Welcome to the Ottawa Curling Club

  • Intention of New Sparing Rules

    Dear members,

    On behalf of the Board, we are writing to clarify the intention of the new sparing rules that we implemented at the OCC this season. As a reminder, the new rules are:

    -        Members can spare an unlimited number of times across all leagues

    -        Non-members are charged $10 per game to spare.

    The intention of these rule changes is to enhance membership benefit by allowing members more opportunity to curl; building community by encouraging teams to seek members as spares; and recognize the value of paid memberships by charging non-members a nominal fee for the opportunity to use our fantastic facilities.

    We recognize that we did not clearly communicate this intention at the beginning of the season, which has resulted in some misunderstandings and concerns amongst the membership. Rather than make a change to the rules mid-season, the Board has decided on the following forward actions:

    -        all funds generated by non-members spare fees will be donated to charity on behalf of members

    -        the Board will complete a full review of sparing rules in the spring, including a member survey, to re-evaluate for next season.

    In the meantime, we encourage all members to sign up for spare lists through the OCC site and reach out to other members when you need a spare.

    If you have concerns or comments in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Pam Ponic, Match Director.

    OCC Board of Directors

  • Sylvie Gosselin

    On November 15th, 2019, Sylvie Gosselin passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital at the age of 65. She was the daughter of Yves Gosselin (deceased) and Gabrielle Noel de Tilly, spouse of Serge Labonte and mother of Francoise Labonte.

    She will be remembered by her sisters Marie and Helene, her brothers Yves and Francois, as well as 5 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

    Family and friends may pay respects at
    Kelly Funeral Home - Somerset Chapel
    585 Somerset Street West Ottawa, ON K1R 5K1
    613 - 235 - 6712
    on Saturday, November 30 from 12:30 pm until the time of the Celebration of Life in the chapel at 2 pm. For those who wish to do so, a donation to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated.

  • Capital Curling Supplies - Located on 2nd floor of OCC

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  • Team Delage wins Navan Men's Bonspiel

    Congrats to Team Chris Delage on winning this past weekend's 2019 Navan Men's Bonspiel!

    (From left to right: Alex Sprague, Jason LaMontagne, Andrew Sprague, Chris Delage)

    Team Chris Delage - Navan Men's Bonspiel winners

  • Membership Fees

    Membership fees are due Friday October 11, any unpaid membership is subject to a $50.00 penalty and loss of ice privileges.

  • Spare Rules Update - effective Oct 15

    The club's spare rules have been simplified. For all regular team based leagues, please observe the following:

    OCC Sparing Rules:

    1. Any Membership Category may spare in any club league without restriction.

    2. A non-member of the OCC may spare in any club league for a per game fee of $10 (paid at the bar)

    Note:  The OCC allows each league to set specific rules as they see fit.  Please read your league specific rules as posted on your league’s web page, but these shall be the default.

    You are encouraged to consider a member of the club when looking for a spare. Once your membership is paid (due by Oct 15!), access the members only section of the site to see contact information for all members and for a list of available spares.

    Need a refresher on club rules? Visit



  • Practice Ice Available This Week

    Practice ice will be available this week (Monday to Friday) on a first-come, first served basis from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

    Please keep your practice to a maximum of 15 minutes per sheet.

    We will return to the practice reservation system October 15th.

  • 2020 Men of Curling Calendar

    Craig Savill is excited to announce that he is one of the athlete models in the 2020 Men of Curling Calendar. Every purchase from him will raise money for the Parkdale Food Centre and support community empowerment through healthy food.

    Please contact Craig for discounted calendars!

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    Find out more at: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2019/09/18/2020-men-of-curling-fundraising-calendar-now-on-sale/

© Ottawa Curling Club 2019