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Curling Night in America 2016

Curling Night in America returns to air January and February 2016. This year's competition, which was filmed in December 2015 in Eveleth, Minnesota, features both team and mixed doubles action. Competing this year are teams from USA, Japan, China and Scotland.

WCF Communication (hair brush statement)

Following further testing by an independent academic institution the World Curling Federation has agreed to remove hair brushes from the list of compliant sweeping devices under the WCF Brush Moratorium as of 1st March 2016. The Moratorium applies to World Curling Federation competitions.

WCF President appointed to Beijing 2022 Coordination Committee

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness OBE, has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 set for action

The World Curling Federation's (WCF) VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 will be staged at the Taarnby Curling Club, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, from this coming weekend. For all scores, standings, live coverage, quotes and pictures during WJCC 2016 visit, www.worldcurling.

Russia win gold and retain the World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Russia are the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling champions after defeating Norway in the gold medal game at the Lucerne Curling Club in Lucerne, Switzerland. This result means that Norway take the silver medals while Korea defeated Switzerland for the bronze medals. In the gold medal game, Russia retained their title with a 7-4 victory over Norway.

WCF Communication (brush update)

The World Curling Federation continues to monitor the developments around sweeping issues that have occurred this season. It will continue to take the steps it sees necessary for the good of the game based on testing around ice impact and damage and its existing rules. As such testing is underway on a number of different brush heads including hair, and the results are expected shortly.

Switzerland/Japan win Mixed Doubles Gold in Lillehammer

Philipp Hoesli, 14, has won his second medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, taking Gold in the Mixed Doubles curling along with partner Yako Matsuzawa, 16, from Japan, who becomes the first Japanese curler to win an Olympic medal.

Canada win Youth Olympic Games Gold in Mixed curling

Canada have won the Mixed curling Gold medals at the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway today (Wednesday 17 February). The Silver medals went to USA, while Switzerland collected Bronze in the Curling Hall at the Stampsletta Ice Venues.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship set for action in Lucerne

The World Wheelchair Curling Championship (WWhCC) 2016 begins this weekend at the Eizentrum Luzern, in Lucerne Switzerland. For live scores, news and pictures during the event and the schedule visit, www.worldcurling.

Curlers ready for second Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway

The second Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will get underway this week in Lillehammer, Norway, running from Friday 12 February to Sunday 21 February 2016.

World Junior Curling Championships 2016 to be held in Copenhagen

The World Junior Curling Championships 2016 (WJCC) will be held at Taarnby Curling Club in Copenhagen, Denmark next month. The event was originally due to be hosted in Erzurum, Turkey between 5-13 March 2016, but the World Curling Federation Board has taken the decision to move the Championships for a number of reasons. The competition dates for the event will remain the same.

World Curling Federation to support 2018 Paralympic Winter Games legacy plans

The Agitos Foundation and PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee will deliver a series of workshops and grants for equipment to improve winter sport around the world as part of the legacy of the next Paralympic Winter Games.

“Iceless” curling equipment offer for MAs

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has teamed up with Rock Solid Productions Inc. to help grow curling and increase its accessibility around the globe. Rock Solid Productions Inc. are a Canadian company, formed in 2008, that specialise in “iceless” curling products that can be used for curling promotions, where ice access is limited.

Edmonton to host Ford World Men’s Curling Championship 2017

A city that holds the attendance record for three different curling events will host another World Curling Championship, it was announced jointly today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada. The 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will be played between 1 and 9 April 2017 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta.

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