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).

The men’s field is comprised of Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA make up the women’s 10 team field.

The Winter Universiade 2015 curling competition opens with a round-robin running from Thursday 5 until Tuesday 10 February. Thereafter, one round of tie-breaker games will be played, if required, on Wednesday 11 February.

The men’s and women’s semi-finals will take place at 09:00 on Thursday 12 February followed by both the men’s and women’s bronze medal games at 16:00 later in the day.

The women’s gold medal game will then take place on Friday 13 February at 09:00 followed by the men’s gold medal game at 16:00 (all times local, Central European Time).

You can follow live scores, results and standings from this event here: http://wuni2015.worldcurling.net

Keep up to date with all the latest action from this event via the official Winter Universiade 2015 website: http://www.granada2015.org/en

The World Curling Federation will also be posting photographs on their official Facebook and Google+ accounts throughout the week.

Social Media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WorldCurlingFederation
Google+: www.gplus.to/worldcurlingfederation
Twitter: @worldcurling
Hashtags: #Granada2015 and #curling

About the Winter Universiade
The Winter Universiade is, by its own right, one of the most important sport events in the world. This is shown by its nearly 100 years of history and through the number of participants, illustrated by the Winter Universiade in 2011 in Turkey when almost 3,000 student athletes competed.

History
In 1928, under the name of Winter Student World Championship, different competitions were held in the most emblematic ski resorts all over the world, including Cortina d´Ampezzo, St. Moritz and Innsbruck.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is in charge of maintaining its spirit, as well as, joining the values of sport and culture. The FISU`s aim is to spread this idea throughout the world and to leave its legacy in all different Universiade headquarters.

Disciplines
In the Winter Universiade in 2015, the competition programme includes the following disciplines: Alpine Skiing; Snowboard Freestyle; Figure Skating; Speed Skating; Curling and Ice Hockey. Those competitions will take place both in Granada Capital City and Sierra Nevada.
http://www.granada2015.org/en/universiada/what-is-a-universiade

About the International University Sports Federation (FISU) http://www.fisu.net/en

FISU History: http://www.fisu.net/en/FISU-history-3171.html
FISU Today: http://www.fisu.net/en/FISU-today-3417.html
FISU Winter Universiades: http://www.fisu.net/en/Winter-Universiades-3491.html