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.”
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
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
2020 Winter Race Local Results
Race entry fee: $60
Please see the entry forms for discount information.
Entry Form: MEET ENTRY FORM winter 2020 ncsa membership and sharks waiver
Hi All – San Jose rink posts cancellations in their on-line calendar.
The Dec 1 Sunday session is cancelled.
Please remember to check it before going to the “public speed skating” session on Sundays: http://sharksiceatsanjose.production.carbonhouse.com/calendar/schedule-changes-and-cancellations
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.