Tove_PorskjrDecember 20 - Denmark took full advantage of the recent European Curling Championships in Switzerland to pick-up the best ideas for the Capital One World Women's Curling Championship which they will host from March 18-27 next year.

Tove Porskjær (pictured), President of the Esbjerg Organising Committee and a Danish Curling Association board member, said: "The objective is to deliver a unique and unforgettable event for all the curlers and spectators.

"We hope that each and every one will return to their home country with an image of Denmark as a destination for curling, staged and exhibited in a different but very exciting way."

The Capital One World Women's Curling Championship will be officially opened by the heir to the Danish throne, Crown Prince Frederik.

"It will be a big moment for Danish curling," added Porskjær.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming all international top class curlers to Esbjerg in 2011 and to enable our Danish elite curlers to compete for world championship medals on home ground.

"We believe that such an event can contribute to developing the sport of curling in Denmark.

"In addition, Esbjerg has a lot to offer visitors - perfect facilities both regarding curling and accommodation, but also the North Sea, which is quite unique for Denmark and attracts lots of international tourists every year."

Sport Event Denmark's chief executive officer Lars Lundov said: "The Championship is an important event in the Olympic sport calendar.

"In addition it will give Danes the chance to support Denmark's top curlers on home ground."

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