Capital Campaign

Why dedicated ice?

SFBACC’s mission is to expand the sport of curling and train athletes of all ages and abilities. Our mission is currently hindered by insufficient access to a dedicated curling facility. The club operates in shared-use facilities, which limits our access to available ice. These shared use facilities can not offer SFBACC favorable playing times which limits our ability for growth, outreach and new programs. Further, the cost of renting ice at these facilities has steadily increased over the years which limits our socioeconomic outreach and our ability to start low-cost, low-volume and subsidized programs to youth and others. Operating expenses are substantially lower, and revenue opportunities substantially higher, with a single use dedicated curling facility. The additional revenue can be funneled into new programs. Finally, operating out of shared-use facilities prevents the attainment of skills needed to compete at an elite level.

A dedicated curling facility is a single-purpose location with ice groomed specifically for the sport. This facility will enable the SFBACC to expand its programs and achieve our mission, which is to continue to grow the sport of curling, not merely to provide opportunities for our existing members to play. The SFBACC has secured a long term lease on a building in Oakland that would allow us to build a world class dedicated ice facility that will support the growth of curling in recreational and competitive leagues and serve the needs of the junior, wheelchair and adaptive curling programs.

Jessica Schultz, Olympian and 3-time US National Champion

“Please join us in building a dedicated curling center in the Bay Area. Together, we can show kids and adults of all backgrounds and abilities that they belong in winter sports, and help them reach their full potential as teammates, athletes, community members, and individuals.”

Building plan

Our capital and operating expenditures require that we raise $1.5m to enable us to open a world-class dedicated ice facility. We have raised a significant amount already, and are in search of contributors to assist us in reaching our goal.

We are set to begin construction which will focus on building the ice house, setting up all equipment, updating the building with fire sprinklers, and ensuring ADA accessibility, spectator viewing room (warm room), locker rooms, an office, and other amenities. Our anticipated schedule would have our doors open by late summer of 2019 making the club a unique sporting and community destination for the greater Bay Area.

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News

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SFBACC signs loan from
World Curling Federation

We are very happy to announce that SFBACC has signed a $200,000 loan from the World Curling Federation, administered by USA Curling, that will quickly bring our total above $1 million. Thanks go out to the WCF and USA Curling for bringing us closer to our goal…

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TSN broadcaster acknowledges our challenge with hockey ice

Canadian broadcaster and curler Cathy Gauthier acknowledges the challenges San Francisco curlers face playing on hockey ice. During the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship…

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Gold medalist Tyler George to visit SFBACC

SFBACC will host Special Guest Tyler George, 2018 US Olympic Team member and Gold Medalist at a watch party during the championship match of the 2019 Men’s World Curling Championship. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is required…

Our institutional partners

The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s mission is to expand the sport of curling and train athletes of all ages and abilities. We are the oldest arena ice club in the fastest-growing curling region in the country and we have been recognized as a national leader in training new curlers and expanding the sport across a diverse population.

SFBACC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization