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High Performance Program Survey – 2020

The Ontario Curling Council, is in the process of creating it’s High Performance Plan for the period of May 1, 2020-April 30, 2022. The purpose of the High Performance Plan…

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…

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…

Selected Technical Articles

Brushing footwork in the open stance

This article is joint work, and part of a continuing research project, with Dr. John Newhook, Professor of Engineering at Dalhousie University. We are grateful to Alison Poluck and Monica…

The importance of the preshot routine

Last week, during my own club game, I was reminded in the 3rd end why a preshot routine is critical to a sound curling delivery. With my first stone of…

I Saw It On TV

As “The Season of Champions” winds to a conclusion for the 2012-13 season, we’ve seen some remarkable performances by world class athletes in the sport of curling. In Canada, the…

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