U15 Triples Cups
Presented by the Ontario Curling Council
U15 Triples Cups
The Ontario Curling Council is excited to offer Curling Canada’s U15 Triples Cups during the 2023-2024 season at the following dates and locations:
- October 28, 2023 – Port Perry Curling Club
- More dates coming….
Each event includes:
- Two “coachable” Triples games
- Singles skills competition (winners receive trophies)
- Lunch for three players and coach
- Top three teams awarded medals
If a team is bringing a fourth player add $20 +HST
About the Event
U15 Triples Cup events differ from other events as they introduce teams to a new discipline (Triples) being used to develop new curlers in Curling Canada’s Youth Feeder System.
Triples is an exciting format used to teach curlers to become more well-rounded. Triples games consist of 3 sets of 2 ends each. Each set is effectively a mini-game, with the team
with highest cumulative score after 2 ends winning that set. However, if both teams have the same number of points, that set is considered tied. Players rotate positions every set, giving all players on the team a chance to throw last rock, call strategy, judge/sweep on their own. Team coaches will be permitted on the ice throughout the whole game to counsel and teach their teams strategy, tactics, ice reading, etc… Each team will play two six-end triples games as part of the competition.
Singles Skills Competition
All members of the team will also have a chance to show off their skills and play a modified version of Hit, Draw, Tap. Each member of the team – will get to throw either a Hit, Draw or a Tap – with the scores combining with the team’s Triples Scores for an overall aggregate score. The winners of each of the “shots” will be sent home with a trophy to commemorate their win!
The Triples Cup overall finishers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) will receive medals.
Take your first road trip! Enter your first Curling Canada Competition! Learn a new discipline that will raise your game to the next level!
Have Questions about the Competition? Contact Jennifer Ferris at email@example.com or 289-527-0352.
- Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- The U15 Triples Cup Events are a competition for youth curlers with teams comprised of three players. For the 2023-2024 season the age restriction is for players aged fourteen (14) or younger as of June 30, 2023 (born on or after July 1, 2008).
- Any combination of players may be utilized (3 male, 3 female, or a combination thereof). Athletes may be from any CurlON or NOCA affiliated club. Teams can be of any skill level and composition of players; all players will have to play all positions, therefore having a traditional skip, third, etc. is not necessary. Out-of-province players are welcome, but they must come from a Curling Canada Member Association affiliated Club.
- If a four person team wants to register, they can, but will have to “sit” a player or “rotate” them into games as agreed upon with the on-site organizer. It is also possible for fourth players to be put onto a team with other “fourth” players or individuals who want to register but have no team.
- If you are an individual or a have a “fourth” player to be placed on another team – email Jennifer Ferris (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we will do our best to accommodate those requests.
- Coaches do not have to be trained/or certified for this event, but they must be over the age of 21 and have completed the Ontario Curling Council’s Safe Sport Program (see below).
- Coaches are allowed on ice for this event, with the intention of helping athletes further learn the game. They are encouraged to help teams keep up the pace of play, follow curling etiquette.
- Coach may be positioned either behind the back line or between the two hog lines
- Coach may only interact with their team when they are NOT in control of the house
- Coaches may NOT “call sweeping or line” while a rock is in motion
- Coaches are permitted two 60-second timeouts (per game) when their team has control of the house for the triples – all time outs are timed by the other coach on the sheet.
- Coach must wear proper curling footwear
All coaches and athletes must complete the Ontario Curling Council’s Mandatory Safe Sport Program. Safe Sport includes abuse and concussion prevention education. Instructions and submissions of Safe Sport training activities are to be done through Sideline Learning (our Safe Sport Management Site).
Athletes need to select the role: Athlete (U15) – CurlON/NOCA/OCC
Coaches need to select the role: Team Coach Portfolio – (Standards and Safe Sport) – U15 – CurlON/NOCA/OCC
All participants age 12 and under on the first day of the event must wear head protection. Acceptable head protection is deemed as – CSA approved helmets for use on ice, snow, skateboarding or equestrian sports. Curling specific head protection (toques, ball caps) with chin straps. Not accepted – bicycle helmets or headbands.
Registration for Challenge Cup Events
- At least one member of the U15 Team must have a Profile on Curling IO (Curler Profile) to be able to register the team.
- Select the specific Event’s registration link which the team wants to compete in.
- Each remaining member of the team and the coach must also complete a Curler Profile.
- Each member of the team and the coach will need to connect their Curler Profile with the event by clicking on the Competition Link (see table below) for that event.