Curling fans in Kelowna can look forward to watching some world class curling this spring.
Both the World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships are coming to the Kelowna Curling Club in 2020. The two tournaments will run simultaneously from April 18-25, 2020.
“I am delighted that Kelowna has bid to host these world championships in 2020 so soon after running a successful World Mixed event in 2018.
With over 60 teams competing and supporters and media attending from across the world, as well as the World Mixed Doubles being one of our live TV events, I am in no doubt the coverage generated for curling’s newest Olympic discipline will be second to none.”
Kate Caithness, World Curling Federation president
The quality of competition in 2020 is expected to be better than the 2018 World Mixed as the World Mixed Doubles is being weeded down to just a 20-team field. Canada is the current Olympic mixed doubles champions after Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won the inaugural gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Kelowna Curling Club general manager Jock Tyre says they’re very excited to showcase both the club and city to the world.
The eyes of the curling world will be on Kelowna, BC this year, and now you have an opportunity to contribute to the success of the 2020 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships.
Being part of a world championship behind the scenes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so it’s recommended that you get involved quickly. A variety of volunteer roles are available for set-up and takedown, working in the stands during games and behind the scenes at various checkpoints. Volunteers are also needed for a variety of media roles and assisting in keeping lounges stocked with refreshments and food.