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Safe Sport Program for Clubs Webinars

The Ontario Curling Council, in partnership with its members – CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) will be offering webinars on the topic of “Safe Sport for Clubs.” Registered…

The Gauntlet Drill

A long-standing line of delivery (LOD) drill used in curling is one where the athlete delivers a stone by sliding between a series of markers (cones, cups, or stones) to…

2019-2020 Next Gen Program Teams Announced

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the following teams have been selected to the Ontario Curling Council’s 2019-2020 Next Gen Program. Tier 1 Teams will be supported through…

OCC Application Period for Next Gen Program Now Open

The Ontario Curling Council thanks everyone for their patience in waiting for the launch of the 2019-2020 Provincial Next Gen Program. While some uncertainty on the program size still exists,…

Using lasers in curling

This article is joint work with John Newhook of Dalhousie University. In curling, a point, or “dot”, laser is (nearly) essential to the setup of several drills, most commonly the…

Ontario Curling Council Seeks Applications for Independent Councillor (Board Member) Position

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the Provincial Sport Organization for amateur curling in Ontario.  The OCC works collaboratively with its members CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association to…

Selected Technical Articles

The process: A road to success

I never stressed winning. I wanted the score to be an end result of practice. –John Wooden After several years of emphasizing process-oriented thinking as opposed to result-oriented competition I…

How Well Do You Play The Golf Course?

Hundreds of years ago those hearty Scots were seen sliding large chunks of granite on frozen lochs in the winter and attempting to manipulate a small, feather filled ball into…

The Fortune Cookie

When Teams Canada arrived in Fredericton, NB for the World Senior Curling Championships, Chris Jurgenson (5th for Team King) et moi were the last to arrive. A text message received…