The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023 will be held in Sandviken, Sweden, next season, from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 March 2023.
The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023 is played in Sandvikens Göransson Arena – located in Gävleborg County, about 190 kilometers north of Stockholm. The 10,000-seat facility opened its doors in 2009 and has since hosted several international sporting events.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are happy to take our LGT WC for women to Sandviken next year.
“The Swedish Curling Association is one of our oldest partners, with extensive experience of arranging World Curling events that have always been delivered to an exceptional standard. We look forward to working with them once again and have no doubt that together with the local organizing committee, our LGT World Women’s Championship will be held to the level we expect when we travel to this beautiful part of the world. ”
Peter Kärnström, chairman of Sandviken’s municipal board, said: “We look forward to proudly hosting the LGT WC for women in Sandviken. It is something special to welcome elite athletes from near and far. It will also provide opportunities for our children and young people to experience and try a new sport for themselves. ”
Fredrik Granting, CEO of Göransson Arena said: “We are honored that WCF has chosen our place, which confirms our position as an international multifunctional arena. Our contribution to adding high quality content to the region has been in our strategy since the start and it is a great feeling to be able to welcome the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023 to Sandviken. ”
The Swedish Curling Association’s general secretary Stefan Lund said: “This is fantastic news for Swedish Curling. We are happy and grateful for the cooperation we have with Sandviken municipality and Göransson Arena, which has made this Worlds application possible.”
This is not the first time curling competitions have been held at Göransson Arena.
In 2016, the Swedish Curling Association celebrated its 100th anniversary with a significant event. Following the success of this event, we have had a continuous dialogue about submitting an application to an international competition. It is fantastic to realize this vision “, said Stefan Lund.
Sweden has extensive experience of holding World Curling Federation events. The Scandinavian country has hosted the Women’s World Cup three times so far: in Jönköping in 1985, in Västerås in 1990 and in Gävle in 2004. The most recent international championship held in Sweden was the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019 in Helsingborg. Later this season, the junior world championships in curling 2022 will be held in Jönköping.