Nominations for NOCA Awards due Feb 28

The Northern Ontario Curling Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the NOCA Annual Awards program. Awards will be given in four categories: NOCA Volunteer Awards (3), NOCA Club Recognition Award (1), NOCA Honorary Membership (unlimited), and NOCA Coach Awards (2). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving person from your club.  Volunteers…

NOCA is seeking applications for an Executive Director

The Northern Ontario Curling Association is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Submissions are due by March 6th, 2020 at 4:00pm. Click here for details

XPLORNET: Enter for a Chance to Win!

Our new U18 Curling sponsor Xplornet has a great opportunity for you! Click here to fill out a form and be entered for a chance to win: Fear the Moose Jersey Fear The Moose Hat 2 $25 gift cards from Sport Check *** $150 VALUE ***

MEDIA RELEASE: Curling Kenora Awarded 2021 Men’s and Scotties Provincial Championship

2020 Northern Ontario Men’s & Scotties Provincials

For updates from the 2020 #TeamNorthernOntario Men’s and Scotties Provincials in Temiskaming Shores Jan 29 – Feb 2 follow these links: Facebook Page Facebook Event Livestream Scoreboard

Thunder Bay to Play Host to 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The following story was written by Curling Canada   It will be a landmark edition of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts when the 2021 Canadian Women’s Curling Championship is staged in Thunder Bay, Ont., it was announced today by Curling Canada. The 2021 event, which will be played Feb. 20-28 at the Fort Williams Garden,…

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Volunteers Needed for 2020 U18 Curling Championships in Sudbury

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Volunteer Opportunities Event Poster Volunteer Application Form

Apply now to be part of Women’s 2020 Friendship Tour to Scotland

Apply now for a chance to become involved with the 2020 Canadian Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland, which will take place in November 2020. This will be the 65th Anniversary of this International Tour.   DOWNLOAD Letter from Tour Captain Selection Process & Participant’s Agreement Application

Sudbury Celebrates 2019

Join the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club on Tuesday March 26th at 6:30pm to celebrate the 2019 Curing accomplishments of Idylwylde team and “All Sorts” League participants.      

Canadian Seniors Goes March 22-28 in Chilliwack, BC

Get behind Team Northern Ontario as Kenora’s Kim Beadry and Thunder Bay’s legendary Al Hackner take on the country ultimately trying to capture the 2019 Canadian Seniors titles in Chilliwack, BC March 22nd – 28th.   LINKS: Official Event Website Live Scoreboard – Men Live Scoreboard – Women

Brunton/Leonard Take On Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship

Join us in following and cheering for Team Northern Ontario’s Kira Brunton and Tom Leonard as they compete against the top teams in the world for the honour of being crowned 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Champions.   LINKS: 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Underway in Fredericton Live Scoreboard Official Event Website

Laurentian Voyageurs Win U SPORTS GOLD!

Congratulations to Northern Ontario curlers representing the Laurentian University Voyageurs on the GOLD medal performance at the 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Curling Championship! Team members include: Skip – Kira Brunton, Vice – Megan Smith, Front End – Alyssa Denyer, Front End – Emma Johnson, Front End – Mikaela Cheslock, and Coach – Ryan Lafraniere.  …

NOCA Newsletter for February 2019

REGISTER | Jet Ice Level 1 and Level 2 Ice Technician Courses June 2019

Grand Slam of Curling Returning to Northern Ontario Oct. 22-27, 2019

It’s official. Sportsnet announced at 10:00am EST on Tuesday March 5th that the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling will be opening their 2019-2020 season with a visit North Bay in the fall where they will set the stage for one of the original and most prestigious tournaments on the World Curling Tour. Read: Pinty’s Grand…

Family and Friends Fun Day Prizes Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to the prize winners from our Family and Friends Curling Fun Day in Northern Ontario (Feb. 18). • Susie Rietdijk (Kakabeka Falls C.C.): 2 Bearskin Airlines Tickets • Paula Hari (Kakabeka Falls C.C.): World Men’s Ticket Package and $200 Best Western Gift Card • D’Andrea Bron (Kakabeka Falls C.C.): Goldline Gift Card & Hat…

NOCA Awards Nomination Deadline Feb. 28th

Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a great volunteer, a dedicated coach, or someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to curling at your club.

Northern Ontario advances to Scotties championship pool

Gates grateful for Northern Ontario opportunity

Rock the Rink: The Rick and Lorraine Lang curling love story

FEB 18 | Family & Friends Fun Day in Northern Ontario

Organize an event at your club and celebrate Family and Friends Fun Day in Northern Ontario on Monday February 18th, 2019. PHOTO CONTEST: Take a photo of your family and/or friends Curling on February 18th and tag @CurlNOCA on Facebook or Twitter (or email to to be entered into a contest to win: 2…

Team Jacobs Crowned 2019 Northern Ontario Men’s Champions

Congratulations to Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, and Coach Adam Kingsbury on defending their Northern Ontario Provincial Men’s Curling Championship title with a win over Team Horgan in the final. The crew from Sault Ste. Marie will wear green and gold at the 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier March 2nd – 10th in…

Congratulations Team Krista McCarville

Team Krista McCarville will again represent Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, Nova Scotia February 16-24. McCarville earned this title in a tight 8-7 final against Team Enge (Jenna Enge, Oye-Sem Won Briand, Tracy Auld, Amanda Gates, Coach Gary Maunula). Team McCarville hails from the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder…

Lloyd Stansell Receives 2019 NOCA Ice Technician Award

It was a special moment during the 2019 Northern Ontario Men’s and Women’s Provincial Curling Championships when NOCA Executive Director Leslie Kerr presented the 2019 NOCA Ice Technician award to the legendary Lloyd Stansell. Stansell, whose claim to fame was his passion for Curling and making the best Curling ice on the North Shore, was…

Livestream Info for Men’s & Women’s Provincial Curling Championships

The committee for the 2019 Northern Ontario Men’s and Women’s Provincial Curling Championships is livestreaming games from their Facebook Group (Click Here for Link). Any Facebook Live efforts made by the teams themselves will also be shared to our Facebook Page (

Bell Let’s Talk

Every curler should have a game plan — and it doesn’t just apply to what happens on a sheet of curling ice. Typically, the plan revolves around strategies — what to do, say, when you’re one up coming home without last rock. That sort of thing. But there should be strategies for all facets of…

The NOCA Men’s and Scotties Provincial starts Wednesday in Nipigon

Good luck to all of the teams at the 2019 NOCA Men’s and Scotties Provincial Championships. Action starts Wednesday at the Nipigon Arena.    Round robin play continues until Sunday with the winners will be declared in the final games. Schedule and Team Rosters RESULTS  

NOCA Newsletter for January 2019

Spare Pool Players Required for Men’s & Ladies Provincials

Deadline to register for Men’s and Women’s Provincial Curling Championship spare pool is Tuesday January 29th at 9PM! 

Congratulations to Team Al Hackner and Team Kim Beaudry, our new Senior Provincial Champions.

Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program – application deadline is February 4th

Don’t forget to register your club for the Hit Draw Tap Championship by February 1st.

Senior Provincials Start Wednesday

This could be your team. Curling Club Championship Registration Deadline is this Friday (Noon)

This could be your team! Don’t miss this opportunity to enter your team in a fun event designed for club curlers.

JAN 11-13 | Masters Provincials in Hearst

Competition to represent Team Northern Ontario at the 2019 Canadian Masters Curling Championship goes January 11th – 13th at the Hearst Curling Club. A best three out of five challenge between two former champions, Team Gordon Williams and Team Al Hackner, can be followed at DOWNLOAD: Draw & Roster

JAN 11-13 | Men’s West Qualifier

The final three berths to the 2019 Northern Ontario Men’s Provincial Curling Championship are up for grabs this week end in Thunder Bay. Follow along on our website:!/competitions/4293 Good Curling to Team Johnston, Team Koivula, Team Bonot, Team Burgess, Team Byrd, and Team McCarville.

JAN 3-6 | Canada Winter Games Trials in Sault Ste Marie

Canada Winter Games Trials are in action this weekend (January 3rd – 6th) at the Community First Curling Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Winners will represent Ontario at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15th – March 3rd. LIVE RESULTS:!/competitions/4401

Horgan, Brunton Win Best Western U21 Titles

Team Northern Ontario will be well represented at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors taking place January 19th – 27 in Prince Albert, SK. On December 30th U21 Team Horgan and Team Brunton, both of Curl Sudbury, won their respective competitions and earned the right to wear green and gold again (yes, all eight athletes…

NOCA Newsletter for December 2018

U21 | Men’s & Women’s Provincials Dec. 27-30/18

Competition to represent Team Northern Ontario at the 2019 Canadian Juniors (U21) goes this weekend at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club in Sudbury.SCOREBOARDDRAW & ROSTER

16 teams are competing in the Senior Qualifiers this weekend. Follow the scores here.

Revised Competitions Schedule Dec. 2nd Edition

Youth Summits scheduled for Timmins and Thunder Bay

Registration for Canada Winter Games Qualifiers closes Nov. 26th

Youth Challenges in North Bay, Espanola, and Thunder Bay

Competition Coach & Make Ethical Decisions Courses Dec. 14-16 – Copper Cliff CC

NOCA News | November 2018

Thunder Bay to host Three Youth Challenges in December

Have Your Say! Dynasty Curling Apparel Seeking Input on New Uniform Designs

It was announced today that NOCA’s provincial clothing supplier, Dynasty Curling Apparel, has become the Official Uniform Partner of Curling Canada (press release below) BUT they have one problem and they need OUR help! Dynasty Curling wants to create apparel that best represents the provinces and territories of Canada when teams participate in the Scotties…

BrokerLink Contest for a Trip to the Continental Cup

Club Coach Course in Longlac – Nov. 17-18 – Deadline is Nov. 7th

New Senior Age Eligibility for 2019

New Date for Officiating Course in Blind River – Nov.25th

NOCA News | October 2018

Youth Challenges are open for registration

Exciting News about the Curling Club Championship

Club Coach Youth and Club Coach Courses now scheduled

Business of Curling Symposiums – Don’t miss out!

2018-19 Competition Schedule