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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…

Webinar Announcement – Sponsorship with Emma Miskew

The Ontario Curling Council is proud to present a new webinar in our series for Athlete and Coach Development delivered by Emma Miskew.   Emma Miskew as been an integral part…

Registration now open for 2019 Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to host the 15th annual 2019 Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel.  Registration is now open for this very important competitive event in our Wheelchair…

Ontario Kids Curl – Youth Curling Summits – WEBINAR OPTION

If you haven’t been able to join us for one of our in-person Youth Curling Summits we have added two webinars to be able to share the valuable Youth Curling…

Selected Technical Articles

Eyes-in-the-Sky

If you’ve attended a major curling event of late, and scanned the crowd, you might have noticed various individuals with clip board, iPad, binoculars, telescope, laptop computer or some combination…

Dryland Training for Open Brushing Footwork

This article is joint work with Dr. John Newhook, Dean of Engineering, Dalhousie University. In a previous article, entitled “Dryland Training for Closed Brushing Footwork”, we described a simple, wheeled…

And You Call Yourself “Coach”?

This post is not an easy one to write. I’m an avid supporter of the National Coaching Certification Programme in Canada! I believe this programme comes as close to producing…