Wheelchair Doubles Development Event

Thanks to a ParaSport Strong Grant from the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport wheelchair curlers are invited to join us for a unique training opportunity in Thunder Bay, Ontario on March 16-18, 2018.

This camp will focus on situational play, strategy, developing last rock throwers, nutritional needs for competition and an introduction to Mental Training.  While this is a doubles event, the format is will not follow “traditional doubles” rules.  The format will follow more of a traditional curling structure, but provide more “reps” for throwers, in a smaller team environment to encourage strategy understanding by all players (ie. six rocks per end, each team member throws three rocks each, alternating throwing last rock).  We want lessons learned during this training event to be easily transferred to four person curling.

We have assembled an incredible coaching staff for the training weekend.

  • Andrea Ronnebeck, OCC Education Manager – North, Camp Lead
  • Dick Henderson
  • Tom Ward
  • Strategy Guests (on-ice mentors throughout the weekend) – Rick Lang, Lorraine Lang, Krista McCarville and Heather Houston
  • Canadian Sport Institute Practitioners – Christine St. Clair, RD and Rolf Wagschal, PhD

Any Wheelchair curler residing in Ontario, who intends to play in either the NOCA or Curl ON wheelchair playdowns for the 2018-2019 Season is invited to attend the camp.  The camp is limited to 24 curlers, registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Curlers may register as individuals (we’ll pair you with someone) or with a partner.  There is a fee of $50.00 + HST for this camp per curler.

Coaches actively working with teams who are competing in CurlON, NOCA and OCC competitions are welcome to join the camp and earn three professional development credits.  Coaches will be welcome on the ice to assist with mentoring during strategy sessions, BUT you will not just be working with your teams, you will act as a resource for all the teams.  There is a fee of $50.00 + HST for this camp per coach.  Coaches are eligible for travel assistance outlined below.

Travel up to $500.00 per person (inclusive of flight, mileage, airport parking, taxi, rental cars) – with receipt.  Mileage is only paid to the participants who drive (not passengers), teams are encouraged to car-pool.  Accommodation for out of town athletes will be reimbursed to a maximum of $150/night with receipt based on shared room, or $75.00/night if room is not shared. Each curler will be provided a $150.00 (out of town) or $100.00 (in town) meal allowance after the camp. Payment of the above will be paid after the camp upon submission of an OCC expense form. Please note if there are any funds left unspent at the end of the camp, travel costs in excess of $500.00 will be considered.  Funds will only be reimbursed IF the curler attends the camp.  

Participants should book their own travel and accommodation once they have registered.

IF you require an attendant to travel with you, please contact Andrea Ronnebeck with an estimation of attendant travel costs.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

Please note Andrea Ronnebeck will be unavailable Feb 24-March 3, during this time, please direct inquires to Jennifer Ferris (jennifer@ontcurl.com).