The 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior (50 and over) Curling Championships will be staged at the new Crossings Ice Complex in the southern Alberta city, April 22 to 29.
It will be the second time Canada has hosted the combined World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors events; Fredericton, N.B., did it in 2013.
Lethbridge, meanwhile, played host to the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, in addition to hosting the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2007 and 1987.
It will be the final chance for countries to clinch a berth in the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling competition. The discipline will make its debut as an Olympic medal sport at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the host country guaranteed one of the eight available berths.
“The World Curling Federation is delighted to award these joint Championships to Lethbridge in Canada,” said Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation. “The opportunity to bring both championships under one roof, to allow for supporters and athletes to enjoy all the curling that’s on offer, was a significant factor in this award, and the WCF looks forward to working with the local organizing committee to ensure that these events are a great success.