Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog

  • Council approves gymnastics facility in curling centreJuly 24, 2015

    Council approves gymnastics facility in curling centre  Sarah O. Swenson/ courtesy of the Wetaskiwin Times Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:30:03 MDT PM The Curling and Crafts Centre will be home to a new gymnastics facility.  Council chambers was packed to the brim for its regular July 20 meeting as members of Wetaskiwin’s curling and gymnastics […]

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  • Liverpool Curling Club may be forced to shut its doorsJuly 22, 2015

    Courtesy of Nova News Now> Barb McKennaPublished on July 21, 2015 LIVERPOOL – It should be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, but instead, the Liverpool Curling Club may be shutting its doors due to lack of membership.   John Armstong is president of the club. He says the organization’s remaining 30 members are struggling […]

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  • Curling Canada to get rid of pre-qualifying round in 2018June 25, 2015

    Courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press   Canadian curling championships’ experiment with a pre-qualifying round will be short-lived, as Curling Canada announced it will ditch the format after this Olympic quad is done. The changes, announced on Monday, mean that starting in 2018, Scotties and Brier teams from lower-ranked jurisdictions will no longer have to […]

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  • Regina curling clubs get 2-year tax break from cityJune 23, 2015

    Curling clubs sought 5-year exemption courtesy CBC Regina Two Regina curling clubs have been given a two-year break on the municipal portion of their property taxes. The value of the exemption, which was passed by city council Monday night, was pegged at $27,306 per year and breaks down (per year) to $16,608 for the Tartan […]

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    Curling Canada is going through quite the change this year with both Greg Stremlaw (CEO) and Warren Hansen ( 42 year employee and events manager) leaving – the former to seek new challenges and the latter to retire. Folks involved in curling events have plenty of stories about Hansen both positive and negative. Locally here […]

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  • Olympic nod will boost mixed doubles curling’s profile, officials sayJune 11, 2015

    Courtesy of the Toronto Star Amid grumbling that the format isn’t legit, Canadian executives are thrilled that the two-a-side game will be played at the 2018 Winter Games.   MICHAEL BURNS / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO Mixed doubles curling is a faster-paced game but essentially the same as traditional curling, just sped up, condensed […]

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While the store is now closed for the 2014/2015 season you can make an appointment to shop simply by emailing us at

Indicate your desired date and time you wish to shop and we will attempt to accommodate you.

Already have a July 2 appointment booked. New appointment this Thursday May 7 for people from San Francisco!


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


NEW FOR 2015 


broom wrap 1

Personalize your own broom or have a team broom identity. How does it work?

1. The broom wraps are designed to your specification in Halifax.

2. The design work (2 graphic changes are allowed within the price – extra charge applies for additional changes) is included in the price.

3. The wraps are designed for 1″ handles, 1&1/8″ handles and tapered handles.

4. The design is then shipped to you with detailed instructions with photos for easy application by you.

5. Cost: $50 per broom and a shipping fee of between $12 to $15 depending on the number of wraps shipped. Taxes are not included.




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.



Sharron 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.


We also offer appointment shopping. If you want to contact me via  to suggest a time you might be in town I will open at anytime to serve your travel needs.


NOTICE: We will NO LONGER redeem Hogline Gift Certificates issued prior to August 30, 2009. Certificates issued prior to that date were issued by the stores previous owners. We did redeem many of their issued gift certificates but will now stop.


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.