World Curling Federation returns to Norway for Mixed Championships

Stavanger in Norway has been awarded hosting rights for the 2019 World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships.

The event will take place at the Sørmarka Arena from April 20-27 next year. It will mark the first time Norway has hosted an international curling tournament since Stavanger staged the European Curling Championships in 2013.

The Norwegian duo of Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten (pictured) claimed a bronze medal in the mixed doubles at the recent winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in what marked the discipline's debut at the Games.

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.”

The tournament is open-entry and regularly attracts teams from more than 40 of the WCF’s 60 member associations.