Persistence and passion – the most significant components of Ljubno's success
The tradition of ski jumping has impacted Ljubno ob Savinji for over 80 years, intertwining its daily life and setting roots deep in the mindset of the locals. This is also reflected in the beautiful design of the ski jump that rises above the town and gives it a distinguishable mark, which makes the people of Ljubno especially proud.
It is exactly this pride of the work already done – especially in the last few years – that gives them momentum for the future. The new modern ski jumping centre and the ski jump renovated in compliance with FIS rules have strengthened the position of Ljubno as one of the most important national ski jumping centres, while at the same time placing the Upper Savinja Valley alongside all the other international ski jumping centres. Contributing to the success are not solely financial investments, but also the longstanding tradition, which is a precondition for the permanent assignment of a sporting event to Ljubno and its surroundings – a tradition that involves passion and knowledge makes sure that investments are not only a fad, but rather a carefully planned path of development.
The best reward for all the hard work are most definitely the results of our jumpers, who continue to upgrade and give meaning to our efforts. Looking at the ski jumps that are always full of young and up-and-coming male and female ski jumpers gives hope for the future success of our athletes and attests to the healthy development of our club.
This year, for the seventh consecutive year, Ljubno will show that the intertwining of beautiful stories with the tradition of ski jumping is never-ending. We are looking forward to writing a new story. I wish for our excellent ski jumpers to experience the best moments in their careers right here in Ljubno and, especially, to succeed in raising the Slovenian flag above the podium. Since they are so "devilish", I would like for them to show their rivals who's the boss in Ljubno. All the people of Ljubno as well as all other fans will proudly encourage them on their way to success.
Franjo Naraločnik, Mayor of the Municipality of Ljubno