Championships

Registration is Now Open for the Canada Winter Games Provincial Qualifiers (Pre-Trials)

The Ontario Curling Council will declare the representative for the province of Ontario (North and South combined) for the Male and Female U18 teams who will compete in the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in Alberta – from February 15 – March 3, 2019. The Curling competition is scheduled from February 24- March 2, 2018. Six open qualifiers will be held December 7-9, 2018, leading to an Eight Team provincial for both genders.  The 7th and 8th team are the 1st and

Registration is now Open for Curling Canada – U15 Challenge Cups – EASTER WEEKEND

Curling Canada is launching a new “Regional Competition” being piloted by the Ontario Curling Council in 2018.  We’ve been working really hard to get this event “off the ground” in several locations around the province and we’re now ready to accept registrations. We will host 3 U15 Challenge Cups on EASTER WEEKEND (March 30-31, 2018) – in St. Catharines, Barrie and Ottawa. This event is intended for U15 curlers of any skill level.  Teams can be of any gender formation (i.e. all

2018 Ontario Winter Games and 2019 Canada Winter Games Qualification Process Announced for Ontario

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members Curl ON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are pleased to announce the 2018 Ontario Winter Games and the 2019 Canada Winter Games qualification processes. The Ontario Winter Games (OWG) and the Canada Winter Games (CWG) events do not have North and South representation, therefore both events will fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Curling Council as the recognized Provincial Sport Organization by the Ministry of Tourism Culture and

Ontario ParaSport Championship

The Ontario Curling Council and ParaSport Ontario and are pleased to announce an additional competitive opportunity for Wheelchair and Visually Impaired curling this fall.  The Ontario Parasport Championship, will be a “mini games” in Ottawa area on November 14-15/2015.  Curling will compete with Goalball and Boccia in the same city and we’re hopeful our curlers will be able to experience a bit of a “multi-sport” environment during the “mini games.” Ontario ParaSport Details: 1)      Date:  November 14-15/2015 2)      Location:  RA Centre, Ottawa, ON 3)      4, 8 end

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 as we waited for our bags to appear on the luggage carousel at the Fredericton Airport told us that the remainder of the Canadians were at the Diplomat Restaurant beside the Delta Hotel, our “home” for the next 12 days. After dropping our luggage into our rooms, Chris and I headed

It’s Just The Beginning I’m Afraid

Canadian curling fans have seen the future at this year’s men’s and women’s world curling championships and it’s going to be the 1970’s in ice hockey all over again. In that era, the Soviet Union iced hockey teams which were comprised of Red Army “soldiers” whose only real weapon was a hockey stick. For those much too young to know where this is headed, allow me to educate you with some international athletic history. It was the “cold war” era. The