March 31, 2018 | 0 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
We have received an approved Conditional Use Permit from the City of Oakland, meaning we are approved to use the building as a Curling Club, and are working on the full Construction Drawing Set to submit to the City of Oakland for the Building Permit. As part of the design process we have been assessing a number of refrigeration and ice floor options to ensure we have the most effective and economical design for a Curling Club in the Bay Area climate. As there aren't any...
February 20, 2018 | 0 comments
We owe a huge thanks to our friends at Novel Brewing Company for hosting a heck of an Olympic curling watch party and Dedicated Ice fundraiser over the weekend. We were floored by the number of folks who came out to watch some curling with us, kick a few kegs for the cause, and cheer on Team USA. Not only did we get the big win over Canada, but our celebration apparently impressed the NBC Olympics team
February 12, 2018 | 1 comments
More than four hundred individual donors are now part of the movement to build a home for curling in the Bay Area, contributing more than $300,000 to date! Thanks to everyone who donated for being an early supporter! And here’s to our next “400”: to stay on track, we need to have raised a total of $400,000 by the end of March. Want to help? Donate
January 10, 2018 | 0 comments
Hello Curlers! First of all, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support recently, and we hope you had as wonderful a Holiday Season as we did. We've been working hard over the last couple months on the Dedicated Ice effort and would like to update everyone on what we've been working on. At this point, we have received verbal approval of our Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from our Reviewing Planner at the City of Oakland, and are just waiting on formal...
December 7, 2017 | 0 comments
Thanks to all of our members and supporters who participated in #GivingTuesday, along with Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on November 28! We've now raised more than $12,000 for dedicated ice through Facebook donations, and we're closer than ever to building our new home in Oakland—bringing expanded programming to our current athletes, new curlers, and our local youth, disabled, and corporate communities. As a bonus, Facebook have decided to...
November 22, 2017 | 0 comments
SFBACC, you rock. Thanks to all our curlers, friends, family, and volunteers who made last weekend's Non-spiel fundraiser a huge success. We raised over $4,000 for our buildout, and more importantly, it felt like a curling club as we watched the Olympic trials, played a few (non-curling) games, and enjoyed some good food, drink, and music. Thanks to our friends at Novel Brewing Company who donated kegs to the cause, as well as the about 2 dozen members who donated their...
October 23, 2017 | 2 comments
It’s been a busy week or so in the world of dedicated ice—read on for the latest! Construction Permits are happening! Earlier this week, we submitted paperwork for our Conditional Use Permit (CUP), which allows the City of Oakland to consider the compatibility of our intended use (spoiler alert: a curling club) with the surrounding neighborhood. The required documents will also form the basis of our application for a building permit, which will be filed in parallel so...
October 3, 2017 | 0 comments
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...
September 26, 2017 | 3 comments
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...