Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

OCC Adds More Ontario Kids Curl – Youth Curling Summit Locations

Kitchener Waterloo, Toronto/Mississauga, Winchester and Timmins!  Youth Curling Summits have all been scheduled for your area over the next couple of weeks. Winchester – November 24, 2018 Waterloo – November 26, 2018 Toronto/Mississauga – November 28, 2018 Timmins – December 8, 2018 More dates will be coming soon! If you have an interest in learning about new and exciting Youth Curling Programs which will help improve Youth Curling at your club you won’t want to miss joining us for one of these FREE events. Join us for

OCC Staff Announcement

OCC is welcoming a new employee to our team. Sean Turriff  is joining the OCC as Education Manager – South effective immediately.  Sean is replacing Perry Marshall who will be pursing new opportunities. Pictured Above:  Sean Turriff Sean has a long history working for the OCC, CurlON and NOCA as a Coach, Coach developer and High Performance Team Member.  Sean’s skills and passion for the game will perfectly compliment the Education Manager Role.  Sean can be reached at We’d like to

OCC to host Youth Curling Summits

The Ontario Curling Council, on behalf of its members Curl ON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) will be hosting a series of Youth Curling Summits over the coming weeks.   Curling Canada, the Ontario Curling Council, CurlON, NOCA, and many volunteers have been working very hard the past few years to collect and develop best practices related to Youth Curling Programs. This is the year that these exciting new programs are officially launching.  We’ll be rolling out these programs at Ontario

Coach Refresher Clinic

Join us on November 17, 2018 – 9:00-4:00 pm at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club for a Coach Refresher Clinic. This is a Coach Refresher Clinic for coaches who are previously Certified or Trained NCCP coaches. Coaches will expect to learn: Current delivery techniques and drills Current brushing techniques and drills Current teaching methodologies Membership recruitment strategies Adult Learn to Curl weekly curriculum Certified Coaches will receive three (3) professional development credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification. Coaches are responsible for their own lunch costs

5-Rock Rule Webinar with Pat Simmons

So – the 5 Rock Rule is now in play and you still have questions… Not sure how to defend a lead? Not sure how to use the rule to your advantage? How will the rule impact your level of play? Hear about this and MORE from 9 time Brier participant,  2 time Brier winner and Grand Slam Champion – Pat Simmons!!!   Learning outcomes for this webinar include: Welcome to the 5 rock rule Goal for End Sheet & Discussion Knowing yourself and your team Strategy Thoughts Corner Guards Defending “Wrinkle Shots” Scenarios

New Development Opportunities for U15 and Adult Curlers!

Get your season started on the right foot and learn how to “Curl Better!” The Ontario Curling Council will host three development opportunities for curlers at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. U15 Curlers (Club/Recreational)  November 3, 2018 – 9:00 am-5:00 pm (Participant Limit:  36) Curlers can expect to learn: Improved Delivery technique Improved Brushing techniques Intro to five rock rule strategy How to Improve Weight Control Curlers will get to put everything into play by playing mini games! Register here. Adult Curlers (5 years or Less Experience) November 17, 2018 –