Skating with us

NCSA sessions are SUSPENDED during the COVID pandemic, pending instructions from the local Public Health departments.

Speed session in the Bay Area:

Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-9000

San Jose Ice Center
1500 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 279-6000

A limited supply of Rental skates and helmets are available at both locations – $5 rental fee, cash only please.

Do I need to be a member? Check here for membership information.

Season

NCSA skates year-round.

Our race season starts in October and extends until mid-March. The race season terminates after National Age-Group Championships, which is held in various places around the US.  During this time, the primary focus for many skaters is race prep, speed, technique and fitness.

The offseason goes from March until September. During this time, the main focus is fitness, technique, and fun.

Attire for Training

  • skinsuit (if you don’t have a skinsuit:) Long Sleeve Shirt, tights or  sweat pants (no bare skin on arms or legs)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet (bicycle, skiing, skateboard helmets are acceptable)
  • recommended: knee pads, shin guards, neck guard

Racing Attire

  • skinsuit (if you don’t have a skinsuit:) Long Sleeve Shirt, tights or  sweat pants (no bare skin on arms or legs)
  • Required – Gloves, neck guard
  • Helmet with race number affixed
  • blade tip radius must be no less than 1/3″ (diameter of a nickel)
  • Recommended: knee pads, shin guards

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