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Speed session in the Bay Area:

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

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

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

Skaters must pre-register for the San Jose Sessions, and show proof of vaccination and ID at the door. Masks are required at all times inside the rink. Go here for more information:

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 are usually held in March, in various places around the US.  From September to March, 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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