CURLSASK Announces Pat Simmons as Director of High Performance

Media Release

CURLSASK Announces NewDirector of High Performance

REGINA, April 28th, 2017

Ashley Howard, Executive Director of CURLSASK is pleased to announce the hiring of Pat Simmons as the Director of High Performance.Pat will assume the position effective September 1, 2017.

Pat is a two-time Brier Champion with 9 Brier appearances, 2 World appearances, 2 Grand Slam Victories, and has competed at the highest levels of curling, honing his craft among the best in the world.

Photo Courtesy Curling Canada

Photo Courtesy Curling Canada

As a player, he is constantly striving for improvement in all areas of the game – from strategy to team dynamics, nutrition to biomechanics, psychology, practice, and maybe most important – all the little intangibles of high performance curling.

Pat brings a wealth of both knowledge and experience to his position which will benefitCURLSASK, Member Curling Clubs and our Athletes. Pat will be tasked with the leading the CURLSASK High Performance Program and Provincial Champions Program. His mandate is to develop a Saskatchewan High Performance Training Centre and prepare our high performance athletes for their appearances on the national and international stages.

In addition, Pat willprovide performance consultingservices and lead the Saskatchewan Winter Games training group.

“I am very excited for the upcoming year in regards to being named Saskatchewan’s High Performance Coach. I look forward to helping everyone involved with CURLSASK including membership, coaches and staff, and financial partners to build towards a tradition of excellence in the sport of curling in Saskatchewan”, said Pat.

“We are thrilled to have Pat Simmons join our team, his knowledgeand first hand championship experience will benefit our province immensely. Pat’sconnections in the curling world will help to bring us to a new level” states CURLSASK Executive Director Ashley Howard. “I look forward to working with Pat to reestablishing Saskatchewan as a provincial powerhouse on the national stage.”

Photo Courtesy Curling Canada

Photo Courtesy Curling Canada


CURLSASK is the provincial sport governing body of curling in Saskatchewan. CURLSASK’s mandate is to provide programs and services to meet the needs of its members, build and support curling at all levels and provides leadership to the curling community. CURLSASK also coordinates and operates provincial championships in different categories to declare provincial champions to compete at National Champions and to further develop athlete development in the province. The organization has 132 member curling clubs and over 15,000 individual curlers. Visit

Ashley Howard – Executive Director

Mitch Minken – President