Brazilian Ice Sports Federation

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Association nameConfederação Brasileira de Desportos no Gelo
IIHF membershipJune 26, 1984
PresidentMatheus Figueiredo

The Brazilian Ice Sports Federation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Desportos no Gelo, CBDG) was founded by Eric Maleson, Brazil's first bobsled athlete. The CBDG was established in 1996 and affiliated to the Brazilian Olympic Committee in 1999. The federation qualified 7 athletes for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah (5 bobsled athletes and 2 luge athletes) and a 4-man bobsled team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

The federation is responsible for the development of all winter Olympic ice sport modalities for Brazil including bobsled, skeleton, luge, figure, long track and short track speed skating, curling, and ice hockey.


The Brazilian Ice Sports Federation made curling history in August 2008 when they challenged the United States for a berth at the World Curling Championship.[1] This was the first time any South American team has offered a challenge to the United States for a berth in the World Curling Championship.[2] The players involved trained in Lennoxville, Quebec and included Luis Silva, Marcelo De Mello, Celso Kossaka and Cesar Santos.[3] See 2009 USA-Brazil Challenge. The Brazilian team were unsuccessfully losing the challenge 3 games to none.

National teams[edit]

Participation by year[edit]

Event Division Host nation Date Result
Inline Div. I  Slovakia 24 June–2 July 2017 8th place
(16th overall)
Pan American  Mexico 5–11 June 2017 5th place


  1. ^ Curling Scoops Brazil Calls out US
  2. ^ World Curling Federation Press Release Archived September 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Henderson, Jim (October 2008). "Brazilians at Lennoxville". 11 (1). Sweep Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-01-05.

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