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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?

Summer 2018 Updates

June 16, 2018
The Dedicated Ice steering committee and sub-committees are pushing hard for a late-September/early October opening! Here's what we've been working on over the past couple months.

We're now at the point where every milestone is of increasing importance. Current drivers are:

Building permit (City of Oakland)
We are expecting the next round of permit drawings from our architect on June 22. After checking them internally they'll be submitted to the City of Oakland for design review. The timing on receiving our building permit will depend on the workload of the reviewers and the extent to which they have questions about our design.

Permanent power hook-up (PG&E)
We have received and paid the invoice that starts activity at PG&E to interact with our request for a transformer upgrade to meet the power requirements of our ice equipment.

Water hook-ups (EBMUD)
We require EBMUD cooperation to install our sprinkler system. Our sprinkler system vendor has made preliminary contact with EBMUD and once the new drawing set from the architect is finalized well begin the formal process of moving that work request forward.

Long lead equipment (chiller, piping system)
We are near the end of the BAFO (best and final offer) process. The next step is to negotiate a contract with a preferred vendor and start the 8-12 week period for getting equipment.

We have about $245K remaining in our individual/member giving campaign. This is about $1,100 per adult member. We are making key purchasing decisions NOW, so a donation today makes the biggest impact on the club we end up building.

About $65K remains in our institutional giving and sponsorship campaigns. Applications have been submitted for $200K+ in grants and active corporate discussions are in process.

$170K remains in our loan program campaign. We're holding while determining how much of the equipment purchase will be financed. We have active offers for about $60K in additional loans, which we'll use to make up any gap between equipment financing and our goal for debt raised. For those keeping track, these additional loan offers are not reflected on the DI website total as they are currently unsigned.

Ice System Selection
We are deep into the details with two vendors for piping systems, for their best and final offers (BAFO), considering price, performance, and schedule. Once selected, we will need to put down a deposit. The two vendors are a) Everything Ice with a long portfolio of rinks in the US, and b) ISS Systems (Ice Sports & Solar Systems) which was named the official ice technology partner of USA Curling in Jan. 2018, and is looking to enter the US market.

Other Procurement
We will be seeking bids from various firms for installing electrical systems, mechanical systems, windows, etc. when the final permit drawings are available. We have already identified partners to do the hazardous material removal and demo, and the sprinkler system installation.

#10K4May Success!

June 8, 2018

Thanks to all our supporters who donated toward our #10K4May goal, and to Barry Ivy for stepping up with the $10K match! We raised $13,000 in initial donations to qualify for the full match. More to come... let's keep it going!

$10,000 May Match!

May 1, 2018

We’re excited to announce a matching gift challenge for the month of May! Furnished by SFBACC’s own Barry Ivy, the next $10,000 in individual donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Whether you’re a first-time donor or continuing your support, this is a great time to help us capitalize on this generous offer. Help us secure this full match and get closer to our goal with a donation today!

April 1, 2018 - New League!

March 31, 2018

No, we're not starting a Naked Curling League—no one wants to see curlers naked (ok, maybe a few...). But if we gave you a chuckle please consider a small donation to our Dedicated Ice Initiative so we can spread the love of curling to a larger Bay Area community, expand our junior program, and increase opportunities for our recreational and competitive curlers. Thank you!