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World Men’s Curling Championship Returns to the United States at Orleans Arena March 31 – April 8

World Men’s Curling Championship Returns to the United States at Orleans Arena March 31 – April 8, Following First-Time Gold Medal-Win by the Winter Olympics U.S. Men’s Curling Team


For the first time in a decade, the World Men’s Curling Championship will return to the United States at Orleans Arena on March 31 – April 8, bringing talented curling teams from around the world, including Sweden’s Olympic Curling Team who took home the silver medal during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

This year’s Championship follows the historic first-time gold medal-win by the U.S. Men’s Curling Team in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, giving fans an opportunity to experience the international sensation of curling in Las Vegas. A total of 13 teams from the European Zone, Americas Zone and Pacific-Asia Zone will compete for the championship title. Each participating team will play 12 games during the seven-day round-robin portion, followed by a playoff round featuring the top six teams. From there, the teams will be pared down to a medal round for the final four. The crowning of the new world champions will take place on Sunday, April 8.

Curling teams participating this year include the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Scotland, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.

Team U.S.A. and Team Canada representatives will be decided on March 10 and 11 at their respective national championships. Sweden will be represented by the Niklas Edin team that was defeated by Team U.S.A. in the gold medal final at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The World Men’s Curling Championship schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 31:

  • Draw No. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 1:

  • Draw No. 3 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 2:

  • Draw No. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3:

  • Draw No. 9 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4:

  • Draw No. 12 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5:

  • Draw No. 15 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6:

  • Draw No. 18 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Draw No. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Draw No. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7:    

  • Qualification Games at 8:30 a.m.
  • Semifinal No. 1 at 1:30pm
  • Semifinal No. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 8:       

  • Bronze Medal Game at 12 p.m.
  • Gold Medal Game at 5 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased online at www.LasVegasCurling.rocks or www.orleansarena.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office. Four-day packages are also available, starting at $199 plus tax and fees.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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