Established in 1958, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is the oldest arena curling club in the United States. SFBACC is a nationally-recognized leader in curling development, providing learning opportunities, youth scholarships, competitive development, recreational leagues, corporate and private events, and more. We teach thousands of Bay Area residents to curl every year!
Now, we are raising funds to build a dedicated curling center right here in the Bay Area so that we can take these programs to the next level. But we can't do it without your support. Please join us and make your tax-deductible gift today: DONATE NOW!
LEARN TO CURL
Ever wanted to try curling? This is your chance! Throughout the year the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club offers many low-cost curling clinics. Curling clinics are a comprehensive introduction to the Olympic sport of curling. You will learn the basics of the game, a bit of curling history, and technique fundamentals. During the second half of the session we also hold mini-games as space and time permit.
If you've attended a learn-to-curl clinic and are hungry for more, join a lesson series! No experience? That's OK too!
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We run 4 league seasons a year. Check it out!
The 2016-17 competitive curling season has begun! Check out the summary below of some of the events most popular with our club members. This is not an exhaustive list. We'll try to share as much info as we can about upcoming opportunities, but it is your own responsibility to be aware of events and deadlines. Some resources:
USA Curling Championship Calendar
TurkeySpiel 2016 will be held in Oakland on Wednesday, November 23 from 7-10pm using the following format:
• 3-person teams will compete in two end games
• Each side throws six rocks per end
• Points are given for rocks, ends, and games
• The team with the most points at the end wins!
The Oakland Ice Center in partnership with the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is now offering curling lessons for children age 12 - 18 (younger children may be accepted with prior approval). Instruction includes the basics of the sport (how to deliver a stone and sweep), the rules, and etiquette. Participants will have time to practice and play in weekly games. Please bring a pair of clean sneakers, loose fitting, warm clothing and gloves - it can get cold on the ice!
The 2016 SFBACC election results are in! Please congratulate and tank the following members who will make up the 2016-17 SFBACC Board of Directors.
The following members will serve 2 year terms:
Sarah Walsh - President
Jay Diamond - At-Large Director
Bill McMorris - At-Large Director
Sean Franey - At-Large Director
The following members will fill 1 year terms:
Barry Ivy - Vice President
Jim Muyo - At-Large Director
The SFBACC Board of Directors will host a special Dedicated Ice Review Meeting Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7pm at Celia's in Hayward (25010 Hesperian Blvd). The Agenda is as follows:
Objective: Review Current DI Efforts
San Leandro property currently being considered
As with all board meetings, members are invited to attend. If you'd like to call in, please see the official agenda for conference call information.
Add curling to your Halloween plans this year! Join us for Halloween Hot Shots on Saturday, October 31 from 5-7pm at Oakland Ice Center. We'll have a bunch of challenging shots set up, a costume contest* (participation not required), goodies, and prizes for the winners!
*No sequins, glitter, or feathers on the ice, please.
$35 per person
SFBACC's Competition & Development Chair, Barry Ivy, will be hosting a Competitive Curling Seminar & BBQ Sunday, September 20, from 1-5pm at his home in Livermore. The emphasis of the seminar will be "How to Win".
Participation is open to and welcomes all levels of curlers. Topics will include team goals, individual goals (short term, long term), strategy (aggressive, conservative, hit or draw) communication, teamwork, attitude, fitness, practice (with a purpose) techniques (on the ice, off the ice), and sweeping communication.
Memberships run from July 1 - June 30 and will increase on Sept. 1, 2015 to align with rate increases from both USCA and MOPAC. To curl in regular SFBACC leagues, you MUST be a member in good standing (as determined by up-to-date membership payment).
Starting Sept. 1, the following rates will be in effect:
• Individuals: $65
• Adult Household (2 adults at the same residence): $110
• Junior (Age 14-21): $40
• Youth (Age 13 and under): $30
• Reciprocal: $30
• Social (formerly "Associate" membership): $30
Congratulations to San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club's Team Walsh for winning the 2015 Arena National Championships! The team, Sarah Walsh (skip), Kim Chapin (vice), BriAnna Weldon (second), and Pam Montbach (lead), went undefeated in the event, capping it off with a decisive 10-3 win over LaCrosse Curling Club (WI) in the championship game.
SFBACC's Team Barajas, Jesus Barajas (skip), Sean Franey (vice), Jim Muyo (second), and Tony Del Porto (lead), took fourth in a strong men's field.