PERTH, United Kingdom — A pair of world wheelchair curling championships will be held March 4-12 in Richmond, B.C., the World Curling Federation announced Friday.

The team competition and mixed doubles event will run concurrently at the Richmond Curling Centre.

"Wheelchair curling continues to grow worldwide and we know Richmond will put on a first-class event," Curling Canada chief executive officer Katherine Henderson said in a release.

"Our Canadian wheelchair curling teams cannot wait to showcase their skill and dedication to the game in front of a hometown audience."

The Canadian teams will be announced in January.

China is the reigning world wheelchair team champion. Sweden claimed the inaugural mixed doubles title last May.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2022.