We talked with Marink Tomic, the head of the Sports Project Management Department, who has revealed everything about the "Snow Queen", which names come and some surprises await visitors. But for portal dalje.com he also told how to be in charge of such an important institution.
RSC Jarun, SP Mladost, Utrina Swimming Pool, Svetice Swimming Pool, Winter Swimming Pool Mladost, Iver Pool, SRC Šalata, Velesajam Ice Rink, Hippodrome Zagreb - all of these facilities are under your own inegeneracy. How do you feel that you are responsible for such a great project as the Sports Facilities Management Facility?
Not just you. The sports halls, Trešnjevka, known as the Kutija šibica, Peščenica, Dubrava, Trnsko, Sutinska springs and our most popular indoor sports hall are entrusted to the City of Management of Sport Facility Management Institutions. Not to forget our system is the Dražen Petrović Basketball Center as well as the Bundek Park, the Maksimir Tennis Center and the Škrs Maksimir settlements.
This week's decision of the City Assembly will take over our management and SRC Sopot.
Only listing facilities managed by the Institution requires time and you can then imagine what a sense of daily care is about the facilities that thousands of our fellow citizens and athletes visit each day.
Each object has its own specifics, its history, its story, but all are simultaneously harmonized through a unique management of the Institution, and I have to admit it is not always easy.
That's a big challenge for every director. Everyday I am able to answer many questions of our users and their employees. I listen to their problems, their worries, and try to answer them the best I know, using their long years of experience I've gained from working in large companies with entrepreneurs in the last 20 years. Through discussions I try to understand the causes of the problem, propose solutions and encourage necessary changes.
How does your working day look like all the objects you have to follow?
Every day is different - new people, new challenges, new goals. One word might say that it is very dynamic and in the short term it is necessary to cover a lot.
My working day begins at seven o'clock at the Sports Hall where the Administration is headquartered. After reviewing the mail and mail meeting with the coffee with the first associates and agreeing on daily activities. I try to visit at least one of the facilities that the Institution manages every day. A good team is a guarantee of success.
When did you go to duty and who invited you to deal with such an important institution, what are your qualifications?
My job at the Institution started with 2015. years. I have been selected at the Public Contest based on my competencies and the proposed work and development plan. My professional path is an unbeatable way, from one of the technical experts with the completed Faculty of Economics, I worked in the public and private sector. Personally I think my experience gained helped me think out of the box today. Regardless of ongoing education and work, life grabs are needed - to find yourself in the right company at the right time and to be surrounded by the right people who can recognize your talent and give you the chance to grow.
That was exactly what happened to me in the Institution where, thanks to the proposed work and development program, with recognized social and communication skills, I got a chance to realize my vision.
What do you say about the fact that you got a job just because you are Bandic's local citizen? Supposedly at all the meetings take Dragutina Žiljka, who is in charge of the Snow Queen, and if Žiljak is not at hand then helps his son?
So for our society it is characteristic to create stories that entertain the public.
In May last year, the complex of Svetice was completed. What would you point out as his greatest advantage?
Citizens have got a wonderful complex to use. They are most deserving of building the pool and that the eastern part of the city has got its own swimming pool. Great attendance and numerous praises is what welcomes us, and it is also a proof of the correctness of our developmental conception.
What happened to Bor Stipic when he was handed over to you in September to replace your deputy, but officially became the pool manager at Svetice, who was the coordinator. There was a fight, can you tell how it looked like if any action was being taken against Mr. Stipic or because of that?
Considering that this is a judicial procedure, I would abstain from commenting on it.
21.12. is Crisis Down for Citizens Open, When Can We Expect "Upgrading" Other Sljeme Trails? 2015. The "Snow Queen" was canceled for the second time in three years, the rides went to the Italian winter ski resort Santa Caterina. What was the loss?
The ski season at Sljeme is open 20.12. night skiing, and the Red Fall is fully prepared for the Snow Queen. In the process we are producing snow on Green Downhill and Činovnik Meadow. If there will be favorable weather conditions, I hope that we will succeed in this before the Cup, so Sljeme will be in full profile for the skiers.
The race was secured, and apart from the fact that the citizens were deprived of that sporting event there was no loss.
Obviously, you are not concerned about the lack of snow because the sale of the Snow Queen has begun, is everything ready and why it differs from other such races in the world? Namely, from attendees to visitors - everyone is always happy to emphasize that they are happy to return.
Snow Queen of 2017. 3 will be held. and 5. January. Zagreb and Sljeme are fully prepared for this exceptional sports event, which will be enhanced by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the World Cup Skiing in the center of Zagreb. I mentioned that we are in the process of producing snow on Green Downhill and Činovnik Meadow, so we will not miss it for the "Snow Queen" needs.
The special convenience of this year's Snow Queen is double the cheaper ticket price. For the women's race it amounts to 30 kune, for male 50, and package for both 60 knee races. The ticket price includes the transport of buses to Sljeme from Mihaljevci and Stubicke toplice, an entertainment program at Krumpirište and the consumption of food and drinks. With this offer, Sljeme is unique in the world.
Is the "Snow Queen" preparing for this surprise this year?
The Snow Queen will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Cup. The fact is, 5. January 2017. we were honored to celebrate the 50 of the first World Cup race on that day. In developing this concept, we have prepared a suitable program and we have come to the conclusion that we can land skiing in the city. First, the best 15 slalom riders will descend on the ski track in Bakačeva Street. So, they will come to their skis on their skids at Trg. It's a unique event, a unique pull-out of start numbers. After that we have a defilant representative of the World Cup organizer and after that defile we have a race. This is a special race of the total winners of the World Cup.
Janica and Ivica Kostelić will descend on the snowy path from the circular in front of the Cathedral to Manduševac on Ban Jelačić Square. Skiing in the city center is the first such event of the world, and the snow will remain available to citizens by the middle of the month.
What names have confirmed their arrival at the "Snow Queen"?
Sljeme races each year host 150 of the world's top slalom and slalom riders and more than 200 team members from around the 25 countries from four continents, and it is anticipated that this season the Snow Queen will be tracked around 500 local and foreign journalists and photojournalists. Croatia will be on slalom races of the Audi FIS Snow Queen Trophy Championship 2017. to represent our next contestants: along with the most successful Croatian skier, the legendary Ivica Kostelic, the men's slalom will be driven by Matej Vidović, Istok Rodeš, Filip Zubčić, and Elias Kolega, young skiers, some of whom already have good results and at the start of the women's slalom race from Croatian skier will be Leona Popović.