Fact Sheet

As of September 2023

Year Founded
Members and growing
International competitive teams train at SFBACC
people taught how to curl since opening in 2022

News coverage


San Francisco Chronicle
10 outstanding first dates in the Bay Area
By Peter Hartlaub
December 17, 2022

We’ve picked memorable first dates, from the most romantic theater to an Olympic-style curling adventure.


Spectrum News
Latinx curlers find a home on ice and push for Olympic dreams

Curling is especially gaining popularity among Latin American athletes, as countries like Mexico form competitive teams for the first time


First Ever Curling Facility in Northern California Opens in East Oakland

Learn to curl at the brand new 15,000 square feet facilit


ABC 7 News
Sport of curling sweeping into East Oakland, 1st club in Bay Area
By Tara Campbell
September 25, 2022

The sport of curling has found an unlikely home in East Oakland. Known much more as Midwest sport, it's starting to pick up in popularity on the West Coast.


KTVU Fox 2
Oakland curling facility celebrates grand opening

The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is celebrating the grand opening of their curling only facility. The group hopes to grow the sport of curling in the Bay Area.


KTVU Fox 2
Curling finds a new, unlikely home in Oakland as the sport grows

Curling is gaining popularity in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Curling Club, now housed in East Oakland, says since opening in March memberships have doubled.


LA Times
Latinx curlers find a home on ice and push for their Olympic moments
by Kevin Baxter
September 13, 2022

It’s a dream that appears more and more possible as new and emerging markets begin to embrace the sport, making its base both larger and more diverse.


The ‘spirit of curling’ is alive in East Oakland
by Luke Wrin Piper
September 12, 2022

We visited the SF Bay Area Curling Club’s new world-class facility and spoke to members about what makes the obscure winter sport so special.



The Bay Area has never had a dedicated facility devoted exclusively to curling, the strange, shuffleboard-style ice-and-broom sport that has seen a brief craze every four years when the Winter Olympics roll around.


KCBS Radio
We tried out East Oakland's new curling center – with surprising results
by Megan Goldsby
August 12, 2022

The hottest new sports venue in the East Bay is actually very cold.


Mercury News / East Bay Times
The world’s best new curling facility just opened in Oakland
by John Metcalfe
August 11, 2022

With ice painted with cats and Black Lives Matter, the club hopes to expand the popularity of this Olympic sport. 


The Whole Spiel Podcast

It's been a long and sometimes complicated journey, but there is a curling-specific facility in the Bay Area.

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