Canada to continue as curling hub with extended WCF deal

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has extended a partnership with Curling Canada under which the country will continue to be a regular host of its World Championships.

The two governing bodies will continue to work together in staging a World Championship in Canada in 2019 (World Men’s) and 2020 (World Women’s), with the arrangement extended through to the 2019-20 season.

Today’s (Tuesday’s) news extends a working partnership, in place since 2005, that sees Canada play host to either the World Men’s or World Women’s Curling Championship on an annual basis.
This season, North Bay, Ontario, will host the 2018 World Women’s Curling Championship from March 17-25 at the North Bay Memorial Gardens.
WCF president Kate Caithness, said: “Canada is one of curling’s most established associations and the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada have benefitted from each other’s expertise for more than a decade. With this in mind, it is with great pleasure I can confirm an extension to the arrangement we have in place with Curling Canada.
“The 2010 Vancouver Olympic winter Games was a decisive moment for our sport and I look forward to going into the next Olympic cycle in partnership with Curling Canada – who have always played their part in propelling our sport to new levels of success – as we prepare for Beijing 2022.”