1969 was one of the most significant years in the history of mankind. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon - and four curling enthusiasts from Silvaplana founded the Coppa Romana. "Hang on," you might say, "what does Silvaplana have to do with Rome?" Well, one of the founders was working at the time in the eternal city, and for the first edition of what is now the world´s largest open-air curling tournament, the big prize was a trip to Rome including flights. To this day, the winners travel to distant lands, but before one is crowned, more than 70 teams travel to the Engadin to prove their skills on the ice.
Every year the Silvaplana Curling Club organises the largest open-air curling tournament in the Alps, in which more than 70 teams participate: the Coppa Romana. Also in 2021 the curling players will meet from 10 to 13 January on the ice rink near the Mulets sports centre in Silvaplana.