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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…

Webinar Announcement – Sponsorship with Emma Miskew

The Ontario Curling Council is proud to present a new webinar in our series for Athlete and Coach Development delivered by Emma Miskew.   Emma Miskew as been an integral part…

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…

Selected Technical Articles

Cash For Medals

It was a very long time coming but Canada, along with nine other countries* now pays its athletes for podium finishes. It wasn’t without controversy as you might expect. I…

Famous Last Words

Many have asked me what I say to teams about to play for a major curling prize like the recently concluded World Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton, NB. It’s certainly…

What Do I Do With My Lead Stones?

It’s the last end and you have control of the game, in fact “definite control” but it’s never over ’til it’s over and you don’t have last rock. What are…