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Oakland Ice Center & Bears Receive USA Hockey Gold Status 3 Years in a Row

By Derek Donald, 05/28/15, 3:15PM PDT


Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice along with the Oakland Bears program were just awarded a Gold Status Association level by USA Hockey for the third season in a row. "We are extremely proud to be recognized for the efforts of our Coaches and Volunteers that put in countless hours for the hockey programs in Oakland.  We will continue to build on this strong foundation and continue to provide the best coaching and development for the youth of our community.  We offer programs for the player that is getting on the ice for the first time all the way up to the elite high school age players at the Oakland Ice Center and my focus is to continue to provide the best programs for fun and positive growth for all ages in the great sport of hockey", says Derek Donald, Hockey Manager.




2 and 2 Challenge Association:

Congratulations, you achieved Gold status in the 2 and 2 Challenge for the 2014-15 season! As a Gold Status Association, you are establishing yourself not just as the best hockey program locally, but as the best youth sports option in your community. USA Hockey truly appreciates your commitment to growing youth hockey and as a result, you will be rewarded with:

·         4 sets of One Goal starter equipment

·         12 youth hockey sticks

·         National Recognition

·         Banner for Display at Oakland Ice Center

Mike Lukken, USA Hockey

      As part of the American Development Program, Sharks Ice, Oakland Ice Center and the Oakland Bears are committed to introducing and growing the sport of hockey in our local community.  The 2 and 2 Challenge Program offers Try Hockey for Free Days, Learn to Play Programs and  equipment at no charge to players that are new to hockey.  Hockey provides a fun and rewarding opportunity for local youth in our community to be fit, socialize and have fun in a safe and positive environment.  For more information on how you can be involved or participate please contact Derek Donald, Hockey Manager or visit our site