Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog
  • Miskew and Weagle greeted by large crowd at airportMarch 28, 2017

    BY JOE PAVIA Skip Rachel Homan speaks after arriving at Edmonton International Airport on Monday. (IAN KUCHERAK/Postmedia Network) They were beaming when they came down the escalator at YOW. Both Emma Miskew and Lisa Weagle didn’t expect the large crowd that greeted them at the airport Monday evening after helping skip Rachel Homan’s team go […]

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  • OTTAWA AREA ATHLETES TALK ABOUT THEIR BRIER EXPERIENCESMarch 22, 2017

    By Joe Pavia   St. John’s, Newfoundland Two local curlers raved about their Brier experience in this city. Team Ontario second Dave Mathers said, “It’s quiet simply the best. Ottawa was special for other reasons obviously but this one just because of what it became is one that I’ll never forget that’s for sure.” That’s […]

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  • Rachel Homan’s team donates autographed jersey for charity event

      BY JOE PAVIA   Rachel Homan skips Team Ontario in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, kicking off this week in St. Catharines, Ont. (Pete Fisher/Postmedia Network)   Team Homan is giving back. On Saturday at the Ottawa club a fundraiser is happening to support Peter Glover, a staunch Homan supporter, who has ALS. Many […]

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  • Ottawa curlers support friend with ALSMarch 8, 2017

      BY JOE PAVIA   Recreational curler Peter Glover (left), and teammates Mike Burke (centre) and Steve Bethune, take a break in St. John’s during the Tim Hortons Brier. A fundraising event will be held on March 25 to assist Glover, who has ALS. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)   ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Tim Hortons Brier is not […]

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  • Curling champ Craig Savill makes his Brier picksMarch 1, 2017

    CRAIG SAVILL, POSTMEDIA Team Canada skip Kevin Koe has lost quite a bit this year, but is still considered a contender. (Michael Burns photo)   OTTAWA – Guest analyst and Canadian, world curling and Brier champion Craig Savill presents his predictions for this year’s Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s: Relegation Round: Nunavut With little tour experience […]

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  • Homan gets an extra layer of coachingFebruary 22, 2017

      BY JOE PAVIA, OTTAWA SUN Joe’s notes: At the end of this article are quotes from Adam that were too numerous to place in the article below. Adam Kingsbury, coach of Rachel Homan’s Ontario team, works with a computer as he monitors his team’s play during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, […]

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STORE HOURS

7 DAYS A WEEK 10 TO 6 AND WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY UNTIL 7 P.M.

GOLDLINE CARBON FIBRE BROOM SALE

ALL AIR HEAD CARBON FIBER BROOMS, AS SEEN ON TV, ARE ON SALE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST` REGULAR PRICE IS ¢159 NOW ON SALE FOR ¢135.95. DOES NOT APPLY TO SPECIAL ORDER BROOMS ONLY IN STOCK BROOMS. SALE END 4 PM DECEMBER 24.

JUST IN

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Shot spinner drinking game. comes with 2 oz. shot glass. Spin the arrow to see who drinks next.  Cost; $32.95

GIFT CARDS

The shop carries gift cards of any denomination. WE CAN ALSO SEND THEM OUT OF TOWN.

 

JUST IN NUTCASE HELMETS;

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CHOCOLATE CURLING ROCKS

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THESE HAND MADE, CREAM FILLED TEMPERED CHOCOLATE CURLING ROCKS ARE MADE IN OTTAWA BY A PROFESSIONAL CHEF. COST; $10 FOR A BOX OF 4. SOLD OUT FOR NOW

‘i’d TAP THAT” T SHIRTS

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Fun and Comfy Unisex Triblen Short Sleeve Tee!

50% polyester 25% combed and ring-spun cotton 25% rayon, 40 single 5.7 oz Side-seamed and retail fit

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VARIOUS COLOURS AND SIZES. UNISEX. LIMITED AVAILABILITY COST $29.99.

FUTURE ROCK STAR DIAPER SHIRT

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Calling all Future RockStars! This Baby One Piece is just too cute! A perfect gift!

Baby Short Sleeve Baby Rib One Piece

100% combed and ring-spun cotton 30 single 9.7 oz side-seamed with Lap Shoulders

BLACK ONLY. 2 SIZES; 6 TO 2 MONTHS AND 12 TO 18  MONTHS. COST; $19.99.

Model: 100

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2017 MEN OF CURLING CALENDAR

THIS CALENDAR IS A FUNDRAISER FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES. INCLUDES FAMOUS CURLERS LIKE BRAD JACOBS,BRETT GALLANTMARC KENNEDYTYREL GRIFFITHSBRAEDEN MOSKOWYCHRIS PLYSKIRK MUYRES,RYAN FRY, RYAN HARNDEN,BENOIT SCHWARZ, COLIN HODGSONKYLE SMITH AND THOMAS ULSRUD.

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COST; $30.00 EACH. AVAILABLE now.

 

Make the move and try the sport you cant take your eyes off on television.

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HANDMADE CURLING MOTIF BLANKETS

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Handmade by and for the little rock program as a  fundraiser in Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Capital Winter Club. The Hogline shop bought the remaining blankets to help out the kids at the CapiTal Winter Club . The blankets are 3 feet wide by about 5.6 feet long and elasticized. Cost; $48.00

just in for your ice

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decal for behind a hack or wherever, reusable year after year.  $35 each.

 

 

The Hogline Curlers Proshop will re-open for the 2017 2018 curling season on Monday August 28, 2017.

207 2018 season hours:seven days a week; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. beginning october 4 wednesday and Thursday until 7 p.m.

Seven days a week; 10 to 6 p.m. beginning `Monday August 28. yes seven days a week includes `saturday and Sunday.

 

extended hours – will begin October 4 where the roe il be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

unique items we will be stocking.

NEED A SHOT FROM ABOVE?

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SELIE DRONE:

Innovative selfie drone, 720P camera allows you to get great selfies effortlessly
With attractive headless mode, completely solving pilot loss-of-orientation problem
3D flips with amazing agility provides a stunt aerial show
The G-sensor mode enables the small quadcopter to automatically follow the way you move your smartphone
Wifi real-time transmission FPV system which can capture photos and record videos for your great memory
Built-in barometer with altitude hold function provides stable flight

SELFIE DRONE FEATURES:

  • Pocket-Sized – When folded up, it’s similar in size to the iPhone 7 Plus, only thicker, letting you carry it in your pocket just like your phone, and fly it around wherever you go.
  • Birds-Eye View – The built-in camera streams live video or photos to your Android or iPhone for framing picture-perfect shots.
  • EasyFlight System – It’s smart “brain” has a stabilizer, accelerometer and 6-axis gyroscope, making flying super easy and fun, with no practice required.
  • 1-Tap Commands – Your take-offs, returns and landings take just 1 simple click on the app, making flying effortless, even for total beginners.
  • Tough ‘n’ Rugged – Made from solid ABS thermoplastic, SelfieDrone is designed to handle knocks, bumps and crashes without breaking – more fun, less stress.
  • Max Air Time – The powerful lithium ion battery is fully rechargeable and lets you fly for up to 8 minutes on a single charge.
  • Ready-To-Fly – SelfieDrone comes pre-tuned and calibrated from the factory. Just charge it up, switch it on and away you go.
  • Complaint-Proof – Expect a hassle-free flying experience since it’s 100% legal to fly without a licence while also being surprisingly quiet.
  • Fly Far & Wide – SelfieDrone generates its own 2.4ghz Wi-Fi signal letting you operate it from up to 40m away.
  • OLOUR; BLACK,. COST $169.79.

Wireless Smart Bluetooth Toque Hat Headphone

Enjoy hands-free music and calls. Keep you warm, perfect for outdoor sports, like running, skiing, skating, hiking, working out, dog walking, holiday travelling, and so on. Premimum soft warm double knit beanie hat is perfect for spring, fall, and winter. Syncs to any Bluetooth device in seconds such as iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Nexus tablets, iPads, and all other bluetooth compatible devices. High quality built-in stereo speakers produce excellent sound quality to make any activity fun. Large battery life gives it 60 hours standby time and 6 hours talk time. Then easily recharged by Micro USB (charging cable included). One Size Fits Most & Fully washable (Just remove the internal speakers from their pouches before washing).Good if you are practicing by yourself.

Colours: assorted colours; size; one size fits all.  Cost;$29.95

Specifications:
Bluetooth Version: V3.0+EDR
Frequency: 2.4026GHz-2.480GHz
Transmission distance: 30ft or so
Transmission distance of MIC: 3 ft
Li-ion Battery:3.7V/120mA
Charging time:2.5 HRS
Standby time:60 Hrs
Continuous working time: about 5Hrs
Bluetooth name:Magic Hat
Size:Fits for head circumference 56-62cm

About bluetooth pairing:

1. Press “power” 5 seconds,While Red and Blue light slowly flashing in alternative

2. Try to seek the bluetooth name of “Magic Hat” for pairing,set-in the password of “0000” if it’s the first to pair the device.

3. the blue LED slowly flashing seems pairing successful

Note: Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect  the actual color of the item. Thank you!

Note:

1.Before you start using the bluetooth beanie,please use the USB cable to charge it first.

2.Pairing:press the ON/OFF button of the control panel,you will see the blue-red light blinking,it will automatically enter pairing mode.

3.Make sure you turned on the bluetooth on your phone,search headset model on it.

4.Select the Bluetooth model and click to connect. Enter the password or code 0000 if needed.

Extremely Limited Quantity. Get it while you can! :)

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AMAZING MUSICAL ROTATING HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANDLE

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Specification:
This musical lotus flower birthday candles will definitely surprise the crowd.
The candle first appears as a closed flower bud. Once opens its flower petals and lights the candle on each petal.
It rotates and plays “Happy Birthday to You” music.

Type: Musical Lotus Candle
Material: Plastic
Shape: Lotus
Occasion: Birthday Party
Candle Quantity: 8 Pcs
Battery: Button Battery(Included)
Features: Music Rotating, Play the “Happy Birthday” Music, Lotus Flower Shape
Size: 6.6cm x 6.5cm x 11cm/2.66’’ x 2.56″ × 4.33′’ (Approx.)

Notes:
You should pay attention to your child when you light the candle, don’t let it scare your child.
Due to the light and screen setting difference, the item’s color may be slightly different from the pictures.
Please allow slight dimension difference due to different manual measurement.
Keep your face 40cm away when igniting.
Children under 12 do not operate it solely.
Directly with flame lit torches.
Do not use in the state of wind.
Please blow out the flames before the candles unburned-out.
Please pay attention to fire protection.

Assorted colours; Cost; $11.95.

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The Hogline Ottawa Youth Curling League awards were presented on the League’s last day Saturday April 8.

MERKLINGER

LEE MERKLINGER presents the Merklinger division trophy to Team Collins.

SAVILL

CRAIG SAVILL presents the Savill division trophy to Team Boswell.

 

HOMAN

EMMA MISKEW presents the Team Homan division trophy to Team Comeau.

CASH LEAGUE

The Hogline Retredz OYCL Cash League winning team was Team Kelly.

 

 

TO ORDER EQUIPMENT FOR OUT OF TOWN DELIVERY CALL THE SHOP TO ORDER OR EMAIL:

613 233-9022

joe@hoglinecurling.com

TO INQUIRE ABOUT BRINGING THE SHOP TO YOUR CURLING FACILITY OR ADDRESSING YOUR ROOKIE CURLERS ABOUT EQUIPMENT CALL OR EMAIL:

613 233-9022

sharon@hoglinecurling.com

THE HOGLINE CURLERS PROSHOP LITTLE ROCK CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING RINK


Congratulations to Jonathan Biemans (skip), Nicholas Rowe (third), Tyler Biemans (second) and Liam Rowe (lead) of Manotick on winning the 2017 Hogline Curlers Proshop Little Rock Championship on Saturday.

Cayla Findley won the Mike Moore award voted on by the players and coaches for sportsmanship, skill and spirit.

 

NEW TRAINWAVE MENTAL TRAINING BOOK

Written in part by Team Homan coach Adam Kingsbury.

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Trainwave is a series of user-friendly mental training workbooks for developing athletes. The program is designed to develop better people and better performers in line with Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. It’s developed by the professionals who work with a number of the top curlers in Canada including Team Homan.

Trainwave is accessible, exciting, and relevant. It is comprised of science-based information and activities used to support Olympians and World Champions, and it comes with coach and parent support material.

Cost: $25.

NEW ICE HALO

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The Ice Halo wraps snugly and comfortably around your head and secures at the side with adjustable hook and loop closures to help provide secure protection if you fall and hit your head.

Other manufacturers offer similar products at lower prices than ours, but they are also lower quality.  All our Ice Halo Products are tested in one of the top impact testing facilities in the world, using the Hockey Helmet Standard (CSA Z262.1-09 (April 2009) Annex A, Impact Drop Testing). Our products pass the standard requirements for front, side and back impact. When it comes to comparison –  Ice Halo products out rank the lesser valued ones on the market every time!

All Fleece Ice Halos can be machine washed with your regular laundry and dried on low in the dryer.

1. First time wearing:
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Open the Ice Halo
-Hold the Velcro at the SIDE of your Head. (Either side is fine.)

2. Wrap the Ice Halo around your head and attach the Velcro together just above the tip of your ear. The Halo should be snug – not too tight, but certainly not loose!

Once you’ve adjusted the Ice Halo to fit comfortably snug, you can simply take it on and off without re-opening and closing the Velcro. If the Ice Halo feels to tight or too loose, simply follow the instruction above to re-adjust the size.  REMEMBER to make sure the widest part of the Ice Halo is at the middle of the back of your head!

It’s Not a Hat! It’s a HALO!

COST: $49.95

NEWLY DESIGNED NEWLY DESIGNED NEWLY DESIGNED

NOW IN STOCK!

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Cost: $119.00

 

 Olson’s Thermal Stretch Legging features MEGA stretch, length included! Also features soft fleece lining, pull on style and a stretchable ribbed waistband. Sizing ranges from XS thru to XL. Cost: $69.95. ON SALE FOR $25!

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ON SALE ON SALE ON SALE: Quantum E Curling Shoe. They feature man-made uppers that provide comfort and warmth at an affordable price. Quantum shoes feature a disc based slider system. Every pair of Quantum Shoes comes with one set of gripper discs, but you must also buy a set of Quantum Slider Discs to complete your order. Sizes: M 7 to 15, W 5-10. Cost: $169.00 plus slider disk cost. Does not include a slip on gripper. SOLD OUT OF MENS. ON SALE: $120.00

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 OUT OF TOWN VISITORS TO HOGLINE

2016/ 2017 season

September 21 = Brian Robson from SCOTLAND

November 03 = Team Ayumi Ogasawara from Japan

November 25 = Ben Roy from Wolfville, Nova Scotia

 

CLUB OUTREACH

The shop can visit your curling club to sell merchandise to your members. Best of all, give your members our email address and they can ask us to bring items they want.

We are in the following clubs:

RCN Navy Curling Club: Thursday September 8

City View Curling Club: Saturday September 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Legion Curling Club, Hudson, Quebec, Thursday October 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lachute Curling Club, Saturday October 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

City View CC, Saturday December 3, 10a.m. to 1 p.m.

Add your club name to the above list by contacting the shop.

 

NEW – FLOORCURL RENTALS

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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 joe@hoglinecurling.com.

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

 

PUTTING PRODUCTS ASIDE

We don’t mind putting products aside for you. However during the busy season (September and October) 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.

 

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

PURCHASE ON LINE
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.


PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

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.

 

BUSY SCHEDULE? COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

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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Joe Pavia – Owner/Operator

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


joe@hoglinecurling.com

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. 

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