The brave beginnings of our predecessors in the 1960s who constructed the first real ski jump and organised the first competitions in ski jumping represented also the first steps on the way towards organising prominent competitions, with our town and the entire region receiving recognition on a world scale.
In many years that followed, with all the efforts put in and obstacles encountered as the ski jumps were renovated and upgraded, the easiest would be to simply say "no". But our people's love towards the most beautiful sports discipline, which only got stronger with the amount of effort, time and resources put in, did not allow us to give up. Instead, it gave us strength when times were hard and when making the toughest decisions.
A big heart and the willingness of our people to put in the needed effort have contributed greatly to a new ski jumping centre being constructed on the foundations of the old one. The centre will see its grand opening in time of celebrating love and friendship (Valentine's Day 2016), while hosting its 10th ladies ski jumping competition on the highest level. Constructed in light of best intentions and goals, the centre will surely become home to our athletes and a place where friends will gladly meet up and exchange experiences and knowledge. With that, it will most definitely fulfil one of its goals. It will become a place where excellent athletes and people, the pride of our region and our country, will shine – a creative area, open to all good deeds and ideas.
We take great pride in building our ski jumping jewel and want to recognise all our friends who support us and who in our joint work see a great opportunity for the younger generations. We invite all friends of positive thinking and good deeds to join us – let us show the world what we can build hand in hand in these hard times, and what our roots mean to us.
Welcome among friends – welcome to Ljubno. Franjo Naraločnik, Mayor of the Municipality Ljubno