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Safe Sport Program for Clubs Webinars

The Ontario Curling Council, in partnership with its members – CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) will be offering webinars on the topic of “Safe Sport for Clubs.” Registered…

The Gauntlet Drill

A long-standing line of delivery (LOD) drill used in curling is one where the athlete delivers a stone by sliding between a series of markers (cones, cups, or stones) to…

2019-2020 Next Gen Program Teams Announced

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the following teams have been selected to the Ontario Curling Council’s 2019-2020 Next Gen Program. Tier 1 Teams will be supported through…

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,…

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…

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…

Selected Technical Articles

There’s More Than One Way To Steal

This was not a planned post but rather one that had its impetus from the 7th end of the game at the Scotties tonight (02/18/13) in Kingston between BC (Scott)…

Blocked, Distributed and Random Practice as it Relates to Skill Acquisition in Curling

An age-old question in sport is what practice structure yields the best results in relation to effective skill acquisition. This article will define three different practice structures that are referred…

Top 8 Reasons Why You & Your Team Need to TRAIN for Curling

The first few are obvious, but #4 is not what you would expect! In the past, many curlers were not concerned about being fit. Today, however, fitness conditioning has come…