Ottawa to Host 2021 World Men's Curling Championship
14 Dec, 2020
Ottowa will host the 2021 edition of the World Men’s Curling Championship.
The decision means the Canadian capital will host a World Championship in the sport for the first time. Matches are scheduled to be played at the TD Place Arena between April 3 and 11.
The World Curling Federation (WCF) announced news of the host alongside Curling Canada. Since 2003, Canada has always hosted the Men's World Championship in odd-numbered years. Six teams will qualify from Ottawa for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games."
I am delighted to confirm that the World Men's Curling Championship 2021 will be held in Ottawa, Ontario during this upcoming season," said WCF President, Kate Caithness. "It is a real pleasure to be able to hold one of our flagship championships in Curling Canada's home city for the first time. With Olympic qualification points on the line, this championship will be vitally important and I am certain that Ottawa will host a first class event."
This year's World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TD Place Arena has the seating capacity for around 9,500 fans.