Upcoming Events

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 have already taught thousands of Bay Area residents to curl in 2014.

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!

Upcoming competitive curling info sessions

The competitive curling season is upon us. Whether you are a new curler looking to expand your horizons or an experienced curler hoping to win gold, there is a tournament out there for you. We will be holding informational sessions in both Oakland and San Jose next week. No team? One teammate short? Stop by—there are always individuals looking to join up, and now is the time to connect.

SFBACC Summer BBQ

Please join us on Sunday August 24 from 12-6pm for a summer BBQ! We'll be providing drink and food, and we've reserved a volleyball court and equipment for those of you itching to compete off the curling ice.

The site is a public park in San Mateo with easy access to public transit and it should be a PERFECT day on the peninsula. So come out and meet the new and long-time members from north and south with beer, burgers, and a perfect California day...

SFBACC to host USCA Level 1 Instructor Course

Learn how to teach learn-to-curl clinics and lessons during this day-long course. No prior instructing experience required (beginner curlers welcome!). Completion of course requirements will confer USCA Level 1 Instructor certification. This course is open to curlers from all USCA member clubs. Registration for this course run through the USCA.

Saturday August 23, 9am-5pm (lunch provided)
Oakland Ice Center
$65
Register: http://usca.sportssignup.com
 

March with SFBACC in the San Francisco Pride Parade!

Our club has the amazing opportunity to once again participate in the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th. Let's celebrate our love of curling with over a million people from around the Bay Area, the US and the world. We welcome and encourage all members as well as their family and friends to join us in "sweeping" down Market St. during the 2014 parade. SFBACC will not have a booth this year - just a great march down Market - so we're hoping we can have an even bigger marching contingent!

Jonathan Ochoco and Chris Mina have volunteered to lead our planning efforts (thanks, Jonathan and Chris!), which are already in motion. For those who want to march, our club will have a designated meeting place in the Financial District. We will let you know where this meeting place is once we receive information about the parade line up, and we're hoping SFBACC will have a better place in the parade and shorter wait than last year! For attire that day (suggested): please wear your Loudmouth pants (if you've got them or anything similar) or black pants/shorts with your SF curling club shirts.

Dedicated Ice Blog Update

We've posted an update to the Dedicated Ice Blog. Take a look! www.dedicatedice.com/blog

SFBACC's New Website and Donor Recognition!

It has been a busy couple of weeks since we announced plans to move forward with a dedicated curling facility in California, and the excitement is building. We've already raised more than $115,000 toward our $600,000 goal.

Today we're announcing a brand new website at dedicatedice.com, which we plan to grow into a great destination for our members and donors. This site is dedicated to providing information about our club's programs and the latest developments on dedicated ice.

Along with this, we're also pleased to roll out our fundraising rewards program, which lets us recognize your generosity witha variety of Thank You gifts. Check it out!


The Golden Gate Bonspiel is fast approaching!

The Golden Gate Bonspiel Committee is getting excited as our 2014 bonspiel approaches.

As of right now, we have a full slate of out-of-town teams and need only 1 more local team to round out our 32-team bracket! We especially want to encourage our newest curlers to participate in their first bonspiel, so please invite them to sign up (as teams or individuals) when you see them!

As always, putting on a great 3-day bonspiel is an expensive undertaking, and we count on a few fundraising efforts at the bonspiel to reach our financial goals. To that end, we need your help to put together some great gift baskets for raffle as well as silent auction items and gift cards ($5 and up) for other games & activities.

Dedicated Ice Status Update

•LETTER OF INTENT We received the owner’s response to our Letter of Intent (LOI) on 3/17. We immediately turned around our response by the end of that week (3/21). As it appears to take them a few weeks to reply, we expect to hear back in the next week or two. Next steps are to have an in person meeting. To characterize the main discussion points:

*Rent/rent abatement/lease commencement - Our objective is to take possession as soon as we are ready (city approves our application and we have enough $ in the bank), but not pay any rent until we are open for curling.

2014 Board Election Results

The 2014 SFBACC board elections concluded at tonight's Annual General Meeting. The newly elected board members are:

Brian Davidson – President
Sarah Walsh - At Large
Jay Diamond - At Large
Kate Garfinkel - At Large
Barry Ivy - At Large

SFBACC Membership Approves Dedicated Ice In The Bay Area

Dear Members and Friends of Curling,

Earlier this evening, the membership of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club voted to authorize the club's Board of Directors to proceed with building in Hayward, CA what will be the only dedicated curling facility in California. Once operational, the new curling center will provide a greater diversity of draw times and activities, improved ice quality, and allow us to fully develop our Youth/Junior curling initiative as well as new wheelchair and deaf curling programs.