Arctic Curling Cup 2017 - Preparing the Arena

Welcome to Arctic Curling Cup 2017!

The event will take place on a modern Taymyr Ice Arena in Dudinka, Russian Federation, 18 to 22 May 2017.

Leading women’s curling teams from all over the world will compete for a prize pool of $100000 in the northernmost curling tournament.

The event is being organised by Novaya Liga association and Russian Curling Federation, supported by Norilsk Nickel mining company and Russian Ministry of Sport.

The entrance is FREE for everyone – watch professional curling for the cost of traveling.


Ice Sheet 1

Ice Sheet 2



Opening ceremony











Semifinal 1

Semifinal 2

The Final

Game for the Third place

Closing ceremony

Closing banquet


Arctic Cup is going to have its own trophies – a series of cups for top places, and winners’ cup will be a carry-over trophy with each year winners’ names engraved on it.

Moreover, this year contesters will be competing for a prize pool of $100000

Arctic Curling Cup Carry-Over Trophy (sketch)


Eight international teams will gather in Dudinka in May to participate in Arctic Curling Cup 2017. Expect to see some of the best female curling teams in the world on real arctic ice!


There are five international teams from five different countries participating in the Cup this year. Roster includes World and Olympic champions, as well as other prominent European and American teams.


Skip: Margaretha Sigfridsson
Third: Maria Wennerstroem
Second: Christina Bertrup
Lead: Cissi Ostlund
Alternate: Brigitta Sjoeberg

Olympic silver medallists (2014)
Two-time World Championship silver (2012 & 2013)
Two-time European Championship gold (2010 & 2013)
European Championship silver (2011)
European Championship bronze (2012)


Skip: Nina Roth
Third: Tabitha Peterson
Second: Aileen Geving
Lead: Becca Hamilton
Alternate: Ann Swisshelm

World Championship participants (2010, 2017),
World Junior Championship participants (2006, 2008)


Skip: Jennifer Jones
Third: Kaitlyn Lawes
Second: Jill Officer
Lead: Dawn Askin
Alternate: Elaine Jackson

Olympic Champions of 2014,
World Championship gold (2008),
World Championship silver (2015),
World Championship bronze (2010)


Skip: Oona Kauste
Third: Lotta Immonen
Second: Eszter Juhasz
Lead: Maija Salmiovirta

World Championship participants (2015, 2016),
Europe Championship participants (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)


Skip: Alina Pätz
Third: Nadine Lehmann
Second: Marisa Winkelhausen
Lead: Nicole Schwägli

Olympic participants (2014),
World Champions (2012, 2015),
World Junior Championship participants (2011),
Europe Championship bronze (2013),
Europe Championship participants (2012, 2015)


There will be three Russian teams competing – two professional teams, both of which were European Champions at different years, and one mix of professional players representing local area.


Skip: Anna Sidorova
Third: Margarita Fomina
Second: Alexandra Rayeva
Lead: Kira Ezeh
Alternate: Alina Kovaleva

Olimpic participants, three times World Championship bronze (2014, 2015, 2016),
two times World Junior Championship bronze (2011, 2012),
two times gold (2012, 2015), one silver (2014), and one bronze (2011) in Europe Championships.


Skip: Victoria Moiseeva
Third: Uliana Vasileva
Second: Galina Arsenkina
Lead: Julia Guzieva
Alternate: Julia Portunova

European Championship gold (2016),
Winter Universiade silver (2017),
two times World Junior Championship bronze (2012, 2011)


Skip: Anna Venevtseva
Third: Olga Zharkova
Second: Anna Hrushevskaya
Lead: Yuldus Balakireva
Alternate: Kristina Aleinikova
Coach: Natalya Venevtseva

Russian college champions 2017
Siberian Federal District champions 2017
Siberian Federal District champions among mixed pairs 2016


Dudinka is the administrative centre of Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky district, the northernmost district of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the second biggest subject of Russian Federation. Having a population of only 20000, Dudinka is relatively close to Norilsk, the second biggest city behind the Arctic Circle. Dudinka is situated on the bank of the Yenisei river, and is surrounded by the hundreds of kilometres of untouched Siberian nature.

This part of the Arctic, green in the summer and snow covered in the winter, is both harsh and beautiful. the unconquered lands welcome explorers and tourists alike, as new infrastructure is being build all the time. In 2014, Taymyr Ice Arena was built, signifying a large step in development of the area. In 2016 a kids curling school was opened in Dudinka, sponsored by the local industries.


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