Ljubljana Open Curling Tournament. Fifth time.
Dear curling friends,
after an unfortunate couple of seasons, it is our great pleasure to invite you all to the spring edition of the curling bonspiel Ljubljana Open 2022! This time, we are back in our original form! Yes, that means including the off-ice programme and the classic banquet dinner in the core of the Ljubljana City Center!
The event will take place from 6 to 8 May 2022 in Ljubljana and we welcome teams from all over the world. Currently, there are no restrictions for entering Slovenia and for participating in the event.
After first round ranking will be made inside original groups. After second round groups will be put together and overall ranking will be made. If two teams would play against each other a second time we will swap the games. Top 12 teams after 4th round will qualify to the extra (5th) round. Ranking is made from points first, ends second and stones last. After 95 minutes of play there will be a sound signal. After the signal teams will finish current end and play one more end. Final round: Locked final game (1vs 2), 3-12 schenkel ranking.
Ledena Dvorana Zalog was built in 2007 by the municipality and is the second largest ice hockey hall in Ljubljana. It is the home of 3 curling clubs from Ljubljana – Curling klub Ljubljana, Curling klub Olimpija and Curling klub Zalog. In the hall there is also a bar that offers cold and warm drinks and a small selection of snacks.
Both residents and numerous visitors perceive Ljubljana as a city made to the measure of man. Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. It is a very unique city dotted with pleasant picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of nice little surprises. During winter, its dreamy central European character prevails, and during summer its relaxed Mediterranean feel. Due to its geographical position, Ljubljana is a perfect base for exploring the many faces and beauties of Slovenia.
The Ljubljana dragon is by far the most recognisable symbol of our capital city. From the Baroque era onwards, the dragon is a part of the city emblem. The dragon symbolizes courage, grandeur and power. It appears on car registration plates and buildings and it stands majestically on the Dragon Bridge. It is also present in various heraldic signs. The city flag brandishes the dragon as well. To fully understand its role in the city symbolism we must know the legend of the Ljubljana dragon and its origin.