The World Curling Championships are the annual world championships for curling, organized by the World Curling Federation and contested by national championship teams. There are men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships, as well as junior and senior championships for each gender.
There is also a world championship for wheelchair curling. The men’s championship started in 1959, while the women’s started in 1979. The mixed doubles championship was started in 2008. Since 2005, the men’s and women’s championships have been held in different venues, with Canada hosting one of the two championships every year: the men’s championship in odd years, and the women’s championship in even years. Canada has dominated both the men’s and women’s championships since their inception, although Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (West Germany), Scotland, the United States and Norway have all won at least one championship.
The news comes just two days after Denmark’s women’s and men’s teams qualified for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the Olympic Qualification Event 2017 in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness,I am in no doubt that the local organising committee together with the Danish Curling Association will host a first-class event.
This is a new city for a World Curling Federation championship and I very much look forward to March 2019 for our flagship international women’s curling event.
“Also, to welcome the curling world to Denmark once again.
The Mayor of Silkeborg, Steen Vindum, was delighted with the award of the event.
”We are really looking forward to hosting this big international sport event and I am proud to see Silkeborg host the World Women’s Curling Championship,” he said.
International curling championships have been held regularly in Denmar with the World Junior Curling Championships 2016 held in Copenhagen and the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2015 held in Esbjerg.
Esbjerg also played host to the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship 2011.
Lars Lundov, chief executive of Sport Event Denmark, said: “We have a tradition for successful championships staged on Danish soil.
“Therefore, we look forward to being able to invite the World of Curling to Denmark.