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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!

SFBACC Annual General Meeting will be at Sharks Ice at Fremont on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

To all Bay Area Curlers,

I would like to let all know that our AGM meeting location has changed. We will now be holding the event at Sharks Ice at Fremont, in the Stanleys Bar & Grill.

The date and time will not change. Thursday March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The address of Sharks Ice at Fremont is 44288 Old Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont CA, 94538.

The SFBACC board's report, elections of new officers and board members will be held as scheduled. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Keep your broom on the ice,
Brent Halpenny
SFBACC President

Nominees Announced for 2011 Board Elections

More info on elections and voting to follow.

Vice President
Brian Patrick
TC Altus
Mark Valade

Greg Wollenman
D.A. Griscom

Brian Patrick
Debbie Doherty
Michael Lively
Carl Norum
TC Altus
John Heylin
D.A. Griscom
Chris DeLauder
William McMorris
Mark Valade

Mixed playdown results for MOPAC

MOPAC had its mixed playdowns this weekend in Seattle from Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27. Six teams competed including two teams from the SFBACC: Team Dias (Tom Dias, Eleonora Bellissimi, Don Brown and Kate Gardiner) and Team Gong (Roland Gong, Sara Troy, William Jabowski and Ericka Hailstocke-Johnson). The winner was Team Maxie (Fred Maxie, Elle LeBeau, Cortney Watson and Carol Ann Naso) from the Coyotes Curling Club.

PIC Playdowns featured in Oakland North news publication

News reporter Kevin Fixler came out to the California PIC playdowns on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Oakland Ice Center. Read his article online.

PIC California playdown results

The California playdowns for the Pacific International Cup were completed Saturday, February 19, 2011. Four teams participated on the men's side, and two teams participated on the women's side. Congratulations to Team Hazard (Eric Hazard, Patrick Tabuchi, Jay Diamond and Michael Lively) and Team Altus (TC Altus, Davinna Kong, Stacey MacNeil, and Loreen Makishima-Wolf).

Thank you to Thomas Vogelsang and Wes Seeger for organizing, and thank you to Kevin Ryan and all the volunteers for making this a successful event.

Follow the teams April 20-24, 2011, at the the Pacific International Cup website.

Nominations open for SFBACC board positions, general meeting March 31, 2011

General meeting: Thurs Mar 31/11 7:30pm Sharks Ice San Jose, upstairs meeting room
(to be confirmed)

Election: Same night, details to follow. Nominations are now open for VP, secretary/treasurer & 2 at-large positions, all are 2 year terms. Nominations close Feb 28/11 11:59pm. Please send to election@bayareacurling.com

Learn-to-curl clinics and practice ice session at the Oakland Ice Center on Saturday, February 19, 2011

There will be two learn-to-curl clinics this Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Oakland Ice Center.

The first session will be 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the second will be at 1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, payable at the event.

To reserve your spot, please email dana@bayareacurling.com and let her know which session you would like to participate in. Please email ahead of time, because each session is capped at 20 people, and you can only guarantee your spot by emailing in advance.

SFBACC Board meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a club board meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be conducted via conference call. Here is the dial-in info:

Conf call number: (712) 432-3100
Conf code: 790202

Looking for volunteers to help with corporate event on January 20th

There is a 100 person curling event coming Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Sharks Ice in SJ. It's a 3 hour event starting at 12:30 p.m. We only have 3 volunteers so far.

If you are able to help, the club and Sharks Ice would be most appreciative. If you can help, please email Brian at corpevents@bayareacurling.com. Thank you.

Spring 2011 board elections

The annual elections for the SFBACC will take place Thursday, March 31, 2011. More details to follow. Questions can be directed to election@bayareacurling.com.