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World Curling Tour: ISS Returns As World Mixed Doubles Title Sponsor
ISS Returns As World Mixed Doubles Title Sponsor

ISS Ice, Sports & Solar of Frankfurt, Germany returns as title sponsor of the World Curling Tour Mixed Doubles, aiding development of the game with their revolutionary ice technology.

Dietikon, Switzerland -- ISS Ice, Sports & Solar returns at title sponsor of the World Curling Tour Mixed Doubles for the 2018/19 season creating a partnership that will help to grow the newest discpline of the sport that made it's Olympic debut at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

"The explosive growth of the Mixed Doubles discipline over the last 3 seasons has surprised all of us. The original intention to bring in the newer curling countries to a higher level of results has clearly worked," said World Curling Tour President Armin Harder.

"This is easily reflected in the WCT ranking, many younger Curling nations are found mixed in nicely with the big traditional curling nations, at the top of the World Team rankings."

The ISS Ice, Sports & Solar WCT Mixed Doubles Tour has been in operation since 2015 as the only tour in place where competitive teams have been able to compete around the world in Mixed Doubles competition that ranks teams on the Mixed Doubles Ranking System. The ISS Mixed Doubles Tour is truly an International ranking with Russia, Swizerland, Norway, Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Hungary and China finishing last season ranking teams inside the top 10.

ISS Ice, Sports & Solar is a supplier of worldwide recognized ice and curling facilities which have been used to setup ice in facilities like the 2016 World Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland, as well being installed as the first test installation in the Water Cube in Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic curling competition.

"As family run business working the last 4 decades as a pioneer in the ice rink industry, we came to stay in the curling world," said ISS CEO Said Hakim.

"We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the ISS Mixed Doubles World Curling Tour as title sponsor and the World Curling Tour in general. For us as worldwide operating ice technology supplier, it is amazing to see how things in curling come together as the pace of development increases on a worldwide base recently."

The ISS Mixed Doubles Tour currently has 40 events in Europe, North America and New Zealand with growth opportunities to come in Asia with recent partnerships in Japan and China coming on board in the near future.

"We're pleased to have ISS Ice Sports and Solar Systems back again for this season, as our naming sponsor for Mixed Doubles World Tour," added Harder. "As the sport grows around the World, The ISS ICEGRID System is becoming an important element in any successful Ice Venue operation. This quality product has no equal on the market today, and all our ice makers have high praise for this equipment."


ISS Ice, Sports & Solar
Said Hakim, CEO
ISS GmbH | Martin-Behaim-Str. 12 | D-63263 Neu-Isenburg
M: +49 172 70815-35 | T: +49 6102 7192-888
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World Curling Tour
Armin Harder, President
Lerzenstrasse 24
Dietikon, Switzerland CH-8953
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