Ends in a Game
In curling, games consist of ends where teams alternate throwing stones down the sheet. The amount of ends in a game can vary based on the curling club, the league, or bonspiel. Most curling games last a total of eight or ten ends.
Eight End Games
Ten End Games
Ten end games are the most common for national and international play, and usually take about two and a half hours to play. As a new curler, you will probably not play ten end games. However, you will definitely see them on television.In national and international play, there are two formats that utilize ten end games of curling, men's and women's curling.
Mixed Doubles Format
There is a new format of curling called mixed doubles. This format involves one male and one female player. Only five stones are thrown per team per end. Out of all of the competitive curling formats, mixed doubles is the only one that lasts eight ends.