Next Gen Program Teams Announced for 2018-2019 Season

After careful consideration of Next Gen Program applications received the Ontario Curling Council’s High Performance Team have determined the following teams will be in the 2018-2019 Provincial Next Gen Program.  Please note, there were a lack of applicants for Tier 1 programs, so the High Performance Team opted to offer the positions to a Men’s team and a Women’s team.   Tier 1:  Next Gen “OnTrack” – Supported by the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) operated by the Canadian Sport Institute

OCC announces release of 2018-19 Coach Development & Ice Technician Workshop Schedules

The OCC, on behalf of its members Curl ON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association, has now published the listings of currently available NCCP Coach Development and Curling Canada Ice Technician workshops for the southern Ontario region for 2018-19.   Courses are now open for registration and include: Competition Coach Making Ethical Decisions Club Coach Club Coach Youth Level 1 Ice Technician Level 2 Ice Technician Facility Operator Assistant Northern Ontario region workshops will be added once confirmed. Please check back on a regular basis as more workshops may be added

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

Curling Canada to host Competition Development Workshop in Ontario

Curling Canada delivers and administers the Competition Development Program.  Competition Development is the replacement to the Old NCCP Level 3 Workshop. This workshop is suitable for coaches working with athletes who compete and train regularly with aspirations of Provincial, National and International level performance.  Competition Development is the new training standard for Coaching teams at the Brier, Scotties, Olympic Trials. Curling Canada will host a Competition Development workshop March 29-April 1, 2018 at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. Details and

OCC Webinar Series – Coaching Mixed Doubles

We are so excited about the Mixed Doubles Discipline after the Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials!  We are seeing entries grow for the Ontario Winter Games U21 Mixed Doubles Provincial Qualifiers…  but we’re also getting some questions about how best to coach Mixed Doubles athletes. As a result we’re planning to host a “Coaching Mixed Doubles” webinar to review the Mixed doubles rules/logistics,  strategy and how best to help your athletes be successful in the discipline of Mixed Doubles. January 23, 2018 at

Ontario Curling Council Seeks Committee Members for High Performance Team

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is seeking a minimum of two (2) individuals to work with the OCC as a member of the High Performance Team/Committee. Interested individuals should express written interest by emailing Jennifer Ferris, Manager of Programs and Operations (jennifer@ontcurl.com).  Written Interest should be accompanied by a resume and/or list of curling or related qualifications. Timelines:  Written interest should be submitted by January 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Terms of Reference Committee Name:  High Performance Team Purpose:  The purpose of the