Updated Thursday, August 17, 2017

OCA Zone Meetings

Zone meeting dates have been set for Zone 1 at Navan Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 pm; Zone 2 at Manotick Thursday, September 21; Zone 3 at Granite Thursday September 28 at 7:30 pm. See more details and the agenda here...

New Leagues at the RA

The RA is starting up a U30 league on Saturdays at 5 pm, and is also getting their youth program up and running again on Saturday mornings. The doubles league is in its second year on Wednesday evenings. See all the details here...

Rideau Cash 60+

The Rideau 60+ Cash League needs another team for the 2017/18 season. Games are played on Tuesdays at 1 pm. The season starts October 3, and runs for 24 games. Entry fee is $960. Cash prizes total $1950. Contact Ken Ward at 613-858-9104 if you are interested in entering a team or for more information.

Navan Looking for Manager

Navan Curling Club is looking for a Club Manager for the 2017/2018 season. If you are interested in applying, all the details including the contact information can found on the Navan Curling Club website by clicking here.

Pre-Trials

The 28 teams have been named for the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials event being held November 6-12 at Summerside PEI. Although there are no Ottawa teams competing, some individual players have Ottawa connections: Don Bowser, David Mathers, Jean-Michel Ménard, and Lee Merklinger. See the list of teams here.

Junior Teams for Capital Curling Classic

The Capital Curling Classic, October 6-9, needs four more U21 teams to fill the Junior Draw. The entry fee is $400. For more details see the website or contact John Steski

New Title Sponsor for Tankard Tuneup.

The Burnt Rock Curling Company is now sponsoring the former Tankard Tuneup, taking place in Huntley November 18-10 at Huntley. The entry form is here. More details are on the bonspiel page.  

Latest News from Curling Canada

Curling Canada announced the format for the wild card 16th team in the Brier and Scotties next season. Read for full story here...
And they have worked out a deal with Bell Media, and are still working with Rogers regarding the cable fees for curling clubs. Read more here...


 

TV Season Starts Early

TSN will be airing the Everest Curling Challenge from Fredericton NB starting on Friday August 25th. The list of players and schedule are here.

Volunteer Newsletter for the Roar

The first newsletter for volunteers is now available on the Roar of the Rings website here.

Future Stars Named

Seventy-two junior curlers from the Ottawa Valley region will receive a unique opportunity at the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa from Dec. 2-10. The junior curlers are the winners of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA) Future Stars program. See the rest of the story, and list of curlers here...

Early Season Bonspiels

See the bonspiel page for late August and September bonspiel listings: Pre-Season Curling League and Senior League, Scotch Doubles and Women's cash all at Carleton Heights Curling Club. The Moosehead Fall Open is at RCMP and the Fall Classic at Navy.

Volunteers for The Roar

Volunteer positions  for the Roar of the Rings in December are still available in the Patch in both Bar Services and Patch Banking. For a description of the positions and to register, click here.

Academy of Curling

Russ Howard's Academy of Curling to be held September 22-24, 2017 at City View Curling Club still has a few openings. There are also banquet tickets available. Register here.

OVCA Youth Symposium

Mark your calendar for September 9th. Leslie Ashton has taken on the responsibility of the OVCA Youth Symposium to be held at Granite Curling Club from 9 until noon. See details on the Junior page.

Train the Trainer and Club Coach

A "train the trainer" session, for curlers to learn how to teach new curlers, will be held at Russell Curling Club on October 1st. Register through the OVCA. A Club Coach program will be held at the RA on September 23-24 at the RA. Registration will be through CurlON.