Before COVID-19 demanded we maintain social distancing on the ice, this game was played only at training camps and with beginners’ leagues, making sure all players got a chance to experience all positions before choosing a favourite position on a four-person team.
Those who chose to try Triples during the short 2020/21 JPCC season discovered how much fun this fast-paced, six-end game can be. It proved a really great option – and JPCC is delighted to offer it again during the 2023/24 season.
Here’s the short story:
- All three players move up one player position after the second and fourth ends.
- All points scored in ends 5 & 6 are doubled – so no worries if you’re getting drubbed early the game; chances are great you will rebound during the final two ends.
- Only one person sweeps – but since the same person sweeps for only two ends, fatigue really isn’t an issue.
- You get to try all three curling positions – and chances are good you’ll appreciate your teammates more than ever when you slide a mile in their shoes!
League migration from the typical curling game to triples game and vice versa will be allowed on the same day of the week every time the 5-game square ends. So if you register for the typical game and think you would like to switch, we will accommodate if we can.
Please call Cathy at the curling club for more information or to register. 780-489-6428.