EJCT 2017 in Östersund
We’re happy to welcome many of the top Norwegian and Swedish Junior teams to our competition 6-8 october. The competition is held in Östersunds Curling Club arena. Two groups of boys teams and one group with girls will challenge each other for the top positions.
We regret that the Turkish teams dropped our of the competition at a late date, it would have been great to have them here for the second time this Year.
Unfortunately we won’t have any broadcasted games this year.
/Östersund Curling Club
Player hotel – Scandic Östersund Syd
EJCT players will stay at Scandic Östersund Syd, located just a short busride from the action in Östersund Curling Club. At the hotel the players can start the day off enjoying an all organic breakfast buffet with lots of tasty choices – bacon, scrambled eggs, fruits and delicious freshly baked bread and cold cuts. Of course they’ll offer pancakes too.
Free wifi throughout the entire hotel makes it easy to stay up to date with family and friends back home.
Free transportation service to/from the venue
Scandic Östersund Syd, offer 129 rooms, many of them with four beds. The hotel have a gym and sauna with relaxation lounge.
Free highspeed Internet access throughout the entire hotel, and a guest computer in the public area, close to the front desk.
Conference and meeting rooms appropriate for 5 up to 90 attendees. Bright and fresh restaurant with delicious meals from A la Carte menu.
We have negotiated two discounted package options:
We offer extra rooms at following rates:
Single room: SEK 900,- /room/night
Twin room: SEK 1100,- /room/night
Quad room SEK 1300,- /room/night
All rates is including buffet style breakfast and transportation between Scandic Östersund Syd, the curling club and the airport/train station.
Traveling to Östersund
Åre/Östersund Airport (OSD) is closest to Östersund (14 km) and is operated by two carriers, SAS and BRA. Transfer to and from OSD airport by bus takes only 15-20 minutes to most locations in Östersund. All teams participating at EJCT2017 are offered a bus transfer between OSD airport and the players hotel.
Save on airfares by booking early! Flights to/from Östersund has a lot of business travelers and the cheapest fares are very popular among students attending the Mid Sweden University in Östersund.
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, the largest airline in Scandinavia, offers cheap flights to and from Åre/Östersund airport every day. SAS operates Stockholm Arlanda International (ARN) and offer Youth tickets to and from Östersund. SAS is a member of Star Alliance and has plenty of connection throughout Europe.
BRA, Braathens Regional Airlines, operates the smaller city airport Stockholm Bromma (BMA) which has cooperation with Finnair and Brussels airlines. There are several Destinations in Europe you can fly to non-stop from Bromma airport (BMA).
There is also an international airport in Trondheim/Vernaes (TRD), Norway (230km from Östersund) with flights to the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Antalya, Barcelona, Berlin/Schönefeld, Dubrovnik, Gdansk, Korfu, Krakow, KøbenhavnLondon Gatwick, Malaga, Murcia, Nice, Reykjavik, Riga, Split, and Tallinn. TRD airport is operated by SAS and Norwegian and KLM. Transfer to Östersund from Trondheim airport can be made by rental car or by regional train. Local train from Værnes station to world famous Hell station, change to regional train bound for Östersund. Total travel time from TRD airport to Östersund is almost 4 hours, and only a couple departures per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
SJ (the national train operator) has regular services between Östersund and many cities in Sweden. It is more time-consuming than flying, but if you wish to see the country, a good option indeed. Travel time from the capital Stockholm is ≈4 hours 50 minutes using the high-speed train which has a daily service in each direction (in the afternoon from Stockholm, in the morning from Östersund), whereas slower trains take around 8 hours.