OCC Academy Team Announcement

On the weekend of April 30 / May 1, the Ontario Curling Council held our development / try out camp for our Academy Team pilot project at the Dundas Valley…

OCC seeking Independent Councillor (Board Member) for 3-Year Term

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…

OCC U18 Academy Camp – April 30 / May 1

For the 2022-2023 season, the Ontario Curling Council will be piloting a new program.  The Academy Team Project is a Training Group for individuals, with dedicated coaching, testing, curriculum and…

Ontario Winter Games Announcement

Today the County of Renfrew announced that the 2022 Ontario Winter Games to be hosted by the County of Renfrew has been postponed.  Please see the attached media release from the…

Try Wheelchair Curling

    Try Wheelchair Curling with members of Curling Canada’s National Wheelchair Team (athletes and coaches). Join us for a light lunch to hear about what the sport of curling…

BIPOC Youth Project – Mixed Doubles

The Ontario Curling Council is proud to announce that we are launching a Youth Grassroots Project to increase BIPOC participation in curling at the U18 level.  Over the next two…

Coaching certification renewals effective January 1, 2014

The Canadian Curling Association has announced the re-certification requirements for Competition-Introduction and Competition-Development coaches. In a nutshell, coaches must accumulate 20 or 30 “points”, respectively, in each five-year period following…

For The Stick Curler In Your Life – (that might be you)

In my last post I dealt with what I feel is the most important single skill for a curler, weight control. That’s not to subordinate the other skills, they’re all…

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…