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Sessions have been suspended since March 2020. Speed-skater-only public sessions will return to the San Jose rink as of Sunday May 2, 2021. Details to follow. Ice time is 11:30 am to 1 pm. Please note COVID safety protocols will be in effect. Masks are required. Skaters must pre-register before attending. Once we have the details, we will post them here, as well as on facebook.

Are speed skating sessions returning? Not yet.

San Jose is not offering speed skaters-only sessions at this time. There may be ice time available for small groups, but no speed skating is planned.  For information, check the Sharks Ice website.
They are awaiting information from the Santa Clara County Public Health office regarding COVID19 restrictions.

Oakland rink may have unofficial ice time available for adults only. Skaters must wear masks. There are no speed skating sessions at this time. The rink is awaiting clearance from the Alameda County Public Health office regarding COVID19 restrictions.

Vacaville Ice Rink is offering limited public ice skating. Please find more information at their website.

Please check back here for more information.

Age-Group Nationals are cancelled!!! Sharks rinks are closed March 13-22, 2020. (updated)

US Speedskating confirmed today that Short Track Age-Group Nationals is CANCELLED. Sharks Ice confirmed today that their 3 rinks will be closed March 13-22. This update was given to us by Sharks Ice management on 3/14/20. The Sharks Ice rinks are Oakland, San Jose and Fremont. Stay Healthy, everyone.

Just like we learned in kindergarten – wash your hands, don’t touch your face. Shelter in place. Drop and Roll. Don’t talk to strangers.

UPDATE from Sharks Ice:
“Today, several counties and municipalities placed more severe restrictions on public gatherings and announced broad-sweeping closures of public facilities. After much consideration, the Sharks Ice Network of rinks (Solar4America Ice at San Jose and Fremont and the Oakland Ice Center) have chosen to remain closed through Sunday March 22nd. Before re-opening, we will reassess the then-current local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we move forward on a week by week basis.

Until we determine the exact date for re-opening, we are unable to provide a cohesive plan for rescheduling and/or other compensatory measures for missed events. Thank you for your understanding in this regard.

The health and safety of our patrons and employees are paramount, and we are happy to do our part to try to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you back at the rinks as soon as possible.”

2020 NorCal Championships

When :                                                         March 7, 2020,   5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location:                                                    Oakland Ice Center ,     Oakland, Ca
Fees:                                                             $60 per racer
Early Entry Discount:                         $5 (before March 1, 2020) –
Additional Family Discount:          $5 per racer
Volunteer Discount:                           $10 – if racer(s) bring volunteer(s)

  • Note- this race is not USS Sanctioned, USSpeedskating membership is not required

Click here for entry form:  Download Entry Form
Click here for:  Results

WINTER RACE Jan 18 2020, Oakland Ice Center

DATE: Saturday, January 18, 2020
PLACE: Oakland Ice Center 519 18th St, Oakland, Ca 94612
Mandatory Check In: 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
No check-ins accepted after 5 pm.
Racing: 5:30 to 7 pm
Please read the entry forms carefully for membership requirements.

This event has already occurred

Race entry fee: $60
Please see the entry forms for discount information.
Entry Form: MEET ENTRY FORM winter 2020 ncsa membership and sharks waiver

2020 Winter Race Local Results


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.