World Wheelchair Curling Championships awarded to Gangwon, Korea
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2024 will be held in the Gangneung Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Korea in March 2024.
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2024 will be held from 2–9 March and will be followed by the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2024 from 10–16 March.
The Gangneung Curling Centre is a 3,500-seater multi-purpose venue that played host to the curling competitions of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as well as several World Curling Federation championships.
The venue will host the upcoming World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023 and the curling competition of the Gangwon 2024 Youth Olympic Games.
Eeva Roethlisberger, World Curling Federation Head of Competitions said, “We are thrilled to take our two major wheelchair championships in the 2023–2024 season to Gangnueng in Korea. We have held a number of events in Gangneung in recent years and each championship has been hugely successful.
“We are returning to a venue and city we know very well and we are certain that the organisers will once again provide a fantastic platform for our wheelchair athletes.”
Kyungsun Yoon, Korea Para Curling Association President said, “I am delighted to host the World Wheelchair Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2024 in Korea. Our organisation will prepare these events to be the best events in the world. Furthermore, I hope that interest in wheelchair curling will increase through those events and wheelchair curling will become as popular as able-bodied curling.”