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June 10, 2010

Sharks Ice trio honored by ISI

SAN JOSE – The Ice Skating Institute (ISI) recognized Sharks Ice employees Jon Gustafson, Candy Goodson, David Hicks for their work at the ISI Ice Arena and Conference Trade show in Las Vegas on June 1-4, 2010.
Gustafson was awarded Arena Owner/Operator of the Year as the General Manager of Sharks Ice at San Jose.  The award is presented to the owner or operator of an ISI Administrative member facility who has demonstrated superior leadership and skills in facility management and operation, and has utilized ISI programs, events and resources to increase participation, improve quality of services and enhance productivity.
Goodson was awarded Woman of the Year by ISI as the Director of Skating at Sharks Ice at San Jose; the award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Ice Skating Institute and its programs and purposes during the past year.
Hicks, while not receiving a specific award from ISI, was also acknowledged for his work at the Oakland Ice Center as their skating director.
ISI was founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators and developers of ice skating facilities.  ISI has become the industry trade association for progressive ice skating facilities, managers, coaching professionals, suppliers and individual skaters.
Sharks Ice at San Jose is hosts many large events at their facility every year.  In 2009, Sharks Ice hosted the ISI World Recreational Team Championships from July 27 – August 1. The World Recreational Team Championships is the largest ISI national competition event each year.  In addition, Sharks Ice also played host to the CANLAN Canadian Adult Hockey Championships in May 2009, the North American Hockey League Prospect Tournament in February 2010, and the USA Hockey Pacific District Championships in March 2010.

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