Ljubljana Open 2021

Date of the tournament
Friday, May 28, 2021 to Sunday, May 30, 2021
Tournament type
Fun & sociable bonspiel
Hladilniška pot 36, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
Event venue
Ledena dvorana Zalog
Format of play
Modified Schenkel
Team types
Entry fee
200 EUR/team
Number of teams
Curling klub Ljubljana
Email address of tournament organizer
info [at] curling-zveza.si
Additional Information

Dear curling friends,

after a long pause and a series of cancelled events, it is our great pleasure to invite you all to the spring edition of the curling bonspiel Ljubljana Open 2021. Yes, you’ve read it correctly, the event will take place from 28 to 30 May 2021 in Ljubljana and we welcome teams from all over the world.
We are all extremely excited to wipe off the dust from our curling shoes and warm up our brooms. But the safety and health of all curlers, volunteers and involved individuals are our absolute priority. Here is some important information regarding this year’s event:

What will be the health and safety protocols on and off the ice?

The tournament will be organized under the national restrictions and rules of the Government, the guidelines of the National Health Institute and the official health protocol of the Slovenian curling association. In general, this means obligatory masks in all indoor spaces (but not on the ice while playing); no handshakes; special attention to hygiene and obligatory hand disinfecting; maintaining the social distance of 1,5 meters at all times and restricted indoors and outdoors gatherings. Furthermore, all individuals participating in the event will undergo a free rapid test, provided at the spot by the organizer before the event. A negative test is a requirement by our national restrictions to participate in the event. There is an exception to this rule for everyone that has already been vaccinated or has recovered from the Covid-19 no later than 6 months ago,
please contact us for further information on these exceptions.
Some specifics of the event still depend on the governmental measures in place at the time of the event. If the epidemiological situation and restrictions allow us, we will try to organize safe outdoors social events during the tournament, but no indoor banquet will be organized.
All current restrictions regarding the pandemic can also be found here:

Can I even come to Slovenia? What are the current travel restrictions?

In general, the following rule applies currently:
Anyone can enter Slovenia regardless of the reason. Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:
- a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
- a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
- proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.
If an individual does not provide any of the following certificates, they will be issued a 10-day quarantine upon crossing the border.
However, as things may change fast, we advise you to consult the official information on the border crossing restrictions before travelling. They can be found here:

Is this even fun?

Of course. Regardless of the restrictions, we still guarantee you to play minimum of four games on the top-quality ice in the summer atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The surroundings of the hall offer enough outside spaces for safe gatherings respecting the social distancing rules. Slovenian food is still delicious, we have not run out of beer and wine and people are still as friendly as they were.

Okay, cool! Where do I sign?

You can enrol your team at the following link: https://forms.gle/kX7rFBxEYNENZnPDA
The participation fee for this tournament is 200€ per team.

We hope to see you soon!

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Registration is possible trough Tournament's webiste: http://ljubljana.curling.si/ljopen/
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Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 28-30, 2021