Marc Kennedy will become a three-time Olympian in Beijing as the 39-year-old will serve as Team Brad Gushue's alternate at the 2022 Winter Olympics in February, the team announced Monday morning. 

"We are thrilled to add Marc as our fifth man and we can't wait to work with him," said Gushue in a release. "His experience, skill, versatility, and overall fit will benefit our team." 

Kennedy won gold as a second for Kevin Martin at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and finished fourth as Kevin Koe's vice in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

Kennedy, who regularly plays with Brad Jacobs, lost to Gushue in the final of the Tim Hortons Curling Trials last month. 

"I am honoured and humbled to be invited to join Team Gushue on their Olympic journey," said Kennedy. "They are an incredible team, and I look forward to supporting them in any way I possibly can." 

Team Jacobs noted that Kennedy will still play with them at the Northern Ontario playdowns in early January as well as on the Grand Slam tour and the Tim Hortons Brier in March if they qualify. 

Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant, lead Geoff Walker and Kennedy will also bring coaches Jeff Thomas and Jules Owchar to Beijing. Thomas was the alternate for Team Gushue at the Trials. 

Kennedy will compete at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials at the end of the month with partner Val Sweeting.