Canada Winter Games Qualification
The Canada Winter Games (CWG) do not have North and South representation, therefore qualification for the CWG will fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Curling Council as the recognized Provincial Sport Organization by the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport and be run as a province-wide event. The OCC has consulted with its members and board to create a fair and equitable qualification process which factors in access to competition and athlete development.
The Ontario Curling Council will declare the Ontario Representative to compete at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta – from February 15 – March 3, 2019. The Curling competition is scheduled from February 24- March 2, 2018.
Age Eligibility: Men’s and Women’s ONLY (Competitors shall be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30, 2018. Year of Birth: Any athlete born on or after July 1, 2000.)
In an effort to create a more relevant qualification procedure, to provide more opportunities for teams to qualify for the Canada Winter Games and to find the “strongest” representative, Ontario`s Canada Winter Game Representatives will be declared through the following structure:
Canada Winter Games Pre-trials (Entry fee payable to the OCC: $299.00 + HST)
- Six open qualifiers to declare six teams who progress to the Canada Winter Games Trials
- All Pre-Trial Events will be held December 7-9, 2018
Canada Winter Games Trials – Sault Ste. Marie, Community First Centre – January 3-6, 2019
- Six teams from the open Pre-Trial/Qualifiers
- 1st place team from previous year’s Ontario Winter Games
- 2nd place team from previous year’s Ontario Winter Games
Winners of the Canada Winter Games Trials will represent Ontario at the Canada Winter Games.
Composition of Teams: Each athlete must be a member of an affiliated Club and have paid dues to an OCC Member Association (Curl ON or NOCA). Team members DO NOT have to be a member of the same club.
Coach Certification Requirements:
Pre-Trials: Coaches will need to be Certified Competition Coach with a valid Police Check.
Trials: Teams who qualify for the CWG Trials will need to have coaches who have completed an on-line Canada Winter Games Professional Development Module as minimum certification level or Competition Development. This training must be completed by December 30, 3018.
The Online Canada Winter Games Professional Development Module will be available by approximately October 30, 2018. It will be free to all coaches with teams entered in the CWG playdowns. The Module is only mandatory for teams who qualify for the TRIALS.
Have questions about the program? Contact Jennifer Ferris, Manager – Programs and Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 289-527-0352.