Scottish cities, Aberdeen and Perth will host the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023, from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 November. The A-Division teams will compete in Scotland’s third most populous city, Aberdeen, while the B-Division competitions will take place in Perth.
Curl Aberdeen has successfully hosted many of the recent World Mixed Championships and has a two-year hosting partnership agreement with the World Curling Federation to host the next two World Mixed Curling Championships.
Dewars Centre is a multi-sport venue comprising of an eight-sheet ice rink, and eight-lane indoor bowling hall. It opened in 1990, and has hosted multiple major curling events, including Scottish championships, European Championships and World Junior championships. In addition, it is the home of the Perth master’s competition held in January each year, which attracts the top curling teams from around the world.
World Curling Federation Head of Competitions, Eeva Roethlisberger said, “We’re delighted that Curl Aberdeen and the Dewars Centre will host the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023. We have many great memories of successfully organised World Curling events in Scotland, and I have no doubt that these European Championships will be excellent.”
Curl Aberdeen Manager and 2014 Olympic silver medallist, Tom Brewster said, “We are very excited to be hosting the A-Division competitions of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023.
“We have a great working relationship with the World Curling Federation and based on the experience with recently held World Mixed and Mixed Doubles Championships, we are ready for one of the premiere events of the curling season.”
Debbie Scott, Dewars Centre Senior Facilities Manager said, “Live Active Leisure and Dewars Centre are delighted to be working with David Hay and the Perth Curling 1988 committee and Perth Masters Committee to bring the European Curling Championships B-Division 2023 to Perth in November.
“This is an exciting event for Dewars Centre, and its current curlers and we hope it brings many visitors to the venue whilst also encouraging new participants to try curling, alongside renewing interest to returning curlers.”