Curling at Post Secondary Institutions

Various post secondary institutions across Ontario and Canada have Curling as part of their athletic offering.  Different schools take different approaches to the sport with some schools incorporating active Varsity teams while others are recreational.  Some athletic departments are working to get support to build new programs.  In support of these programs and to build awareness, the Ontario Curling Council presents this listing of active programs.  If you want to know if your school has a curling program please check our list.  Please be advised however that only schools that have submitted information to us are listed.  Exclusion from the list does NOT mean a school does not have a program, only that we have not received information on that program to date.

If you want your University or College program added to our list please fill out this FORM.

If you have any questions or wish to modify your submission please email Sean Turriff (sturriff@ontcurl.com)

College Programs – OCAA

InstitutionLocationContact NameContact TitleEmailPhoneWebsiteType of ProgramGeneral Comments
Fleming College, Peterborough and Lindsay Campus CombinedPeterborough and Lindsay OntarioSteve WhitehillHead Coach Womenswhitehill@bell.net(705) 741-6883http://flemingknights.ca/varsity/curlingVarsityCurling Program has been in place since 1972 National Men’s Champions 2015
Humber CollegeToronto, OntarioSean TurriffHead Coachsean.turriff@humber.ca(905)-717-5366https://humberhawks.caVarsityWe have Men's/Women's and Mixed Doubles Varsity Teams - 2016 Men's National Champs, 2019 Men's National Silver, 2020 Men and Women National Silver - Hawk Yeah
Fanshawe CollegeLondon, OntarioBarry WestmanHead Coachbwestman@fanshawec.ca(519) 630-1598https://fanshawefalcons.ca/sports/curl/indexVarsityFanshawe has a strong tradition of competition in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). In addition to competitive success, there is also a tradition of academic success and Fanshawe student athletes excel in classroom. We purposely refer to you as “student athletes” because we believe that here you are students first and then athletes.

Medal History
OCAA Medals: 40 (16 Gold, 11 Silver, 13 Bronze)
CCAA Medals: 14 (7 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)
Niagara CollegeWelland, ONRay SarkisIntercollegiate Coordinatorrsarkis@niagaracollege.ca(905) 714-2309http://goknights.caVarsityNiagara has one of the top varsity programs in the OCAA/CCAA and we provide our student athletes with a variety of support to make sure they enjoy their experience. The Knights captured the first ever OCAA Mixed Doubles competition by going undefeated at the 2020 OCAA Championships.
Confederation CollegeThunder Bay, OntarioSusan TuckerAthletic Directortucker@confederationcollege.ca(807) 624-7498http://thuderhawksathletics.comVarsityCurling Coaches: Larry Rathje and Dan Stezenko
Sault CollegeSault Ste. Marie, OntarioDan LemieuxHead Coachd_j_lemieux@hotmail.com(705) 987-2262http://saultcollege.caVarsityPlease feel free to contact me with any questions.
Coach Dan
Mohawk CollegeHamilton, OntarioBetty CalicHead Coachbetty88@rogers.com(905) 536-6784Varsity

University Programs – USport

InstitutionLocationContact NameContact TitleEmailPhoneWebsiteType of ProgramGeneral Comments
York UniversityNorth York, OntarioMorgan BlairCurling Club PresidentYorklionscurling@gmail.comhttps://yorkulions.ca/sports/2018/9/20/curling.aspx?tab=curlingVarsityInstagram: @yorklionscurling
Facebook: facebook.com/yorklionscurling
Twitter: @yorklionscurlin
University of OttawaOttawa, OntarioMelissa GrayVice-Presidentuniversityofottawacurling@gmail.comRecreationWe are a new program at the University of Ottawa with both a men’s and a women’s team.
Algoma UniversitySault Ste. Marie, OntarioJosh Porco (W)
Tom Coulterman (M)
Head Coach Womenjosh.porco@algomau.ca ; tom.coult@sympatico.caJosh (705) 542-5588;
Tom (705) 946-1094
https://algomathunderbirds.ca/sports/womens-curlingVarsityAlgoma University has competed at the OUA level since 2013. The university competed in the OCAA prior to 2013, with notable student athletes such as Brad Jacobs and Ryan Harnden.
Brock UniversitySt. Catharines, OntarioJohn SawchukHead Coach - Brock Curling ProgramJsawchuk@brocku.ca(905) 980-0698https://gobadgers.caVarsityBrock University's Curling Program is recognized as a full varsity sport at the school and receives full funding and support. The Team has:
- a Personal Fitness Trainer with work-outs in Brock's High Performance Center
- Sport Psych sessions each week
- Access to sport Scholarship funding
- Both Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams with a 5 member coaching staff
- League Play and Practices at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
- A long history of success at OUA and Usport competitions
Laurentian UniversitySudbury, OntarioRyan LafraniereHead Coachrx_lafraniere@laurentian.ca(705) 470-6116https://www.luvoyageurs.com/Varsity
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo, OntarioMatthew WilkinsonHead Coachcurling@laurierathletics.com(905) 933-4883https://www.laurierathletics.com/VarsityProgram consists of both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for both men and women. Tremendous success at both the OUA and USPORTS levels in recent years. Program is fully funded and also has access to athletic scholarships.
Ryerson UniversityToronto, OntarioPerry MarshallHead Coach - Curlingcurling@ryerson.ca(416) 540-3661http://www.ryersonrams.caVarsityAdditional Contacts
Stuart Leslie - Head Coach - Men
Alex Champ - Head Coach - Women
Lakehead UniversityThunder Bay, OntarioRichard (Dick) HendersonHead Coachdick_henderson2002@yahoo.com(807) 621-4259http://thunderwolves.caVarsityLakehead University curling is managed under the Club portfolio but competes at both the OUA and USport level. Their women's team has qualified for the OUA playoff round 3yrs in a row and won Silver at the USport Nationals in 2017 when Lakhead hosted the USport Nationals. The men qualified for the OUA playoff round in 2020 after a hiatus of two years.
Queens UniversityKingston, OntarioScott DaveyHead Coach - Varsity Curlingqcurling@queensu.cahttps://gogaelsgo.com/sports/2008/9/20/CURL_0920084808.aspx?path=curlingVarsity
McMaster UniversityHamilton, OntarioJohn GregoryHead Coach - Womenjlgreg2@gmail.comhttps://marauders.ca/sports/curlmVarsityMcMaster University curling consists of men's and women's varsity teams, as well as a junior varsity program. Both varsity teams finished at the top of their pools at OUA's in 2020, with our women's varsity team going on to capture the 2020 OUA championship title with an undefeated record.
Trent UniversityPeterborough, OntarioJoe MuldoonMens Head Coachjmuldoon@trentu.ca(705) 931-1250https://www.trentvarsity.ca/sports/mcurl/coaches/indexVarsity
University of TorontoToronto, OntarioJohn RuddVarsity Curling Head Coachjohn.rudd@utoronto.ca(416) 262-8134https://varsityblues.ca/VarsityVarsity Blues Curling is a sport with a long history at U of T with numerous playoff appearances at the OUA Championships including a first place finish in 2013-14. Last year the men made the semi-finals and the women the quarter-finals. Our program goal is to develop players and teams to be the best they can be in all aspects of the sport using a team of highly qualified coaches and all the facilities U of T has to offer. We play in leagues at the Leaside Curling Club and practice at several clubs across Toronto.
University of WaterlooWaterloo, OntarioBridget Arnolduwmcurl@uwaterloo.cahttps://athletics.uwaterloo.ca/sports/mens-curlingVarsity
University of GuelphGuelph, OntarioSteve SzymanskiHead Coachcurling@uoguelph.caVarsity
University of WindsorWindsor, OntarioPhil DanielCoachpdaniel@cogeco.ca(519) 981-8287https://golancers.caVarsityAdditional Coaches:
Mike McKay - robert.mckay@uwindsor.ca
Laura Daniel - ldaniel18@hotmail.com
Carleton UniversityOttawa, OntarioTom SinclairCurling Head Coachsinclairtom6@gmail.com(613) 804-4380https://goravens.ca/clubs/curling/Varsity/Recreation/OtherCarleton is a long time OUA participant and we're in a development of a program for the benefit of all looking to improve their curling skills.
University of Western OntarioLondon, OntarioShane Latimerwesterncurling@gmail.comVarsity