According to Devin Heroux of CBC Sports on Friday, Calgary will host the 2021 Women’s World Curling Championship from April 30 to May 9. The event will take place at the Markin MacPhail Centre, the same facility that will have hosted the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship, the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and the 2021 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. It should be noted that the World Curling Federation has still not announced a location for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. That event will be from May 16-23, 2021.
There will be 14 teams at the 2021 Women’s World Curling Championship. The top six teams from the championship will qualify for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. In addition to Canada, the 13 other countries participating will be China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Switzerland won the 2019 Women’s World Curling Championship, as the 2020 Women’s World Curling Championship in Prince George, British Columbia was cancelled because of coronavirus.
The good news is that Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Manitoba will have a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 Women’s World Curling Championship in Calgary after unfortunately missing out a year ago in British Columbia. Her team has been the best squad at the last two Scotties Tournament of Hearts and is very deserving of the opportunity. The 2021 Women’s World Curling Championship was initially scheduled for Schaffhausen, Switzerland.