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. Will you join us?

Welcome Greg Wollenman, new SFBACC treasurer

Greg Wollenman has been appointed as the new treasurer for the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club. Welcome aboard, Greg, and we thank you for your efforts in making the club finances run smoothly.

Learn-to-curl clinic announced for San Jose on January 4, 2011

The SFBACC will be hosting a learn-to-curl clinic at San Jose on January 4, 2011 at 9:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per person or $12.50 per person for groups of four or more.

If you are interested in volunteering to help teach the clinic, please email Richard L. at learntocurl-sanjose@bayareacurling.com. All help is welcomed -- no experience required!

New Oakland Events Announced: Lessons and Learn-to-Curl

Our first 2011 lesson series has been scheduled! The 5-week session will run from January 14 through February 11 at 7:30pm at Oakland Ice Center. Register

We've also scheduled a new Learn-to-Curl Clinic for December 10 at 8:30pm, also at Oakland Ice Center. Register    Download flier

Curling Broadcast Schedule

Looking for a curling fix at home? Check out our new schedule of upcoming curling event television and internet broadcasts. A big thanks goes to Michael Lively for putting this together.

Upcoming club meetings

Clarification on upcoming board meetings:

Golden Gate Bonspiel planning meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at Fremont, but November's meeting will be conducted over email instead. There will be no meeting at Sharks Ice. Volunteers are still encouraged to contact Michele Young at twogr8ones@yahoo.com.

The club board meeting in November will be a quarterly meeting and therefore in person. Quarterly meetings will be conducted in person rotating between the three facilities. Non-quarterly meetings will be conducted via teleconference unless otherwise specified.

Normally board meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, but since November's meeting will be in Oakland, it will instead be on Wednesday November 10, 2010, immediately following league.

Schedule change for San Jose Fall League

Our club has just been notified by Sharks Ice that we no longer have curling on what was to be the last week of the fall league in San Jose.

Instead of curling on Tuesday December 7, 2010, our last week will now be Tuesday December 14, 2010.

Please communicate your concerns to the drawmaster, and we'll see what recourse we have. We apologize for the change.

Mini-spiel & Learn-to-Curl Meeting at San Jose, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

At 8 PM next Tuesday, October 26, there will be a planning meeting for a curling event at the outdoor ice rink Winter Lodge in Palo Alto, January 8, 2011. This will be a Learn-to-Curl with one or more sheets for a mini-spiel if there is enough interest from club members.

At the meeting we will do the initial planning and find out what areas people might be able to help with. There are many things to do so no contribution is too small. If you can’t attend the meeting but want to get involved just email Alice Mansell at alice@mansell.com and she will help you get involved.

Board meeting minutes now available online

Board meeting minutes are now available online to SFBACC members. Board Meeting Minutes (members must be logged in to view).

SFBACC/GCC team capitalizes on USWCA development funding

A team composed of members of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club and Seattle's Granite Curling Club participated in the Pacific International Cup in Richmond, BC in April 2010. They received funding via the Women's Curling Development Fund which is administrated by the United States Women's Curling Association (USWCA). You can read about it in the Fall edition of the USCA's Curling News:

The Curling News (scroll down to the middle of page 5)

Want to learn more about the Women's Curling Development Fund? You can read more at the USWCA website or you can ask our club's USWCA rep, TC Altus, at uswca@bayareacurling.com.

Board meeting Thursday October 14, 2010 via teleconference

There will be a board meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be via teleconference. The dial-in number is (712) 432-3100 and the passcode is 790202.