News & Events

  • LISA WEAGLE - Curler of the Year - Ottawa Sports Awards

    Congrats to our LISA WEAGLE for being recognized For Outstanding Athletic Achievement – CURLING at the 64th Annual Ottawa Sports Awards banquet on Feb 2, 2017!

    "Lisa plays the lead position on the powerful team skipped by Rachel Homan. She is recognized as one of the best at her position in the world of women’s curling as she sets up the ends for the rest of the team. She even has a shot called “The Weagle” named after her. Her team is ranked at the top in both Canada and the world and has qualified for the 2017 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials to be held here in Ottawa."

    Lisa Weagle - Ottawa Sports Award


  • TEAM ROWE wins Rideau Men's Classic

    Congrats to our TEAM ROWE (GARY ROWE, MIKE STACHON, BRIAN BENNING & JESSE RUPPELL) for winning the Rideau Men’s Classic on Jan 29, 2017!

    Team Rowe

  • TEAM HOMAN and LYNN KREVIAZUK competing in Ontario Scotties

    Congrats for qualifying as the two highest CTRS teams into the Ontario Scotties!  

    Good luck at Ontario Scotties in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Homan


    Team Flaxey

    and our LYNN KREVIAZUK (playing with Allison Flaxey, Clancy Grandy, Morgan Court out of Guelph CC)

  • DON BOWSER competing in Ontario Recharge with Milk Tankard

    Congrats to our DON BOWSER (playing with Greg Balsdon, Jonathan Beuk & Scott Chadwick out of Cataraqui) for qualifying as one of the two highest CTRS teams into the Ontario Tankard!  

    Good luck at the Ontario Tankard in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Balsdon

  • Saturday Morning League to become an open league in 2017-18

    The Saturday Morning league will become an open league next season, accepting teams of any mix of genders. The change was proposed, and decisively supported, by the league members in an OCC Board-administrated written survey conducted in the fall. The league members saw an opportunity to bolster league membership while simultaneously providing another option for women to curl at the OCC. The survey results were posted on the bulletin board at the OCC. In response, the OCC Board of Directors passed a motion changing the status to an open league effective September 2017. 

    As always, returning teams will have priority for league registration but there are open spots available, so start recruiting your team now!

  • TEAM SHINN victorious in Leather Works Bonspiel

    Congrats to our TEAM SHINN (BRAD SHINN, DEB KARBASHEWSKI, DAVID MCMAHON, HELENE ROBERGE) for winning the 19th annual Leather Works Bonspiel in Carleton Place on January 15, 2017!

    Team Shinn

  • LEE MERKLINGER off to Ontario Scotties

    Congrats to our LEE MERKLINGER for qualifying out of the B-side (playing with Sherry Middaugh, Jo-Ann Rizzo, Kim Veale-Tuck) in the CurlON Scottie Qualifier on Jan 22, 2017.

    Good luck at Ontario Scotties in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Sherry Middaugh

  • MIKE JOHANSEN off to Senior Men's Provincials

    Congrats to our MIKE JOHANSEN for qualifying out of the B-side (playing with Brian Lewis, J.P. Lachance, Graham Sinclair out of Rideau CC) in the CurlON Senior Men’s Provincial Qualifier in Trenton on Jan 22, 2017.

    Good luck at Senior Provincials in Lindsay, ON from February 15-19!

  • LAUREN MANN and TRISH HILL win Quebec Scotties

    Congrats to our LAUREN MANN and TRISH HILL (with Eve Belisle & Brittany O’Rourke) as their team defeated Team Larouche in the finals of the Quebec Scotties in Levis, QC on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, ON from Feb 18-26!

    Team Belisle

  • JEAN-MICHEL MENARD wins WFG Quebec Tankard

    Congrats to our JEAN-MICHEL MENARD (with Martin Crete, Eric Sylvain & Philippe Menard) as his team defeated Team Ferland in the finals of the WFG Quebec Tankard in Levis, QC on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, NL from Mar 4-12!

    Team Menard

  • BRIAN HENDERSON wins Ontario Masters

    Congrats to our BRIAN HENDERSON (playing with Bruce Delaney, Rick Bachand & Dave Stanley out of Russell CC) for winning Master Provincials on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Canadian Masters in Guelph, ON from Apr 3-9!

  • TEAM COOPER and TEAM ROWE advance to Intermediate Men's Provincial Qualifier

    Congrats to our TEAM COOPER (SPENCER COOPER,  DON BOWSER, RICK ALLEN & STEVE ALLEN) and TEAM ROWE (GARY ROWE, MICHAEL STACHON, BRIAN BENNING & JESSE RUPPELL) for qualifying out of the A-side in the Intermediate Men Qualifier “1” on Jan 14, 2017,

    Good luck in the Intermediate Men’s provincial qualifier in North Grenville from Feb 10-12!

  • TEAM MACMILLAN wins Special Olympics Region

    Congrats to our TEAM MACMILLAN (CONALL MACMILLAN, PATRICK GRATTON, CHRIS WHITE & KIMBERLY GORIN) for winning the Special Olympics Region on Jan 8, 2017!  

    Team MacMillan

  • New parking arrangement with Glashan School at 28 Arlington Ave

    We are pleased to announce that our members now have access to parking at Glashan Intermediate School after 5pm. (Parking lot entrance at 28 Arlington Avenue.)

    Updated parking options are below:

    Parking Options

  • OCC Club Jackets - Accepting orders until Jan 20, 2017

    OCC club jacket will come standard with club logo (full colour heat-transfer) on front left chest, “OTTAWA CURLING CLUB” in white on right arm, and your name in white on interior zipper flap.

    One time price: $125 + HST. (Orders will be accepted until Jan 20th, 2017)

    Please see Dalal for sample sizes and to place your order.

    OCC Jacket

  • Women's Challenge and Fairfield Marriott Challenge provincials

    Good luck to TEAM BUCKLAND (RUTH BUCKLAND, NICOLE MERRIMAN, KATHERINE BARBIERI, BRENDA BETHUNE) in the Women’s Challenge provincial championships at Stirling Curling Club and Prince Edward Curling Club from Jan 13-15, 2017.

    Good luck to TEAM BRAZEAU (LUC BRAZEAU, MARIO LAROUCHE, EDDIE CHOW, JOEL ROY, RICK WOODFORD) in the Fairfield Marriott Challenge provincial championships at Brighton & District Curling Club and Trenton Curling Club from Jan 13-15, 2017.


    Congrats to our DAVID MATHERS curling with Team Howard (Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, DAVID MATHERS, Scott Howard) for winning the A-side of the ONTARIO TANKARD PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER A at the RCMP Curling Club on Jan 8, 2017.

    Good luck in the 2017 Men’s Ontario Recharge with Milk Tankard in Cobourg! (Jan 29 – Feb 5, 2017).  

    Team Howard

  • Parking spots on 226 Argyle property no longer available to members


    At the end of November, we reported that our neighbour at 226 Argyle had chosen to reduce the number of spots that we can use on their lot. Now, the owner wants to reduce our access even further. 

    We started this relationship a few years ago with access to 10-12 spots for our evening curlers. In return, we have provided snow and garbage removal for the property, which is not an insignificant cost. The latest change would reduce our access to 4-5 spots and only for the late evening draw. The math no longer makes sense and the owner has shown no signs of being more accommodating, so we are ending the relationship.

    Effective immediately, we ask that members stop parking at 226 Argyle. We also want to warn you that the owner may install a chain between the properties that would prevent access from our property onto Argyle. (A chain used to be installed every winter prior to our current negotiated arrangement.)

    We do recognize that there will be some inconvenience as people get used to not being able to drive through. We appreciate your understanding, and ask members to be considerate about letting cars out of our parking lot.

    Despite this limitation, the OCC has run multiple draws every evening for decades. The available parking options outside the club’s lot are what makes this possible. Please be prepared to seek alternative neighbourhood parking when our lot is full: 

    1.      Commercial Parking Lot on the south side of the club lowers its rate after business hours to $3 (TBC). The meter accepts large change and credit cards and the lot is monitored.

    2.      Ottawa Police Association parking lot, on Catherine Street, is available, but has restrictions: Mon – Wed after 10pm; Thu – Fri after 5pm; Sat – Sun all day. The gates will be up when the lot is open (and free) to OCC members.

    3.      Street Parking is available on most surrounding streets, the closest of which are O’Connor, north of Argyle – free after 5:30pm and weekends, as well as Argyle itself - with metered times.

  • LEE MERKLINGER wins Asham US Open

    Congrats to our LEE MERKLINGER for winning the ASHAM US OPEN OF CURLING in Blaine, MN with Team Middaugh (Sherry Middaugh, Jo-Ann Rizzo, LEE MERKLINGER, Leigh Armstrong) on Jan 2, 2017.

    Lee Merklinger


  • Power was re-instated

    Everything is back to normal at the club!

  • Wed Jan 4th: Club closed for the day, Cash League cancelled due to power outage

    Due to an ongoing power outage the club is closed for the day and the Cash League is cancelled for tonight. Ottawa Hydro is projecting a 4pm restoral for power, which is not enough time to get the ice back in shape for the 5pm draw tonight. We expect to return to normal operations tomorrow.

  • Wednesday, Jan 4 - No power at club - all practice is cancelled for this afternoon! STAY TUNED



    There is a power failure in the neighbourhood surrounding the curling club, and current reports are that the issue is expected to be resolved by the afternoon.

  • OCC victorious in 2016 Ottawa-Rideau Challenge!

    Congratulations to our OCC curlers who gallantly fought off our formidable Rideau opponents to emerge victorious in the 2016 version of the Ottawa-Rideau Challenge!

    A huge thanks to the organizers and participants from both clubs. A fun night was had by all!

    Pictured here are the OCC skips and our club manager, Dalal, accepting the trophy.

    Ottawa-Rideau Challenge 2016 trophy presentation

  • Christmas Season Hours

    The Ottawa Curling Club hours of operation during Christmas and New Year's are:

    Dec, 23 to 27 AND Dec 30, 31, Jan.1 and 2. : CLOSED

    Wed Dec 28th: The Ottawa/Rideau Challenge at OCC.

    Thursday Dec 29th: Teachers Spiel.

    All leagues resume normal activity by Tuesday January 3rd.

  • MIKE MCLEAN, DOUG JOHNSTON, and MIKE JOHANSEN advance to Provincial qualifier January 6-8


    Congrats to the following members for advancing from the CurlON Tankard Qualifier 1 on Dec 19, 2016:

    MIKE MCLEAN (playing with Jake Higgs out of West Northumberland Curling Club)

    DOUG JOHNSTON (playing with Bryan Cochrane out of Russell Curling Club)

    MIKE JOHANSEN (playing with Bryan Lewis out of Rideau Curling Club)

    Good luck at the Provincial Qualifier on Jan 6-8 at RCMP!  

  • TEAM GARLAND advances to Grandmaster Provincials Mar 16-18

    TEAM GARLAND (RANDY GARLAND, JOHN MAYES, ELDON COOMBE, BRIAN CORBETT) for winning the Verve Grandmasters Zone on Dec 18, 2016. Good luck at Provincials from Mar 16-18, 2017!

  • Christmas Seasons Hours

    The Ottawa Curling Club hours of operation during Christmas and New Years are:

    Dec, 23 to 27 AND Dec 30, 31, Jan.1 and 2. CLOSED

    Wed Dec 28th The Ottawa, Rideau Challenge At OCC.

    Thursday Dec 29th Teachers Spiel.

    All leagues resume normal activity by Tuesday January 3rd.

  • Toy Mountain Christmas Drive at OCC - collection extended to Monday, Dec 19th

    Interested in helping a local family in need this Christmas, but unsure how to contribute? The OCC is making it easy for our generous curlers to support those less fortunate.

    The Ottawa Region's Toy Mountain campaign helps bring Christmas cheer to thousands of local children in need. Unfortunately, the Ottawa area is seeing increasing demand by families in need at Christmas and have seen shortages in toy donations in recent years.

    This year, Toy Mountain aims to help 20,000 children in the Ottawa area. The greatest requirement is for toys for boys and girls ages 0-2 and 11-12.

    Drop off your new, unwrapped Christmas gifts under the club Christmas tree.

    Any inquiries can be directed to Robyn at robyn.mattie@curling.ca.

    With close to 1000 regular curlers at our club, a little can go a long way.

    Toys will be collected under the tree until Monday, December 19th, 2016.

    (Cash donations will also be accepted through Dalal, and Robyn will do some extra shopping!)

    Toy Mountain

  • LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY going to Mixed Doubles Provincials!

    Congratulations to LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY for winning the B-side of the CurlON Mixed Doubles Qualifier ‘A’ at Winchester on Dec 4, 2016.

    Good luck at Mixed Doubles Provincials at the Listowel Curling Club (Feb 24-26)!

  • Congrats to JEAN-MICHEL MÉNARD and DON BOWSER   

    JEAN-MICHEL MÉNARD for winning the WFG Jim Sullivan Curling Classic on Dec 4, 2016.

    DON BOWSER (with Team Balsdon) for winning the Seker Ross & Perry Eastern Ontario Championship on Dec 4, 2016.

  • Senators Curling promotion on Feb 19th

    The Ottawa Senators are offering curling club members, their family and friends the opportunity to attend the February 19 game vs. the Winnipeg Jets at 5:00 pm at a discounted price of $20 (includes taxes/fees). Tickets may be purchased directly through Steve Horwood (613.791.6106 horwood@unopsys.com) or using code: SWEEP online at www.ottawasenators.com/SWEEP

    Tickets are limited due to availability and will be supplied on a first come, first serve basis. 

    See flyer for more details.

    Senators game Feb 19

  • More member accomplishments in the past weeks! Congratulations go out to:

    STEVE ALLEN and RICK ALLEN for winning the Glendale Cashspiel on Nov 27, 2016.

    MIKE JOHANSEN for winning the Charlevoix Senior Spiel with Team Lewis on Nov 27, 2016.

    TEAM GARDLAND (RANDY GARLAND, BRIAN EDGE, JOHN COLQUHOUN, CAL HEGGE with BOB HANNA – Coach) for winning the Navy Senior Men’s Spiel on Nov 20, 2016.

    RACHEL HOMAN for winning the Wall Grain Mixed Doubles Classic with John Morris on Nov 16, 2016.

  • GRAHAM RATHWELL wins Travelers Curling Club Canadian Championship!

    Huge congrats to our GRAHAM RATHWELL for winning the Travelers Curling Club Canadian Championship with Team Forget (curling out of Cataraqui Golf & Country Club) on November 26, 2016 in Kelowna, BC. Well done!

  • Reduction of parking spots at 226 Argyle

    Unfortunately, our neighbour at 226 Argyle has chosen to reduce the number of spots that we can use on their lot. Effective immediately, the first four parking spots closest to Argyle are now off limits to us AT ALL TIMES and will be actively enforced. The spots should be clearly marked by red signs. We are seeking new parking arrangements for our members and we will update you if and when the situation changes.

  • MARIE-ELAINE LITTLE and KIMBERLY GANNON advance to U21 Provincials

    Congrats to our MARIE-ELAINE LITTLE and KIMBERLY GANNON (playing with Leah Will and Nicole Titkai out of Granite CC) for winning the B-side of the U21 Women's Provincial Qualifier ‘A’ in Almonte, ON.  

    Good luck at the Ontario U21 Women’s Provincials in Russell, ON from Jan 4-8!

  • CASSANDRA de GROOT and KIRI CAMPBELL win Listowel Women's Classic

    Congrats to our CASSANDRA de GROOT and KIRI CAMPBELL (playing with Danielle Inglis and Stephanie Van Huyse) for defeating Team Hastings 6-4 in the final of the Listowel Women's Classic Nov 18-20 in Listowel, ON.

  • Fantastic member accomplishments in the past month!

    Congratulations go out to:

    RACHEL HOMAN for winning the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles with John Morris on Oct 3, 2016.

    LEE MERKLINGER for winning the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard with Team Middaugh on Oct 10, 2016.

    JEAN-MICHEL MENARD for winning the Capital Curling Classic with his team on Oct 10, 2016.

    CRAIG SAVILL for winning the Challenge de curling de Gatineau with Team Epping on Oct 23, 2016.

    RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE for winning the Canad Inns Women’s Classic on Oct 24, 2016.

    LYNN KREVIAZUK for winning the WFG Masters Grand Slam with Team Flaxey on Oct 30, 2016.

    GRAHAM RATHWELL for winning the Travelers Curling Club Provincials with Team Forget of Kingston on Oct 30, 2016.

    MIKE JOHANSEN for winning the Navan Men’s with Team Lewis on Nov 6, 2016.

  • Limited Parking during Roof Replacement - Nov 10-24


    We have confirmation that the roofing company, RoofMaster, will commence roof replacement work starting Thursday, November 10, and may take close to 2 weeks to complete.

    Thursday & Friday (November 10 & 11): RoofMaster will take up 25’ of parking space at the side of the building to accommodate two trailer bins.

    Monday, November 14 until completion: Parking spaces will be severely limited to accommodate the roofing company’s vehicles and the large roll off bins that will be needed for the old roof. Two roll off bins will be parked parallel to the building. Because the driver needs room to drop his box and advance his truck as he's unloading it, many parking spaces will be unavailable.

    Roof work will start at 8:00 am each morning and will continue until 5:30 pm each day. Their trucks will leave the parking lot at @5:30 pm each evening, but the roll off bins will remain overnight.

    We do recognize that this will be a major inconvenience for our curlers. Unfortunately, the consequences of holding off are likely to be worse than the inconvenience of getting it done now.

    We are fortunate to have deep expertise on the Board for facilities between Gord Sutherland, Paul Engelbrecht, and Tom Sinclair. Feel free to chat with any of them to get a more expert opinion on the situation.

    The OCC appreciates your understanding and patience, and ask those who drive to the club to be prepared to seek alternate parking during the next two weeks. https://www.ottawacurlingclub.com/about/parking (Dates subject to change depending on contractor’s availability.)

    Thank you.

    Board of Directors of the Ottawa Curling Club

  • The new roof is coming, but so is some parking disruption

    As we announced at the AGM, the ice shed absolutely needs a new roof and it's getting it this month. Unfortunately, the roofers will be taking up most of the club's side parking lot, especially at the start of the project and during the day throughout the project. When we know the exact dates, we will announce them as widely as possible along with details of when and how much of the parking lot will be usable. The work is expected to take 2 weeks or less with good weather. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, but we ask for everyone to bear with us while we do this important renewal project.

  • Defending the Quebec Challenge Cup vs Windsor (Nov 5th)

    For the first time since 1957, the Quebec Challenge Cup trophy resides at the Ottawa Curling Club!

    Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, to cheer on our OCC teams lead by James Benson and Geoff Colley as we defend the Cup vs Challenger: Windsor (Quebec).

    The Quebec Challenge involves having a 10-end double rink curling game. At the conclusion of each challenge, the Cup is awarded to the club with the highest aggregate score.

    The Quebec Challenge Cup is the oldest competitive trophy in North America, and has been continually contested since 1874.

  • Practice Ice

    The Practice ice is now available online.
    Owing to the demand for practice ice, bookings are for 30 minutes (a half-hour) only.

  • Match Committee interim ruling on brooms

    The Match Committee considered the question of brooms at their meeting last Wednesday (Sept 28). Their interim ruling can be found on the rules page. The short version is that most members can keep using their current equipment, but we ask you to do so in the spirit of fair play.

  • OTTAWA CURLING CLUB WINS QUEBEC CHALLENGE CUP! (Oldest competitive trophy in North America!)

    Our OCC double rink skipped by Spencer Cooper and Eddie Chow challenged the Quebec Challenge Cup holders, Cornwall Curling Centre, and emerged victorious!


    The Quebec Challenge Cup is the oldest competitive trophy in North America. It has been continually contested since 1874. The series is open to any club involved with the OVCA or Curling Quebec as an event under the Canadian Branch. Due to the vast number of clubs waiting to challenge for the Cup, it is typically a 5-7 year cycle to get another chance to challenge for this large, prestigious trophy.

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  • Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season

    Practice ice will be available:

    Monday October 3: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
    Tuesday October 4: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
    Wednesday October 5: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
    Thursday October 6: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
    Friday October 7: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm

    No reservations will be taken for practice ice the first 2 Weeks.
    League games are scheduled to begin on Monday September 26th.

  • 2015-2016 Danny Lamoureux Shield

    At our AGM on Sep 20th, the 2015-2016 Danny Lamoureux Shield was awarded to Paul Engelbrecht and Tom Peterson!
    (In recognition of outstanding contribution to the sport of curling and The Ottawa Curling Club)
    Congrats, Paul and Tom!
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    Congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) for going undefeated (6-0) to win the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, ON. 

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  • Annual General Meeting 2016

    The Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7pm at the club. The AGM package was sent by email this afternoon. Note that if you, or another member you know, did not receive the newsletter with the link to the AGM information or would prefer to receive a hard copy, please contact Dalal at 613-234-4119.

    All league schedules will be posted on-line by September 20. League games are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 26.

    Practice ice will be tentatively available starting on September 23. Practice ice time will be posted online. No reservations will be taken for practice ice from September 23 - October 10.

    Please refer to the Club Calendar for further information on dates, etc.


    Our OCC 2016 Craig Savill Invitational Golf Tournament was held on June 3rd at the Pine View Golf Club. This year, all profits were pre-identified to be donated to Craig Savill’s charity of choice. With the help of the generous donations offered up for the silent auction and additional contributions from Sunlife employees, we forwarded $500.00 to the General Hospital Cancer Centre, and $4509.74 to the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.

    Congrats to the foursome of Matthew Anderson, Keith Bolton, Mike Pirie and Glenn Goodkey for beating out 24 other teams to capture the Bonnie Matheson Memorial Trophy! A huge thanks to all who participated! 


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  • 2016-2017 Membership

    The 2016-2017 Membership will be available online by
    Wednesday June 1st.

    One team member must pay in full by Friday June 10th  in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.
    Club hours:
    June 1st & 2nd : 12 noon - 6 pm
    June 6th - 10th: 12 noon - 6 pm

    Payment can be made in person at the club or by phone.

    Returning team policy
    Team Sign up
    Membership Sign up

  • Nominations

    The Board of Directors invites nominations, preferably or expressions of interest for nominations for the position of Director to be submitted by June 15, 2016. If enough interest is demonstrated by June 15, a nomination committee to solicit candidates will not need to be formed.

    The deadline for nominations to be received is the close of business on August 15, 2016 and they will be accepted at any time prior to this.

    An election will be held at the AGM on September 20, 2016, and the candidates will be contacted to provide a statement about their candidacy that will be included in the mail out for the AGM.

    To nominate a candidate for the position of director:

    • The candidate must agree to the nomination.
    • The nomination must be supported by two members.
    • The candidate and two nominators must have paid or made arrangements to pay their dues by August 15, 2016.
    • The nomination must be in writing, addressed to the Secretary, and received by the Manager before the deadline.

    We thank all of those interested in standing for election as a Director.


    Tom Sinclair, President

© Ottawa Curling Club 2017