The city of Geneva, Switzerland will host the first World Curling Championship of the 2021-2022 season at the Curling Club Trois-Chene. The European Curling Championships C-Division will be played between the approximate dates of 11-18 September 2021, depending on the total number of entries.
The championship was last held in Brasov, Romania in 2019 where Belarus women and France men won gold. The 2020 edition of the championship was cancelled due to COVID-19.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness said, “I’m pleased to see our Member Association, SwissCurling, open the 2021-2022 season in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland after being named hosts of the European Curling Championships C-Division 2021.
“I’m confident that the Local Organising Committee is ready and eager to welcome international curling into their club following a year of challenging restrictions.”
Roger Gulka, of the Organising Committee said, “The Curling Club Trois-Chene/Geneve is proud to organise its very first European Curling Championship C-Division in September 2021.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the players, coaches, staff and officials to our beautiful city and in our modern curling arena. We wish to provide them with the best possible conditions on and off the ice and hope to offer them an unforgettable curling experience in Geneva.
“This coming season will be of great significance to us as we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the foundation of our club. In regards to this long history and knowing that the ECC-C will be the highlight of the season, we are delighted to invite our guests to join us in these celebrations.
“After having recently signed new partnerships with the local municipal authorities and the sports centre on which our curling arena is built, the club has entered a new dynamic. Therefore, the organisation of the ECC-C will be the cornerstone of our main objective: developing and promoting curling in Geneva and its region.”