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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 in the year since the 2014 Olympics. 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?

A Little Goes A Long Way

Together we’ve raised over a quarter million dollars for dedicated ice—an amazing achievement. But we’ve still got a long way to go.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing on simple ways you can help, from fundraising tips to volunteer opportunities. One of the little ways you can make a big impact right now is by setting up a recurring monthly donation for a small amount. Pick an amount your pockets won’t miss too much and “set it and forget it.” Your contribution will be deducted monthly, just like your Spotify subscription, and of course you’ll still receive a receipt for tax time.

Click here to set up a recurring donation >>

Small contributions like this add up. In fact, if 100 people sign up to contribute $25 a month (that's one spare fee!), we'll raise $15,000 just from small, automatic donations your wallet won’t miss.

Are you in? Donate monthly >>


It's official! We've signed the lease!

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The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club's Board of Directors is excited to announce that we have executed a lease on the property located at 8450 Enterprise Way in Oakland! I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone involved in finding, researching, and negotiating this property including Brian D, Bill M, Sean F, Ann D, and our brokers at Newmark Cornish & Carey. An additional thank you goes out to Sean F, Alex B, and Dave S for donating their professional services during this process. And finally another thank you goes to everyone who has worked on, believed in, or contributed to this dream in one way or another over the past 4+ years, especially Wes S, Brian P, Brent H, Tom D, and Barry I. We wouldn't have made it to this point had you not laid the groundwork.

We are incredibly enthusiastic about everything this opportunity will bring - better ice and ice times, expanded programs for junior, wheelchair, and competitive development, significantly increased membership capacity, and a permanent place for members to gather. The next steps are to submit our application for a Conditional Use Permit to the city of Oakland, engage our architect, Wade Ellenberger, to draw up site plans for building permits, and of course continue our fundraising efforts. More information will follow in the coming weeks about how you can help. In the meantime, please contact ice@bayareacurling.com if you have access to discounted or donated services, equipment, or materials that may be of use during construction.

We'll begin arranging for members to tour the building soon. Lease commencement is October 1st.

Good curling,
Sarah Walsh
President, SFBACC


SFBACC votes to move forward with lease on Enterprise Way

Tonight, following the conclusion of a successful member vote, the Board of Directors voted to move forward with signing a lease on the property located at 8450 Enterprise Way in Oakland. We're excited to continue to move forward with this property The next step is to execute the lease!

Member vote & business plan update

As you have all read, the vote for Dedicated Ice is out. So please be sure to vote, and remember you need to be a current member to vote. Our progress with the building is proceeding really well, though slower than we would like. The lease negotiations are done. We have completed an initial phase 1 design (thank you Sean). We have been frantically working on pulling together all the numbers and finally were able to publish the updated business plan (thank you Sarah, Sean, Bill, Brian P. and Dave S.). Fundraising is in motion (thank you Ann, Dave W. and Mike G.). Have you contributed yet? Note that we have adjusted the fundraising thermometer to represent what we have in the bank (in the DI reserve fund) plus signed donation pledges from members payable following lease signing. The thermometer previously included all funds raised (including past pledges which have expired) and did not account for DI funds spent to date on previous properties we've pursued. If you submitted a pledge in the past and would like to renew it for this property contact ice@bayareacurling.com.

Remember that we will have a member meeting next Monday, September 25 beginning at 8pm following our monthly board meeting. Beverages and munchies available and we hope as many of you can come. After the conclusion of the board meeting we will kick off the member Q&A session. Voting will remain open until the conclusion of the member meeting.