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The rink charges $22 per skater – pay-at-the-door OR pre-register on-line. You will have to contact the rink for any refund questions.

Oakland rink website:

San Jose rink website:

Click on Online Registration. Create an account if you don’t have one. Click on Drop In Events.

Scroll the calendar to SATURDAY (for Oakland sessions) or SUNDAY (for San Jose sessions.) Use the FILTER (just below the dates line) click on the x on the location, and type in SPEED SKATING in Activities. Click on SPEED SKATING. Click on FILTER RESULTS.

Sample screen to purchase at Oakland Ice on a Saturday:

If speed skating is not listed, that means the rink cancelled the speed skating session that day, in this sample, the San Jose Sunday session:

Select the Speed Skating session, add to cart, and make payment. Check the website for any covid requirements. If you have questions about payment, or refunds, you’ll need to contact the rink.

The rink does not rent speed skates. Plan to arrive at the rink 1/2 hour before the start of ice time. You will need to ask around and find a speed skater who can help you with the club’s rental speed skates. Please bring $5 cash to rent the speed skates. Please bring your own gloves and a helmet (any sport helmet.) Have fun!

Please read the speed session rules so you know what to expect.

speed Sessions may return to Oakland Ice Center

Management at Oakland Ice will meet with representatives of the speed skating club to discuss the return of speed skating sessions to Oakland Ice. Currently the only speed skating session is on Sundays from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the San Jose rink. Once the details for the Oakland session are determined, we will post the information here. Please check back frequently.

interested in speed skating?

Click on the Try Speedskating – post Olympics 2022 link above for information about trying our sport at our local speed skating session.

We ask that skaters read the speed session rules and understand what to expect, by going to the Skating With Us dropdown tab. If you are considering bringing a child to the speed sessions, please check out Parents Start Here in the Skating With Us tab.

If you want to find training videos, vendors, or other helpful information, click on the Links and Resources tab.


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