CHCC is your home for curling – club adult league play, rental leagues, youth curling programs, bonspiels, clinics, ice and lounge facilities rentals and much more. The club hosts a number of fun, social events and all members are welcome to participate.
CHCC is proud to offer leagues for all ages and skill levels. We offer day and evening leagues. Our curlers range from novice to competitive. Our membership is approximately 450 adult curlers with a very strong Youth program. We are located in the Carleton Heights area of Ottawa (Fisher and Prince of Wales).
If you are new to our club, new in the area or new to curling, our volunteer conveners and executive committee members will help you find a team. New curlers are welcome to sign up for our Learn-to-Curl programs given by trained instructors.
Learn to Curl
Starting in January players are welcome to join the Sunday Night Draw League, Wednesday Night Business Ladies, or the Day Open Recreational League at special registration rate.
Donations to this project will be used to offset the operational costs of the club including electricity, gas and other utilities, insurance costs, management and ice maintenance costs, and minor building and equipment repairs.
CHCC General Information
• Fellowship: Inclusion, camaraderie and sportsmanship underpin our friendly and welcoming environment.
• Development: Skills development broadens accessibility and inspires personal achievement in the sport of curling.
• Integrity: We treat all curlers equally; with honesty, respect, and goodwill.
New Rock Handles
33 new rock handles arrived last week and will be ready for game action when the club opens up for curling.
The new rock handles are part of the CHCC Sustainability Fund. Each donation of $250 or more can be acknowledged with a personalized engraved rock handle. We are expecting to order more handles in the next couple of months.
Each rock handle can have your name and/or message of up to 3 lines of 18 characters each. You can pick your favourite sheet, colour, and rock number. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but cannot guarantee it.
Introducing Marie-Elaine Little
Introducing our new Head Ice Technician, Marie-Elaine Little, better known as MEL.
MEL is a recent BCom graduate as well as an acting diploma graduate, with the addition of being a Level 2 Ice Technician. She has a very long resume in competitive sports, including curling! She was taught how to do ice by the legendary Bill Duck and also got the opportunity to learn from his son, Kyle Duck while she was in Toronto this past year.
If she isn’t in a curling club, she is most likely at the gym but MEL is a big social butterfly, do not hesitate to strike up a conversation with her.
Let’s give MEL a warm welcome to the club. She is excited to work hard and continue to encourage female ice technicians!
Introducing Matt Crossman
Matt is thrilled to be the new club manager at Carleton Heights. He brings over a decade of experience managing a local pub after discovering a love of cooking at an early age, influenced by his dad, which he parlayed into a career in the hospitality industry. He takes pride in providing quality service to his customers.
Matt was born and raised in Ottawa. As a kid, he spent his winters playing hockey and hanging around the Navy Curling Club where his family curled. He has the dubious honour of being trounced by a young John Morris at a family Christmas curling event. He is looking forward to getting back into curling, starting with CHCC’s new Learn to Curl
program which he is joining with his girlfriend.
Matt recently bought a home, loves his one-year-old lab, Barkley, and is an avid hockey and baseball fan. He enjoys spending his summer weekends at the lake, and a quiet night out with friends.
He is excited about this new chapter at Carleton Heights and helping to grow the local curling community.
Breast Cancer Bonspiel
The Breast Cancer Bonspiel was started in 2000 in memory of Sue MacLatchy’s mother who passed away from breast cancer, in support of her sister-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor, and in the hope of a future without breast cancer for all women.
Over the 20 years between 2000 and 2019 the annual fundraiser donated $634,000 to breast cancer research through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and then through the Canadian Cancer Society.
After several years with 16 teams the interest in the spiel was so overwhelming it was increased to 24 teams, attracting curlers from all across Ottawa. The “trophy” was the quilt which became a much sought after achievement. It is now hanging at the club next to sheet 1.
The bonspiel won numerous awards at the CBCF and was awarded the City Builder Award by the City of Ottawa. The bonspiel fundraiser was highly respected by the Canadian Cancer Society.
The organizing committee of Sue MacLatchy, Sherry Ostrom, Sandy Mutart, and Leona Duncan were helped by numerous volunteers over the years.