COVID-19 Updates

As you are well aware, spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our community. SVCC leadership is closely monitoring guidance from local authorities. As a result of recent guidance, on March 13th the decision was made to cancel the remainder of the 2020 Winter leagues and postpone the start of Spring leagues until further notice.

As information becomes available to us, we will do our best to post updates here. We will also provide updates on Slack, and sufficiently urgent updates will be shared via email. Please adhere to your local county guidance and stay safe! Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and practice social distancing. We hope to see each of you back on the ice soon.

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or on Slack in #theboard channel.

Current Status of SVCC Activities

  • Fremont Winter League (3/15): Cancelled
  • San Jose Winter League (3/17, 3/24): Cancelled
  • All Spring Leagues: Postponed until further notice
  • Learn-to-Curl Sessions: No new events to be scheduled until further notice
  • Silicon Valley Bonspiel: As Scheduled


  • March 19th, 2020
  • March 17th, 2020
    • Sharks Ice announces closures through April 7th, in accordance with shelter-in-place orders.
  • March 16th, 2020
    • The following 6 Bay Area counties have issued a shelter-in-place order beginning March 17th at 12:01am and ending April 7th at 11:59pm
      • Alameda
      • Contra Costa
      • Marin
      • San Francisco
      • San Mateo
      • Santa Clara
    • The full text of the Santa Clara directive can be found here
  • March 14th, 2020
    • Refunds processed for cancelled games.
  • March 13th, 2020
    • In accordance with updated guidance from Santa Clara and Alameda Counties, SVCC cancels remaining 2020 Winter San Jose League games for Tuesdays March 17th and March 24th.
    • Sharks Ice announces previous closure of all facilities will extend through March 22nd.
  • March 12th, 2020
    • Sharks Ice announces closure of all three facilities (Solar4America Ice San Jose, Solar4America Ice Fremont, Oakland Ice Center) from Friday March 13th through Monday March 16th.
    • Closure of S4A Fremont results in cancellation of remaining 2020 Winter Fremont League game on Sunday March 15th.

Emailed Updates

San Jose curling CANCELED (3/17, 3/24), updated COVID-19 status, & virtual re-watch party
Sunday 3/15 Curling CANCELED & COVID-19 impact on SVCC 
SVCC Sick-Day Policy Announcement

Additional Resources

Alameda County Public Health Department
Santa Clara County Public Health
Sharks Ice Facility Announcements
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)