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Lohja, Finland to host more international curling, including World Qualification Event

The Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland will continue to cement its place as a world class international curling venue when it hosts the second World Qualification Event. The competition will run from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 January 2020. The next editions of the World Wheelchair-B and World Junior-B Curling Championships will also be held there.

Winter Universiade Games set for Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Less than a week after the World Junior Curling Championships 2019 wrapped up in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, many of the athletes who competed are set to return to the international stage.

Expanded World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019 ready to begin in Scotland

The World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019, which will feature 12 Member Associations for the first time, begins at The Peak, in Stirling, Scotland on Sunday (3 March). Previously, ten Member Associations competed for the world wheelchair curling title.

Russia women defeat Canada for World Junior gold

It went all the way to an extra end, but with a single stolen point, Russia claimed the women’s gold medals, beating Canada by 8-7 in Saturday (23 February) afternoon’s women’s final of the World Junior Championships in Liverpool, Canada. In the bronze medal game, Switzerland beat China by 6-4.

Canada men defend World Junior Curling Championships title

Tyler Tardi successfully completed the defence of his world title when he led his Canadian team to a 9-4 win over Switzerland in Saturday morning’s men’s gold medal game at the World Junior Curling Championships 2019 in Liverpool, Canada. At the same time Scotland took bronze medals, beating Norway by 8-5.

For two World Junior teams the journey continues

For most of the teams taking part, the World Junior Curling Championships, staged in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, might well be considered as the highlight of their season, but for two – Norway men and Korea women – these Championships are a staging post to even more curling action.

International curling event brings new spending to Kelowna

A new economic impact survey reported that the World Mixed Curling Championships, held over a week in Kelowna last October, brought in $1.21 million in new spending to BC. Kelowna welcomed 350 out of town visitors taking part in the event, 25 percent of which were international guests.

Team line-ups confirmed for World Wheelchair championship in Scotland

With just 12 days until the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019 gets underway at The Peak, in Stirling, Scotland, the 12 Member Associations who are competing have confirmed their team line-ups. The full team list – click ‘Teams’ above – has a blend of experience and first time competitors at world level.

Great Britain win gold at European Youth Olympic Festival

After rolling through the round-robin stage undefeated at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain won gold in the final against previously undefeated Switzerland, 6-2. The European Youth Olympic Festival began on Monday (11 February) and wrapped up on Friday (15 February).

World Junior Curling Championships return to Canada

The World Junior Curling Championships return to Canada for the first time in a decade when the 2019 event gets underway at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia on Saturday 16 February.

Switzerland’s Martin Rios shares Olympic experience one year on from mixed doubles’ debut

One year ago today (8 February) eight mixed doubles teams at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, made history. They became the first mixed doubles teams to step on the ice at the Olympic Winter Games. The PyeongChang Games marked the debut for curling’s new, fast paced discipline – mixed doubles.

European Youth Olympic Festival 2019 kicks off in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A total of 14 junior mixed curling teams are gearing up for the European Youth Olympic Festival 2019 which starts this Sunday (10 February) in Pale, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Peki Arena. The venue holds 2,160 seats and is a familiar host to a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, handball and gymnastics.

Five things to do in Stirling, Scotland

Stirling has both a fantastic reputation in Scottish curling and Scottish tourism, so a visit to the historic city for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019 seems like the perfect opportunity to see the action on the ice, as well as visit the surrounding area. It’s a very picturesque place to visit and the beauty starts before you even arrive.

Bob Picken and Anne Malcolm obituaries

The World Curling Federation is saddened to hear that two curling stalwarts, Bob Picken, from Canada and Scotland’s Anne Malcolm, have both passed away. World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “It is truly heartbreaking to have received the news of the deaths of two great friends to the international curling family.

Prince George, Canada to host World Women’s Curling Championship 2020

Following on from the success of the 2018 event in North Bay, Ontario another first-time Canadian host city will welcome the world’s best women’s curling teams in 2020.

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