The World Curling Federation (WCF) has awarded hosting rights for the 2019 edition of its World Women’s Championship to Silkeborg in Denmark.
The event will take place from March 16-24 at the Silkeborg Sportscenter. The announcement comes after Denmark’s women’s and men’s teams secured qualification for the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
It will mark the first time that Silkeborg has staged the event, although Denmark does have experience of hosting international curling competitions. The 2016 Junior Curling Championships were held in Taarnby, Copenhagen; while the 2015 European Curling Championships took place in Esbjerg, which also hosted the World Women’s Curling Championship in 2011.
WCF president Kate Caithness said: “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 World Women’s Curling Championship is held every year. This year’s event was staged in the Chinese capital of Beijing in March and was won by Canada. North Bay in Canada is scheduled to host in 2018.