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 teach thousands of Bay Area residents to curl every year!

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


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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If you've attended a learn-to-curl clinic and are hungry for more, join a lesson series! No experience? That's OK too!

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We run 4 league seasons a year. Check it out!
Practice Ice:
Practice ice is available select Thursdays and Saturdays!
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Halloween Hot Shots Competition

Halloween Hot Shots

Add curling to your Halloween plans this year! Join us for Halloween Hot Shots on Saturday, October 31 from 5-7pm at Oakland Ice Center. We'll have a bunch of challenging shots set up, a costume contest* (participation not required), goodies, and prizes for the winners!

*No sequins, glitter, or feathers on the ice, please.

Competitive Curling Seminar and BBQ

SFBACC's Competition & Development Chair, Barry Ivy, will be hosting a Competitive Curling Seminar & BBQ Sunday, September 20, from 1-5pm at his home in Livermore. The emphasis of the seminar will be "How to Win".

Participation is open to and welcomes all levels of curlers. Topics will include team goals, individual goals (short term, long term), strategy (aggressive, conservative, hit or draw) communication, teamwork, attitude, fitness, practice (with a purpose) techniques (on the ice, off the ice), and sweeping communication.

Membership dues set to increase September 1, 2015

Memberships run from July 1 - June 30 and will increase on Sept. 1, 2015 to align with rate increases from both USCA and MOPAC. To curl in regular SFBACC leagues, you MUST be a member in good standing (as determined by up-to-date membership payment).

Starting Sept. 1, the following rates will be in effect:
• Individuals: $65
• Adult Household (2 adults at the same residence): $110
• Junior (Age 14-21): $40
• Youth (Age 13 and under): $30
• Reciprocal: $30
• Social (formerly "Associate" membership): $30

Congratulations to Team Walsh - 2015 Arena National Champs!

Congratulations to San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club's Team Walsh for winning the 2015 Arena National Championships! The team, Sarah Walsh (skip), Kim Chapin (vice), BriAnna Weldon (second), and Pam Montbach (lead), went undefeated in the event, capping it off with a decisive 10-3 win over LaCrosse Curling Club (WI) in the championship game.

SFBACC's Team Barajas, Jesus Barajas (skip), Sean Franey (vice), Jim Muyo (second), and Tony Del Porto (lead), took fourth in a strong men's field.

2015 Board Elections

We're pleased to announce the details for SFBACC's 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board Elections. the AGM will be held Monday, March 23 7:30pm at Celia's Mexican Restaurant in Hayward. The election will close at 8pm Monday, March 23, 2015. Election will be conducted both by paper ballot on the night of the Annual General Meeting and by an electronic voting period.

2015 SFBACC Arena Nationals Playdowns

Use the form below to register your team for the SFBACC intra-club playdowns for the 2015 Men's and Women's Arena National Championships to be held July 16-19, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, IA. The goal of this event is to help arena curlers get national-level experience and to build the arena curling community. Like other national championships, the event will have officials and timed games - something few arena curlers have an opportunity to experience. Arena Nationals is expected to feature 16 men's and 16 women's teams selected by a regional lottery from all entries.

Curling in Yosemite

SFBACC volunteers held a learn-to-curl at the home of the first-ever California curling game - Yosemite!

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!