World Academy of Sport Curling Voucher Raffle

  Ontario has obtained six voucher codes for CurlON and NOCA combined. Three males and three females will be chosen (through a randomized selection – ie. “Raffle”) to receive a…

Next Gen Applications for 2022/23 are now OPEN

The Ontario Curling Council announces that the Application Window for NextGen 2022/23 is now Open. The Next Gen Program is designed to support athletes who have proven competitive success over…

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…

Championship Sunday

Today (02/10/13) is “Championship Sunday” for most provinces and territories as men’s provincial/territorial finals take place to determine Brier representatives. Each championship Sunday brings back an “interesting” memory. During one particular…

Dryland Training for Open Brushing Footwork

This article is joint work with Dr. John Newhook, Dean of Engineering, Dalhousie University. In a previous article, entitled “Dryland Training for Closed Brushing Footwork”, we described a simple, wheeled…

You’ve got to pick one; open or closed

Glenn Paulley said it best “sweeping is what makes curling an Olympic sport, but it is the most under-coached aspect of the game”. Sadly my own curling has been put…