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News & Events

  • PRACTICE ICE BOOKING

    As of Friday October 10 the practice ice booking feature will be available for members to book their half hour practice ice time. The first date available is Tuesday October 14.

  • The 53rd Annual Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 26 - May 4, 2014

    Entry fee $320 per team.

    April 8th deadline has passed.

    Entries paid in full by March 15th, 2014 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 53rd Gordie Perry Bonspiel.

    And The Winner is TEAM DOUGLAS KEE.

    The Perry draw.

    Entries must be made online.

    View the 2014 Gordie Perry Bonspiel Poster

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  • FORMER LONG TIME MEMBER PASSES AWAY

    Bob Preston, a long time monday ladder, weekday and Saturday morning skip has passed away.Check here for info.

    Bob could be counted on to share the worst jokes and always forget whatever happened when he came off the ice.

  • SAYING GOODBYE TO BOB

    MARTIN, Robert Wagner 
    Agriculture Canada
    Governor General Curling Club
    Ottawa Curling Club 
    Passed away at his home on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at age 96. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (Carr). Dear father of the late Robert John Martin. Son of the late John Cameron Martin (MARTIN ON LAW) and Laura Snyder of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and brother of the late Mary Martin Cocker (late Robert M Coker Jr.) Leaving nieces Maureen Irving (Ed), Karan O'Reilly (late Phil), Rosann Graham (Ron), Mary Bett Britt (Gerald) and nephews Paul Gervais (Sharon), Robert Coker (Judy) of the U.S.A. Bob was an outstanding athlete from his Olympic caliber swimming in 1938 in Saskatchewan, to his later tennis, golf and curling exploits. His Government career at Agriculture Canada and his war service as part of the Canadian War Crimes Tribunal in Japan took up his time until retirement. Then he went on to full time golf and curling ect. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Ottawa Curling Club, 440 O'Connor Street, Ottawa on Saturday May 24, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. Memorial donation to the Elisabeth Bruyere Pavillion or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Bob will be there.
    Condolences/Tributes/Donations
    mcgarryfamily.ca
    613-748-1200 


    Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 17, 2014

    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=robert-martin&pid=171053704&FBNF=ShareObitAt#.U3dBO0d6Z8o.facebook

  • THE OVCA NEEDS YOUR HELP

    Curling is over for another season, but planning for the 2015 Mens City of Ottawa bonspiel has begun. Its a big job to organize this event. We need your help. Turnover was high this spring, and we are looking for people to work out on the organizing committee. The committee meets about once a month until December, and a bit more frequently up to the March event.  The committee works as a team, and this is a big reason we were able to deliver a bonspiel the past few years. We have templates detailing the work involved, that makes the job easier for newcomers to the committee, so don't be shy. Here are the key positions that are vacant.

    • Committee chairperson - It sounds daunting, but you work with Peter our events coordinator to ensure deliverables are on track.
    • A social coordinator to organize the Friday night party (the Tailgators event) and the Finals reception on Sunday.
    • A marketting and promotions person to spread the word to the curling community, keeping them informed, and
    • Someone to handle trophies (retrieve from storage, take to engraving, deliver to clubs, etc.

    Please sign up to help us if you think you can commit to help with any of these tasks, share this message with your curling associates, or sign up a friend and come forward as a duo. We need your help to make this event happen in 2015.

    You can contact me by replying to this message at  frank@ovca.com or phone me at 613-825-5397 or 613-914-5166.

    Frank Van Ryckeghem

    Vice-President Ottawa Valley Curling Association

  • BOB MARTIN

    The Ottawa Curling Club's last lifetime member, Bob Martin, passed away this morning. The family will let us know when the arrangements are done. 

    Please don't call the club for details as Dalal is very sad. 
    An era ends at the the OCC

  • NEW ICE TECH ANNOUNCED

      After weeks of extensive interviews and consultations, we are delighted to announce that Ian MacAulay will be the OCC's new ice maker. Ian brings to the role decades of success making championship calibre ice at the RCMP and has been a longtime competitor in the OCC's cash league.

    The Board considered 11 applicants for the position from Ottawa, across Canada, and even one from the United States. Although we were impressed by the wealth of expertise and experience of all the candidates, Ian stood out as the ice maker who most clearly exemplified the attitude and abilities we were seeking and was most committed to our long-term success.

    Please join us in welcoming Ian to his new position. We have every confidence that, under Ian's management, our members will enjoy consistently superior playing conditions in the upcoming seasons.

    Thank you for your patience and support during this process.

    Peter Glover
    Ice Director
    On behalf of the OCC's Board of Directors

  • PAST PRESIDENT'S DINNER REVIVED

    It hasn’t happened for at least 50 years.

    OCC President Mike Loewen resurrected an old tradition by hosting a President’s dinner at the club Monday April 14. As far as any of the attending Presidents could remember there had not been such a dinner during their tenures.

    Only 3 of the 12 living past Presidents could not attend. Those in attendance in order of newest to oldest tenure were Gayle Green, Barb Brown, Eric Johansen, Steve Mitchell, Brad Shinn, Sandra Chisholm, Rod Matheson, Bob York and Dave Smith. All still curl at the Ottawa except for Johansen, York and Smith.

    Those three couldn’t believe how the banner count has increased and that we are getting 7 more this year.

    After an upscale meal prepared by Dallas the group went on a tour where they raved about the refurbished locker rooms and all were impressed by the state of the art ice plant.

    Pictured: left to right – GAYLE GREEN 2004-2006; SANDRA CHISHOLM 1990-1992; DAVE SMITH 1978-1980; ROD MATHESON 1988-1990; BOB YORK 1986-1988; BARBRA BROWN 1998-2000; STEVE MITCHELL 1994-1996; ERIC JOHANNSEN 1996-1998; BRAD SHINN 1992-1994; MICHAEL LOEWEN  PRESENT who is the 36th OCC President.

    PAST PRESIDENTS

  • ROY BLAIR RESULTS

    Roy Blair Draw and Results.

  • Club Championship 2014

    Everything is set for our league winners and other high performing teams to compete for the club championship.

    Championship rules
    Championship Draw

  • ICE TECH DATE CHANGE

    The deadline for submissions has changed to March 21.

  • ICE TECHNICIAN REQUIRED

    Request for Interest: Ottawa Curling Club Ice Technician
    The Ottawa Curling Club (OCC) requires the services of an Ice Technician starting the upcoming 2014-2015 curling season with the possibility for a multi-year contract (details to be discussed). 
    About the Ottawa Curling Club:
    The OCC is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the country, boasting everything from a vibrant getting started league to Canadian and world champion curlers and coaches as members. The membership is engaged and competitive while enjoying one of the friendliest social atmospheres around.
    The OCC is a busy, full-service, professionally managed curling facility in the downtown core. This five-sheet club has a one draw morning program followed by a two hour practice period and three evening draws Monday to Friday. Saturday includes a morning league with two draws followed by a full slate of public rentals into the evening. Sunday is the busiest day with 6 draws from 9 AM to 9 PM.
    Member amenities include a full service kitchen as well as an independently operated pro shop.
    Position:
    The Ice Technician will be contracted to direct the ice making and ice maintenance operations of the club; directly oversee the preventive maintenance program for the physical plant; and consult on related aspects of the ice house/building.
    Summary of duties:
    1. Maintain the ice daily for approximately 30 weekly draws plus additional public rentals.
    2. Prepare the ice for all curling events such as league play, bonspiels and special events.
    3. Hire, train, administer and supervise your own ice crew (the OCC can offer names of candidates)
    4. Meet weekly with the Manager and/ or Ice Director.
    5. In conjunction with the Manager, communicate with the membership about ice conditions.
    6. Maintain the Maintenance Log Book for the Machine Room equipment.
    7. Perform preventive maintenance procedures as required.
    8. Maintain on-ice member amenities (including drinking water, tissues, and cleaning brushes).
    9. Ensure catwalks are clean and tidy and ice equipment is stored properly.
    10. Install ice in early September for opening league play usually the last Monday in September.
    11. Install ice markings in consultation with the Ice Director.
    12. Shut down the ice plant and clean rink area after season concludes at the end of April.
    Minimum qualifications:
    1. Possess a Level 3 Ice Technician’s certification.
    2. Produce verifiable work record that validates your qualifications.
    Reporting:
    Ice Technician is responsible to the Board of Directors and reports to the Ice Director. Ice Technician works with the Club Manager to determine ice usage requirements and maintenance schedules.
    Applications:
    Written applications must be received on or before 21 March 2014. Your application must include:
    1. Cover letter with your concept of member service and communicating about ice conditions.
    2. Resume detailing your ice making experience including references.
    3. Your contract expectations (price quote not expected at this stage).
    Successful applicants will be sent an information package and asked to submit a complete bid. The shortlisted bidders will be interviewed by the Ice Contract Evaluation Committee. 
    Applications should be sent by email, post, or fax Attn: Peter Glover, Ice Director. 
    The Ottawa Curling Club
    440 O’Connor Street, Ottawa ON K2P 1W4
    Telephone: (613) 234-4119 | Fax: (613) 235-2178
    manager@ottawacurlingclub.com | www.ottawacurlingclub.com

  • CONGRATULATIONS

    8 ender

     

     

     

     

    The rink of OCC members - Heidi Rausch, Patti Negrave, Bernice Wolf and Brenda Bethune scored an 8-Ender on March 1 at Manotick's Perky In Pink charity bonspiel. They look perky, they look pink and an 8-ENDER is a pretty thing!

  • TEAM HOMAN SEND OFF

    2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship

    The send off for Team Homan will take place at the Ottawa on Wednesday, March 5 beginning att 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

    If anyone wants to take part please let the club know.

  • PROVINCIAL HOLIDAY

    Just a reminder that the Ottawa will be closed on Monday February 17 for Family Day.

  • THE OTTAWA CURLING CLUB IS PROUD OF TEAM CANADA

    HOMAN 2014

  • GOOD PARKING NEWS


    Our neighbours at the Police Association have rented the City of Ottawa land on the south side of Catharine Street and are in the process of buying the land to augment their paved lot which sits beside that land.
    They have informed us that curlers are welcome to park on the UNPAVED LOT (not the paved lot) after the business day , 7 days a week AFTER 6 P.M.
    There will be times we cannot park there at all but they will inform us when they have events that require their use of the unpaved lot.
    You also park there at your own risk.

    REMEMBER: PARK THERE ONLY AFTER 6 P.M. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. AND PARK ONLY ON THE UNPAVED LOT. Please respect their wishes.

  • YOUR HELP IS REQUIRED TO IMPROVE OUR CONDITIONS

    Your Board needs to find out what you think. Please complete this short electronic survey.

    The survey is about ice conditions, rocks and plant. For those who would like a hard copy of the survey copies are available at the bar.

    Thank you in advance.

  • SOME MEMBERS NEED YOUR HELP

    A number of our university aged members play for university varsity teams.

    The students are left to fundraise for themselfs. Please read below for your chance to help through a silent action.

    SILENT AUCTION
     

    In support of the Carleton Ravens Curling Program

    Treat your family or friends to a night out with the Ottawa 67's

     
    Ottawa 67's vs. Peterborough Pete's

    Canadian Tire Center
    Tuesday February 4, 7:00 pm
    Suite 112B - 16 tickets

    3 parking passes

    $200 Pizza & Pop

    To bid please email:

    Christine McCrady

     
    Deadline: Noon, Friday January 31


    Bidders will be advised when bid is submitted if bid is accepted (beats existing bid). All bidders will be advised of highest bid Friday Jan. 31, 9:00 am. 
    After this time only accepted bids will be advised so keep trying.

    Thank you for your support,
    Carleton Ravens Curling Program

     

  • NEW OCC JACKETS AVAILABLE

    NEW OCC CLUB JACKET

    These are the same jackets that Team Glenn Howard wears. See photo below.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p370x247/1488026_777338338959594_1184935898_n.jpg

    The jackets will have the OCC logo on the front left breast.

    The jackets can also be altered for sleeve length etc.

    JACKETS

    How does this work? You try the men’s and women’s jackets on for sizing then I order for you.

    Cost: $105.00 includes the set up fee. Taxes are extra. Names can be added for $10 extra.

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  • PARKING BAD NEWS

    Yesterday the owner of the business on Argyle that allows us to use his lot on weekends and weekdays after 5:30 pm, informed the club that as of January 1 his lot is off limits to us.

    In other words we cannot park on his lot at any time.

    He says some of our renters and members have abused the conditions especially parking in the spots reserved for his tenants.

    We are trying to re-negotiate with him but for now please be advised that you park in his lot at your own risk of getting ticketed and/or towed.

  • ALL THE BEST

    XMAS 2013

  • CHRISTMAS SEASON HOURS

    The Ottawa Curling Club hours of operation during Christmas are:

    Dec, 24 to 26 AND Dec 30, 31 and Jan. 1. CLOSED

    Friday Dec. 27 Open at 4 p.m.

    Sat. Dec. 28 & Sun. 29 Open for special functions

    Thursday Jan.2 the Club and leagues resume normal activity (or as normal as we can get at the Ottawa)

     

  • A CAPITAL SEND OFF

    Join the stars on Wednesday November 27 at 7 pm at the Ottawa for a capital send off. 
    We are saluting the Ottawa players who will be competing at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. They are Craig Savill, Lee Merklinger and Team Homan.
    The informal evening will encourage the crowd to present their best wishes to any of the players.

  • BE A FEARLESS PROGNOSTICATOR

    TEST YOUR PREDICTION SKILLS.
    The Rideau Curling Club is conducting a Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings pool. For $10 a ballot you get to pick the winners in the round robin and playoffs of the Olympic Trials.
    Proceeds go towards the Rideau purchasing another set of little rocks.
    The deadline to enter is November 30. Ballots are at the bar.

  • MEMBERSHIP DEWS

    Spelling mistakes get noticed.

    Your membership fees need to be noticed as well.

    Fees are due by October 15. However because of the long weekend, a payment extension is granted to Saturday October 19.

    Please ensure you have completed the on line registration form then contact the manager.

    Payment ensures access to the ice.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Sunday October 13th: Closed
    Monday October 14th: Closed

    Practice ice is now available to book online.

     

  • NEED A CLINIC...FOR CURLING

    The Rainbow Rockers are offering a beginner's clinic on Sunday, October 6 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  The clinic will be led by qualified instructors and will cover basic delivery, sweeping, equipment and more.  The cost is $10. Open to all. Limited space is still available.  Contact Lee at bonspiel@rainbowrockers.com to register or for more information.

  • KITCHEN & PRACTICE ICE

    PRACTICE ICE

    Yes folks there is ice! In order to serve as many members as possible the ice is open at a first come first served basis so please share.

    Monday September 30 to Thursday October 3rd practice hours are:

    12-2 pm

  • FREE WINE TASTING

    WINE TASTING

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This Tuesday September 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m.,the OCC will be conducting a free wine tasting in order to have YOU help in deciding the selection of new wines for the bar.

    The tasting will be ochestrated by Robbie MacLeod, a former OCC curler. Robbie is a Sommelier who studied at Algonquin College and also has an advanced Certificate in Sommelier from the Vendage Institute as well. He now is a Product Consultant with Vintages at the LCBO.

    Please email the manager if you are thinking of attending.

    The session will end at 7 p.m. so the AGM can begin.

  • Welcome to the 2013-2014 Curling Season

     

    The ice is almost ready!

    Practice ice will be tentatively available starting on the 28th of September. No reservations will be taken for practice ice the first weekend. League games are scheduled to begin on Monday September 30th. All league schedules will be posted on-line by September 24th.

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

    Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Tuesday September 24th at 7pm. Please attend this important annual meeting.

     

  • THE NEW PLANT IS ON BUT NOT MAKING ICE YET

    NEW PLANT

  • THE GETTING STARTED LEAGUE

    There are still a few openings in the Tuesday Getting Started league. If you know of anyone who wants to be in this league please have him or her contact the manager.

  • 2013-2014 Membership

    The 2013-2014 Membership is now available online.

    One team member must pay in full by Friday June 7th  in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.

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

    Returning team policy
    Team Sign up
    Membership Sign up

  • REVISED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

      The OCC Club Championship has a revised prize package this year.

    The ultimate winner receives $500 in CASH. Other winners will NOT get bar bucks but willl win a credit for food and beverage. The championship begins April 15. See below.

    Total prize money = $1600

    Prize money will be Bar Accounts in each of the individual players’ names

    Champion will receive $500 cash

    1st Round (round of 16) losing teams receive nothing

    2nd Round (Quarter Finals) losing teams receive $100 each (Total of $400)

    3rd Round (Semi Finals) losing teams receive $200 each (Total of $400)

    4th Round (Final) losing team receives $300 and the Champion receives $500 (Total of $800)

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    UPCOMING EVENTS & EASTER
    Easter Hours - The OCC is closed March 29, 30, 31 & April 1.

    EVENTS
    April 2 - Women's League & Getting Started League banquet
    April 3 - Cash League drop in and cash awards
    April 4 - Teacher's League banquet
    April 5 - Customs League banquet
    April 6 - Saturday Morning Men's League banquet
    April 9 - Spring Meeting & ROY BLAIR Draft
    April 13 - Club Closing banquet & Roy Blair finals

  • WOMENS WORLDS TSN BROADCAST SCHEDULE

    World Women's Curling Championship - Riga, Latvia

    DATEMORNINGAFTERNOONEVENING
    Mar 16--1pm (SCO)
    Mar 17-8am (ITA)4pm (DEN) TSN2 (TD)
    Mar 182:30am (RUS)-12:30pm (USA)
    Mar 19-7:30am (LAT)12:30pm (SWE)
    Mar 202:30am (GER)-12:30pm (SUI)
    Mar 212:30am (CHN)7:30am (JPN)-
    Mar 22--1pm (Page Playoff)
    Mar 23-8am (Page Playoff)1pm (Semi-Final)
    Mar 243am (Bronze Medal) Only if Canada is playing8am (Gold Medal Game)-
  • Team Homan 50/50 Draw

    Tuesday March 5th Ticket # 014452
    Wednesday March 6th # 014593 Claimed
    Thursday March 7th # 014661
    Saturday March 9th # 304282 Claimed

  • SLOVENIANS INVADE

    TOMAS

    Catch the article about these 2 OCC members.

     

     

  • OCC MEMBERS WIN WORLDS

    DEAF WORLDS The Ottawa's Mike Raby and David Joseph lead their Team Canada to victory at the World Deaf Championships on the weekend. Congrats!

  • TEAM CANADA SEND OFF

    WORLD LOGO

    Join us on SATURDAY MARCH 9, 7:30 PM at the Ottawa for the Team Homan send off as you wish them well at the Worlds in Riga, Latvia.

    scotties

  • TEAM HOMAN SEND OFF

    Let's give an Ottawa Curling Club send off to Team Homan this Wednesday February 13 at 7:30.

    The squad leaves Thursday for Kingston to compete in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

    The ceremony should last about an hour.

  • Team Homan 50/50 Draw

    50/50 Draw for Team Homan
    Monday February 4th Ticket #016256 Claimed
    Tuesday February 5th Ticket # 016504 Claimed
    Wednesday February 6th Ticket # 016680 Claimed
    Thursday February 7th Ticket # 016794 Claimed
    Monday February 11th Ticket # 014092 Claimed
    Tuesday February 12th Ticket # 014197 Claimed
    Wednesday February 13th
    Ticket # 014346 Claimed
    Ticket # 014366 Claimed
    Ticket # 014349 Claimed

  • SAVILL NAMED MALE ATHLETE

    The Ottawa's Craig Savill was named Ottawas Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday at the Ottawa Sports Awards. This is his second Ottawa athlete of the year award. The Ottawa's team of Brian Lewis, Jeff McCrady, Steve Doty and Graham Sinclair were named Curling Team of the Year.

  • SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS BUS TRIP

    With Ottawa’s Team Homan competing join us on a day trip to Kingston.

    The trip is open to ANYONE not just OCC members

    Friday February 22 (last round robin draw)

    Bus leaves Ottawa Curling Club at 11a.m. - Returns to Ottawa at 11:30 pm

    Cost: $40 HST included (Bus only)

    Draws: 2 p.m. ON v PE; 7:30: ON v CAN

    For game tickets:

    www.curling.ca/championships/scotties/ticket-information/       OR

    You can also call the K-ROC Centre box office at (613)650-5067 to ensure your tickets are together and to get the best choice    OR

    You can also purchase tickets when the bus gets there.

    Where to purchase bus tickets:

    OCC Manager (Tickets must be purchased and paid in full before February 8th. (THERE ARE NO REFUNDS UNLESS OCC CANCELS TRIP)*

    Heart Stop Lounge

    Your game ticket also includes admission to this tradition. Our charter bus will drive everyone to the Heart Stop lounge after the 7:30 draw and return to Ottawa from there. There are also free shuttle buses to the lounge.

    *We must sell all 56 seats

  • OCC RECLAIMS CURRIER CUP

    The message below is from Jeff Guignard, the board member responsible for the recent Currier Cup competition.

     

    Dear Currier Cup Champions,

    On behalf of the OCC Board of Directors, I wanted to thank and congratulate all of you on your stellar performance this past Saturday. With your help, we reclaimed the Currier Cup and avenged our loss last year with an overall victory of 40 to 22.

    More importantly, I think our guests from Buckingham had as much fun as I did. Thanks again for helping make the 152th Currier Cup a rousing success.

  • World Deaf Curling 50/50

    50/50 Draw

    Monday January 14, 2013 # 0849872 Claimed
    Tuesday January 15, 2013 # 0850233
    Wednesday January 16, 2013 # 0850281 Claimed
    Thursday January 17, 2013# 0866947 Claimed
    Friday January 18, 2013 #0867067 Claimed

    You can claim your winning from the Manager

    Thank you for all your support

  • FORMER MIXED LEAGUE CONVENOR PASSES AWAY

    Jim Wood, a past mixed league convenor passed away January 13. The arrangements are here.

    Jim played in mixed as well as Thursday mens' league and no matter where he curled he had a very good time. There are some legendary stories about him especially on bus/hotel trips to the Ontario Tankard.

  • PRO CURLING TIP

    Pro Curling Tip #4 is now available here.

  • PARKING NEWS TWO

    Our neighbour whose business faces onto Argyle and allows us to use his lot for your parking is reminding us that our use of his lot is restricted to:

    WEEKDAYS - from 5:30 P.M. ON

    WEEKENDS - ALL DAY

    He requires the lot during weekday business hours for his staff and clients.

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