curling at jasper place during covid-19 

To keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe, we’ve all had to make changes in our lives. And so it is with curling. There will be changes to how we play the game we love – but it won’t take much time to get used to them. Following are the highlights.

Return to Play guidelines

Triples Curling

Off-ice requirements

Declarations and waivers


COVID-19 references:

Curling Canada Return to Play Guidelines

Alberta Sport Recreational and Physical Activity Guidelines (Please go to Page 9 to see curling guidelines.)

Restaurant, Cafe, Pub and Bar Guidelines

HELP!! Keep the game safe for everyone

Jasper Place Curling is counting on each curler to follow the guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the building. We also ask that you point out to others if they need a reminder about the rules.  Let’s work together to make the 2020/21 curling season another great one.

Return to Play guidelines
  • Skips are not allowed to sweep at all.
  • Only one player at a time will sweep. No exceptions.
  • No handshakes before, during or after the game.
  • Touch only the two rocks you will deliver each end. Move the others if you have to with your broom or your foot.
  • When players are not throwing a rock, sweeping a rock or standing in the house to call the line, they must stand in designated spots that will be marked in the ice on the side of the sheet.
  • These guidelines ensure the 6’ social distancing is maintained throughout the game. Therefore, wearing a mask during the game is not required – but absolutely allowed should an individual player choose to wear one.
Triples Curling

Triples curling is designed to offer a fast (six ends), fun game where no player stands around to ensure social distancing. It also offers each of the three curlers a chance at the three different positions (delivering the rock, sweeping, and determining strategy and calling line) Check out the details. 

Off-ice requirements
  • Masks are mandatory as soon as you enter the building, from the front entry throughout the main floor, including washrooms, locker rooms and all sitting areas where we change shoes, grab a bite to eat, etc.
  • Masks are also required on the stairs and in the lounge while you are ordering your drink and making your way to your table.
  • Once you are seated at your table, masks are not necessary as tables and chairs are positioned to ensure the 6’ social distancing.
Declarations and waivers
  • Oct. 16 is the deadline for paying your fees in full (at least a $100 deposit is required by Sept. 18) using the online registration system.
  • A signed waiver and declaration is also required by Oct. 16. These documents will be emailed to you after you have paid the online deposit.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Jasper Place asks that you read the waiver and declaration completely and carefully. These documents are IMPORTANT! Adhering to their requirements will help keep us all safe.
  • Anyone arriving at the curling club on their first curling day without these documents completed will be asked to complete and sign the documents before they are allowed entry. This will help ensure the health and safety of all curlers. Please note: the curling club is waiting for the declarations and waivers to be approved with the Curling Alberta return-to-play guide. They will be made available as soon as possible.
JPCC Important 2020 Dates

Friday, Sept. 18 deposit deadline - Each individual curler must pay a $100 deposit (or can pay full registration fee). 

Monday, Sept. 21 Go-No Go JPCC Board decision - The JPCC Board, through General Manager Cathy Craig, will announce whether enough curlers have registered (by paying at least their $100 deposit) to make this fall's curling season financially viable. 

Friday, Oct. 16 fees payment deadline - Each curler must pay fees in full by this date. If this poses a financial hardship, please call Cathy Craig at 780-489-6428.

Friday, Oct. 23 - Targeted start date at Jasper Placed for the fall session. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do each of the three players in Triples curling play two consecutive ends in the same position, then move, or do they change positions every end?

Each member plays two consecutive ends at the same position, then rotates to a new position.

Can I switch out of Triples and into regular 4-person team play – or switch into Triples play from 4-person play – part way through the season?

Yes, wherever possible, you can move between the club league and the triples league on the same night whenever the 5-game square ends and is re-drawn for the next 5 games.

Where do the three Team B players stand when Team A is throwing?

They will stand on the identified marks at the side of each sheet.

How do the teams determine last rock without a coin toss?

There are lots of ways. Choose odd or even, determine a number between 1 and 10; play rock-paper-scissors; use your phone’s random draw feature if it has one; make up your own way with your opponent.

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