The Board of Directors has become aware of a technical issue preventing members with Cogeco email addresses from receiving Club communications over the last few weeks. As such, the Board is extending the deadline to register and pay for the upcoming curling season to September 23rd. The Board will also be postponing the start of the curling season to October 19th, in light of the extended deadline and of the reduced number of players and teams. The Board expects that all curling members will still get the same number of games as a regular season.
We are very close to the approximately 60% revenue threshold required to open and would like to give all members a chance to renew their membership.
If you have yet to register and/or pay, please click HERE.
The Board is also aware of revised public health restrictions that may affect the Club's ability to operate. We are monitoring the developing situation coming out of Ministry of Health and Halton Public Health and will take any and all restrictions into account when making a final determination regarding whether or not to reopen in October.
The Board appreciates everyone's patience while we determine the best course of action. For more information, please contact the Club office.
We appreciate your patience as the Club develops plans for the upcoming season. As more information becomes available and the state of the Club's reopening becomes more clear, decisions about curling are being made and Return-to-Play Guidelines are being fine-tuned.
The Board of Directors has given the go-ahead to open the Club for Tuesday, October 13th provided the following conditions are met:
- the Club has retained at least approximately 60% membership revenue by September 15th and
- the provincial reopening restrictions are at or better than the current conditions.
Members must pay their fees by September 15th. Payment by this date is important as it will dictate whether or not the Club can proceed with turning the ice plant on, which needs to happen a minimum 3 weeks before the first day of curling. If the Club doesn't achieve the 60% threshold by that date, the Board of Directors will postpone starting the ice plant and determine a subsequent date in which the Club could reopen.
Paid fees will be subject to the Club's Refund Policy. After October 1st, members will only be eligible for a refund of half of their fees (not including OCA fees, building levy, prize levy and new member fees, where applicable). Members who are interested in sitting out the first half of the season may renew their membership for January 2021 for 50% of the league fees (OCA fees, building levy, prize levy & new membership fees, where applicable, will all be charged in full), pending space is available in leagues.
Due to the costs involved in preparing for the curling season and reopening the Club, in the event of complete Club closure prior to January 1st, no refunds will be issued for the first half of the season.
Members who do not wish to curl this season, but wish to retain their league spot into the 2021/2022 season and voting rights at the 2021 Annual General Meeting may pay for an interim Pandemic Membership. Pandemic Memberships are $200 plus HST, plus the $75 Building Levy, where applicable, and are available to Anytime, Weekday and Intermediate members who played in the 2019/2020 season. Pandemic Members will have access to practice ice and Club events, but will not have the ability to spare. If a Pandemic Member wishes to renew their full membership, the value of the Pandemic Membership will be applied to their renewal fees.
Click here for the complete Leave of Absence Policy. Members who are interested in a Pandemic Membership can now login to their profile and update their membership type online.
While every effort is being made to ensure a safe return to play, ultimately the decision is up to each member to make an informed decision. Curling isn’t an essential activity – it’s optional. The Oakville Curling Club cannot guarantee, despite all of our efforts and desire to keep everyone safe, that COVID-19 won’t somehow enter the club and be transmitted there. We encourage members to think carefully about the risk associated with curling before they commit to the season. Each member is responsible to assess their own risk and comfort level with curling and socializing at the Club. We have included options for those who do not feel comfortable playing but wish to remain part of the Oakville curling community, such as an Associate Membership, a Social Membership, or a Pandemic Membership.
We regret to inform you that the 2020 OCC Summer League is cancelled. We know this doesn't come as a shock to anyone. This is the first time Summer League has been cancelled since its inception.
The decision had less to do with curling under COVID conditions (we feel that the protocols we're putting in place do a lot to reduce the risk to members, athletes and staff), and more to do with the ever-evolving dynamics of the pandemic and the associated restrictions from the provincial government and local public health authorities. Like all clubs, we're dealing with a moving target and we've found ourselves out of time to ensure a quailty curling experience for Summer League teams.
Full refunds will be processed in the next couple of weeks and you should see the funds on your card by the end of the month. Teams who were part of Summer League 2019 will retain ownership of their spots in the 2021/2022 season, with new teams who were registered this season being placed on the waitlist for available spots next season.
For our members, the new tentative reopening date is September 25th.
We thank you all for your support this year. We're looking forward to seeing you on the ice very soon!
Curling is a unique sport that requires both skill and strategy. It is often referred to as chess on ice. It is a lifelong sport that can be learned at any age. Whether playing in a fun league or in a competitive ladder the emphasis is always on sportsmanship and fair play. Being a social sport by nature, it is not uncommon for teams to socialize off the ice where lasting friendships are often made.
OCC's 2020 Summer Camp has been cancelled
Summer on Ice - 2020
The Oakville Curling Club hosts Youth Curling Day Camps every year in August for kids between the ages of 7 – 16. This camp is designed for all levels of skill and experience, from absolute beginners to experienced U-18 athletes.
- Camp 1: Monday August 17 to Friday August 21, 2020
- Camp 2: Monday August 24 to Friday August 28, 2020
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Before and after camp care available!
Friday, October 1 to Sunday,October 3, 2021.
You are invited to attend the Oakville International Curlers' Gathering at the Oakville Curling Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
The entry fee of $600 Cdn per team, includes 6 games and a party / banquet on Saturday evening.
The Oakville Curling Club, in partnership with the Town of Oakville and Visit Oakville, are proud to play host to the 2021 Continental Cup! The world's best curlers from Canada and Europe will battle it out at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in four days of intense competition.
Read the full release below. Watch the full official announcement by clicking here. Stay tuned for ticket details and volunteer opportunities!
The Oakville Curling Club is committed to the development and continued growth of the fantastic sport of Curling... and we want to teach you how to play!
For the 2019/20 Season, we have prepared a series of Learn to Curl (L2C) programs to get you into the swing of this great Canadian sport.
You do not need to be a member of OCC to participate.
Fall in love with Curling at our house this winter! Space is limited, register today!