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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 have already taught thousands of Bay Area residents to curl. 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?

SFBACC Receives USCA Darwin Curtis Fund Grant

October 30, 2018

We are very happy to announce that SFBACC has received a grant from the USA Curling Darwin Curtis Fund, toward the construction of our dedicated ice facility. Our thanks go out to the USCA for bringing us closer to our goal, expanding curling opportunities in the Bay Area and California!

Construction Update: Permit Set Submitted

September 22, 2018

SFBACC is excited to announce that we have received final architectural plans for our new dedicated curling facility, submitted our building permit and started to prepare the building for construction. We have also made significant fundraising progress, and still need your help to reach our $940,000 fundraising goal to open the doors as early as December, 2018. We expect the permit process to take 6-8—during this time we will be reaching out to general contractors and subcontractors to submit bids for the work. You can view the overall first and second floor plan below or download the entire submitted architectural plans set here. We expect the permit process to take 6-8 weeks but we are requesting expedited reviews. During this time we will be reaching out to general contractors and subcontractors to submit bids for the work.

We hope you're as excited as we are about this important milestone, putting us one step closer to offering dedicated curling ice and expanded programming for the Bay Area community! Please consider supporting us with a donation today to help us complete our buildout this fall.

Founding Sponsor: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

July 28, 2018

We're thrilled to announce a founding sponsorship from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, supporting curling development in the Bay Area! Please join us in thanking them for their support, which we'll memorialize on the Founder's wall in the new building. Learn more about Merrill Lynch at www.ml.com.

July Update on Schedule Drivers

July 12, 2018
Here is an update on the current schedule drivers, with some budget and fundraising notes as well:

Building permit (City of Oakland)
We received a set of drawings from our architect, and are in the phase of internally checking them and having some details revised before we submit them to the City. We did visit the City on June 29 to confirm the application process, and received the positive news that they have hired more reviewers to cut the turnaround times in half.

Permanent power hook-up (PG&E)
We received confirmation that our project should reach the front of the line around August 1, in PG&E's design department. This is the step that will confirm the size and location of equipment before we get in line with their field crews.

Water hook-ups (EBMUD)
The status is still the same – once the new drawing set is finalized, our sprinkler system vendor will take them to EBMUD to move their process along.

Long lead equipment (chiller, piping system)
After the BAFO (best and final offer) process, the Committee had a detailed deliberation resulting in the selection of Everything Ice (EI) as the preferred vendor. We are currently confirming their scope, schedule, payment, and contract terms.

With the quote from Everything Ice, it is a good milestone to begin refreshing the estimated cost of the project. We are reconfirming the base cost of what we need to open. This will clarify how upgrades and other options may or may not fit in our budget and funding cashflow. We have about $200k remaining in individual fundraising, and when we achieve that, we will be in good shape. So a donation today remains hugely impactful. The corporate fundraising efforts are continuing, and yet another grant application was submitted last week.

As always, if you have additional questions or would like to join the Dedicated Ice team, email ice@bayareacurling.com!