Asian Winter Games

2014 World Junior Championships return to Switzerland

The World Curling Federation has announced that that Flims, Switzerland has been awarded the World Junior Curling Championships in 2014. The event will be staged in the Waldhaus Arena from the 26th of February to the 5th of March 2014. It will be the third time that the town of Flims in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden will host the world juniors.

CCT: Champéry Masters 2017

Live broadcasts from the CCT Champéry Masters, being held in Champéry, Switzerland.

World Curling Federation Annual Congress 2012 begins

The inaugural World Curling Federation (WCF) Annual Congress is now underway, with over 100 delegates arriving from around the world yesterday ready to take part in a series of meetings and discussions aimed at developing the sport of curling. The majority of the WCF’s 49 Member Associations will be represented at the Congress this week where several key issues will be up for discussion.

REMINDER: places still available on Bratislava curling courses

There are still places available on courses during the World Curling Federation Adult Curling Week taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia from 23-28 October 2012.

Statement from the World Curling Federation

UPDATE - as of 28 September 2012: The WCF notes the decision of CAS to confirm the Anti-Doping Rule Violation of Mr Armstrong but to reduce the sanction imposed by the WCF’s Independent Hearing Panel. The new sanction imposed on Mr Armstrong is 6 months meaning he can resume curling activities as from 6 September 2012.

Teams confirmed for 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup

The teams have now been confirmed for the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto. The ninth edition of this unique international curling competition will take place from January 10-13 in Penticton, Canada at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Curling World mourns loss of Arleen Day

The World Curling Federation expresses its great sadness over of the death of Arleen Day. Arleen died on Tuesday, in Regina, Canada, after a long fight against cancer. She was 63. “The curling world has lost a great friend,” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness, “Arleen devoted her life to our sport.

Mixed Doubles Curling

What is Mixed Doubles curling? Mixed doubles is a dynamic form of curling, where it is all about stone positioning, a lot of play to the four foot circle and a lot about angles. It is a faster version of curling that only requires two players on each team. Mixed Doubles Curling will make its debut on the Olympic Winter Programme at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea 2018.

Curling: The Basics

Curling, it's really easy to follow once you get to know some of the basics. Essentially, the goal of curling is to score points by sliding curling stones down a sheet of ice with the aim of getting as many of your stones closer to the centre of the house (the area that looks like a target) than your opponent.

The Spirit of Curling

The Spirit of Curling is a commonly used term in the sport. It refers to the respect curlers show, not only to one another, but also to the sport itself. It is encapsulated by the saying that a curler would rather lose than win unfairly.

WCF President's Newsletter August 2012

Read the redesigned, latest newsletter to WCF Member Associations from WCF President Kate Caithness and find out what the Federation and our Members have been up to in recent months.

Wheelchair Athlete Resources

Please find below resources available to download for Wheelchair Athletes.

About Wheelchair Curling

Wheelchair curling was first introduced during the 2000 World Handi Ski Championship in Crans Montana Switzerland. Switzerland and Sweden were the only countries trying the sport at the time and three teams (two from Switzerland and one from Sweden) attended a seminar/workshop along with a representation from the World Curling Federation and other interested parties.

WCF Technical Delegates visit Sochi and Ice Cube Curling Center

World Curling Federation (WCF) technical delegates Leif Öhman, Keith Wendorf and Eeva Röthlisberger visited Sochi, Russia last week to check on the progress of work for the curling competitions at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Curling Ice Explained

Curling Ice Explained is a technical manual that has been compiled by the World Curling Federation for ice makers in order to explain how to create curling ice. It describes everything from the demands of the game, to how to create the ice and how to remove it after the season is over.

IOC President Jacques Rogge opens Lillehammer Curling Arena

Lillehammer Curling Arena was officially opened on Tuesday by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The four sheet facility is the latest dedicated curling facility to open in Norway. Lillehammer, which hosted the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, will host the second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016.

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