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  • CURLING: Silkeborg, Denmark to host World Women's Curling Championship 2019


    12/12/17

    For immediate release: Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Silkeborg, Denmark – The World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 will be held in the Silkeborg
    Sportscenter, in Silkeborg, Denmark from 16 to 24 March 2019 it has been announced on Tuesday
    (12 December).

    This news comes just two days after Denmark’s women’s and men’s teams qualified for the
    PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Olympic Qualification Event 2017 in Pilsen, Czech
    Republic.

    World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “I am happy to announce that our World
    Women’s Curling Championship 2019 will be held in Silkeborg, Denmark. 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 and welcoming the curling world to
    Denmark once again.”

    The Mayor of Silkeborg, Steen Vindum, is proud of the announcement. He said: ”We are really looking
    forward to hosting this big international sport event and I am proud to see Silkeborg host the World
    Women’s Curling Championship.”

    International curling championships have been held regularly in Denmark, in recent years. The World
    Junior Curling Championships 2016 were held in Taarnby, Copenhagen; while the Le Gruyère AOP
    European Curling Championships 2015 took place in Esbjerg. Esbjerg also played host to the Capital
    One World Women’s Curling Championship 2011. With this in mind, the local organising committee
    has plenty of experience and is looking forward to another great sport event in Denmark.

    Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark said: “We have a tradition for successful championships
    staged on Danish soil. Therefore, we look forward to being able to invite the World of Curling to
    Denmark when Silkeborg set the stage for the World Women’s Curling Championship in March 2019.

    “Previously, we have hosted World Women’s in 2011 and the European Championships for both men
    and women 2015 in Esbjerg. We will bring all the good experiences with us and add to these with
    Silkeborg and the Danish Curling Federation.”

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    Notes to Editors​

    About the World Curling Federation www.worldcurling.org​
    The World Curling Federation is the international sport federation governing the Olympic
    winter sport of curling and the Paralympic winter sport of wheelchair curling. The World
    Curling Federation is one of seven International Federations currently part of the Olympic
    Winter Games programme. It represents 60 Member Associations and is generally
    acknowledged to direct one of the fastest-growing international winter sports.​

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    For further information, please contact:​

    Cameron MacAllister​
    Communications & Media Relations Manager
    World Curling Federation​
    media@worldcurling.org

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