Limited training and learn-to-skate options

Please use the Contact Me page to find out about lesson scheduling and pricing.

Off-ice lessons had been scheduled Mondays through Thursdays in the east bay or south bay, but have been suspended. Cost for one private lesson will be $50 for one person, $60 for two people, and can be arranged for a Sunday morning at the San Jose rink.

Ice training lessons are not available at this time. The rinks discourage speed skating at public sessions, due to crowding.

Private lessons are NOT allowed during the regular club speed skating sessions. Instruction is generally provided at each speed sessions, but the skaters in attendance are there to skate. April to August lessons focus on technique, strength, and endurance. September to November focus on skills put into practice, race technique, and more strength and endurance. December to March is the racing season, where skaters train for racing. Beginners should opt for trying speedskating in the April to August period.

Go to Oakland Ice Center Learn-to-Speedskate program Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. For specific questions about Oakland Ice Center programs, please contact their manager directly: David Hicks: dhicks@sharksice.com