The World Junior Curling Championships 2023 will be held in Fussen, Germany from 25 February to 4 March.
Fussen is located in the south-east of Germany, in the state of Bavaria. It is a charming town at the border with Austria that is home to fifteen thousand people.
It is a popular touristic destination, especially among lovers of hiking and skiing. Its ice hockey club, EV Fussen, is one of the most successful clubs in Germany.
The Curling Club Fussen is the second biggest curling club in Germany with more than 150 members and is home to some internationally known players.
President of the World Curling Federation, Kate Caithness said, “It’s great to see the World Junior Curling Championships 2023 returning to Fussen where numerous World Curling competitions, camps and courses have taken place over the years not forgetting of course the Uniroyal World Junior Curling Championships in 1988.
“This beautiful part of Bavaria will once more welcome curlers from across the globe and I’m in no doubt that the Local Organising Committee will provide a world-class event for our young athletes to enjoy.”
Fussen hosted four World Curling competitions to date; the Uniroyal World Junior Curling Championships in 1988, the European Championships in 1997 and 2007, and most recently, the Olympic Qualification Event in 2013.
Andy Kapp, Vice-president of the Local Organising Committee said, “We are delighted to see next year the best junior curlers of the world competing here in Fussen. Exactly 35 years after the Uniroyal World Junior Curling Championships 1988, it is something special for us, and the whole city is looking forward to this event. We invite everybody to join us next year, watching great sport in the lovely countryside of South Bavaria. Welcome Curlers!”
The event will be played at the National Training Centre for Ice Hockey and Curling. During the competition, it will have a 2800 seating capacity.