European Curling Championships C-Division 2020 heads to Ljubljana, Slovenia
The European Curling Championships C-Division will return to Ljubljana, Slovenia for the second time, in 2020. The event will be hosted from 28 April to 5 May 2020 at Ledena dvorana Zalog. The same venue previously hosted this event in 2016.
After hosting the C-Division in 2016, Ledena dvorana Zalog hosted a series of local competitions in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “The Slovenian Curling Association is a Member Association ambitious in growing curling. As part of that growth, and to showcase our sport, I’m delighted they will host the European Curling Championships C-Division once again, in 2020.”
Gregor Rigler, Secretary General of the Slovenian Curling Association said: “The local organising committee and the Slovenian Curling Association is looking forward to hosting this event once again after great success in 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the sport of curling in Slovenia and in this region.
“It’s fitting to host the C-Division in 2020 as it marks ten years since the Slovenian Curling Association has been established. We are eager to further grow and develop curling in Slovenia and to be given the opportunity to attract new curlers.
“Both our women’s and men’s teams will be competing in the C-Division so we are excited to watch and support them on home ice. We’re optimistic that curlers within our community will come to the event to experience a World Curling Federation event live.”
The World Curling Federation is currently seeking bids for other international competitions, including a host venue for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2022, which will be held immediately after the Olympic Winter Games 2022 – at a time when there is a peaked interest in curling.
Member Associations and prospective organising committees can express interest in hosting a World Curling event, or finding out which events are seeking hosts, by contacting [email protected]