The European Curling Championships 2022 are going to Östersund, Sweden, November 18-26 for a few days of action.
The men’s and women’s championships will be held simultaneously, meaning the Östersund arena will host twice as many competitions.
With results Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics sitting in the background when 20 teams come out will be a point of intrigue.
Both events will adopt the same format. All teams will play each other once on a round-robin basis before the top four teams are paired in the semi-finals, with the winners advancing to the final.
European Curling Championship 2022: Teams
Women’s teams at the 2022 European Curling Championships
The men’s teams at the 2022 European Curling Championships
European Curling Championship 2022: Schedule
All times are in Central European Time (UTC+1).
Friday November 18
Round robin women 1 – 20:00
Sheet A: Italy v Germany
Sheet B: Sweden v Denmark
Sheet C: Switzerland v Latvia
Sheet D: Norway v Hungary
Sheet E: Turkey v Scotland
Saturday November 19
Round robin men, session 1 – 09:00
Sheet A: Spain v Turkey
Sheet B: Italy v Norway
Sheet C: Sweden v Denmark
Sheet D: Switzerland v Czech Republic
Sheet E: Scotland v Germany
Women’s Group Round 2 – 2:00 p.m
Sheet A: Denmark v Norway
Sheet B: Germany v Hungary
Sheet C: Turkey v Italy
Sheet D: Scotland v Latvia
Sheet E: Sweden v Switzerland
Round robin men 2 – 19:00
Sheet A: Norway v Switzerland
Sheet B: Turkey v Czech Republic
Sheet C: Scotland v Spain
Sheet D: Germany v Denmark
Sheet E: Italy v Sweden
Sunday November 20
Women’s round robin 3 – 09:00
Sheet A: Latvia v. Sweden
Sheet B: Italy v Scotland
Sheet C: Germany v Norway
Sheet D: Switzerland v Turkey
Sheet E: Denmark v Hungary
Round with men 3 – 14:00
Sheet A: Denmark v Italy
Sheet B: Spain v Germany
Sheet C: Turkey v Switzerland
Sheet D: Sweden v Scotland
Sheet E: Norway v Czech Republic
Round robin women 4 – 19:00
Sheet A: Hungary v Turkey
Sheet B: Switzerland v Norway
Sheet C: Scotland v Denmark
Sheet D: Latvia v Italy
Sheet E: Germany v Sweden
Monday November 21
Men’s session with everyone with everyone 4 – 08:00
Sheet A: Czech Republic v Scotland
Sheet B: Sweden v Switzerland
Sheet C: Germany v Norway
Sheet D: Denmark v Spain
Sheet E: Turkey v Italy
Women’s round 5 – 12:00
Sheet A: Switzerland v Denmark
Sheet B: Turkey v Germany
Sheet C: Italy v Hungary
Sheet D: Sweden v Scotland
Sheet E: Norway v Latvia
Round with all men 5 – 16:00
Sheet A: Sweden v Norway
Sheet B: Scotland v Turkey
Sheet C: Spain v Czech Republic
Sheet D: Italy v Germany
Sheet E: Switzerland v Denmark
Women’s round 6 – 20:00
Tuesday November 22
Round-robin men 6 – 09:00
Sheet A: Scotland v Denmark
Sheet B: Norway v Spain
Sheet C: Switzerland v Italy
Sheet D: Czech Republic v. Sweden
Sheet E: Germany v Turkey
Women’s Round 7 – 14:00
Sheet A: Sweden v Hungary
Sheet B: Scotland v Switzerland
Sheet C: Latvia v. Germany
Sheet D: Turkey v Denmark
Sheet E: Italy v Norway
Round with all men 7 – 19:00
Sheet A: Italy v Czech Republic
Sheet B: Germany v Sweden
Sheet C: Denmark v Turkey
Sheet D: Scotland v Norway
Sheet E: Spain v Switzerland
Wednesday November 23
Round-robin women 8 – 09:00
Sheet A: Germany v Switzerland
Sheet B: Norway v Turkey
Sheet C: Hungary v Scotland
Sheet D: Italy v Sweden
Sheet E: Latvia v. Denmark
Round with all men 8 – 14:00
Sheet A: Turkey v Sweden
Sheet B: Switzerland v Scotland
Sheet C: Czech Republic v. Germany
Sheet D: Spain v Italy
Sheet E: Denmark v Norway
Women’s round 9 – 19:00
Sheet A: Norway v Scotland
Sheet B: Hungary v Latvia
Sheet C: Sweden v Turkey
Sheet D: Denmark v Germany
Sheet E: Switzerland v Italy
Thursday November 24
Round-robin men 9 – 08:00
Sheet A: Switzerland v Germany
Sheet B: Czech Republic v. Denmark
Sheet C: Italy v Scotland
Sheet D: Norway v Turkey
Sheet E: Sweden v Spain
Women’s semi-final session 1 – 12:00
Women’s Semi-Final Session 2 – 4:00 p.m
Men’s semi-final session 1 – 20:00
Friday November 25
Men’s semi-final session 2 – 09:00
Women’s bronze medal match – 14:00
Men’s bronze medal match – 19:00
Saturday November 26
Women’s gold medal game – 09:00
Men’s gold medal match – 13:00
Oskar Eriksson is expected to take over as skipper while Niklas Edin is recovering from surgery
Photo from 2022. Getty Images
European Curling Championship: Teams to watch out for
Men’s curling competition
Defending champions Scotland will be aiming for a hat-trick of European titles when they land in Sweden, but the 2022 Beijing Olympic silver medalists know their quest for victory in Östersund will not be easy.
Between Team Mouat and the third continental crown, there will be plenty of teams ready to knock the Scots off their perch, including perennial rivals and seven-time European champions Sweden.
At the February Games in the People’s Republic of China, Team Edin added another chapter to their enduring rivalry as Sweden defeated Mouat and his British-flagged men to claim Olympic gold.
Although it was heartbreaking for Mouat, it was euphoric Niklas Edin, Oscar Eriksson, rasmus Wrana and Christoffer sungren which has been chasing gold since 2010.
But just as this year’s Europeans promised another clash between the two top teams, the injury played its part.
Mouat’s second Lammie suffered a broken arm early in the season, meaning the Scots competed in their first two Grand Slam curling tournaments with poor strength. While Lammie is back in shape, there may be questions about how the current champions are prepared to compete.
As for Sweden, they will be without their Edin skip as the Olympic champion was forced to undergo surgery after suffering a knee injury at a Grand Slam event. Vice-skipper Erikson is widely expected to take over as skipper in turns Daniel Magnusson will be promoted to the team.
Edin’s absence will be a significant blow to Sweden, but with plenty of winning team experience and added support at home, they remain strong contenders for the crown.
Among the other teams that could pose a threat to Mouat, there are many Olympians in the fight.
Switzerland will build on the experience of the 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Benoit Schwarz to lead them to glory while Italy left out Joel retortwill feature three of the four members who took to the ice at Beijing 2022, including the mixed doubles gold medalist Amos Mosaner.
Team Sweden omitted by Hasselborg in action at Beijing 2022
Photo from 2022. Getty Images
Women’s curling competition
While Scotland are the reigning European champions, the team that will defend the crown in Sweden will look much different than the one that won it.
Beijing 2022 gold medalists Eve Muirhead and Vicky Wright both have now retired from professional curling, paving the way for a new team to represent saltire in Sweden.
Rebecca Morrison is set to skip Gina Aitken, Sophia Jackson and Sophia Sinclair at the tournament, and while most of the rink may be new to the European scene, they are a unit not to be underestimated.
Last month, the Scottish champions took their first victory on Canadian ice at the final of the Albert Curling Series in Leduc, setting them up well for the challenge ahead.
Just like in the men’s competition, the Swedes will want to get revenge in Östersund.
Two-time European champion (2018, 2019) Hasselborg was turned down by Muirhead last year in Lillehammer and after failing to defend her Olympic gold earlier this year in Beijing 2022. She will come to Östersund with two new teammates looking to improve her international record.
The reigning world champions Switzerland and Italy will also take part in the pursuit of the title.
Swiss Skip Silvana Tirinzoni she will return to the ice with the same rink where she won her third world title earlier this year, posing quite a threat to all challengers flocking to Sweden.
Meanwhile, Italy will be left out of the 2022 mixed doubles gold medalist Beijing Stephanie Constantini.
Constantini was a substitute in the Italian team that won bronze in European competition in 2017 and a breakout star from co-host Cortina d’Ampezzo 2026 Winter Olympicswill be looking for an update.
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How to watch European Curling Championships 2022
Matches from the European Curling Championship 2022 will be available to watch on The Curling Channel, with a select few broadcast on World Curling TV.
More information, including the championship broadcast schedule, can be found on the website Curling world.