Solar4America Ice

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Solar4America Ice at San Jose
Former namesIce Center of San Jose (1994–?)[1]
Logitech Ice Center
Sharks Ice (?–2016)
Location1500 S. Tenth St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Coordinates37°19′11″N 121°51′51″W / 37.31966°N 121.86422°W / 37.31966; -121.86422Coordinates: 37°19′11″N 121°51′51″W / 37.31966°N 121.86422°W / 37.31966; -121.86422
OperatorSharks Sports & Entertainment
Opened1994[1]
Tenants
San Jose Sharks-NHL
San Jose State Spartans-ACHA
Website
www.solar4americaiceatsanjose.com

Solar4America Ice at San Jose (formerly the Ice Center of San Jose, Logitech Ice Center, and Sharks Ice at San Jose) is an indoor ice rink in San Jose, California, United States. The largest ice rink facility in the Western United States, Solar4America Ice serves as the official training facility for the NHL San Jose Sharks and the home arena for San Jose State University's Spartans hockey team. The facility opened in 1994 and was expanded in 2000 and 2005. Roofing contractor PetersenDean bought naming rights to the facility in 2016, renaming the facility after its Solar4America solar roofing brand.[1][2]

The venue is also used for public skating, public/private skating programs, hockey programs, broomball, curling, speed skating, ice dancing, and more.[3]

Remodeled in the summer of 2005, the 180,000 sq ft (17,000 m2)[4] facility features four (4) NHL-sized ice rinks (the Spartans play on the North Rink, which has a listed seating capacity of approximately 550, but is routinely packed with upwards of 1000 fans on game nights), as well as a full-service Pro Shop, a full-service Food Court, a video arcade, and meeting space for up to 500 guests.

Additionally, Stanley's Sports Bar & Grill, opened in January 2006, features food, beer, and wine.[5]

In 1995, the arena hosted the Women's Pacific Rim Championship ice hockey tournament.

A proposed 200,800 sq ft (18,650 m2)[6] expansion would add another two rink surfaces and more than double the size of the facility, but would displace the San Jose Municipal Firing Range. If the expansion is approved, it would begin construction in 2020 and finish in December 2021.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Walesh, Kim (March 23, 2015). "Actions related to bringing the San Jose Sharks American Hockey League affiliated team to San Jose" (PDF) (Letter). Letter to. City of San José.
  2. ^ Thomas, Ian (September 26, 2016). "Sharks Partner With Solar4America For Naming Rights To Area Practice Rinks". SportsBusiness Daily. Advance Publications. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Logitech Ice Center". ajc.com. February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Deruy, Emily (April 16, 2019). "San Jose: Solar4America ice rink expansion moves forward". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "SJSU Spartans Hockey". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Hase, Grace (April 15, 2019). "San Jose City Council to debate moving mayoral elections". Retrieved May 14, 2019.

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