. It all starts here!!
When: Sunday March 4, 2018 . 9:45am to 12:45pm
Where: Ice Station Valencia – 27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia, California 91355
Checking: 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Entry Fee: $70 ,
Late Entry Fee: +$20 if paid after March 1, 2018
USS Membership and proper safety equipment are required
Click here for: Entry Form
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.