The World Curling Federation (WCF) global governing body has announced that Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will host the World Men’s Curling Championship in 2015.
The Championship will take place between March 28 and April 5, 2015 at the 10,500-seat Halifax Metro Centre, marking the first time that the men’s championship will have been staged in the province. The WCF agreed the deal with the Canadian Curling Association national governing body.
“We are delighted to be returning to the province of Nova Scotia for a World Curling Championship, the first since the World Junior Men’s Curling Championship was held in Dartmouth in 1986,” WCF president Kate Caithness said. “The World Curling Federation, Canadian Curling Association and our partner Ford of Canada are looking forward to welcoming the world’s best men’s curling teams back to Canada after witnessing an extremely exciting men’s World Championship in Victoria, British Columbia, in 2013.”
Michel Samson, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, added: “Nova Scotians have a proven track record of hosting successful events, and in 2015, we will welcome participants and curling fans with our renowned hospitality and good cheer. Events like this are one way we can boost tourism and our provincial economy, and we’re pleased to be a supporter.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale later this year. The 2014 World Men’s Championship, also presented by Ford of Canada, will be staged in Beijing, China from March 29 to April 6. The Ford World Women’s Championship will take place in Harbour Station in Saint John, Canada and then Sapporo, Japan, in 2014 and 2015, respectively.