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OCC Webinars Combat Social Distancing Boredom!

The Ontario Curling Council has arranged several new webinars for coaches, athletes and one for club curlers.  People are staying close to home and may have run out of closets…

Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium Postponed

It is with the utmost caution, that the Ontario Curling Council’s Board and Staff have made the difficult decision to postpone the Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium scheduled for May 29-31, 2020,…

Update on Impact of Covid-19 on Remaining Ontario Curling Council Activities

After careful consideration of the rapidly changing global pandemic, the Ontario Curling Council staff and board have made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person activities for the remainder of…

Ontario Curling Council Announces 2019-2020 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to administer the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program on behalf of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Complete details…

Prep4Performance Curling Day in Canada Winners

Congratulations to Sean Ford and Sarah Gray who both won $100 off their registration for the Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium!  There is still lots of time to register and take advantage…

Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium

    Featuring Keynote Address by SCOTT PFEIFER – Four Time Brier and World Champion When May 29th to May 31st, 2020 (Full symposium) May 30th, 2020 (1 day option…

Selected Technical Articles

OCC Launches New Webinar Series for Coach and Athlete Development

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members, the Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association have collaborated and will jointly host the OCC webinar series for coach and…

Dryland training for brushing footwork

In the Curling Canada High Performance Program coaching manual, under “Technical Development: Sweeping”, you will find the following quote attributed to Darryl Horne: Without doubt sweeping is the most under-coached,…

Setup – the importance of the slide foot position

In curling, as in golf, the hallmark of an accomplished and successful player is consistency: simply the ability to execute repeatedly the act of throwing a curling stone correctly, that…

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