The RA Centre will be open 8am to 4pm on Thanksgiving.
Wheelchair curling is for people who are non-ambulant or able to walk only short distances, and who usually require a wheelchair for daily mobility.
There is no sweeping in wheelchair curling. Each throw requires a high level of accuracy.
Wheelchair curling was introduced as a Paralympic medal sport in 2006 and Canada won the first three gold medals in 2006, 2010, and 2014.
In PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022 Canada’s wheelchair curling team won the bronze medal.
For more information on Wheelchair Curling please reference the following links:
We are immensely proud that the RA is the only curling club in Ottawa that integrates wheelchair curlers with able-bodied curlers in league play. You can find out more about our various leagues here and read the RA’s commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity here.
In addition, this Fall we have launched in partnership with the Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA) a new Pathway for Wheelchair Curlers (TRY, LEARN & PLAY).
JUMP TO: Learn-To-Curl – Wheelchair Curling
Saturday October 1, 2022 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wheelchair curling is one of the fastest-growing sports in Canada. Want to find out why? You’re invited to drop by the RA’s Curling Centre of Excellence located in the East end of our facility to “give it a go.”
What’s in it for you
Guest Coaches - Wendy Morgan and Collinda Jospeh
This event is FREE but registration is required as spaces will be limited! We look forward to welcoming you!
*Please note that you will need to provide your own wheelchair, all other equipment will be provided during the event. Be sure to dress warmly!
We are excited to launch our new 10-week instructional program dedicated to the sport of wheelchair curling. This program is the first of its kind in the Ottawa region and is offered in partnership with the Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA). Thank you OVCA for you support in this new initiative!
About the program
The purpose of “Learn Wheelchair Curling” is to have fun while gaining an appreciation for the fundamentals of curling. Guided by fully-trained instructors, coaches and supported by curling club volunteers, participants will explore the strategies of the game and learn to deliver a rock from a stationary wheelchair. The program is based on a curriculum developed by Curling Canada.
After completing the program, wheelchair curlers can continue to develop their skills throughout the curling season by joining various leagues at the RA Curling Club – days or evenings or both.
Prerequisites for this program are as followed:
*Equipment is included and available for use during the program
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QUICK TIP - Register on-line by clicking on the program barcode.