Ontario Winter Games
2024 Ontario Winter Games
The Ontario Curling Council administers all province-wide, multi-sport Winter Games on behalf of its members, CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association. The 2023-2024 season is an Ontario Winter Games year, as the 2022 Winter Games in Renfrew County were postponed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Winter Games will take place in Thunder Bay from February 23-26, 2024 (Friday through Monday).
Competitor Guide for Fours and Mixed Doubles Qualifiers can be found here. Please note the latest Guide is at Revision C.
We will be using Coach Interaction Rules at all Winter Games events. Click here to view the rules surrounding coach interactions.
The Ontario Curling Council liaises with all host committees/organizations on behalf of all curlers. Questions about any aspect of the Ontario Winter Games should be directed to Jennifer Ferris, Manager of Programs and Operations at email@example.com.
Curling will host four separate disciplines at the Games:
- U18 Men – Four Person – qualifying age: Under 18 as of June 30, 2023
- U18 Women – Four Person – qualifying age: Under 18 as of June 30, 2023
- U20 Mixed Doubles – qualifying age: Under 20 as of June 30, 2023
- Wheelchair Curling – no qualifying age, standard gender rules for the wheelchair discipline apply.
**Athletes may only compete in one discipline**
Qualification for the 2024 Ontario Winter Games
U18 Men and Women - Four person
- Five qualifiers (3 South, 2 North) will be held during the weekend of November 24-26, 2023. One team will qualify from each qualifier location, with the location with the most entries getting a second qualifier for the Ontario Winter Games to yield a total of six men’s teams and six women’s teams.
$399.99 + HST per team
Additional fees may be required if team qualifies for Ontario Winter Games. UPDATE: As of Nov. 23, 2023 the Games Committee has advised us that the estimated travel costs per player and coach will be $550 per individual – SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Congratulations to the advancing teams:
- Metcalfe – Team Rowe
- Grimsby – Team Stockton
- Grimsby – Team MacDougall
- Wingham – Team MacTavish
- Fort Frances – Team Hari
- McIntyre – Team Winters
*Grimsby advanced two teams because it was the site with the most registrations.
- Metcalfe – Team Frlan
- Metcalfe – Team Stoddart
- Grimsby – Team Vivier
- Wingham – Team Penston
- Fort Frances – Team Dubinsky
- McIntyre – Team Chilton
*Metcalfe advanced two teams because it was the site with the most registrations.
U20 Mixed Doubles
Five qualifiers (3 South, 2 North – locations TBD) will be held during the weekend of December 15-17, 2023. One team will qualify from each qualifier location, with the location with the most entries getting a second qualifier for the Ontario Winter Games to yield a total of six mixed doubles teams at the Games.
UPDATE: As of Nov. 23, 2023 the Games Committee has advised us that the estimated travel costs per player and coach will be $550 per individual – SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
$199.00 + HST
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2023 at 9:00 am
All athletes should have a profile in Curling I/O. If you don’t already have a profile, click HERE
To Register – click on the locations below.
There will be six qualifying Wheelchair teams for the Games. Teams will qualify in the following way:
- Top three “Ontario based” teams from the Ontario Wheelchair Open;
- Winners of CurlON and NOCA 2024 provincials (or runners up if already qualified);
- One “Rookie*” Team. *A “Rookie” team will have five or less years of curling experience, and are showing progression and commitment to development and will be selected at the completion of the Member Association provincial championships.
Congratulations to Ontario's representatives at the 2023 Canada Winter Games held in Summerside, PEI!
Team Mulima/Zemmelink (U20 Mixed Doubles)
Kibo Mulima and doubles partner Tori Zemmelink earned a silver medal at the 2023 Games, losing the final 5-6 to Team Alberta (Evan Crough and Kaylee Raniseth).
Team Acres (U18 Girls Fours)
Team Acres (Ava Acres, Liana Flanagan, Mya Sharpe, Aila Thompson) completed round-robin play with a 3-2 record but lost their quarterfinal match to the eventual silver medalists from Alberta (Team Plett).
Team Stratton (U18 Boys Fours)
Team Stratton (Liam Tardif, Kyle Stratton, Dylan Stockton, Owen Nicholls) earned the bronze medal at the Games, defeating Alberta (Team Jaxon Hiebert) 7-6 in the bronze medal match.