July 30, 2012
World Curling Federation (WCF) technical delegates Leif Öhman, Keith Wendorf and Eeva Röthlisberger visited Sochi, Russia last week to check on the progress of work for the curling competitions at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
In meetings with the organizing committee, the WCF Technical Delegates also discussed preparations for the two forthcoming curling competition test events: the World Junior and World Wheelchair Curling Championships due to be held in 2013.
During the visit the level of the cooling pipes in the Ice Cube Curling Center ice floor was checked. Immediately, following the visit, the concrete was poured so the curling ice pad floor should be ready in the next few days.
The WCF Technical Delegate team reported that the development of the facilities and venues in Sochi is very impressive. They are pleased that the Olympic Curling Venue will be completed in time to host the test events early next year.
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2013 will take place in the Ice Cube Curling Center, Sochi, from 16 to 23 February. The World Junior Curling Championships 2013 will be staged from 28 February to 10 March.