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Lessia ParksWe were informed today by John Parks that Lessia passed yesterday evening Jan 27

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Now that we're back to curling, here are a few tips for staying safe in the club and on the ice in the age of Omicron.

Stay home if you are sick

Rule #1... if you feel sick or have come in close contact with someone who is sick, stay home. Your safety and the safety of your fellow members isn't worth one game of curling.

Wear your mask as much as possible

In a fully vaccinated setting such as the club, masking is the next best defense against transmission of the virus. Remember where and when masks are required vs when they are optional:

  • Masks are required in all areas of the club except for the rink
  • Masks are optional, but still strongly encouraged in the rink while you are curling
  • Masks are required if you are sweeping with a partner (single sweepers may remove their masks)
    • Members of the same household may be unmasked if they are sweeping together

Stay distanced as much as possible

The interior of the club has been set up to encourage and maximize physical distancing.

  • Tables are set up for 4 players. When you arrive at the club, stake out a table for your team and stick to it. Stretch and warm up at your table. Avoid mingling with teams from other tables/sheets.
  • Distancing markers have been placed in the ice for your convenience. Use the markers on your sheet only.
  • If you're having trouble distancing on the ice, wear a mask.

Don't forget your QR code

In order to enter the club, you must provide your Ontario digital vaccine certificate, which will be scanned by staff upon arrival. If you don't have your Ontario vaccine code, please download it by visiting https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ or by calling 1-888-943-3900.

Do NOT forget your smart phone if you have downloaded your vaccine QR code to it. Members that show up without their proof of vaccine may be denied entry. Your vaccine receipt is not sufficient.


As a result of the continued positive trend in the pandemic landscape, we are excited to announce some Club Covid restrictions are being relaxed.

Masking

As of Wednesday, February 9th, masks are optional while in the rink. You are no longer required to be masked while sweeping with 2 sweepers, but we encourage you to wear a good quality respirator mask as much as possible while in the Club.

Distancing is still required while curling when possible, and masks are required until you arrive at your sheet and can safely distance from other players.

Reopening the Bar

We've heard you and are excited to announce that the bar will reopen on Monday, February 14th! While our capacity is still capped at 50% until at least February 21st, we will be working with individual leagues where capacity might be an issue to ensure that the Club remains in compliance with any and all provincial and municipal regulations and by-laws.

A reminder that masks are required in all warm areas of the Club unless seated at a designated table and only while eating or drinking.

If you have any questions about the Club's health and safety protocols, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


If you're interested in retrieving items from your locker during the lockdown, the Club will be open the following hours:

  • Tue, Jan 4 - 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 5 - 10:00am-2:00pm & 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 6 - 4:00pm-8:00pm

Please stop by the Club any time during these hours to collect your belongings. There is no requirement to empty your locker at this time.

If the door is locked, please ring the bell.


January 3rd, 2021

Today, the Provincial Government announced a 3-week return to a modified Step 2 of the provincial reopening framework starting January 5th. As such, the Club will remain closed for all activities until at least Wednesday, January 26th. 


UPDATE: In an effort to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant, the health and safety protocols sent to you yesterday have been further enhanced for the last weekend of curling. The new protocols are as follows and apply to all games, practices, and bonspiels from now until Sunday.

  • Masks are mandatory at all times, including while curling
    • You may not remove your mask for any reason unless you are experiencing a medical emergency
  • Do not arrive more than 30 minutes before your game
  • The bar will be closed
    • Leave the club as soon as possible following your game
  • Lounge tables will be rearranged and set for maximum 4 seats
    • Do not move the furniture
  • No guests, including non-playing members and children, are allowed until further notice
  • Mandatory vaccination check upon arrival using your provincial QR code or paper receipt

Please contact the Club office if you have any questions.


December 16, 2021

Due to the unfortunate surge of the Omicron variant of concern and the most recent report from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Table, the Club will be shutting down a few days early for the holidays. As of Monday, December 20th, the Club will be closed until at least January 2nd, pending the trajectory of the pandemic at that time.

Closing early affords everyone at least a full two weeks to limit their close contacts and book/get their booster shots, with the hope being that by the time we return to the Club in the new year, the trajectory of the pandemic will be on a better course than it is today and a good portion of members will have 3rd doses. We urge all members to book and get your 3rd dose as soon as you are eligible. While it's likely that case levels will be high when we plan to return to curling, 3rd doses are an extremely important factor in helping us get beyond this new wave. As more people get their 3rd dose over the holidays, we should see the curve flatten out in the new year.
 
Missed games will be made up, on days that the ice is available or at the end of the season.
 
Futhermore, effective immediately, we are enacting enhanced health and safety protocols for the remaining few days of curling this year. The following protocols will be in place until further notice:
 
  • Masks are mandatory at all times, including while curling 
  • Arrive no more than 30 minutes before your game (reduced from 45 mins)
    • The bar will not be open prior to the early evening draw
  • The bar will be closed
    • Leave immediately following your game
  • Lounge tables will be rearranged and set for maximum 4 seats
    • Do not move the furniture
  • No guests, including non-playing members and children, are allowed until further notice
  • Mandatory vaccination check upon arrival using your provincial QR code or paper receipt

We understand that this isn't the holiday news you wanted to hear, but our efforts to reduce contacts at the club and your efforts to get fully vaccinated will go a long way to getting us back on track for 2022. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!


In the aftermath of the pandemic, the club has now been open for regular league play for just over a month now, and we are cautiously optimistic about the rest of the curling season. Momentum is building for a return to more normal times and, importantly, the bar remains open… a far cry from last year’s cancelled season. The main difference is that this year, we are all vaccinated.

There are a few leagues who are still looking for players and/or teams to help fill out their rosters. At this time, we are offering discounted league rates for current and new members who are interested in playing in the leagues listed below. Please see the details below about entry dates, pricing and conditions for each league.

The beginning of the 2nd Round is an ideal time to extend an invitation to all current and prospective club members to consider signing up full-time to one or more of these leagues. There is a bit of a financial benefit as well. League Fees will be prorated based on the start date of the 2nd Round

If you would like to play full-time in any of these leagues, please register before the posted deadline. If we don’t get enough curlers to add teams/players to these leagues, you will not be charged.

Register for any of these leagues by emailing Casey and Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Looking to book some Practice Ice to work on your skills outside of league play time?

  • Do you have a schedule that is chronically prone to change that makes planning ahead difficult? 

  • ...or do you need to plan ahead so you can practice with a teammate or work with one of our fantastic Instructors?

Not to worry, we have options available to meet both needs!

To encourage maximum use of open ice time at OCC, we are offering both Drop-In days and Book in advance Practice Ice days.

You must be a member in good standing to reserve ice.

Login to see the practice ice schedule


A quick reminder that masks are required in all areas of the Club except in the following cases:

  1. while you are in the rink and only after you have completed your pre-game handshakes and coin toss, and;
  2. while you are seated at a table or at the viewing glass and only if you are eating or drinking.

If you are seated in the lounge, but are not consuming food or drink, you may not remove your mask. This is a directive from the province and Halton Region. Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping your mask on whenever possible.

If you have any questions about the Club's Health and Safety Protocols or about provincial/regional health rules, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


volunteers.wantedYouth Curling at Oakville Curling Club Still Accepting Participants and Volunteers

The Sunday Youth Program at the Oakville Curling Club is still accepting participants! If you know of any fully-vaccinated youth 12-18 who are interested in curling we would love to meet them! The Youth Program runs on Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  There is an enthusiastic group of curlers who would love to share their passion for the sport with other curlers their age. No prior experience is required. They can sign up for the Youth League on the Club's website. This is a great program for anyone thinking about joining their high-school teams! Check the youth curling page on the website and register today!

Maybe you are a little older than 18 but would still love to be out on the ice!  We are always looking for on-ice volunteers. You might not want to work on slides but would love to pass along strategy – we have some experienced curlers who would appreciate learning from your experience. Maybe you are passionate about rules and etiquette – working with a team during a game might be the spot for you. Maybe you haven’t signed up because you are only available once or twice a month – we would still love to have you as part of our volunteer team. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We would love to hear from you!


Are you interested in trying out a new league this year? There are vacancies in nearly all of our leagues due to reduced membership numbers.

We are especially looking for the following:

  • Weekend Mixed - 1 team
  • Sunday Evening Open - 2 teams
  • Sunday Evening Open Doubles - 1 team
  • Thursday Men - 1 team

While there are openings in all leagues, each league will have different entry points for new teams and players through the season, usually aligned with the start of a new series. If you are interested in joining a league part-way through the season, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your League Director.


We are pleased to inform you that the Board has recently approved a reduction to the 2021/2022 Special Assessment Fee. The one-time fee is now $100 plus HST, rather than the previously estimated $272 plus HST. This reduction is due to higher-than-expected revenues from Summer operations, membership levels, events & rentals, bar sales, and grants & subsidies.

Adult, Intermediate, and Pandemic/Sparing members are responsible for paying the Special Assessment Fee. The fee will be charged to your online account by October 20th and is payable on November 1st.

For more information on 21/22 Membership Leagues and Fees, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


When you registered for curling, certain fees - league fees and the CurlON fee - were deferred until the end of September. You had the option of making a partial payment upfront, or deferring the total payment until the end of September.  Whichever option you chose, the balance is now due.

Please log into the OCC website and reenter curling registration to pay any outstanding amounts.  You may also click here to pay.  The invoice will show any fees that are now due.

Thank you


Contact tracing at the club will be done by personalized QR code. If you registered for either the 20/21 (last year) or 21/22 (this year), you would have received a QR code from Curl ON. This code must be scanned upon entry at the club every day you visit. You can bring the code in electronic form or printed on a piece of paper.

If you can't find your code, please try searching for an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' in your inbox. If you still can't find your code, please contact the club office.


Looking for some extra ice time, but don't want to commit to another weekly league? We are pleased to be offering two new Open Leagues on alternating Sundays!

  1. Sunday Evening Open
    1. 4-person open league (any combination of genders)
    2. Starts Sunday, October 17th at 5:30pm
  2. Sunday Evening Doubles
    1. Open doubles league (any combination of genders, regular mixed doubles rules will be used)
    2. Starts Sunday, October 24th at 5:30pm

Both leagues are $86 plus HST. You can register for either or both by logging into your OCC account and adding the league, or by emailing the Club office.


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