The World Junior Curling Championship has taken place at the "Ice Cube" Curling Center. Hosted by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee under the auspices of the World Curling Federation and supported by Worldwide Partner, Coca-Cola, 100 athletes fr om 12 countries, including Russia, Scotland, Norway, Canada, and China, took part in the event.
Separate tournaments for boys and girls were held simultaneously. Russia's girls' team won gold, beating team Scotland 6-5 in the final. Russia's boys' team took home silver with a score of 2-6 in the final face-off with Scotland.
The World Junior Curling Championship was the second international test event to be held at the "Ice Cube" Curling Center after the World Wheelchair Curling Championship. More than 70 Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee members successfully tested all services and functions in the venue, where curling and wheelchair curling competitions will take place during the 2014 Games.
“I am very glad that Russia's junior team participated in the World Junior Curling Championship finals for the first time and that the competitions were successful for our boys and girls. Curling has been developing relatively quickly in Russia, and more and more children are playing this sport. We are seeing more curling rinks in Russia, and experts believe the ‘Ice Cube’ Curling Center, where today's competitions came to a close, is one of the best in the world," said Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee.