New Wheelchair Curling Expert Group formed

© WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

In 2023, a new expert group was formed and approved by the World Curling Federation Board to discuss and consult areas related to wheelchair curling.

The Wheelchair Curling Expert Group is a sub-group to the Competition and Rules Commission and its aim is to develop and improve wheelchair curling disciplines.

The main areas the Group addresses:

  • Improving accessibility of accommodations at the wheelchair curling competitions
  • Classification process and classification rules
  • Format of the future wheelchair competitions

The current members of the Group are:

Mark Ideson (Canada), Wheelchair athletes’ representative
Rune Lorentsen (Norway), Member of the World Curling Federation Athlete Commission
Peter Narup (Sweden), Wheelchair coaches’ representative
Polina Rozkova (Latvia), Wheelchair athletes’ representative
Batoyun Uranchimeg (United States), Wheelchair athletes’ representative
Lee Young-Hee (Korea), Head of Classification
Eeva Röthlisberger (Switzerland), World Curling Federation Head of Competitions, member of the Competition and Rules Commission
Jiri Snitil (Czech Republic), World Curling Federation Competition and Development Officer

The wheelchair curling community can contact Jiri Snitil with questions and suggestions.

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Perth, Scotland

23 August 2023
Wheelchair Curling
Wheelchair Curling Expert Group