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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, the OCC will start by accepting 10 teams into the program, with a further acceptance of more teams later in the summer. Applications are now being accepted until July 31, 2019 at 9:00 am. Teams being accepted for the initial acceptance are: U18/U21 Teams U25* TeamsAdult Teams Details about the program,

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 “gauntlet drill”. In the gauntlet drill, the laser acts as the “target broom” to which the athlete throws their stone, and at the same time the laser shines a “dot” on the striking band of the stone so that it is much easier to observe lateral movement in the stone during

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 deliver programs, services and competitions for recreational and competitive curlers throughout the province. The Ontario Curling Council (Board of Directors) is seeking nominations for one Independent Councillor Position, for a three year term.  The Independent Councillor will be elected by the current Councillors who represent the membership at the Annual General

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 of Team Homan since she was 12 years old.  In addition to numerous bantam and junior provincial titles, Emma has a Canada Games gold medal, won the Canadian Junior championships and has represented either Team Canada or Team Ontario at the Scotties on a regular basis. Emma has represented Canada

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 Competition Calendar. The event date has been moved to November 29-December 1, 2019 to avoid conflict with other Wheelchair competitions in the country.  The event will be hosted at the RA Centre in Ottawa and will follow a similar format to years past with pools leading to a playoff.  Efforts will

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 Programs available for all affiliated CurlON and NOCA Clubs. Ontario Kids Curl – Youth Curling Summit Webinar #1 – March 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST Ontario Kids Curl – Youth Curling Summit Webinar #2 – March 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST Register by clicking on