curling at jasper place during covid-19 

Here's the latest information about curling at JPCC for the 2020/21 season. Check out the latest FAQs.

JPCC Target Opening Date

Friday, October 23.  More details on league play, league options, play options, registration 411 and more coming soon!

Return to Play

In our house, skips don’t sweep.

In fact, with physical distancing measures in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, skips can’t sweep.

They will still hold the broom, call the line and yell as loud and long and obnoxiously as ever. But they aren’t allowed to sweep. Ever.

Curling Canada’s return-to-play protocols will bring many changes to the grand old game, all in the name of safe sport, and that’s among the major ones.

Others include:

  • One sweeper only on a delivered rock. 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 you're not throwing a rock, sweeping a rock or standing in the house to call the line, please stand in your designated spot on the side of the sheet.

Jasper Place Curling Club will be adopting these on-ice health and safety measures for the traditional four-player game. There are also new off-ice regulations as the wearing of masks will be mandatory on the main floor, including the entry area, lobby, bathrooms and locker rooms.

Masks will not be required on the ice surface or in the upstairs lounge, given that physical distancing measures will be in place.

Triples Curling

Triples curling is here and now.

It’s the rockin’ game’s iteration of the moment, Curling 3.0 if you will, tailor-made for fast-paced fun and physically distant safety in a COVID-19 pandemic environment.

In a typical six-end game of triples:

  • everybody gets to call the shots, deliver the goods and sweep like crazy,
  • each member of a team rotates through the three positions, playing two ends as lead, middle and skip
It’s a new-age democracy on ice. Every player also delivers two rocks per end, so the action is fast – and most games will wrap up in two hours or less.

It’s competitive too. Scores are doubled in the fifth and sixth ends, so no game should be too far out of reach for long. We don’t want anybody shaking hands after four ends. In fact, we don’t want anybody shaking hands at all.

And since only one person can sweep a delivered rock, according to the new rules from Curling Canada, triples curling is the perfect game for such a changed sporting landscape. One player delivers the rock, one player sweeps the rock and one player holds the broom and calls the line from the house.

Nobody will be left standing around, trying to look important as the stone glides onto the button.

Did we say you can ROCK THE HOUSE when you play Triples Curling? Even if you're new to this great social sport ... get yourself and two pals ready to sign up. Want to go it alone? Great! What better way to meet some new friends?


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