WCF sweeping summit announced

The World Curling Federation’s Sweeping Summit, which will address the challenges faced throughout the 2015/16 season with brush head technology and sweeping technique, will take place near Ottawa, Canada between Monday 23 and Friday 27 May 2016.

On-ice testing will happen during the Summit, along with a period of consultation that will involve international athletes, sport experts, ice professionals and other important stakeholders. A series of proposals will then be made to the World Curling Federation’s Competitions and Rules Commission and Athletes Commission.

After consideration by the relevant Commissions, the aim will be to have definitive new regulations agreed and in place – which resolve this matter for future seasons – as the result of a vote at the WCF’s Annual General Assembly – to be held in September, in Stockholm, Sweden.

In the meantime, the World Curling Federation is inviting supporters, athletes, coaches and any other interested parties to complete a survey addressing how the challenges with brush head technology and sweeping technique are viewed and could be resolved.

The Sweeping Summit survey can be found at, www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3PP266G and should be completed by Monday 16 May 2016, so that responses can be collated and shared with those attending the summit.

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