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Development courses take step towards e-education

Following the Ice-Tech Course in Fuessen, Germany, our series of camps and courses has moved onto the Introduction to Instruction course and the Basic Umpire course this week. Traditionally, both of these courses have been held through in-person workshops where participants travel to one location in order to take part.

Q&A with World Curling Federation Ice Technicians

The World Curling Federation Ice-Tech Course kicked off our series of summer camps and courses this week in Fuessen, Germany. We chatted with two of the best ice makers in the world – Mark Callan and Stefan Roethlisberger – who made the ice for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games respectfully.

Curling bound for Cortina after Italy wins 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid

Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The decision was taken on Monday (24 June) during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden. The Olympics will take place from 6 to 22 February and the Paralympics will be held from 6 to 15 March.

2019-2020 Curling World Cup

The World Curling Federation has been forced into the difficult decision to suspend the Curling World Cup in season 2019-2020. Earlier this year Kingdomway Sports, the funding partner for the series, breached the agreement by refusing to make all payments as outlined in the contract.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland to host LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021

The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 will be held in the ice arena at the KSS sports complex in Schaffhausen, Switzerland from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 March. This event will be the final world women’s championship before the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, therefore, vital Olympic points will be on offer to the competing Member Associations.

‘Curling Night in America’ returns this winter; Raleigh to host production this summer

USA Curling is set to partner with NBC, the World Curling Federation, Triangle Sports Commission, and the United States Olympic Committee for the sixth edition of “Curling Night in America.” The Polar Iceplex in Raleigh, N.C., will be the site for the next production of this made-for-TV international curling event, which debuted in 2014. The competition, titled the U.S.

Wales and England next to participate in Stepping Stones programme

The World Curling Federation is pleased to confirm the English and Welsh Curling Associations have been awarded the opportunity to host the next Stepping Stones programme. The programme will be held at Barton Grange, Preston, England at the end of August and beginning of September 2019.

Lethbridge, Canada sharing their curling enthusiasm with the world

One Canadian city is proving you don’t have to be big and mighty to make your mark on the map. Lethbridge, in Alberta, might be used to sharing the spotlight with its provincial siblings Edmonton and Calgary but when it comes to curling they’ve been turning themselves into an unrivalled hub.

President’s Newsletter: May 2019

The President’s Newsletter for May 2019.

Member Association Spotlight: May 2019

A vital part of our President’s Newsletter, this page is here to celebrate the great development work our 61 Member Associations are doing across the globe. Subscribe to future newsletters at www.worldcurling.

Creating a legacy for curling in China

Members of the World Curling Federation, and its partner the World Academy of Sport, the Chinese Curling Association and the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, plus other stakeholders gathered at Beijing’s Shougang Park in April for the first Chinese Curling Association workshop of its kind.

Brazil encouraged by new qualifying opportunity

Not many teams would succeed in beating one of the top outfits from the United States or Canada three times in a best-of-five series and, particularly on away ice. But, until now, through the Americas zone qualification system, that has been the only route to participation in the World Curling Championships for the Brazilian federation.

Competing nations confirmed for expanded Youth Olympic Games curling

The World Curling Federation can confirm the 24 National Olympic Committees that will compete in curling – from 10 to 22 January 2020 – at next season’s winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, in Switzerland.

The pioneers taking curling to new horizons

Paula Herrera had no idea what an eventful night it’d be when she settled in for a relaxing evening at home in Mexico City to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with her partner Rodrigo Velez. For some reason, they decided to watch curling! I said, “I’ve never seen this before,” Herrera recalls.

Canada's jubilant Team Jennifer Jones victorious in Beijing

Tirinzoni and co fought their way back into the final at the Shougang Arena through scores of three in the third and sixth end but Jones’ game management in the closing stages ensured victory for Canada.

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