2019 World Mixed Doubles and Seniors to be staged in Norway

  • The Sørmarka Arena in Stavanger

The World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships 2019 will be held in Stavanger, Norway next April.

International curling returns to the Sørmarka Arena for the first time since 2013 – where the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships took place – from 20 to 27 April 2019.

Norway had recent success in the Olympic Winter Games’ newest curling discipline when mixed doubles pair Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten collected bronze medals at the PyeongChang Games in February this year.

World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said: “It has been some time since we have held an international curling event in Norway, so it is with great pleasure I confirm that Stavanger will bring the 2018-2019 season to a close with our annual World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships.

“In the past two years in Lethbridge, Canada and Oestersund, Sweden we have created a true celebration of curling with a number of championships running at the same time and under one roof and the Sørmarka Arena is a perfect venue to achieve this once more.”

These championships are open entry events and regularly attract teams from over 40 of the World Curling Federation’s 60 Member Associations.

Pål Trulsen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Curling Association, said: “The Norwegian Curling Association, Sørmarka Curling Club and Folkehallene are looking forward to host the most social and the fastest championship together in the same room next year in Stavanger.

“The Sørmarka Arena that hosted the European championships in 2013 will be ready to welcome teams from all over the world.”

To follow the build up to World Mixed Doubles World Senior Curling Championships 2019 follow the World Curling Federation on Twitter, Instagram (@worldcurling) and Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation) and use the hashtags: #WMDCC2019 #WSCC2019 #curling