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The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is building our own curling center in Oakland set to open in 2021. Our affiliation with Oakland Ice Center has ended. Join our mailing list to be notified when new Intro-to-Curling Clinics are announced and leagues are forming.

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Norwegian Olympic silver medalist Christoffer Svae teaches an intermediate clinic in Oakland.


Anyone of any age or physical ability can learn to curl, and the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club offers several different ways to do it!

Curling Clinics

"Ready, Set, Curl!"

This is the perfect introduction to curling! In two hours, you'll learn the rules of the game, basic stone throwing and sweeping techniques and play a mini-game (as space and time permit.) After this, you'll be ready to play in a league. (It's also a great skills refresher for beginner and returning curlers!)

Find out more about Curling Clinics

Lesson Series

Meet new friends and become a pro quickly!

Our curling lessons are a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. There also a quick way to learn to curl well! Past lesson series have produced first year curlers able to compete in national events.

Lesson series are offered most seasons depending on demand. They range in length from 3 to 6 weeks, with classes meeting one session per week for 2 to 3 hours. So far, we've offered beginner and advanced beginner lessons and we hope some day to offer intermediate and advanced. We're also working with local universities to develop a college program.

Classes are taught by expert instructors; we have many US Curling Association Certified Level 1 and 2 instructors in our club, as well as several members with elite curling experience at Olympic Trials, US Nationals, US Mixed Nationals, US Club Nationals and the Canadian Men's Nationals ("The Brier.")

Typical class format
Off-ice - 45 minutes

  • 1/2 hour of off-ice instruction
  • 15 minutes of stretching and ice prep
  • On-ice - 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 45 minutes of technique training
  • 1 hour of drills or coached games
  • Topics Covered
    Beginner Lessons

  • What is curling?
  • Delivery (how to throw the stones)
  • Sweeping
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Team skills (communication signals and other tricks for better results)
  • Strategy
  • Advanced Beginner Lessons and Intermediate

  • Improved technique in delivery and sweeping
  • Video analysis
  • Strategy
  • Advanced sweeping and timing
  • Lesson Levels - Sometimes we refer to lesson levels. These are a general guide as to what the course will cover and who it might be geared towards, but in practical terms, all lessons are tailored to meet the needs and wants of that specific class. Here's a general idea as to how we, at the SFBACC, classify skill levels:

  • Level 1a - Novice/Beginner - ranges from totally new curlers to those who have curled a bit but want a basic refresher
  • Level 1b - Advanced Beginner - have curled for a little while, but still developing basic foundation skills
  • Level 2 - Intermediate - working to compete at "Club Nationals" level
  • Level 3 - Advanced Intermediate - competing successfully at "Club Nationals" level
  • Level 4 - Advanced - competing successfully at national level
  • Level 5 - Elite - competing successfully at international level
  • Costs:

    The price for lessons is typically about $30 per session (e.g., $120 for a 4-week series.)

    Lessons as gifts:

    Curling lessons make a great gift for friends and family! Find out more

    Upcoming lesson series:

    To register for an upcoming lesson series visit the lessons registration page. Questions? Contact lessons@bayareacurling.com.

    Continued Training

    Instructional Leagues

    Anyone at any skill level can join our leagues, including players just completing a lesson series. Upon request, the league's drawmaster will arrange teams so that newer curlers play with more experienced curlers who coach them as they go. Some leagues also include practice time.

    Find out more about leagues