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Aeroflot confirmed as main sponsor of ZEN-NOH World Women’s Curling Championship 2015

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is pleased to announce that Russian airline Aeroflot is to be the main sponsor of the ZEN-NOH World Women’s Curling Championship 2015.

Russia women & Norway men win gold at Winter Universiade 2015

Russia women and Norway men have won the gold medals at the Winter Universiade 2015 in Granada, Spain. In the women’s final, Russia faced Canada. The Canadians, on an unbeaten record before the final, were skipped by Breanne Meakin. They built up an early lead thanks to a steal of three points in the third end and were leading 6-2 by the fifth end break.

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015

Play begins at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 on Saturday 7 February, at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland. Ten mixed national teams will compete in the event, which marks the start of the qualification process for the Wheelchair Curling competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Switzerland women and Great Britain men win bronze at Winter Universiade 2015

Switzerland women and Great Britain men won the bronze medals at the Winter Universiade 2015 being held in Granada, Spain. The women’s bronze medal game between Switzerland and Sweden proved to be a tight game, but Switzerland eventually secured their 8-7 win by scoring two points in the tenth end with a straightforward takeout.

Winter Universiade 2015 semi-finals confirmed

The semi-final line-ups have now been confirmed following the conclusion of the round-robin stages of the curling competition at the 27th Winter Universiade taking place in Granada, Spain. Canada, Sweden, Russia and Switzerland have all qualified for the women’s semi-finals while Norway, Russia, Great Britain and Sweden have qualified in the men’s competition.

Winter Universiade 2015 curling competition begins Thursday

Play begins at the 27th Winter Universiade 2015 curling competition on Thursday 5 February in Granada, Spain at the Pabellon in Fuentenueva situated within the University of Granada’s campus. 10 men’s and 10 women’s national teams will compete in the event organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2016 to be held in Lucerne, Switzerland

The World Curling Federation (WCF) announced today that the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2016 will be hosted by Lucerne in Switzerland between 21 and 28 February 2016 (tentative). The Championship will be held in Eiszentrum Luzern, a multi-sports venue containing a four sheet curling facility close to Lake Lucerne.

USA win Americas Challenge

The USA will take part in the Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015 after defeating Brazil at the Americas Challenge, taking place at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minnesota. Skip Heath McCormick and his team from the USA including Chris Plys (Duluth, Minn.), Joe Polo (Duluth, Minn.), Ryan Brunt (St. Paul, Minn.

WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme winners announced

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is delighted to announce the winners of the second phase of the WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme for the 2014-15 curling season. The winning candidates will join the WCF Media & Communications Team at upcoming World Curling Championship events over the next few months.

Americas Challenge begins Friday

The USA will take on Brazil in the Americas Challenge which begins on Friday at USA Curling's National Training Centre in Blaine, Minnesota. Brazil, a World Curling Federation member since 1998, will challenge the USA for the second Americas zone berth at the upcoming Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015 which is taking place in Halifax, Canada.

Feature: Benefits of hosting a WCF Championship

Hosting a curling event brings many benefits, both socially and economically, and as a result are becoming increasingly attractive propositions. The World Curling Federation has been looking at the impact curling events have had on both local communities and the sport itself.

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