Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog

  • World’s best juniors in townWorld’s best juniors in townOctober 29, 2014

    BY JOE PAVIA It’s scary how good they are. The JSI OVCA Junior Superspiel begins on Halloween Friday with some of the best talent in the world sliding into town. This year’s men’s roster might just be the best in recent years. Yannick Schwaller skips his Swiss team, the defending world junior men’s champs. The […]

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  • Elite field in GatineauOctober 22, 2014

    BY JOE PAVIA It reads like the who’s who of men’s curling. Mike McEwen, Niklas Edin, David Murdoch and Brad Gushue will be in Gatineau. In fact, seven countries are represented (Canada — seven provinces, Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland, the U.S., China) at the annual Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau which runs today through Sunday. The […]

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    There was lots to give thanks for on the weekend if you like Ottawa area curlers. Closer to home Gatineau’s Jean-Michel Menard took on Ottawa’s Ian MacAulay at the Capital Curling Classic at the RCMP rink. Menard outplayed MacAulay to get the 8-4 win. In Toronto Lee Merklinger from Ottawa moved up to third on her Sherry Middaugh […]

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    On Sunday September 26 the future of curling clubs might have taken a turn for the better. The first ever Trainer of New Curlers seminar took place at the Ottawa Curling Club. Thirty instructors representing seventeen clubs took part. The seminar was lead by Earle Morris who years ago, at the behest and with the financial […]

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  • NO ADULTS ALLOWED!September 30, 2014

    It’s about time. With youth curling numbers dropping an enthusiastic member of the RCMP Curling Club took it upon himself to begin a new city wide under 18 league for young curlers 12 to 18. Marc Bourguignon has been energizing the group of volunteers dedicated to giving young curlers a chance to play with out direction […]

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  • TIM HORTONS BRIER IN OTTAWA 2016?September 24, 2014

    Sources indicate that the Canadian Curling Association will announce in October that Ottawa will be the site for the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. Assuming that is true this makes it very unlikely that Ottawa will be awarded the 2017 Tim Hortons Curling Trails. In this day and age money is important to the CCA as […]

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


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



The Acacia shoes are in – the Matrix and the Hacker.



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. However because the beginning of the season is so busy we will only save the item for you for 2 days unless other arrangements are made.



Ultima carbon fiber brooms with 1″ and 1&1/8″ handles for only $85… regular $119.95.

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Here are some nice things said about the shop in recent weeks.

 Joe, Just wanted to say thanks for the help today
 sorting out my kit. Its great to find someone knowledgeable
 that doesn’t mind spending the time to explain
 everything and help me out as I get started in

“Joe, Thanks again for the amazing service tonight. I appreciate the time & expertise you gave to my son Jordan. He is very happy with his new shoes & looking forward to using them this weekend. Cheers!” Kevin



The one company that supplies toe caps is out of them and they won’t have anymore until the end of October.



 The Hogline Curlers Proshop was happy to give a talk to the Getting Started League curlers at the Ottawa club on October 14 . Thanks to all who attended.

SEASON OPENING (2014 2015 season)

The Hogline Curlers Proshop will open for the season on Monday August 25. HOURS: 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.  Monday to Friday. August 25 to September 26

10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.  & (Wednesday & Thursday nights until 9 p.m.) Seven days a week September 29 2014 to March 29, 2015

10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. March 30 to  May 3, 2015 WEEKDAYS ONLY.



This service begins Monday August 25, 2014.


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


Colton Daly is a competitive junior skip and Carleton student. He works Tuesdays and weekends.



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.


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.




You will see at the top right of the page a button called Junior Curling Connection. This links to a new message board where players at the bantam and junior level can find players, a team or look for coaches in the Ottawa area.


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.


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15questions Ottawa Youth Curling League Junior Curling Connection

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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.