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Article published 07/02/2020

Another exciting year of sporting events in Glasgow will get underway in just 50 days-time when the world’s best will take to the ice at the iconic Emirates Arena for the LGT World Men's Curling Championship 2020.

The Championship is returning to Scotland, the home of curling, for the first time in 20 years, last held at Braehead in 2000. Scotland is the perfect stage for international sporting events and Glasgow has been officially recognised as one of the top five global sporting cities and was recently named as the European Capital of Sport 2023.

The World Curling Federation’s LGT World Men's Curling Championship which is being delivered by a partnership between our EventScotland team, Glasgow Life, UK Sport, and Scottish Curling, will take place over nine days at the Emirates Arena from Saturday 28 March to Sunday 5 April 2020.

It will be the first time the Emirates has hosted an ice event, demonstrating its versatility as a world class sports venue in the heart of the community. A temporary ice sheet will be laid in the centre of the Arena, ensuring spectators will be able to get close up to the action.

This popular Winter Olympic sport will feature the top 13 nations in the world: Canada, Denmark, Germany, South Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, China, Russia, USA as well as hosts Scotland, all battling it out for a place on the podium at the sport’s annual flagship event.

Excited by the prospect of a home championships, double world champion and Olympic silver medallist and now British Curling National Coach David Murdoch is confident Scotland will deliver a fabulous showcase for the sport.

Glasgow and Scotland have a great track record of delivering events and I think it will be spectacular to have the World Championships in the Emirates Arena that has seen so much international sporting action since the Commonwealth Games. As the home of curling I am also certain that the Scottish curling community will give a huge welcome to all the visiting fans as well as backing Scotland to the hilt at every game and I know how energising this will be for the team.

David Murdoch

As the home of curling, Scotland is the perfect stage for international curling events. The World Men’s Curling Championships is the latest in a number of curling events the country has hosted in recent years including the European Championships 2016 at Braehead, the World Juniors in Aberdeen in 2018 and last year’s World Wheelchair Championships in Stirling. EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the World Championships and we look forward to welcoming the fans and athletes from all over the world back to Scotland in 50 days' time for what is sure to be an exciting tournament as the best men’s teams in the world battle it out for Championship glory at the Emirates Arena.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events

Glasgow is looking forward to welcoming the world’s very best curlers when the action gets underway in the Emirates Arena in just 50 days-time. It is 20 years since the city hosted the World Men’s Curling Championship and we are excited that curling is coming home to Scotland once again, where our knowledgeable spectators and wonderful volunteers will be sure to give the teams and travelling fans a huge warm Scottish welcome.

Glasgow is rightly proud of its reputation as one of the top five global sporting cities and it is fabulous to be hosting this prestigious event as part of our world class events portfolio for 2020.

Cllr David McDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council

From the passionate curling fan committed to seeing every stone thrown, to those keen to experience the thrill of an Olympic sport live on their doorsteps for the very first time, there are a range of ticket options available starting at just £12 for adults and £3 for juniors for a single session. You might even see the next Olympic champions!

For information about the draw and to book your seat now, go to