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!

San Jose & Oakland Fall League Champions

Congratulations to Oakland Fall League co-winners Hog Wild and J Team J and San Jose Fall League winners Team Zaitz and runner-up Team Vogelsang.

Pictures after the jump.

Pacific International Cup (PIC) and Mixed Update

For all who are interested in competitive curling:

Mixed
If you want to participate in the US Mixed Championships 2011, please remember to register by January 20 at the USCA webpage.
Our regional playdown is administered by MOPAC. It will be held at the Seattle Curling Club February 26 and 27. The Seattle Calendar shows Monday 2/28 as overflow date, so MOPAC might use it if there are too many teams (WA state is held in parallel sharing the ice).

Welcome Greg Wollenman, new SFBACC treasurer

Greg Wollenman has been appointed as the new treasurer for the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club. Welcome aboard, Greg, and we thank you for your efforts in making the club finances run smoothly.

Learn-to-curl clinic announced for San Jose on January 4, 2011

The SFBACC will be hosting a learn-to-curl clinic at San Jose on January 4, 2011 at 9:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per person or $12.50 per person for groups of four or more.

If you are interested in volunteering to help teach the clinic, please email Richard L. at learntocurl-sanjose@bayareacurling.com. All help is welcomed -- no experience required!

New Oakland Events Announced: Lessons and Learn-to-Curl

Our first 2011 lesson series has been scheduled! The 5-week session will run from January 14 through February 11 at 7:30pm at Oakland Ice Center. Register

We've also scheduled a new Learn-to-Curl Clinic for December 10 at 8:30pm, also at Oakland Ice Center. Register    Download flier

Curling Broadcast Schedule

Looking for a curling fix at home? Check out our new schedule of upcoming curling event television and internet broadcasts. A big thanks goes to Michael Lively for putting this together.

Upcoming club meetings

Clarification on upcoming board meetings:

Golden Gate Bonspiel planning meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at Fremont, but November's meeting will be conducted over email instead. There will be no meeting at Sharks Ice. Volunteers are still encouraged to contact Michele Young at twogr8ones@yahoo.com.

The club board meeting in November will be a quarterly meeting and therefore in person. Quarterly meetings will be conducted in person rotating between the three facilities. Non-quarterly meetings will be conducted via teleconference unless otherwise specified.

Normally board meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, but since November's meeting will be in Oakland, it will instead be on Wednesday November 10, 2010, immediately following league.

Schedule change for San Jose Fall League

Our club has just been notified by Sharks Ice that we no longer have curling on what was to be the last week of the fall league in San Jose.

Instead of curling on Tuesday December 7, 2010, our last week will now be Tuesday December 14, 2010.

Please communicate your concerns to the drawmaster, and we'll see what recourse we have. We apologize for the change.

Mini-spiel & Learn-to-Curl Meeting at San Jose, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

At 8 PM next Tuesday, October 26, there will be a planning meeting for a curling event at the outdoor ice rink Winter Lodge in Palo Alto, January 8, 2011. This will be a Learn-to-Curl with one or more sheets for a mini-spiel if there is enough interest from club members.

At the meeting we will do the initial planning and find out what areas people might be able to help with. There are many things to do so no contribution is too small. If you can’t attend the meeting but want to get involved just email Alice Mansell at alice@mansell.com and she will help you get involved.

Board meeting minutes now available online

Board meeting minutes are now available online to SFBACC members. Board Meeting Minutes (members must be logged in to view).