Curling at Post-Secondary Institutions

Curling at Ontario colleges and universities

Various post secondary institutions across Ontario and Canada have Curling as part of their athletic offering.  Different schools take different approaches to the sport with some schools incorporating active Varsity teams while others are recreational.  Some athletic departments are working to get support to build new programs.  In support of these programs and to build awareness, the Ontario Curling Council presents this listing of active programs.  If you want to know if your school has a curling program please check our list.  Please be advised however that only schools that have submitted information to us are listed.  Exclusion from the list does NOT mean a school does not have a program, only that we have not received information on that program to date.

If you want your University or College program added to our list please fill out this FORM.

If you have any questions or wish to modify your submission please email Sean Turriff (

Ontario University Programs

InstitutionLocationContact NameContact TitleEmailPhoneWebsiteType of ProgramGeneral Comments
York UniversityNorth York, OntarioKaley McClelland (President)
Ryan Mayville (Secretary)
Curling Club PresidentYorklionscurling@gmail.com are a Curling Program that started competing at the OUA level in the 2022-23 Curling Season. Our focus is to field a competitive men and women team, that competes in OUAs, and hopes to compete at USports.

We play in multiple University events throughout the year that serve as good competition and practice leading up to OUAs. We also practice two times a week at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.

We are looking for competitive players to join us in this goal, as well as developmental players for us to work with and progress their curling skills.
Instagram: @yorklionscurling
Twitter: @yorklionscurlin

University of OttawaOttawa, OntarioEthan Chisamore-JohnstonPresidentuniversityofottawacurling@gmail.com905-716-3846RecreationWe are a new program at the University of Ottawa with both a men’s and a women’s team.
Algoma UniversitySault Ste. Marie, OntarioSteve Acorn (W) Head Coach Women's Curling
Tom Coulterman (M) Head Coach Men's Curling
Head Coach's; tom.coult@sympatico.caSteve:
Tom (705) 946-1094 University has competed at the OUA level since 2013. The university competed in the OCAA prior to 2013, with notable student athletes such as Brad Jacobs and Ryan Harnden.
Brock UniversitySt. Catharines, OntarioJohn SawchukHead Coach - Brock Curling 980-0698https://gobadgers.caVarsityBrock University's Curling Program is recognized as a full varsity sport at the school and receives full funding and support. The Team has:
- a Personal Fitness Trainer with work-outs in Brock's High Performance Center
- Sport Psych sessions each week
- Access to sport Scholarship funding
- Both Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams with a 5 member coaching staff
- League Play and Practices at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
- A long history of success at OUA and Usport competitions
Laurentian UniversitySudbury, OntarioRyan LafraniereHead 470-6116 University recognizes curling as a full varsity sport. Over the last decade, both the men's and women's program have combined to produce 10 OUA All-Stars, OUA bronze, silver, and gold medal winning teams, and two USports championship teams. The program curls out of the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club in Sudbury.
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo, OntarioMatthew WilkinsonHead 933-4883 consists of both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for both men and women. Tremendous success at both the OUA and USPORTS levels in recent years. Program is fully funded and also has access to athletic scholarships.
Toronto Metropolitan UniversityToronto, OntarioStuart LeslieHead Coach - Curlingcurling@torontomu.ca
Lakehead UniversityThunder Bay, OntarioSamantha MorrisHead Coachecurling.athletics@lakeheadu.cahttp://thunderwolves.caClubOur teams play in a local curling league and have the opportunity to compete in local bonspiels.
Queens UniversityKingston, OntarioTerry ZarichnyHead Coach - Varsity Curlingqcurling@queensu.ca
McMaster UniversityHamilton, OntarioJohn GregoryHead Coach - Womenjlgreg2@gmail.com University curling consists of men's and women's varsity teams, as well as a junior varsity program. Both varsity teams finished at the top of their pools at OUA's in 2020, with our women's varsity team going on to capture the 2020 OUA championship title with an undefeated record.
Alternate Contacts (Mens Team) Jacob’s into
905 244-0448

And mine
905 572 3611
Trent UniversityPeterborough, OntarioBrad Robinson - Men
Joe Muldoon - Women

Head & womenscurling@trentu.caBrad - (705) 931-1250
Joe- (705) 931-1250 University offers curling as a full varsity sport for both men and women. The program is funded and supported by the university, and we curl out of the Peterborough Golf & Country Club. Our program offers:
- Athletic Scholarships
- Sport-specific strength and conditioning
- Entries into various events each season
- Weekly league play & practice time
- 4 person coaching staff
- Close knit community of athletes
- Trent captured it first OUA title in 2011. Notable players include John Epping.
University of TorontoToronto, OntarioGuy YeramaVarsity Curling Head Coachgyerama@gmail.com647-295-7222 Blues Curling is a sport with a long history at U of T with numerous playoff appearances at the OUA Championships including a first place finish in 2013-14. Last year the men made the semi-finals and the women the quarter-finals. Our program goal is to develop players and teams to be the best they can be in all aspects of the sport using a team of highly qualified coaches and all the facilities U of T has to offer. We play in leagues at the Leaside Curling Club and practice at several clubs across Toronto.
University of WaterlooWaterloo, OntarioBridget Arnolduwmcurl@uwaterloo.ca
University of GuelphGuelph, OntarioSteve SzymanskiHead Coachcurling@uoguelph.caVarsity
University of WindsorWindsor, OntarioMike McKayCoachRobert.mckay@uwindsor.ca419-378-1276https://golancers.caVarsityAdditional Coaches:
Assistant Coaches for 2022-23:

Ryland Corchis-Scott (

Rylie Beach (
Carleton UniversityOttawa, OntarioTom SinclairCurling Head 804-4380 is a long time OUA participant and we're in a development of a program for the benefit of all looking to improve their curling skills.
University of Western OntarioLondon, OntarioShane Latimer / Erin WoodCurling Head Coacheswesterncurling@gmail.com

Ontario College Programs

InstitutionLocationContact NameContact TitleEmailPhoneWebsiteType of ProgramGeneral Comments
Fleming College, Peterborough and Lindsay Campus CombinedPeterborough and Lindsay OntarioSteve WhitehillHead Coach 741-6883 Program has been in place since 1972 National Men’s Champions 2015
Humber CollegeToronto, OntarioSean TurriffHead have Men's/Women's and Mixed Doubles Varsity Teams - 2016 Men's National Champs, 2019 Men's National Silver, 2020 Men and Women National Silver - Hawk Yeah
Fanshawe CollegeLondon, OntarioBarry WestmanHead 630-1598 has a strong tradition of competition in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). In addition to competitive success, there is also a tradition of academic success and Fanshawe student athletes excel in classroom. We purposely refer to you as “student athletes” because we believe that here you are students first and then athletes.

Medal History
OCAA Medals: 40 (16 Gold, 11 Silver, 13 Bronze)
CCAA Medals: 14 (7 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)
Niagara CollegeWelland, ONRay SarkisIntercollegiate 714-2309http://goknights.caVarsityNiagara has one of the top varsity programs in the OCAA/CCAA and we provide our student athletes with a variety of support to make sure they enjoy their experience. The Knights captured the first ever OCAA Mixed Doubles competition by going undefeated at the 2020 OCAA Championships.
Confederation CollegeThunder Bay, OntarioSusan TuckerAthletic 624-7498http://thuderhawksathletics.comVarsityCurling Coaches: Dan Stezenko
Faith Hebert
Jeremy Bertoldo
Sault CollegeSault Ste. Marie, OntarioDan LemieuxHead 987-2262http://saultcollege.caVarsityPlease feel free to contact me with any questions.
Coach Dan
Mohawk CollegeHamilton, OntarioBetty CalicHead 536-6784VarsityMohawk College has a long tradition in the sport of curling. We have had numerous successes in both our Women’s and Men’s Varsity teams. We have medaled at OCAA Provincials as well as at CCAA National competitions. We are looking to expand into the Mixed-doubles events. At Mohawk College, you become not only part of athletics but the community as well. Find out what it takes and means to be a Mountaineer Athlete.
Durham CollegeOshawa, ONJennifer Langford & Jay FisherCo-Head & jay.fisher@durhamcollege.ca416-523-9345durhamlords.comVarsity (Competes at USport or OCAA)Durham College is thrilled to announce that the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) has approved its entry into varsity curling, beginning with the 2024-25 season.

Durham previously iced a varsity curling team from the early 1970's through the mid-1990's.

Full-time students at Durham College with experience in tournament curling are encouraged to fill out the prospective player form at Scholarship opportunities are available.
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