ParaSport

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

Wheelchair Curling Coach PD Workshop – FREE Opportunity

The Ontario Curling Council has received a generous grant from the Coaches Association of Ontario to run a FREE Wheelchair Curling Coach PD Workshop. Coaches should be either Club Coach or Competition Coach Trained to take the workshop, as you’ll be building off of skills taught in either of those two workshops. This workshop will take place on March 24, 2018 at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. The workshop will be FREE with lunch/coffee provided and travel subsidies. We only have room

COACHPARA Summit – Making Parasport Leadership Stronger

Abilities Centre, Whitby, Ontario    Sunday February 25, 2018  9:30 am to 4:00 pm The Coaches Association of Ontario is inviting people to a professional development opportunity for COACHES interested in coaching people with a disability.  Those who have coached AWAD or have never coached AWAD are welcome to attend this learning and networking opportunity.  There is one session in particular to draw your attention to “Opening the Door to the World of Parasport”.  This session is to be a one-stop shop for new

Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel

  Registrations are now being accepted for Ontario’s premier wheelchair competition, the Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel, in Ottawa at the RA Centre, November 24-26, 2017.  We expect multiple national teams looking to gain valuable game time leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Registration is limited to 16 teams.  Teams can curl and enjoy the thrill of the CFL’s Grey Cup also being hosted in Ottawa that weekend!     

Bio-mechanics, strength and conditioning in Wheelchair Curling: Part 1

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games. As of February 2015, there were athletes in 21 countries around the world actively competing in wheelchair curling. Because of the sport’s infancy there has been little bio-mechanical study done to support the development of wheelchair curling athletes. However, Curling Canada is taking steps in this direction through the studies of Brock Laschowski, a Master’s student of Engineering and a researcher at the University of Waterloo. In July