Moose Jaw to host 2025 World Men’s Curling Championship

Curling (Earl Andrew, Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Canadian Press on Friday, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan has been selected to host the 2025 World Men’s Curling Championships. This will be the first time that Moose Jaw has ever hosted the World Men’s Curling Championship, and the fourth time it has been in the province of Saskatchewan. Regina was the host city in 1973 (won by Kjell Oscarius of Sweden), 1983 (won by Ed Werenich of Holland Landing, Ontario), and 2011 (won by Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg).

Moose Jaw has also hosted one World Women’s Curling Championship. In 1983, Switzerland’s Erika Muller was victorious. At the National Championship level, Moose Jaw has hosted two Scotties Tournament of Hearts (won by Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2015 and Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Manitoba in 2020). Jones won the gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The 2024 World Men’s Curling Championship will be in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Meanwhile in other Saskatchewan curling news, Team Saskatchewan advanced to the 3-4 game at the Montana’s Brier with a rare 7-0 shutout win over the Northwest Territories in the 3/4 page qualification game. This was only the sixth shutout in Brier history according to Taylor Shire of the Regina Leader-Post. Saskatchewan will now face Manitoba’s Matt Dunstone in the 3-4 game, while Team Canada will face Team Alberta in the 1-2 game.

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