2025 World Men’s Curling Championship Coming To Moose Jaw

Craig HemingwayAll News, Home Page News

March 8, 2024

(Below is a media release from Curling Canada)

World championship medals and qualifying points for the Winter Olympics will be on the line when the 2025 BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship is played in Moose Jaw, Sask., it was announced jointly today by World Curling and Curling Canada.

The event will be played March 29-April 6 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre, with tickets going on sale March 21.

“We’re pleased that we get to return to Canada for the BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship 2025,” said Eeva Roethlisberger, World Curling’s Head of Competitions. “Curling Canada has proven a number of times that they are excellent partners in hosting World Curling events and I’m certain that they, along with the members of the local organizing committee, will do their very best to put on an outstanding event.”

The 2025 BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship not only will crown a world champion, it will determine seven countries that will qualify for the 2026 Winter Olympics men’s curling competition, joining host nation Italy. The final two Olympic berths will be decided at the Olympic Qualification Event, scheduled for December 2025.

“We’re thrilled and thankful that World Curling has shown the faith and confidence in Curling Canada and the City of Moose Jaw to bring the 2025 BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship to Moose Jaw next year,” said Nolan Thiessen, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “Moose Jaw has proven time and time again that it is a superb host for major curling events, and we know they’ll be ready to welcome the world in 2025.”

While it will be the first time Moose Jaw has hosted a world men’s championship, the city is no stranger to global curling competitions, having played host to the 1983 World Women’s Championship, won by Switzerland’s Team Erika Müller, and the 1979 World Junior Men’s Championship, won by Team Don Barcome Jr. of the United States,

“We are excited to have the 2025 BKT World Men’s Curling Championship on Treaty 4 and the homeland of the Métis,” said Darrell Hawman, Moose Jaw President of New Southern Plains Métis Local 160. “This is a great tourism opportunity not only to share our city story, but also to highlight our Indigenous culture, language and stories. We look forward to working with the host committee to welcome curlers from around the world with open arms and prairie hospitality to Treaty 4 territory and the Métis homeland. We hope this will allow us to showcase our partnerships, their efforts, and reconciliation throughout the city. It’s a great opportunity to increase Indigenous tourism in the Greater Moose Jaw area.”

“We’re #NotoriouslyExcited to welcome the 2025 World Men’s Curling Championship to our world-class Moose Jaw Events Centre,” added Clive Tolley, Mayor of Moose Jaw. “On behalf of City Council, we thank World Curling and Curling Canada for choosing Moose Jaw to host this prestigious event, and we invite curling fans from around the world to attend and discover why we are Canada’s Most Notorious City.”

Moose Jaw has welcome numerous major curling championships over the years — most recently, the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where Team Kerri Einarson won its first of four consecutive Scotties titles.

Additionally, Moose Jaw hosted the 2015 Scotties, the 2012 Canada Cup of Curling, and the 1994 Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships, and will host the 2024 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in March for the second straight year.

“It is a privilege to host the 2025 BKT Tires Men’s World Curling Championship in the city of Moose Jaw,” The Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan, said. “Saskatchewan has a proven history of hosting high-profile sporting events, while also representing some of the most enthusiastic curling fans, coaches, athletes, and volunteers in the country. Hosting this event will bolster the local economy and further showcase Saskatchewan hospitality on an international scale.”

The Moose Jaw Events Centre opened in August 2011, featuring a hockey arena that, in addition to its seating bowl, features 21 private suites and 132 club seats. Attached to the same building is the eight-sheet Moose Jaw Curling Centre,

“This announcement is the latest step in building Moose Jaw’s reputation, not just for holding sporting events, but for making them a success,” said David Wood, president of Visit Moose Jaw. “We are very happy to have the confidence of Curling Canada and World Curling to host the 2025 BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship. We can’t wait to welcome some of the best curlers in the world to our fine city.”

The 2025 BKT World Men’s Curling Championship will mark the second year of an agreement with the global tire manufacturer to be the title sponsor of World Championship events staged in Canada.

“As the title sponsor of the 2025 World Men’s Curling Championship, BKT Tires reaffirms its commitment to global sports excellence,” said Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director and Global Sponsorship Strategist. “Rooted in values of determination and teamwork, we’re thrilled to support an event that embodies these principles, especially in a vibrant community like Moose Jaw. Curling’s tradition and inclusivity provide a perfect platform to engage with diverse communities worldwide.”

Looking forward, Poddar expressed excitement about BKT’s role in the championship, aiming to make a lasting impact on the sport and its enthusiasts globally, while fostering a special connection with Moose Jaw.

While it will be the first time Moose Jaw has hosted a world men’s championship, it will be the fourth opportunity for the province of Saskatchewan. Regina hosted in 1973 (won by Sweden’s Team Kjell Oscarius), 1983 (won by Canada’s Team Ed Werenich) and 2011 (won by Canada’s Team Jeff Stoughton).

“We couldn’t be more pleased and excited for the great curling community of Moose Jaw to have this opportunity to host one of the elite curling events in the world,” said Steve Turner, Executive-Director of CURLSASK. “That’s a group that knows how to put on superb events, and I know our entire province will be looking forward to cheering on Team Canada in Moose Jaw.”

It will be Canada’s 27th hosting of the World Men’s Championship. Canadian men’s teams have won 35 world championships since the event’s inception in 1959 — the most recent coming with Team Brad Gushue’s gold medal in 2017 in Edmonton.

The Canadian team will be decided at the 2025 Montana’s Brier, scheduled for Feb. 28-March 9 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C.

“We know there’s a lot of work to be done between know and the first rock being thrown, but it’s the kind of work that brings a community together,” said Shaunna Fritzler, General Manager of the Moose Jaw Events Centre. “From the past events we’ve hosted here, we know how exciting these next 13 months will be leading to the event, and we can’t wait to welcome the world to Moose Jaw!”

The first ticket package offering goes on sale March 21 at 10 a.m. CST, with demand expected to be high. Here’s what will be available:

  • Full Event Package ($414-$438) — A single ticket to every draw of the 2025 BKT Tires World Men’s Curling Championship.
  • Championship Weekend Package ($210-$238) — A single ticket to every draw from Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6.
  • Opening Weekend Package ($80-$100) — A single ticket to all draws from Saturday, March 29, to Sunday, March 30.

All ticket purchases are subject to PST as well as standard facility and ticket-service fees.

Tickets will be available online at curling.ca/tickets and in-person at the Moose Jaw Events Centre box office during regular business hours. Phone inquiries can be made by calling 306-624-2050.

Single-draw tickets will go on sale in late 2024 or as soon as possible after television and draw schedules have been finalized.

Volunteer information will be released at later date. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the Curling Canada Collective to receive volunteer and ticket updates.

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcast partners of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live coverage of Canada’s round-robin games, in addition to all playoff games.