Canadian hosting deal for curling World Championships prolonged
Curling’s World Championships will continue to be held in Canada on a regular basis after Curling Canada and the World Curling Federation today renewed their long-running agreement.
Since 2005, Canada has hosted either the men's or women's edition each year.
Under the latest arrangement, Canada, the dominant curling market, has secured hosting rights to the 2019 World Men's Championship and the 2020 World Women's Championship.
Kate Caithness, president of the WCF, said: “Canada is one of curling’s most established Associations and the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada have benefited from each other’s expertise for more than a decade. With this in mind, it is with great pleasure I can confirm an extension to the arrangement we have in place with Curling Canada.
“The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games was a decisive moment for our sport and I look forward to going into the next Olympic cycle in partnership with Curling Canada – who have always – who have always played their part in propelling our sport to new levels of success – as we prepare for Beijing 2022.”
The WCF and Curling Canada are now seeking bids from cities interested in staging the 2019 World Men's Championship.
North Bay in Ontario will host the 2018 World Women’s Curling Championship from 17 to 25 March.