RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The pulse of the curling world will be beating in Reno-Tahoe this week as the World Curling Federation (WCF) conducts its annual Congress in a North American city for the first time ever. Over 120 attendees will be representing 33 countries in the Congress that takes place September 3 through 7 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.
“The World Curling Federation is looking forward to being in Reno-Tahoe for our Annual Congress. The United States Curling Association submitted an excellent bid and have forged a strong local partnership with the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition to ensure the success of this event,” Said Kate Caithness, WCF President. “Reno-Tahoe offers an exceptional environment for our delegates to meet and discuss the key issues shaping the WCF and the sport of curling today.”
Scheduled social events include stops at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City, group dinners at some scenic area golf courses, trips to the Great Reno Balloon Races and University of Nevada football game, a night of curling at the South Lake Tahoe Arena and a closing reception and western-themed barbecue.
The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition (RTWGC) worked with the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (and in partnership with the United States Curling Association) to secure the opportunity to host the World Curling Congress. The United States Olympic Committee is also lending support to host the event.
“Attracting a prestigious gathering of this nature to Reno-Tahoe is exactly what our mission is all about,” said Jon Killoran, RTWGC Chief Executive Officer. “We showcase our region’s ability to host such events and also promote the Olympic Movement and its Values.”