Silkeborg, Denmark to host World Women’s Curling Championship 2019

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The World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 will be held in the Silkeborg Sportscenter, in Silkeborg, Denmark from 16 to 24 March 2019.

This news comes just two days after Denmark’s women’s and men’s teams qualified for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Olympic Qualification Event 2017 in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “I am happy to announce that our World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 will be held in Silkeborg, Denmark. I am in no doubt that the local organising committee together with the Danish Curling Association will host a first-class event.”

“This is a new city for a World Curling Federation championship and I very much look forward to March 2019 for our flagship international women’s curling event. Also, to welcome the curling world to Denmark once again.”

The Mayor of Silkeborg, Steen Vindum, is proud of the announcement. He said: ”We are really looking forward to hosting this big international sport event and I am proud to see Silkeborg host the World Women’s Curling Championship.”

International curling championships have been held regularly in Denmark, in recent years. The World Junior Curling Championships 2016 were held in Taarnby, Copenhagen; while the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2015 took place in Esbjerg. Esbjerg also played host to the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship 2011. With this in mind, the local organising committee has plenty of experience and is looking forward to another great sport event in Denmark.

Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark said: “We have a tradition for successful championships staged on Danish soil. Therefore, we look forward to being able to invite the World of Curling to Denmark when Silkeborg set the stage for the World Women’s Curling Championship in March 2019.

“Previously, we have hosted World Women’s in 2011 and the European Championships for both men and women 2015 in Esbjerg. We will bring all the good experiences with us and add to these with Silkeborg and the Danish Curling Federation.”

To follow the build-up to the 2019 World Curling Championship follow the World Curling Federation on Twitter, Instagram (@worldcurling) and Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation) and use the hashtags: #WWCC2019 #curling