Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog
  • Travelers event always a great timeNovember 25, 2015

    BY JOE PAVIA Team Alberta Skip Curtis Harrish watches the line of his rock during their game against Team Northwest Territories at the Travelers Curling Club Championship being held at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club on Tuesday November 24, 2015. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/Postmedia Network Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun No matter age or gender, the Travelers […]

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  • Ferbey the last of the beer-drinking curlersNovember 19, 2015

    BY JOE PAVIA Alberta skip Randy Ferbey laughs during the 2005 Brier at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday March 6, 2005. Curling was a more social sport back then, Ferbey says. Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency   Four-time world champion Randy Ferbey considers himself “the last of a dying breed” of curler. The kind that […]

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  • New broom pads causing uproarNovember 12, 2015

    BY JOE PAVIA Nova Scotia skip Mary-Anne Arsenault. (Postmedia Network Files) Five-time world champion Mary-Anne Arsenault says she’s “done” with curling if controversial new sweeping techniques are allowed to continue. The Nova Scotia skip was annoyed after her experience at the Royal Lepage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic in Kemptville last weekend. Her displeasure about the […]

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  • Canada ‘second home’ for Swiss womenNovember 4, 2015

    BY JOE PAVIA Swiss skip Silvana Tirinzoni. (Postmedia Network Files) They are the team to beat. The Royal Lepage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic Nov. 5-8 in Kemptville features Team Silvana Tirinzoni, the Swiss squad that won the inaugural Tour Challenge in Newfoundland in September. That win plus their three playoff finishes this season have them […]

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  • Scottish rink makes noise at Challenge Chateau CartierOctober 28, 2015

    BY JOE PAVIA For Bruce Mouat, it was a bonspiel he’ll never forget. After losing its first game at the Challenge Chateau Cartier in Buckingham, Que., the young Scottish rink surprised the field rattling off six straight victories to earn a spot in the semi-finals. Mouat’s rink defeated teams from Denmark, Switzerland, China and seemed […]

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    Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule *Note – As a part of a sublicensing agreement, CBC will broadcast the Men’s Quarter-Finals and Final. All Sportsnet broadcasts also available for streaming via, the Sportsnet App, and Rogers Anyplace TV™. Broadcast schedule subject to change.   Thursday, Oct. 29 ·         Round Robin, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT […]

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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!



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  • 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.


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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.





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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.


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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.

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.