Estonia lands European Curling Championships

Tallinn in Estonia has been confirmed as the host of the 2018 European Curling Championships.

The World Curling Federation (WCF) awarded the hosting rights to the Estonia Curling Federation at a signing ceremony yesterday (Thursday).

The event will take place at the Tondiraba Ice Hall from November 16-24.

It will be the second time that Estonia will have hosted a major international curling competition, having staged the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships.

The event will serve as a qualifying tournament for the World Curling Championships.

“Estonia has great conditions for hosting championships, and has become a strong curling country in recent years,” WCF president Kate Caithness said. “The organising committee for the World Juniors in 2015 did a stellar job pulling together these championships and I am looking forward to working with them again as they prepare for one of our flagship events”

The championships will attract about 300 athletes.