Upcoming Events

Established in 1958, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is the oldest arena curling club in the United States. SFBACC is a nationally-recognized leader in curling development, providing learning opportunities, youth scholarships, competitive development, recreational leagues, corporate and private events, and more. We have already taught thousands of Bay Area residents to curl in 2014.

Now, we are raising funds to build a dedicated curling center right here in the Bay Area so that we can take these programs to the next level. But we can't do it without your support. Please join us and make your tax-deductible gift today: DONATE NOW!

Continuing Events at the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club


LEARN TO CURL

Ever wanted to try curling? This is your chance! Throughout the year the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club offers many low-cost curling clinics. Curling clinics are a comprehensive introduction to the Olympic sport of curling. You will learn the basics of the game, a bit of curling history, and technique fundamentals. During the second half of the session we also hold mini-games as space and time permit.
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Practice Ice:
Get tuned up for bonspiel season! Practice ice is available select Saturdays this fall!
Reserve your spot

2014 TurkeySpiel

TurkeySpiel 2014 will be held in Oakland on Wednesday, November 26 from 7:30-10:30pm using the following format:

    • 3-person teams will compete in two end games
    • Each side throws six rocks per end
    • Points are given for rocks, ends, and games
    • The team with the most points at the end wins!

And yes, you will have a couple of byes to breathe between running around. Cost is $40 per player, which will include a 5th edition TurkeySpiel t-shirt. Registration is individual but you can make teammate requests. 14-team limit. Sign up now for some pre-Thanksgiving fun on the ice!

Upcoming Dedicated Ice Info Sessions

We will be holding a set of member forums the week of November 17 to give a current status of the Dedicated Ice Initiative and to offer Q&A for all interested members. Four meetings are scheduled around our current league schedule. The meeting dates, times and locations are listed below; the specific meeting rooms are still being confirmed and will be published on the calendar.

Tuesday, Nov 18 8:45pm - San Jose Sharks Ice
Wednesday, Nov 19 9:00pm - Oakland Ice Center
Friday, Nov 21 7:45pm - Oakland Ice Center
Saturday, Nov 22 5:30pm - Oakland Ice Center

Upcoming USCA Webinar (November 12th)

From the USCA:

Please let your club members know that all curlers are invited to participate in an online USA Curling Webinar to learn more about opportunities for curlers to compete at the national level. Sam Williams, Chair of Grassroots Competitions, will discuss the growing number of championship events available to curlers across the country. He will also be able to answer your questions about recent developments in the rules. In addition, Shelley Dropkin, past president of the United States Women’s Curling Association, will discuss developmental programs offered by the USWCA. Some may be surprised to learn that several of these developmental programs are open to participants of both genders!

2014-15 Competitive Curling Information

We had great turnout for our series of competitive curling meetings last week. For anyone who couldn't make it, below are the details of the events and deadlines discussed. Please note that the event information provided is subject to change. Please consult the USCA website, USCA rulebook, and websites referenced below for complete information.

Upcoming competitive curling info sessions

The competitive curling season is upon us. Whether you are a new curler looking to expand your horizons or an experienced curler hoping to win gold, there is a tournament out there for you. We will be holding informational sessions in both Oakland and San Jose next week. No team? One teammate short? Stop by—there are always individuals looking to join up, and now is the time to connect.

SFBACC Summer BBQ

Please join us on Sunday August 24 from 12-6pm for a summer BBQ! We'll be providing drink and food, and we've reserved a volleyball court and equipment for those of you itching to compete off the curling ice.

The site is a public park in San Mateo with easy access to public transit and it should be a PERFECT day on the peninsula. So come out and meet the new and long-time members from north and south with beer, burgers, and a perfect California day...

SFBACC to host USCA Level 1 Instructor Course

Learn how to teach learn-to-curl clinics and lessons during this day-long course. No prior instructing experience required (beginner curlers welcome!). Completion of course requirements will confer USCA Level 1 Instructor certification. This course is open to curlers from all USCA member clubs. Registration for this course run through the USCA.

Saturday August 23, 9am-5pm (lunch provided)
Oakland Ice Center
$65
Register: http://usca.sportssignup.com
 

March with SFBACC in the San Francisco Pride Parade!

Our club has the amazing opportunity to once again participate in the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th. Let's celebrate our love of curling with over a million people from around the Bay Area, the US and the world. We welcome and encourage all members as well as their family and friends to join us in "sweeping" down Market St. during the 2014 parade. SFBACC will not have a booth this year - just a great march down Market - so we're hoping we can have an even bigger marching contingent!

Jonathan Ochoco and Chris Mina have volunteered to lead our planning efforts (thanks, Jonathan and Chris!), which are already in motion. For those who want to march, our club will have a designated meeting place in the Financial District. We will let you know where this meeting place is once we receive information about the parade line up, and we're hoping SFBACC will have a better place in the parade and shorter wait than last year! For attire that day (suggested): please wear your Loudmouth pants (if you've got them or anything similar) or black pants/shorts with your SF curling club shirts.

Dedicated Ice Blog Update

We've posted an update to the Dedicated Ice Blog. Take a look! www.dedicatedice.com/blog