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!

Wheelchair Intro-to-Curling and Instructor Clinics

We have two exciting events coming up on Saturday, February 28th at the Oakland Ice Center! Both events will be led by Patrick McDonald, distinguished athlete, two-time Paralympic curler, and a member of this year's U.S. team in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship.

Wheelchair Instructor Certification Clinic
12:30 - 2:00pm
Earn your wheelchair instructor certification through the USCA and then help with the LTC afterwards. No experience is necessary!
REGISTER »

Wheelchair Learn-to-Curl
3:00 - 5:15pm
Learn how to curl from a Paralympian! No previous experience is necessary and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. This event is FREE.
REGISTER »


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.
Sign Up


Lessons

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

Find out more

Leagues:
Our next leagues start in February. Check it out!
Register
Practice Ice:
Get tuned up for bonspiel season! Practice ice is available select Saturdays this winter!
Reserve your spot

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.

2015 Board Elections

It is time for our annual election of officers and directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club (SFBACC). 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.

Curling in Yosemite

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

2014 Winter League Registration

Winter league registration is now open. Please familiarize yourself with the process below prior to registering. You can register as an individual curler or one member will be able to sign up a whole team. Payment for some leagues may be available in monthly installments. Here are the details for each league:

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.