Quakes, Sharks to compete in curling match

Quakes, Sharks to have curling match on Thursday; event open to the public

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Members of the San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sharks will attempt to capture the spirit of the Winter Olympic Games by squaring off in a curling match tomorrow, Feb. 20 at Sharks Ice in San Jose at approximately 1:30 p.m. PT.

The match will take place on Sharks Ice’s Center Rink and is open to the public and media.

Curling has become one of the Winter Olympics most popular sports and Sharks Ice is home to the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club (SFBACC), which curls out of all three Sharks Ice Locations. SFBACC, which currently boasts approximately 150 members, runs leagues, classes, learn-to-curl clinics, and instructs all our corporate events year round.

About The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club:

The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club (SFBACC) was founded March 13, 1958 in Mountain View. In the club's early years, it had a dedicated curling facility. For the past 20+ years, the club has curled on arena ice. The SFBACC was a charter member of the California/Oregon Association, which has now expanded to become the Mountain Pacific Curling Association (MoPac) and includes clubs from Oregon, Utah, Idaho, and Arizona. The club has been curling in San Jose since 1994. Until the 2006 Torino Olympics, the club rented ice for short seasons - sometimes only six times per year. After the 2006 Olympics, the club grew rapidly, and partnered with Sharks Ice to provide classes and leagues in both San Jose and Fremont. The club incorporated in December 2007, and became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in May, 2008. In the summer of 2009, the club expanded to the Oakland Ice Center, another Sharks Ice facility.