Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog
  • Howard sub relishing Brier trip to OttawaFebruary 12, 2016

    Howard sub relishing Brier trip to Ottawa It’s ‘a dream,’ Guelph curler tells Joe Pavia. Ottawa Citizen 11 Feb 2016 He’s the 43-year-old rookie. Guelph’s Adam Spencer, who stepped into Wayne Middaugh’s shirts at the Recharge with Milk Ontario Tankard last week, will make his first Brier appearance after Team Glenn Howard won another trip […]

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  • Bowser fired up for TankardFebruary 3, 2016

    BY JOE PAVIA The little rocks team of skip Vincent Proulx, third Scott Fisher, second Emrys Moffette and lead Ryan Nethercott stole an eight ender at the City View little rocks spiel on Saturday. “Going to be a week of good games!! Love this stuff!” Gatineau’s Don Bowser wrote that on his Facebook page as […]

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    HOGLINE BRIER TICKETS CONTEST The shop is offering a pair of tickets per draw to the Tim Hortons Brier. We will pick winners everyday. If you win choose the draw you want. So every time you make a purchase at the shop fill in a ballot to win!   2,001 total views, 62 views today

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  • CHICKS WITH STICKSJanuary 28, 2016

    Chicks with Sticks – potential new league for next season Hi ladies…the Rideau CC is interested to host a new ladies “stick” curling league (daytime) for next season and would like to find out the level of interest in the Ottawa area.  This would be a ladies only league.  Please email: to indicate your interest […]

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  • Ottawa curler Jenn Hanna beats the odds, downing Rachel Homan in Ontario championshipJanuary 27, 2016

    BY JOE PAVIA Jenn Hanna’s team celebrates their Ontario Scotties win on Jan. 24. (Robert Wilson, OCA) Losing to Rachel Homan might have been the key to beating her. Jenn Hanna’s Ontario championship win on Sunday over Team Homan in Brampton was hatched in the team’s extra end loss to Homan on Wednesday night. “Our […]

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  • Carolina kids take to curling iceCarolina kids take to curling iceJanuary 20, 2016

    BY JOE PAVIA They came north in winter to curl. Fourteen high school junior and senior students from Columbia, S.C., are in Ottawa for a week to try a number of winter sports but the first one they all wanted to try was curling. Chemistry teacher Adam Morris is leading the crew with mom chaperone […]

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Check out our web pages to discover our lines of products and services.

brier tickets


The shop is offering a pair of tickets per draw to the Tim Hortons Brier. We will pick winners everyday. If you win choose the draw you want. So every time you make a purchase at the shop fill in a ballot to win!



These New Yorkers won the Hogline event @ the OVCA Mixed East Coast kitchen party: L-R Chad Stoffer, Meghan Muller, Kirk Wallace and Becky Trousil.

hogline mixed winners

The new Asham horse hair heads that fit transformer handles will be arriving this week. Cost. $55.

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HOGLINE has sourced a dozen brand new F87H 8-Ender horsehair heads. They will be in sometime in the next 2 weeks if not sooner. They will be $55 each.






WOOLPOWER ZIP TURTLENECK: 200gm2 makes the ideal cold weather base layer, while the 400gm2 can function as both a base or mid layer. It packs igh performance wick, while trapping air to retain maximum body heat through unique Ulfrotte terry loop knit. Minimal seams mean minimal friction points. Features longer back to protect lower torso.

Seamstress proudly labels each garment with their name tag.

Machine washable in hot (60ºC) water.Dryer safe. Available in black and green. Various sizes available.

COST: $121.00


What the classy people will be wearing to the Ottawa Brier.

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One size fits all. Red handles. Cost: $26.79.

NEW Straight Outta The Hack Hoodie


13.5 oz., 50% cotton / 50% polyester fleece, Air jet yarn = softer feel, double-lined hood with matching drawcord, double needle stitching, set-in sleeves, 1×1 athletic rib with spandex, pouch pockets, and quarter turned to eliminate center crease. Sizes  – Unisex – medium, Large, Extra Large. Can order Small and Extra Extra Large. Cost: $51.99.

It’s here…

colleen jones


The autobiography of Colleen Jones.




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Ottawa Youth League curlers staff OVCA Ottawa Brier booth at Challenge Chateau Cartier in their new league shirts. Thanks to all!



Xtreme Force:

Sweep with more power for longer with less risk of injury using the revolutionary XTREME FORCE BROOM

  • The hand grips allow you to exert 10-20% more power on the push stroke and up to 40% more power on the pull stroke by allowing you to use more of your body weight, pushing down with your lower hand while pulling back with your upper hand.
  • Reduces fatigue by allowing you to sweep longer and stronger.
  • Allows you to place your hands in a safer, more comfortable position reducing risk of injury to your wrists, elbows, and shoulders.


Enhance your sweeping power with the EXTREME FORCE handle! Cost: $259.99


drink tubes

The drink tube holds 100 ounces of your favourite beverage which is dispensed by a tap on the side. Cost: $149.95.


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FROM SWEDEN…these handmade turtle necks are designed to be worn next to the skin for comfort, breathability and wicking properties. These long sleeved mock turtleneck shirts with a short zipper for ventilation are made from Merino wool and hand made with the seamstress’s name sewn on each garment.  They circular knit with no lengthwise seams. They also have extended backs to prevent gaps and feature sewn-in sleeve cuffs. Cost: $121.00.


Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.




Little Rock Championship Winners

Joe Pavia, skip – Alison Roach, 3rd Taryn Cooper, 2nd Zoe Hogan and lead Frannie Mae Richardson. This feisty team from Winchester won this years championship played Sunday at RCMP.


See the PRODUCTS page for a look at our wide selection.





Wellington looking guilty




We are the first to admit that the quality of our shoe rehabilitation service was not up to our past efforts.

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO: We have partnered with Paul Lavigne a shoe maker at Moneysworth and Best at Billings Bridge Plaza. Paul has the material for toe coatings and toe caps. For grippers please purchase a gripper at the shop for $15 and bring them to Paul.

You deal directly with him for this work. His number is 613 739-1850.

We are still  trying to come up with a solution for slider application.





Can’t get enough of your curling fix?

Need a unique activity for a birthday party?

Having an event at your curling club?

You can now RENT a FLOORCURL unit so you can curl on a floor near you. The unit includes everything you need.

  • Eight (8) FloorCurl rocks + carrying case
  • Two (2) target mats (houses) + carrying case

The cost is $50 a day. To rent either call the Hogline Curlers Proshop (613 233-9022) or email

Owing to our licensing agreement we cannot rent to schools or school groups.


NEW OTTAWA YOUTH LEAGUE (sponsored by the Hogline Curlers Proshop) HAS FIRST EVENT

Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Rachel Homan and Emma Miskew about 40 youth league members enjoyed and skills clinic conducted by the two national champions on Sunday.





We don’t mind putting products aside for you. We will only save the item for you for 2 days unless other arrangements are made.




Besides Joe Pavia, the following staff are happy to serve.



Sharon Gannon is a curler who has four daughters, 2 curling on the competitive circuit. Sharon works Wednesday and Thursday evenings and as required.

1. Email or phone the shop to inquire about the item you want.
2. We will take your credit card info, address etc then send you the item.
3. Once you receive the item please email or call us to say you received the item. Then and only then will we charge your credit card.
In this way we will be better able to answer your questions about selection and availability so you are not kept waiting.

4. We can also mail you gift cards through the same procedure as #3 above.


The Hogline Curlers Proshop will match any price on in stock equipment. We strive to match the prices of our on-line suppliers and in some cases be lower.

We welcome the opportunity to match prices.


The OVCA Little Rock Championship, sponsored by Hogline Curlers Proshop, was held at the Navy CC on Sunday March 23. Pictured above are the winners from RCMP Curling Club: Eva MacCarthy, Brendan Laframboise, David Boswell and Lucus Bourguignon pictured above with Joe Pavia.


APPOINTMENT SHOPPING: In order to accommodate the many out of town friends who visit the Hogline Curlers Proshop we are happy to make special arrangements for pre or post opening hours shopping. With the hectic Holiday Season near this may help you better plan your traveling time. See the Contact Us section in order to help us serve you.

GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS! The Hogline Curlers Proshop, in conjunction with FRISBY TIRE is now (we think this is true) the only place that now recycles grippers. Anyone who needs a new gripper won’t be throwing the old one away anymore! We will be taking old grippers to get recycled once a week. Check out our broom head and gripper recycling box just outside the entrance to the Hogline Curlers Proshop.

HOGLINE FREE INFO SESSIONS FOR ROOKIES: The Hogline Curlers Proshop will gladly visit your facility if you have rookie curlers and give these folks an interesting talk about buying their first sets of curling equipment. We will bring a small array of equipment so they can feel what curling equipment is like. We won’t sell them anything but give them the tools to know what they should look for when they want to buy. See our CONTACT PAGE to get in touch with us to arrange a visit.


The Hogline Curlers Proshop -

Good things come in small packages.

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15questions Ottawa Youth Curling League

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Joe Pavia – Owner/Operator

The Hogline Curlers Proshop is owned and operated by an experienced curler - Joe Pavia.

While Joe knows many renowned curlers, he’s most at home serving club curlers, rookies, children, youth and senior curlers who might not want to shop but just want to chat about the game we all love.

Joe has been involved with the curling world for decades as a player, organizer and curling commentator. He’s the weekly curling columnist for the Ottawa Sun where his Wednesday column is eagerly anticipated and is indeed available across the country.