Frontenac Secondary School has been chosen as host for the prestigious Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 2024 Curling Championship.
According to a release from Tourism Kingston, the event is scheduled to take place from March 19 to 23, 2024, and will see 18 boys teams and 18 girls teams from across the province compete for the coveted OFSAA title.
The OFSAA 2024 Curling Championship is a highly anticipated event in the school sports calendar, Tourism Kingston stated, noting that Frontenac Secondary School is honoured to be entrusted with hosting this prestigious tournament. According to the release, the championship will not only showcase the incredible talent of young curlers but also foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among student-athletes.
Frontenac Secondary School will collaborate with the four Greater Kingston Curling Clubs — Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Royal Kingston Curling Club, Napanee & District Curling Club, and Gananoque Curling Club — in hosting the draws, making this a true partnership project of the local curling community. These clubs, known for their outstanding facilities and passion for curling, will ensure that the athletes have an exceptional experience throughout the competition.
In response to Kingstonist inquiries, for OFSAA high school sports, one school must be the host school. According to Sabena Islam of the OFSAA Curling 2024 Host Committee, teachers from the host school must be the convenors, the school’s principal must endorse the event, and typically the host committee is staff and parents/volunteers from that school.
“The Frontenac boys team was at OFSAA last year in North Bay and qualified for the quarterfinals. As host schools automatically have entries for both boys and girls teams, the Frontenac boys hope to improve their finish here in Kingston,” shared Islam. “We wanted to give back and host after being part of [OFSAA curling] last year and having a wonderful experience. It is often difficult for OFSAA to find host locations and schools for their championship. Frontenac has a history of stepping up to provide these opportunities for student athletes.”
The main site for the OFSAA 2024 Curling Championship will be the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club. According to Tourism Kingston, Cataraqui’s impeccable reputation for hosting sporting events of this calibre makes it an ideal venue to witness these young athletes compete at their best.
In addition to hosting OFSAA Curling, Cataraqui Golf and Country Club will also be the home of Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association (KASSAA) curling this year. Cataraqui is an incredible supporter of youth curling in Kingston and reportedly welcomes this opportunity to ensure high school curling continues to flourish in the city.
According to the release, throughout the five-day event, spectators can expect to witness thrilling matches, incredible displays of skill, and the true spirit of sportsmanship as these student-athletes give their all on the ice. “The OFSAA 2024 Curling Championship promises to be an event filled with excitement and memorable moments for both players and fans alike,” Tourism Kingston stated.
“Frontenac Secondary School is incredibly excited and honoured to host the OFSAA 2024 Curling Championship. This event represents an extraordinary opportunity for students to showcase their talent on a grand stage and foster a sense of pride in their school communities,” said Sarah Depew, OFSAA 2024 Convenor and Teacher at Frontenac Secondary School.
The OFSAA Curling 2024 Host Committee is actively seeking sponsors and volunteers to help support the event. For more information about the OFSAA 2024 Curling Championship and for sponsorship or volunteer inquiries, please contact the Host Committee through Sabina Islam over email or at 613-540-2844