Meet the Junior Women Skips - Q&A

Junior Women

Interviews by Albin Barchéus, Ludwig Gran & Sarah Pengel

Jocelyn Peterman - CANADA

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It’s exciting, we’ve worked really hard all year to come here so it’s really exciting.

After the games you’ve played, how does the ice feel?
Good. We’ve gotten used to the ice and more comfortable with it.

What do you think about the curl?
It’s good, pretty similar to what we have at our national events.

What about the other teams? Any teams in particular that you feel threatened by?
We’re trying to focus on our game, we’re not really focused on other teams or games.

What does your team do when you’re not playing? We nap a lot, haha. Especially because of the time difference we’ve been sleeping a lot.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you listen to before the games?
Have you heard Jump on it? It has a dance to it so we usually do that.

Anna Sidorova - RUSSIA

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It’s very good and we like it.

After the games you’ve played, how does the ice feel?
The ice is perfect.

What about the other teams?
They’re all pretty strong.

What does your team do when you’re not playing?
Today is the first day off for us so we’re going to walk and maybe eat at some restaurant.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you listen to before the games?
We all have our different songs we listen to, my favourite song is a russian song so you probably won’t know it, ha ha.

Cory Christensen - USA

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
We’re super excited to be here. After the games you’ve played, how does the ice feel? The ice feels really good. What do you think about the curl?
It definately has a lot of curl.

What do you think about other teams?
The competition is really tough, the teams that are here are really good.

What does your team do when you’re not playing?
We’ve been walking around the town alot and looking around. Östersund is beautiful town, I love it.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you are listening to before the games? If not, do you have a favourite song?
No not really. Kenny Chesney personally, is my favourite artist.

Sara McManus - SWEDEN

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
Really good! We were looking forward to this at the elite junior camp. This was our goal so it feels great.

After the first game, how does the ice feel?
It feels really nice. The girls knew what the ice was like and it felt like we had full control.

There is alot of talk about the curl at all the championships, what was the curl like here in Östersund?
The stones curled alot so that was fun. We have the delivery so it’s not a problem for us, we can handle it very well. We have played on ice like this before and it’s just fun when it curls alot.

What do you think about the other teams? Are there any favourite teams that you would like to play against in a final?
Right now, it looks like Russia are looking good. We played the Glynhill Ladies in Scotland and they were also there. When we watched them they played good curling so I think that they are the favourites. Some other countries that would be fun to play against are Switzerland and Scotland. They would both be good competition.

What is your team doing when you’re not playing?
Well, we sleep and eat. We try to relax by watching films and having a nice time.

Do you have a ”team song” that you listen to before the games?
We have a few that makes us extra excited. Levels by Avicii is a good one. We were planning on making a playlist tonight with good songs that gets us excited.

Federica Apollonio - ITALY

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It feels exciting and a little bit nervous. This is the first time we have played at a world championship.

After the first game, how does it feel?
Much harder than we thought it would be.

What do you think about the ice and the curl?
The ice is good and it curls a lot so you can do alot of different tasks.

What do you think about the other teams that are playing? Any teams that would be hard to beat?
All of the teams are good and we are looking forward to playing against them.

What does your team do when you’re not playing?
We go shopping and we hang out in the hotel.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you listen to before the games?
Yes, we have a lot of songs. Hangover by Taio Cruz is one of them.

Hannah Fleming - SCOTLAND

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It’s great to be here. It’s a really nice town and I’m really excited about this week.

After the first game, how does the ice feel?
I think it’s really good and I didn’t have any problems - the ice ran true the whole time.

What did you think abou the curl?
There’s a really good swing and I’m happy with that.

What about the teams? Is there any team that you think will be harder to beat?
I honestly think that every team is as good as anyone - it’s a world championship so each team is going to be out to win.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you listen to before the games?
We listen to quite a few songs but we like Labrinth so we listen to their songs.

Melanie Barbezat - SWITZERLAND

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It feels really great, to be here and be a part of this.

After the first game, how does the ice feel?
Really good. It was quite hard because it curled so much but in the end it was good.

What do you think about the other teams? Is the competition hard?
Yes, I think so. They are some really good teams here.

Are there any teams you feel particularly threatened by?
They are all really good.

What do your team do on your sparetime?
We go through the city, we have a laugh and talk about the games.

Do your team have a ”team song”?
Yes, Rufus by Robbie Williams.

Kristine Davanger - NORWAY

How does it feel to be here in Östersund?
It feels really good. It’s very funt to be here and play.

After the games you’ve played, how does the ice feel?
The ice feels good. Good swing and you can come around the guards and hide the stones.

We’ve had some really tough games in the beggining så we have to get ourselves to together and concentrate on the game.

What does your team do when you’re not playing?
We just do other things to think about something else than curling.

Does your team have a ”team song” that you are listening to before the games?
We don’t have on particular song that we listen to and I don’t have a personal favourite. We listen to almost anything.

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