Victoria will host the 2013 world men's curling championship.

The competition will be held at the 6,500-seat Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre from March 30-April 7, 2013. The venue was home to the same event in 2005, the first year when the men's and women's world championships were separated once again.

It will mark the 21st time that Canada has staged the world men's championship since 1959, the fifth time in B.C. and second in Victoria.

Canada has won a leading 33 world men's titles since 1959, including Jeff Stoughton's 2011 title won in Regina.

Canada has never lost when British Columbia has hosted the world men's championship (Ron Northcott, 1966; Russ Howard, 1987; Wayne Middaugh, 1998 and Randy Ferbey, 2005).

The 2013 world women's championship has been awarded to Riga, Latvia.

The 2012 women's event is set for March 17-25 in Lethbridge, Alta. The men's championship will be in Basel, Switzerland, March 31-April 8.