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Sharks Ice Sponsors LIVESTRONG Challenge

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks will be participating in the LIVESTRONG Challenge on July 13 in the form of operating Power Stop #2. The LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's signature fundraising event inspired by hope, courage and the perseverance of Lance and the nearly 12-million Americans affected by cancer. They take to the streets on bicycles and on their feet, uniting individuals to stand together to fight cancer. Lance Armstrong is scheduled to attend this 2008 LIVESTRONG event in San Jose.

A Power Stop is an area that athletes participating in the challenge will pass through for water, snacks, and motivation. Power Stops often time are comprised not only of event staff, but also family, friends, and fans cheering on the athletes. The location of the Sharks Ice Power Stop #2 is at the Almaden Community Library at 6455 Camden Ave. in San Jose. The Power Stop will be staffed by San Jose JR Sharks Players, Sharks Ice and Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment employees. Athletes and fans alike are welcome to spend some time at the Power Stop and take advantage of the Sharks themed area, including a street hockey rink and equipment, the Mobile Sharks Tank Ice Cream Truck, and other goodies.

“The San Jose Sharks, Sharks Ice, and the San Jose Jr. Sharks are extremely proud to partner with the LIVESTRONG Challenge to sponsor a Power Stop,” said Sharks Ice Manager Marjorie Taylor. “Leadership in the community is a core value of our organization on all levels, and supporting the Lance Armstrong Foundation allows us to assist in raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer has touched the Sharks family in many ways, and the LIVESTRONG Challenge is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our teamwork and leadership in the community, as well as on the ice.”

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people to fight cancer. They are on a mission to make cancer a national priority while inspiring and empowering those Americans living with cancer. They have raised more than $250 million for the fight against cancer, but the war is still on and they need your help.

For those Sharks fans who may wish to get involved with the LIVESTRONG Challenge, there are several ways to participate:

~ Be an athlete. Choose to walk, run or ride, then choose your city. Next, register and pay the registration fee. Though encouraged to raise more, cyclists are required to raise a minimum of only $250; there is no fundraising minimum requirement for walkers and runners. As you begin to raise funds and awareness, consider creating a team of family, friends and/or coworkers - encourage them to join you in the fight and to register as an athlete or volunteer.
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~ Become a volunteer. There are many different times and shifts available to aid the event. To sign up for a spot please visit:

~Support the program financially. Donations are welcomed at any level from individuals, organizations, companies or foundations.

For more information on the LIVESTRONG Challenge, please call 888.4.CHALLENGE (888.424.2553) or email with your questions.

Sharks Ice at San Jose is a state of the art facility that reflects both the growth and passion for hockey and skating that has consumed Northern California since the Sharks arrival to the area in 1991. What started off as a two-sheet facility has since transformed into a veritable “Super-Site” which has become home to nearly 5,000 registered skaters and hockey players, nationally recognized hockey teams, figure skaters, ice dancers, and even a thriving curling club!

Management of the facility was taken over by San Jose Arena Management (a property of the Sharks parent company – Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment) in 1999, helping to transform the facility, which now features four (4) NHL-sized rinks (one of only seven in the US) and is the largest skating facility west of the Mississippi river.

In 2000, SVSE completed a 66,000 sq. foot practice facility, which serves as the team’s home away from HP Pavilion at San Jose. The facility features an NHL-sized rink, world- class workout equipment, medical and locker rooms, the Sharks Hockey Department offices, a player’s changing area and lounge, and state-of-the-art scouting and teaching technologies.

Sharks Ice at San Jose is home to Stanley’s Sports Bar. Opened in 2006, Stanley’s is located among the East, Center and North rinks and serves as a great vantage point for those rinks. With 11 Flat Screen, Plasma televisions, a large bar and great food, Stanley’s Sports Bar is a great place to watch a game, meet up with friends or teammates, have a birthday party, or just hang out.

In addition to the San Jose facility, Sharks Ice operates three additional rinks-Sharks ice at Fremont and two rinks, including an Olympic sized sheet at Oakland Ice Center.

For more information on the Sharks Ice facility, visit

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