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We are hiring a Competitions and Development Coordinator!

“The Ontario Curling Council and Northern Ontario Curling Association are joining forces to provide greater support for curling in anticipation of an exciting season ahead.  We are hiring a Competitions and Development Coordinator.   If you are organized, self-motivated, and passionate about promoting the growth of our favourite sport – we’d love to hear from you.” Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE.

2021-2022 Next Gen Teams Announced

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the 10 teams who will be supported through our Next Gen Program for the 2021-2022 Season.   Tier 1:  Four Teams will be supported in this Tier. These teams will be supported specifically through our Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario.  The OCC appreciates the ongoing support of the CSIO and our HP Programming.   One female “Adult” team from either NOCA or CurlON region:  TEAM INGLIS One male

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 is to inform Operational Staff on the programs and services that will satisfy the Excellence Goals in the Ontario Curling Council’s Strategic Plan.  In order to do that, we want your opinion on how to proceed.  Please fill out our survey and let us know what you think!

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 the 2019-2020 season. Affected events include:  Competition Coach Workshop – Oshawa Curling Club – March 21-22, 2020 U15 Challenge Cups – Vanastra, St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, Quinte, Kapuskasing and Kenora – March 28-29, 2020 The health and wellness of our athletes, coaches, contractors, officials, volunteers, and host facility staff are of paramount

OCC New Board of Directors, New Strategic Plan, and Annual Report Released

New Season, New Council (Board of Directors) With the completion of the CurlON AGM over the weekend, the Ontario Curling Council  is able to announce the Council (Board of Directors) who will guide the Ontario Curling Council for the 2019-2020 Season: Steve Meunier, Chair Richard Helm, Secretary/Treasurer David Blair Rick Meraska Jonathan Giancroce Heather Houston Gerry Sundwall We thank outgoing Councillors Grant Allman (CurlON) and  Michael Szajewski (NOCA) for their contributions to the Ontario Curling Council over the 2018-2019 Season. Strategic Plan Over the summer the Ontario Curling Council finalized it’s

The Gauntlet Drill

A long-standing line of delivery (LOD) drill used in curling is one where the athlete delivers a stone by sliding between a series of markers (cones, cups, or stones) to practice line of delivery. We term this drill the “gauntlet drill”. When coupled with a point laser and video recording, the gauntlet drill is an excellent way to practice an athlete’s line of delivery and its use permits root-cause analysis of line of delivery faults that can materialize as competitive