It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, we staged our first ever HOT SHOTS Fantasy Curling Camp in Peterborough, Ontario providing club curlers with the opportunity to rub shoulders with the legends of the game like Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Marilyn Bodogh, Paul Savage, Neil Harrison, Wayne Middaugh, and many more.
Fast forward 20 years, and those original 80 campers have become an alumni of over 2500 campers. Along the way we dropped the “Fantasy” moniker, as we are more than providing access to the stars of the game. We pride ourselves on providing lead edge curling curriculum taught in a fun and interactive manner by a group of world class instructors, coaches, and elite players.
Our camps have expanded from our home base (now in Oakville, Ontario) to camps throughout the United States. We’ve staged camps in the midwest, the south, and the northeast with our most recent camp at the Potomac Curling Club near Washington DC, a massive sell-out success.
As we embark on our 20th year of curling camps, stay tuned for information on more US camps, including a new Competitive Team Camp to help elevate the competitiveness of play in the USA, and create more champions.
Our growth and longevity is attributable to the quality of instructors we have partnered with like Earle Morris, current coach of Team Canada, and former coach to Rachel Homan, Jennifer Jones, and many others. Thank you to coaches like Cindy Bishop and Janet Murphy, both curling professionals in Ontario but also international instructors and coaches. Thank to you elite players like World Curling Tour Champion John Epping and multi-time Ontario and Tour Champion Sherry Middaugh for embracing our philosophy and imparting your knowledge to our participants. Lastly, we are truly looking forward to the future as we have nurtured a new regime of instructors like Brian Chick, Codey Maus, Danielle Inglis, and Lynn Kreviazuk (to name just a few), who are a fantastic new breed of educator who’s passion for the sport is contagious.
Our future is bright thanks to the foundation built by our champions, our mentors, and our instructors.
If you are curler who wants to elevate their play and break through your ability plateau, join us for a memorable weekend. You will not be disappointed.
Registration for our 2015 Oakville, Ontario HOT SHOTS Curling Camp August 28-30, 2015 is now open.