Six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Jill Officer is taking a break from curling and will step back from Team Jennifer Jones at season's end.

The second will be replaced by Jocelyn Peterman who has played the last three seasons with Chelsea Carey in Manitoba. Officer will remain with the rink as an alternate starting next season.

"I've known for a while I would not play another quadrennial, so this was a decision that I've been considering for quite some time, and I finalized my decision before the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, that regardless of the outcome I was stepping back," said Officer in a team release on Friday. "I've had an absolutely amazing ride with this team, and we've shared so many wonderful experiences, on and off the ice, so it wasn't an easy decision, but at this point in time, it's the right decision."

The 42-year-old has played with Jones for 23 seasons (including juniors), winning six national titles, one world championship in 2008 and one Olympic gold medal in 2014. 

The 24-year-old Peterman won a Scotties title with Carey in 2016 and a Canadian junior title in 2012. 

"I'm both thrilled and humbled by this opportunity," said Peterman. 

Officer will still play with Team Jones at the upcoming women's world championships in North Bay from March 17-25.