Bio-mechanics, strength and conditioning in Wheelchair Curling: Part 1

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games. As of February 2015, there were athletes in 21 countries around the world actively competing in wheelchair curling. Because of the sport’s infancy there has been little bio-mechanical study done to support the development of wheelchair curling athletes. However, Curling Canada is taking steps in this direction through the studies of Brock Laschowski, a Master’s student of Engineering and a researcher at the University of Waterloo. In July

Now accepting applications for Wheelchair High Performance Camp

The Ontario Curling Council with generous support from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Curling Canada are hosting a Wheelchair High Performance Camp in Kitchener at the K-W Granite on August 12-13th. This is an invitational event for High Performance Wheelchair Teams – now that all invitations have been accepted/rejected, we have room for ONE more team to attend. Criteria: Team must consist of a minimum of three people Team must intend on playing in NOCA or OCA provincials for the 2016-2017 season

Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the recognized Provincial Sport Organization for curling in Ontario.  The OCC is pleased to host of the 15th annual Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel. Date:  November 29-December 1, 2019 Location:  RA Centre, Ottawa, ON Format:  Pool Play – Main and Consolation Event Playoffs Deadline: November 8, 2019 Maximum # of Teams: 16 Fee: $449.00 + HST = $507.37 CDN*     *Fees are non-refundable after November 8, 2019. Includes:  Lunch on Saturday November 30th for five people, Cash Prizes** (**contingent on full draw) Event Guide:  Will be

Ontario ParaSport Championship

The Ontario Curling Council and ParaSport Ontario and are pleased to announce an additional competitive opportunity for Wheelchair and Visually Impaired curling this fall.  The Ontario Parasport Championship, will be a “mini games” in Ottawa area on November 14-15/2015.  Curling will compete with Goalball and Boccia in the same city and we’re hopeful our curlers will be able to experience a bit of a “multi-sport” environment during the “mini games.” Ontario ParaSport Details: 1)      Date:  November 14-15/2015 2)      Location:  RA Centre, Ottawa, ON 3)      4, 8 end