Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt is a Canadian curler, artist, and designer from Regina, Saskatchewan. She currently skips her own team on the World Curling Tour.

Design career

Schmidt received a bachelor's degree in Design at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a minor in Illustration, completed at Rhode Island School of Design 2013.
In 2013, Schmidt would intern for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and assist in designing the 101st Grey Cup and the set of Sasktel's Rider Coaches Show.

Curling career


Schmidt made her first national curling debut skipping at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. Schmidt and team would finish 4th overall. The following year she would skip her team to another provincial title, representing Saskatchewan at the 2008 Canadian Junior Curling Championships women's event. Her team would have success at the event finishing with a round robin record of 8–4. This was good enough to get the team into a tiebreaker situation. They would win two tiebreakers, before meeting Nova Scotia in the semi-final. After an 8–7 win, the team would move onto the final where they would meet Manitoba's Kaitlyn Lawes. After a well played game the team would claim a silver medal in the event, losing by a single point.
Schmidt would be part of the 2nd all-star team at the championship.


Schmidt would move to Nova Scotia for the 2010–11 curling season, where she would join Mary-Anne Arsenault's squad. The team would compete in the 2011 Nova Scotia Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They would go through round robin with a 5–2 record, which was enough to secure second place. They would lose the semi-final to Heather Smith-Dacey who would go on to win a bronze medal at the National championship. A year later at the 2012 Nova Scotia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the team would finish round robin with a 4–3 record, which was enough to secure a tiebreaker. The team would end up losing the tiebreaker to Colleen Pinkney.
At the end of the 2011–12 season, Schmidt was dropped by Arsenault who teamed up with former teammate Colleen Jones. Schmidt was expected to join the team as the alternate player, but instead joined Heather Smith-Dacey as her new third.
Schmidt returned to Saskatchewan to join the Stefanie Lawton rink for the 2014–15 season. The rink won the 2015 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts and went on to finish fourth at the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Schmidt left the team after the season and joined the Michelle Englot rink at second. Schmidt would not return to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after the team lost the 3 vs. 4 page playoff game to eventual champions Jolene Campbell. Schmidt would once again chance rinks the following season and join the Breanne Knapp team at third. The rink didn't even qualify for the 2017 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Schmidt once again joined the Lawton rink the following season. They lost the tiebreaker at the 2018 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts and got to play in the 2017 Tour Challenge Tier 2 Grand Slam of Curling event where they lost in the quarterfinal to Jamie Sinclair. Schmidt took time off from competitive curling after the season.
After the Robyn Silvernagle rink won the 2020 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Schmidt was asked if she would be their alternate at the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The team finished in fifth with a 6–5 record.
On March 19, 2020, it was announced that Schmidt would be forming her own team for the 2020–21 season which consisted of Brooklyn Lemon, Jennifer Armstrong and Rachel Erickson.

Personal life

Schmidt currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is married to Canadian curler Aryn Schmidt, and has two children. She is employed at Hillberg & Berk as an art director for brand.