The World Curling Federation has cancelled the World Mixed Curling Championship 2020 scheduled to take place in Aberdeen, Scotland due to the ongoing complications from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The championship was set to take place from 10–17 October in Curl Aberdeen as the first event of a three-year partnership. That partnership will now be reduced to a two-year agreement, with Curl Aberdeen hosting the World Mixed Championship in 2021 and 2022.
“It’s with regret that we are announcing it is no longer possible to run the World Mixed Curling Championship 2020,” said World Curling President Kate Caithness. “Unfortunately, with the continuing spread of the virus and the restrictions it has placed on international travel, safely bringing athletes and staff to the championship is simply not feasible at this time.”
Curl Aberdeen Manager and 2014 Olympic silver medallist, Tom Brewster, said: “We are disappointed that we are unable to welcome the curling family to Aberdeen in 2020. With quarantine restrictions still in place it is simply too early in the curling season for us to host the championship. Instead we now look forward to welcoming everyone to Curl Aberdeen for the World Mixed Curling Championship 2021.”
The World Curling Federation continues to evaluate the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and will determine the viability of upcoming championships in the coming months. Communications regarding the status of future events will be made separately as is appropriate.