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Sharks Partner With Solar4America For Naming Rights To Practice Rinks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

The Sharks have signed a multiyear partnership with Solar4America by PetersenDean that will see the team re-name both of its practice rinks in San Jose and Fremont. Per the terms of the deal, the rinks now be called Solar4America Ice at San Jose and Solar4America Ice at Fremont. The deal, which will...

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