Side Events

During the World Mixed Curling Championship there will be various side events for teams and guests.

Opening function for participating teams

Friday, 11 September 2015 | 8:00pm

Restaurant Caledonia & Curler's Lounge, curling rink

"Switzerland meets World" - a warm welcome to Berne including welcome speeches by the WCF and the local organising committee, traditional Swiss music and plenty of drinks and snacks.

Good to know:

  • Teams are expected to wear team uniforms.
  • The opening function is free of charge for all participating athletes and coaches.
  • No additional tickets can be bought.

Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 12 September 2015 | 7:30pm

on the ice, curling rink

Official opening ceremony with the Mayor of Berne, Alexander Tschäppät.

March-in of all teams. The opening stone is played by the Mayor, assisted by three junior players from the local curling rink.

Attendance for visitors and fans is free of charge. Chairs are available directly on the ice. You may also follow the ceremony from the Curler's Lounge (1st floor) from where you have a great view onto the ice.

Good to know:

  • Teams are expected to wear team uniforms and curling shoes. No access will be granted to people not wearing curling shoes. Jeans are not permitted for either players or coaches.
  • The ceremony is free of charge for teams and spectators.
  • No tickets are required.

Loser Party presented by Egger Bier!

Thursday, 17 September 2015 | 9:00pm

Curler's Lounge, 1st Floor, curling rink

Our local beer partner Egger Bier presents the Loser Party! All players, fans and volunteers are invited. Party with our band, "Hot Ice"!

Good to know:
  • Free entry, not ticket required.
  • Party together with international curlers, volunteers and the local curling club members.

Medal games and medal ceremony

Saturday, 19 September 2015 | 3:00pm

on the ice, curling rink

Medal games start at 3:00pm and are followed immediately by the official medal ceremony. Spectator seats are available directly on the ice.

Good to know:

  • Free entry. No tickets required.
  • Teams are expected to wear team uniforms and curling shoes. No access will be granted to people not wearing curling shoes. Jeans are not permitted for players or coaches.

Closing Banquet and Farewell Party

Saturday, 19 September 2015 | 7:30pm

Energie Lounge, PostFinance-Arena (hockey stadium)

Official closing banquet with a 3-course buffet, speeches and entertainment. After the banquet, there is a farewell party at the lounge with live music by "Hot Ice", drinks and more.

Tickets for teams (athletes and coaches) are available at the Info-Desk (1st floor) until Monday, 14 September 2015 at the price of CHF 30.00 per team member.

There is also a limited number of tickets available for fans, families and spectators. These are also available at the Info-Desk until Monday, 14 September 2015.

Good to know:
  • Included in the ticket is a pre-dinner drink, a 3-course buffet/menu and free mineral water on the dinner tables.
  • Dresscode: semi-formal/business casual. No jeans please!
  • Live music by "Hot Ice" and a DJ after the official part.
  • The party lounge will be opened to the public from 10:30pm onwards (free of charge)