It’s been two years since the last appearance by Anna Hasselborg in Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup, but no Swedish elite team spends more time in Danderyd Curling Arena than they do as all four girls live in and around Stockholm.
This year is a bit special for the team as they were picked by Peja Lindholm, Swedish National Coach, to represent Sweden in the European Curling Championships in Champery. ECC is held in November, so SLCC will be a very good test to see the result of the preseason training.
The team’s history in SLCC is a long row of runner up positions (2007, 2011, 2012) and even if another 2nd place would be a very good effort in this year’s competition the aim set for the girls is to claim the win, of course. The 100,000 SEK first prize would be a very nice bonus for the team in their work to become no 1 in Sweden too.
Actually, one of the team members, Karin Rudström, knows how it feels to win SLCC. In 2009 she skipped her team to victory, defeating Anna Sidorova of Russia in the final.
Welcome “home” to Danderyd Anna Hasselborg, Karin Rudström, Agnes Knochenhauer and Zandra Flyg, we are very happy to have you in our tournament again. Best of luck in SLCC and ECC!
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