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Reading Is Cool: Private Sharks Practices

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks and the Sharks Foundation are excited to announce this year’s dates for Reading Is Cool Private Practices!

Private Practices will take place on Jan. 12, 14, 16 and 30 and Feb. 3 and 4, 2009 at Sharks Ice at San Jose. During this time, practices are completely closed to the general public. Fans wishing to watch practice can do so at most other practices during the season.

Private Practices occur at Sharks Ice at San Jose, the official practice facility of the San Jose Sharks, and typically last 2-3 hours. The morning begins as classes are welcomed by Reading Is Cool staff and the host for the practice, Jamie Baker, Sharks Radio Color Analyst. All students will be provided a Hockey 101 handout for use while Jamie covers the basics of hockey, explains how practice works and describes what the student will see.

Just before the players take to the ice, the students will have a question and answer session with 1-2 members of the team and get even further insight into what it is like to be a professional hockey player. The students will then watch practice for an hour and have the option to stay for lunch and purchase passes to the open Public Skate Sessions.

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