SAN JOSE SHARKS AND SOLAR4AMERICA BY PETERSENDEAN ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO RENAME SAN JOSE AND FREMONT PUBLIC ICE CENTERS

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SAN JOSE – Sharks Sports & Entertainment, in conjunction with Pivot Marketing Agency, announced today an agreement with Solar4America by PetersenDean to rename the Sharks Ice rinks in San Jose and Fremont.  In keeping with the organization’s policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

The multi-year, partnership will include prominent signage on the exterior and interior of each building along with a name change to Solar4America Ice at San Jose and Solar4America Ice at Fremont.  Additionally, Solar4America will become the Official Solar Partner of the San Jose Sharks. The agreement for the rink in San Jose is pending approval by the San Jose City Council.

“The San Jose Sharks are pleased in partnering with PetersenDean for the naming rights to our recreational ice skating centers in both San Jose and Fremont,” said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks.  “PetersenDean, a roofing and solar company, is an ideal partner as its commitment to the environment aligns nicely with the City of San Jose’s Green Vision’s plan for environmental sustainability and an enhanced quality of life for the community. ”

“Having grown up in San Jose and being a long-time Sharks fan, I am delighted that PetersenDean is partnering with the team and their ice rink facilities,” said Jim Petersen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.  “Solar4America Ice rinks are world-class facilities that provide children and families a safe, clean environment to be healthy and active and we are proud to be part of it.”

Sharks Ice at San Jose is located at 1500 S. 10th Street in San Jose and is the largest public rink facility west of the Mississippi, currently operating four NHL-sized rinks.  The nearly 170,000 square-feet facility accommodates ice hockey, figure skating, broomball, curling, speed skating, ice dancing, as well as public skating and is the official practice facility of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

Sharks Ice at San Jose, along with Sharks Ice at Fremont, accommodates more Adult USA Hockey participants than any other facility in the nation.  Additionally, the facility offers an in-house pro shop, meeting and party spaces, as well as Stanley’s Sports Bar, a full-service restaurant and bar that overlooks three of the rinks.

With SAP Center at San Jose, Sharks Ice is one of the largest economic generators for the City of San Jose hosting events and tournaments annually that attract national and international visitors to the city.

About the San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) based in San Jose, California.  As members of the NHL’s Pacific Division of the Western Conference, the team plays its home games at SAP Center at San Jose.  The Sharks were founded as an expansion team in 1991 and made their NHL debut in the 1991-‘92 season. To date, the Sharks have won six division titles and made the playoffs in 19 of their first 25 seasons, including 12 the last 13 years.  The 2015-‘16 season marked the first time in franchise history that the team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.

About PetersenDean Roofing & Solar:

Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean is the largest, full-service, privately-held roofing and solar company in the United States.  Specializing in new residential and commercial construction, PetersenDean works with some of the nation’s largest builders and developers. With more than a million roofs under its belt, the Fremont, CA-based company employs 3,000 workers and operates in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. Please visit http://www.petersendean.com/ for more details.

About Pivot Marketing Agency:

PIVOT Marketing Agency is a full service sports and entertainment marketing and sponsorship agency located in San Francisco, CA. PIVOT works with brands to develop sponsorship strategy as well as sports, arts, and entertainment properties to generate sponsorship revenue.