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Oakland Ice Center to Host “Road to the Olympics - Olympic Celebration Tour”

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

OAKLAND, California
- The World Curling Federation has selected the Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice (@Sharks_Ice) as one of two United States stops on the "Road to the Olympics - Olympic Celebration Tour" with 2010 Vancouver Olympic Silver Medalist Carolyn McRorie.

This unique event, hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club, takes place October 25-27, 2013 at Oakland Ice and will feature several Learn-to-Curl clinics, a meet and greet with McRorie, and a mini-bonspiel.

Each Learn-to-Curl event features half hour of off-ice instruction followed by two hours on the ice with instruction by McRorie. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Event admission also includes a drawing for a chance to play in a mini-tournament with other participants, Bay Area curlers, and the guest Olympian.

"We are thrilled that the World Curling Federation has chosen the Bay Area as one of two host cities in the U.S. for its Olympic Celebration Tour,” said Mike Greenberg, Vice President of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club. “Along with 2010 Silver Medalist Carolyn McRorie and our partners at Sharks Ice, we look forward to introducing the sport of curling to many more individuals throughout the Bay Area.”

Interested parties may find more information about this event and how to register to participate at

About Oakland Ice Center Operated by Sharks Ice

Sharks Ice is currently accepting registrations for its winter hockey classes and house hockey league, both of which begin the week of January 5. Sharks Ice offers classes and leagues for children and adults of all ages and skill levels in a variety of ice sports, including ice hockey, figure skating, curling, speedskating and broomball.

In addition to its paid programming, Sharks Ice provides thousands of young Oakland residents each year with the opportunity to participate in ice sports at little or no cost through physical education classes, after school programs, high school hockey, and a variety of other activities. Most recently, the OIC has partnered with neighboring Oakland School for the Arts to offer the first Figure Skating Emphasis in a public school curriculum. Sharks Ice is a proud member of the NHL’s “Hockey Is For Everyone” initiative.

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