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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?


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.

BUDGET AND FUNDRAISING
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!

SFBACC Receives Olympic Club Foundation Grant

June 29, 2018

We're extremely happy to announce that SFBACC has been chosen as a grant recipient by the Olympic Club Foundation, supporting our Dedicated Ice buildout and mission to expand our youth curling programs. We are deeply appreciative for this support and excited to grow athletic opportunities for for kids in the Bay Area. You can learn more about the OCF at http://www.olympicclubfoundation.org



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.

SCHEDULE
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.

FUNDRAISING
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.

PROCUREMENT
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.