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It’s been a busy week or so in the world of dedicated ice—read on for the latest!


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 that we can minimize the total time needed for permitting. Altogether we are hoping to have the approvals necessary to begin construction in early 2018.


Our fundraising efforts are beginning, and we’re thrilled to note that since we kicked off our monthly recurring donation drive, we’ve already raised more than $4500 from members. If you aren’t participating yet, what are you waiting for? Even $10 per month goes a long way (and gets you a special pin)!  We’ve also started offering our expansive parking lot to sports fans during Raiders (and soon Warriors) games—and we’re getting pretty good at it, raising more than $1800 across two dates so far. We’re making great progress on upcoming plans to engage friends & family, former members, the larger curling community, and potential corporate supporters as we expand our reach—so stay tuned.


We’re hosting a bonspiel (sort of)! Save the date of November 18th for a “Nonspiel” at the new building. It’ll be all the fun of a bonspiel without the curling, and a great opportunity to check out the new place. This family-friendly event will kick-off at 2PM and continue throughout the evening. There will be games, food, beer and wine, raffles, curling games on the big screen, and a fun dodgeball tournament with prizes! Bring your family, friends, and anyone else who is interested in our new facility. Registration details are coming soon. Hope to see you there!

What Else

The little things matter, too. Members of the Dedicated Ice committee have been actively making arrangements for building security, waste management, internet access, and more.

How You Can Help

Want to get involved? Join the fun! Whether you’re able to offer your volunteerism, supplies & materials, or just a personal connection to someone who might be able to help make the dream happen, we want to hear from you! Reach out at ice@bayareacurling.com to get in touch.

We hope you’re as thrilled as we are with the progress so far. There’s much more to come.

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