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The History of Curling in Canada

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Further Research

Cox, Allan Elton. A History of Sports in Canada, 1868-1900 [microform]. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Alberta, 1969. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1970.

Curl BC. The History of Curling in British Columbia: 100 Years of Curling, 1895-1995. Vancouver: Curl BC, 1995.

Garcelon, Alan O. New Brunswick Curling Records: A Compilation of Records Outlining the Development and Growth of the Sport Throughout the Province: 1854-1993. 3rd edition. [Fredericton?]: New Brunswick Curling Association, 1993.

Hall, M. Ann. A History of Women's Sports in Canada, Prior to World War 1. M.A. Thesis: University of Alberta, 1968. Edmonton: University of Alberta, 1968.

Hansen, Warren. Curling: The History, The Players, The Game. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1999.

Kerr, John. Curling in Canada and the United States: A Record of the Tour of the Scottish Team, 1902-3, and of the Game in the Dominion and the Republic. Edinburgh: G.A. Morton; Toronto: Toronto News Co., 1904.

_____. History of Curling: Scotland's Ain Game, and Fifty Years of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. Edinburgh: Published under authority of the Club by D. Douglas, 1890.

Maxwell, Douglas. Canada Curls: The Illustrated History of Curling in Canada. North Vancouver, B.C.: Whitecap Books, 2002.

Murray, W.H. The Curling Companion. Rev. ed. Toronto: Collins, 1982.

Pezer, Vera. The Stone Age: A Social History of Curling on the Prairies. Calgary: Fifth House, 2003.

Redmond, Gerald. "Curling." The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2nd. ed. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988, P. 555-556.

_____. The Scots and Sport in Nineteenth Century Canada. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Alberta, 1972. Ottawa: Cataloguing Branch, National Library of Canada, 1973.

Russell, Scott. Open House: Canada and the Magic of Curling. Toronto: Anchor Canada, 2004.

Smith, David B. Curling: An Illustrated History. Edinburgh: Donald, 1981.

Stevenson, John A. Curling in Ontario, 1846-1946. Toronto: Ontario Curling Association, 1950.

Selected Curling Websites

Canadian Curling Association (CCA). (accessed February 15, 2006).

  • Associations have played a major role in the development of curling in Canada, and their websites provide both current and historic data on curling. This site, updated in January 2006, is an important source of information on curling in Canada.
  • Follow the links under "About the CCA" to see a list of names of member associations, including links to these associations' websites.
  • Includes historical information as well as information on current and upcoming events.
  • "Curling Facts" profiles Canadian curlers. This section is up-to-date and presents a very interesting statistical picture of curling in Canada today.

Canadian Deaf Curling Association / Association de curling des sourds du Canada. (accessed February 15, 2006).

Royal Caledonian Curling Club. (accessed February 28, 2006).

World Curling Federation. (accessed February 15, 2006).

Wheelchair Curling in Canada. Canadian Curling Association. (accessed February 28, 2006).

Please note that many individual curling clubs have websites as well.