The Scottish town of Dumfries will host the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022 and the European Curling Championships C-Division 2023 at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.
The mixed doubles event will take place from 3–7 December 2022, while the European C-Division will run from 29 April–6 May 2023.
Dumfries is a market town in the south of Scotland and is home to over thirty thousand people.
The Dumfries Ice Bowl is a multi-sport facility, with a six-sheet curling rink and dedicated ice hockey and skating rink. It hosted seven international ice hockey tournaments from 2012–2018.
In 2014, it hosted the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and the World Senior Curling Championships. In February 2022, the women’s and men’s Scottish curling championships were held in the facility.
The Dumfries Ice Bowl is home to Olympic silver medallists Grant Hardie and Ross Whyte, Scottish women’s champion Sophie Jackson and world junior champions Scott Hyslop and Jack Carrick.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are looking forward to taking our World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event and the European Curling Championships C-Division next season to Dumfries, Scotland.
“Having hosted the very successful World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and the World Senior Curling Championships in 2014, I’m in no doubt that the Local Organising Committee will once more step up to the mark and prove to be an excellent host.”
Local Organising Committee member Graham Sloan said: “Dumfries are delighted to be hosting World Curling Federation events again. The competitions in 2014 showed what we can do as a community, and we are excited about having two more events scheduled into our 2022–2023 season.
“We believe these events will showcase curling in our region again and bring a higher level of awareness to the sport locally, inspire our next generation of curlers and bring the local community together to deliver these great events.”
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