Recent Posts From Joe’s Blog


    FALL ROCKS poster 2014   3RD Annual FALL ROCK$ Novice Open Ca$h-$piel RCN (Navy) Curling Club October 4 & 5, 2014 OVCA Colts Event #1 5 years and under – Open format Any combination of male/female players $ 260 entry fee Maximum of 24 teams 3 games guaranteed Saturday dinner 50/50 Additional Prizes to […]

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    Boat Cruise (Clark)   Gananoque Curling Club In conjunction with The Brockville Country Club Present FROM ROCKS TO DOCKS Cruise the Thousand Islands and mingle with Team Canada’s Olympic Gold Medalist Team Jacobs, Team Canada’s Olympic Golf Medalist, Brad Gushue Olympic Silver Medalist Dave Murdoch of Scotland and Olympic Bronze Medalist and World Curling Champion […]

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  • NEW OVCA TAG LINE SPOT ONAugust 23, 2014

      Thanks to curlers and designers Debra Gerylo-Smith and husband Gary, the Ottawa Valley Curling Association just may have a tag line that is at the cutting edge of where many curlers are at. Congrats! 1,037 total views, 52 views today

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  • ALL THE EGGS IN ONE BASKET?August 14, 2014

    Posted below is the press release issued by the Canadian Curling Association announcing its “new” National Team Program. This initiative is designed to keep Canada winning medals at the international level. But is this the way to go? Is this a short sighted policy? What about players development to replace these 12 teams as they […]

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        The Dairy Farmers of Ontario issued a press release a couple of days ago indicating that they are now the sponsors  for the 2015 Ontario Men’s Tankard - The 2015 Recharge with Milk Tankard. See the full press release below. This is perhaps a first however. I received this press release  from the dairy […]

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    As I have maintained for the last number of years, one of the best ways for curling clubs to prosper is to offer a league for beginner curlers – especially after a most successful year of curling television watching novices after the winter games. In order to achieve great results, it is important to have […]

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


LABOUR DAY: The shop is closed on Monday September 1, 2014.

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.


The Hogline Curlers Proshop -

Good things come in small packages.

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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.