This will be the second time Canada has hosted the combined World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors events; Fredericton, N.B., did it in 2013. It will be the final chance for countries to clinch a berth in the inaugural Olympic Mixed Doubles curling competition. The discipline will make its debut as an Olympic medal sport at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the host country guaranteed one of the eight available berths. The World Senior Championships, meanwhile, debuted in 2002, and before they were combined with the World Mixed Doubles, Canada hosted the World Seniors in 2003 at Winnipeg and 2007 at Edmonton.
These will be the first international championships staged at Lethbridge’s new ATB Centre.
Tickets are available www.lethbridgecurlingclub.com or https://2017-lethbridge-worldcurlingchampionships.eventbrite.ca.