Asian Winter Games

Day 2 World Wheelchair Championship Qualification

Hosts Finland and Italy remain unbeaten after day 2 of the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event on three wins and no losses. The new team line-up from Italy, skipped by Paolo Ioriatti, had a resounding 12-0 win over newcomers Turkey in the morning and then beat Latvia 7-2 in the evening session.

World Wheelchair Championship Qualification under way in Finland

The World Wheelchair Curling Qualification 2012 got underway on Saturday in Lohja, Finland. The competition is being held at the Kisakallio Sports Institute for the third year in a row. A total of 11 countries have come to compete for the final two places at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

World Wheelchair Championship Qualifier begins Saturday

The 2012 World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event gets underway on Saturday at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland. Turkey will make their international wheelchair curling debut at this event, joining 10 other teams including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.

Annual General Assembly of World Curling Federation

Member Associations of the World Curling Federation have voted to accept the Kosovo Curling Federation as a provisional member of the world governing body of the sport of curling. The KCF becomes the 50th Member of the WCF. The vote took place at the WCF Annual General Assembly held at the conclusion of the inaugural World Curling Federation Annual Congress at the Turnberry Resort in Scotland.

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.

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.

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