ParaSport Winter Games

ParaSport Winter Games - 2023

Every two years the Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries hosts the ParaSport Winter Games (PSWG).  The program is administered by the Ministry’s Games Ontario.

The Ontario Curling Council participates in the ParaSport Winter Games as the official Provincial Sport Organization for the sport of curling, operates the curling competition and liaises with the Games Program, host committees, athletes and coaches leading up to the games and at the games.

How to Qualify (Wheelchair):

  • 1 team from Sticks & Stones event (Peterborough)
  • 2 teams from Ontario Wheelchair Curling Open (Toronto Cricket)
  • 1 team NOCA Provincial (not already qualified)
  • 1 team CurlON Provincial (not already qualified)
  • 1 Rookie team (details dependent on # of rookie teams interested)

Coach Certification Rules:  Certified Competition Coach

How to Qualify (Vision Impaired Curling):

  1. Top four finishers from the 2022 Ontario Blind Curling Championship (3/5 of team must be intact from previous year) – if invitation is declined, invitation will go to the next team/club from provincial finishes.

Coach Certification Rules:  Coaches of Vision Impaired Teams 

About the Games

The ParaSport Winter Games offers competitive events in eleven different sports: 5-a-side Soccer, Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Para-alpine, Para-nordic, Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Curling, Wheelchair Rugby and Visual Impaired Curling. Athletes in these sports will compete in the Games from February 3-5 in Durham Region. 

The Ontario ParaSport Winter Games are a program of the Government of Ontario, delivered by host municipalities in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (Games Ontario). The Games promote public awareness of para-sport and showcase Ontario’s best para-sport athletes. The Games provide host communities with an opportunity to make their community barrier-free and leave a legacy for persons with a disability in their community. The Games are supported by the Government of Ontario and the various Provincial Sport Organizations, and the Games Organizing Committee is proudly made up of members of the host community. The Games will also be supported by hundreds of local volunteers and spectators who are all focused on making a lasting, favourable impression.

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