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...
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
September 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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,...
August 31, 2017 | 0 comments
We have really good news to report. We have agreed to initial terms with owner of a building located at 8450 Enterprise Way, Oakland CA. The building is 15,000 sq ft -150’ long and 100’ wide with 16’ ceiling. This means our warm room will be on the side. The building is very clean, built in the 1980s with a large parking lot and a HUGE sign! So now the hard work begins. We need to engage with the city of Oakland to obtain a conditional use permit, aggressively continue...
August 23, 2017 | 1 comments
Last time we posted, we stated that the real estate market remains very challenging. Well, that has not changed. We have continued to scour the real estate listings (thank you Sarah) and occasionally find one of interest, but never get any farther than an initial inquiry. Seriously, who doesn’t want a curing club in their industrial space? Well, it seems we have had some good fortune. We identified a suitable building right off 880 at Hegenberger in Oakland, and so far...