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Esbjerg, Denmark to host 2011 Capital One World Women’s Championship

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that the City of Esbjerg, Demark will host the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in 2011. The event will be staged in the heart of the North Sea harbour city in an ice arena complex from 19-27 March 2011.

Le Gruyère renews partnership with WCF for the European Curling Championships

The traditional cheese of Switzerland, Le Gruyère AOC Switzerland, a long time supporter of the Olympic Winter Sport of Curling, is to sponsor the European Curling Championships for two years starting with the 2009 event in Aberdeen.

Curling for Disabilities

Following discussion at the Seminar/Workshop held in Fuessen during the WCF Annual Summer Clinics, Danny Lamoureux of Canada and Dottie Burt of Scotland are jointly endeavouring to promote the development of the discipline of Visually Impaired Curling. Should any of our member association wish further information their contact details are: Danny Lamoureux danny@curling.

Norwegian Curling DVD now on sale

In a first for Norwegian curling, a new DVD on the Olympic winter sport has been created and is now available to the public. The DVD is intended for novices who seek more information on curling but is also more than suitable for those who have some playing experience, and wish to progress further. The DVD is suitable for all ages and focuses on five points: 1.

Canada captures double gold at World Seniors Championships

Canada scored double gold for the second year in a row at the 2009 World Senior Curling Championships. Canada’s Pat Sanders thrashed Switzerland’s Renate Nedkoff 10-1 to win the women’s championship. The Canadians, from Victoria, British Columbia, scored four in the first end and then added five additional stolen points over the next three ends to overwhelm the Swiss.

Switzerland wins 2009 World Mixed Doubles title, Hungary takes Silver, Canada Bronze

As the stunning mountain sunshine streamed into the windows of the 1956 Olympic Ice Stadium, Switzerland won its second consecutive World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with a 7-4 victory over Hungary.

2008-2009 WCF rankings released – China big mover

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has released the latest World Curling Rankings, and China continues its steady climb into the upper echelons of the sport.

Scotland wins 50th Anniversary World Men’s Championship

On the final day of the 50th anniversary celebration of the world men’s curling championship, Scotland’s David Murdoch reclaimed the 2009 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship trophy with a stunning 7-6 stolen victory over hosts Canada.

Chelyabinsk to host 2010 World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that Chelyabinsk, Russia will host the 2010 World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors Curling Championships, taking place April 16-24, 2010. Located some 2,000 kilometers east of Moscow, Chelyabinsk is a winter sport hub featuring the Ice Palace, a massive multi-sport facility featuring 11,000 square meters of ice availability.

China makes history - claims women’s world curling gold

Ten years ago, Bingyu Wang of China didn’t know what a curling stone was. Sunday afternoon in Gangneung, Korea she and her teammates defeated the two-time world and 2006 Olympic champions from Sweden to capture the Mount Titlis World Women’s Curling Championship 2009.

Denmark achieves dream victory over Canada in World Junior men's

Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne achieved his curling dream with a peak performance against powerful Canada to win the 2009 World Junior Men's Curling Championship at the Vancouver Olympic Centre. The victory gave Denmark its first-ever gold medal at any level of men's curling.

Scotland claims third straight World Junior women’s title

Eve Muirhead led Scotland to it's third consecutive world junior women’s curling championship with an 8-6 win over Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes in the final at Vancouver Olympic Centre.

Canada wins first-ever World Wheelchair Curling Championship title

Canada's Jim Armstrong, just two years into his revitalized curling career and commanding the national wheelchair curling team for the first time, won his country's first World Wheelchair Curling Championship title with a 9-2 win over Swedish veteran Jalle Jungnell.

2010 Ford World Women’s Championship to Canada

The 2010 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship will be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada on March 20-28. The 12-team competition will be contested at the Credit Union i-plex, a curling rink/hockey arena complex which underwent a CDN $15 million renovation in 2007. The arena will seat approximately 2,400 for the championship, along with a number of corporate suites.

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