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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.

Curling World Cup - Leg Three

Playlist of games from the Curling World Cup leg three.

New Member Associations to take to the ice at World Mixed Doubles

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019, being held in Stavanger, Norway, from 20-27 April, will be the biggest edition of this event to date. Not only that, five Member Associations will compete in their first ever World Curling Federation event.

Juggling studies and elite sport: The life of student curlers

The ice isn’t the only required reading for some of the world’s most elite curlers. For many young people who compete internationally in curling, passion for the sport means they’re faced with balancing both their studies and rigorous training schedules as they compete to represent their nations on the world stage.

LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 playing schedule

The playing schedule for the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 has now been released.

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