January 11, 2019 | 1 comments
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...
October 30, 2018 | 0 comments
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
September 22, 2018 | 0 comments
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...
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
July 12, 2018 | 1 comments
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...
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
June 16, 2018 | 0 comments
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...
June 8, 2018 | 0 comments
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
May 1, 2018 | 0 comments
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
March 31, 2018 | 1 comments
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