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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?

Jan 2019 Construction Update

January 11, 2019

After a bit of a holiday lull, we're starting to see some forward progress on the construction front. We've received approval of our Fire Protection Permit by the City of Oakland and Fire Department. Our fire sprinkler contractor, Allan Automatic, has everything they need to begin construction and they are making final measurements this week, cutting pipe next week, and commencing with the installation the following week. Allan Automatic will also facilitate the required EBMUD improvements on our behalf to ensure the quickest turn-around.

Our structural engineer, Coffman Engineers, has completed their preliminary design of some small seismic retrofits in response to the Building Department’s comments on our Permit Set. They are taking final measurements this weekend and will provide the final design to the City of Oakland in the next two weeks, which is the last box we need to check before the City of Oakland will approve our complete Building Permit.

We have come to a preliminary agreement with a General Contractor based out of southern California to execute the construction on a cost-plus agreement. By expanding our market out of the Bay Area, we are able to avoid some of the exorbitant pricing scales of local general contractors, reducing our cost and widening our net. They will provide an estimate next week, and then will work with us to select sub-contractors to complete the work in as quick and cost-effective manner as possible, with us paying them for overhead and profit. The greatest benefit of this agreement to us is they will work with whoever can do the job to best benefit us, whether it is using club members for labor on some tasks, or enlisting sub-contractors our members know and recommend who are willing to donate towards our effort. If you do have a subcontractor you know and recommend, email us at ice@bayareacurling.com.

Our ice-plant vendor, Everything Ice, has completed construction on the components of our ice-plant. The next step is for them to ship the materials to the site and bring their team out west to complete the install of their equipment once the general construction effort is complete.

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.