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Next Gen Elite Teams Selected to participate in Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council has gained entry as a Tier 3 Sport into the prestigious Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) offered by the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO). As a result of programming support through the OHPSI, the OCC is expanding our successful Next Gen Program to include Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles teams, this program will be referred to as the Next Gen Elite Program. About the CSIO Mission                   ...

OCC Seeks applicants for New “Education Manager – South” Position

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council will be assuming the responsibilities of Technical Development on behalf of its members, the Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association – this includes all National Coaching Certification Program Coach Training, Coach Professional Development and Ice Technician Workshops/Training. In addition, the Ontario Curling Council is the recipient of another Ontario Sport Communities Recreation Grant – for a one year project “Ontario Kids Curl” – a project that will be pivotal in...

New – Adult Learn to Curl Program – Informational Calls and Train the Trainers Scheduled

Did you know that each new curling member that you attract is worth approximately $4800.00 during their curling "lifetime." The Adult Learn to Curl Program is the MOST successful and proven program at attracting and retaining NEW curling members.  The Ontario Curling Council has one season remaining under it's Ontario Sport Communities Recreation Fund Grant supporting the wide-spread implementation of the Adult Learn to Curl Program across Ontario Clubs.  Clubs should take advantage of the subsidized training programs through the grant...

Training tips for dryland brushing footwork practice

Several Ontario teams have acquired or built dryland footwork trainers to better develop their closed brushing footwork technique during the summer months, so that they are trained and ready-to-go when ice becomes available in the fall. Note: the Junior curling season will be here before you know it; the first week of the Trillium Curling Camp at K-W Granite is only six weeks away! What follows are some training tips and coaching hints for those teams using a footwork trainer...

OCC Announces 2017-2018 U18/U21 Next Generation Program Teams

After an incredibly successful 2016-2017 season by Next Gen Program athletes, the OCC made the decision to expand the Next Gen Program for the 2017-2018 season.  A total of four men's teams and four women's teams will be serviced through the program.  The OCC is pleased to announce the following teams will be part of their 2017-2018 Program:  Next Gen Elite Program Team Tanner Horgan (NOCA) Team Megan Smith (NOCA) U18/U21 Next Gen Program Women's Teams Team Emma Wallingford (OCA) Team Bella Croisier...

Celebrate Ontario 150 – Great Ontario Bonspiel Locations Announced!

The OCC is excited about how many clubs want to join us in Celebrating Ontario 150 and be a host location for the Great Ontario Bonspiel! On November 18, 2017 - the following clubs will join in the fun! Keewatin Curling Club McIntyre Curling Club Midland Curling Club North Bay Granite Club Longlac Curling Club Grimsby Curling Club Annandale Curling Club Hearst Community Curling Club Copper Cliff Curling Club Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club Galt Country Club Brampton Curling Club St. Catharines Golf & Country Club Idylwylde Golf and Curling Club Dixie Curling Club Brighton &...