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From first being an optional sport at the 21st Winter Universiade in Tarvisio (2003), Curling became a compulsory sport at the 23rd edition in Torino (2007). Since then, there has regularly been a reserve list as all spots for the men’s and women’s tournament are always taken and the competition is fierce!

EVENTS FISU World University Games

Torino (ITA)
13-23 Jan 2025
Lake Placid (USA)
12-22 Jan 2023
Lucerne (SUI)
Krasnoyarsk (RUS)
2-12 Mar 2019
Almaty (KAZ)
29 Jan - 8 Feb 2017
Granada (ESP)
4-14 Feb 2015

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The History of Curling in FISU

Curling entered the FISU Games sports programme as an optional sport at the 21st edition of the Winter Universiade in Tarvisio, Italy in 2003. The World Curling Federation (WCF), together with the National Federation, played a primary role in the organisation of competition, well embraced by participants and the numerous spectators. Six men’s teams (NOR, KOR, RUS, SUI, GBR, USA) and five women’s teams (NOR, KOR, RUS, SUI, USA) entered the competition, resulting in an exciting battle between Russia and Canada in the women’s category (1. Russia, 2. Canada, 3. Norway). In the men’s category the ranking was as follows: 1. Canada, 2. Switzerland, 3. Korea.


A compulsory sport on the FISU Games sports programme since Torino in 2007, the future of international university curling is assured. In large part this is thanks to the excellent cooperation between the World Curling Federation (WCF) and FISU, as collectively we closely follow curling's evolution to develop our competition programme. 


Highlights day 9 I Men's Curling
Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games


Highlights day 9 I Women's Curling
Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games