The first World Wheelchair Curling Championship was held in January 2002 and in March that year, the International Paralympic Committee granted official medal status to Wheelchair Curling for mixed gender teams.
The Organizing Committee of the Turin 2006 Paralympic Winter Games agreed to include Wheelchair Curling in their programme.
Wheelchair Curling made its second appearance at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
Eight teams participated in Turin. The number of teams competing in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games was increased to ten.