High Tatras are symbol of Slovakia and there is saying Strbske pleso is pearl of them - not only as a place of beautiful nature, but also as a place for organizing various cultural, social and sporting events.
Therefore, we are very pleased to host 15th European Company Winter Sport Games, which will take place at Strbske Pleso.
Strba has a rich sports tradition and Strbske Pleso has ideal conditions for winter sports. It has been a scene of major international sports events since 1990. Athletes also like this place during the preparation and regeneration of strength. It is a meeting place for individuals and various sport clubs, who complete here training process thanks to the favorable climate and appropriate altitude.
Various sport events with nationwide and international scope are organizing every year in the region of Strba (Tatranska Strba, Strbske Pleso), such as Small Strba marathon, Cross-country relay with participation of olympians (100x1000m), Mayor's Cup Volleyball Tournament, ascent to Štrba´s peak, Appelia cup - final tournament of nationwide competition of football teams from children´s homes, Slovak National Cross Country Ski Championship, Country Ski Tatra Cup and a lot of other sport events
I believe the organizers and participants of European company games enjoy their time here and the games will go to their full satisfaction. I wish to the organizers of this event a successful running, favorable weather and to the competitors a good conditions and quality sport performance and a pleasant sport experience for the visitors.
Mayor of Strba
EFCS is looking forward for the upcoming European Company Winter Sport Games in Slovakian High Tatras that will be definitely on a very high organizational standard taking into account the professional presentation of Elcop Event Agency during the candidature process as well as the long history of executing this event on national level over 20 years long.
High Tatras is a very unique mountain resort - proof of this is also the recognition in the prestigious travel magazine Lonely Planet as THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EUROPEAN DESTINATION of the year 2019.
We are looking forward to welcome more than 10 countries competing and enjoying this beautiful event.
Boris Valábik (1986) is a former hockey defender with experience from the NHL. In 2009 he represented Slovakia at the World Cup in Switzerland and returned to Europe from overseas in 2013. After joining several European clubs, he decided to end his hockey career as a 30-year-old. He is currently a member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic and also works as a hockey commentator and analyst. He is the author of the successful book „I was called a fighter“ in which he shows the hockey backstage and his point of view. He is also popular through podcasts, that he prepares with another successful hockey player Marian Gaborik.
European Company Sport Games first time in Slovakia