Updated Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Wheelchair Curling League
Susanne Martin, Jodi Fisher & David Long are starting a new 12-week Coached Wheelchair curling league at City View Curling Club on Sundays 5-7pm, starting September 25. For more information an Open house will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 10am – noon or Wednesday, September 14th 1 -3 pm. Contact person is Jodi Fisher.
Icebreaker needs Teams
Qualifying for Olympic Mixed Doubles
Curling Canada announced that it will hold the first Canadian Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials January 2-7, 2018. Read the full story here...
WCF Schedule Announced
The World Curling Federation has announced its 2016-17 schedule, starting with the World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan Russia, getting underway Friday, October 14.
Good News from Craig Savill
Craig Savill gave the curling world some great news Friday - his cancer is in remission. The former lead for Glenn Howard took to Facebook to announce he is feeling much better after undergoing months of chemotherapy. Full story...
Women's Classic in Kemptville
The Royal Lepage OVCA Women's Fall Classic, held at North Grenville Curling Club November 3-6 now has a full complement of 24 teams. The final team to enter was Ayumi Ogasawara from Sapporo Japan. Contact Peter Smith to put your team on the waiting list.
Some new leagues are starting at the RA this fall: An Open
Doubles League - Every Friday at 9pm
New Manager at Navan
Navan Curling Club has a new manager, Christine Lamothe.
Canada Cup Field now Set
Mathers to join Team Howard
David Mathers will join the Glenn Howard team at second, Richard Hart will move to third. Read the full story here...
Navy Fall Classic is Back
After a hiatus of more than 10 years, the Royal Canadian Navy Curling Club is pleased to announce the return of their Fall "Classic" Bonspiel: an Open Cash Bonspiel with 3 games guaranteed, and total prizes of $3,500. See the bonspiel page for more details.
Free Agents for Youth
The Ottawa Youth Curling League has added a new Free Agents curlers page for U15, U18 and U21 curlers. Teams or players seeking a team or teams looking for players can be added to the list -a bit like posting a classified. The page will run year round and curlers can be added or removed at anytime.
OYCL Competitive League
The Ottawa Youth Curling League has announced a new U21 Competitive Cash league starting in September, sponsored locally by Retheredz and Hogline. Games will be played at RCMP and City View Sundays at 5 pm and 7 pm. This will be a ranked ladder system based on wins and losses. Teams can register to play weekly or every other week to allow more flexible schedules. Registration forms are on the website for both the U21 and U18 leagues.
Curling starts Next Week
Carleton Heights opens its doors starting next Tuesday with the Summer Leagues. Alex Young, the new Manager, reports that the summer curling and women's cash is booked up, but there are a few spots left in the open doubles.
Club Bonspiels coming Up
Navy has an open Cash and City View a men's Oktoberfest, both on the last weekend of September. See the bonspiel page for details.
We are sad to report the recent death of Doug Rath, who contributed so much to the Ottawa curling community. Doug was President of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association and a member of the Governor General's Curling Club. He served on the committees that ran the 1993 and 2001 Briers. Funeral arrangements can be found here.
Shorty Jenkins Classic
The Shorty Jenkins Classic has signed World Financial Group (WFG) to become a presenting sponsor. For the second year, this event will be held in Cornwall, September 15-18. Read the full media release here.
Navy Cash Now an OCT Event
Online Registration is now available for the Navy Fall Classic Open Cash Bonspiel; Sep. 29-Oct 2. Now an Ontario Curling Tour event, register today at curlnavy.com to secure your spot. $300 entry per team.
Under 18 Championship Announced
History will be made next April in Moncton, N.B., when the city plays host to the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships. Full story... Local qualifying playdowns will be held in early March.
Curling for a Cause
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is hosting the 3rd Curling for a Cause on November 12. The benefactor this year is the Regional Cancer Foundation. Honourary chairs are Sue Deluney and Craig Savill. See the bonspiel page for more details or contact Bill Duck.
Howard to assist Team Muirhead
Glenn Howard, one of the world’s most experienced curlers, has been appointed tactical coach for the British women's team skippered by Eve Muirhead. Full story...
OVCA Recruiting Sponsorship Coordinator
The OVCA is looking to hire a sponsorship coordinator to attain and retain sponsors for their various events and programs. Interested candidates can email firstname.lastname@example.org. See the job description here...
Earle Morris is conducting three coaches' camps at the Ottawa Curling Club: September 24 & 25, and October 27th. Read all the details here. The registration form is here. Contact Earle Morris for more information at Stabilizer.email@example.com
The new OCA terminology for youth curling is U21, U18 and U15. Check out the first U21 bonspiels of the Fall season at Carleton Heights, Rideau and Ottawa Curling Clubs on the bonspiel page.
Academy of Curling
Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Grant Odishaw will be in Ottawa September 23-25th offering advanced training and development clinics at City View Curling Club. For more information or to register, click here.
The Ottawa Youth Curling League is hosting a Junior Slam for under 18 and under 21 September 16-18 at City View Curling Club. See the poster for more information