Speedskating sessions are hosted by the San Jose Sharks Ice rink, and the Oakland Ice Center rink as speedskater-only public sessions.

Oakland – Saturdays 5:30 to 7 pm.

San Jose – Sundays 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Speed skating sessions are not classes. This is the place where the regular speed skaters are training. Newcomers must be have some skating experience. The regular speed skaters will do their best to help. Many of the skaters have experience coaching.

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:

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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:

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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.

REQUIRED: Speed skates, helmets, and gloves are required at speed skating sessions. The sessions are controlled and directed by a volunteer, for the safety of all skaters. Everyone is expected to follow instructions of the person directing the session. Skaters are divided into groups based on ability.

If you are a parent looking for information for your child, please note the speed skating sessions are NOT skating classes. We recommend that children be at least nine years old, and they must be able to skate.

NorCal Speedskating

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