Tacen 2016 - Information for Teams

BULLETIN 2016 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Final Ljubljana - Tacen



Please submit the entries for slalom cross event before Thursday, September 8, 12:00, to the Info office. Thank you!

Welcome of the President of Canoe Federation of Slovenia 

Dear canoeing friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup race in Ljubljana – Tacen. It will be the first race of this kind for me since I have taken up the position of the president of Canoe Federation of Slovenia. But a rich history of canoeing in Slovenia which expands over the last 85 years and is full of success both on competitive and organisational level is a guarantee that we will organise an excellent event in Ljubljana – Tacen.

The venue of the event, popularly named “Tacen”, is located in the picturesque environment by the Sava River, lying at the foothills of the Šmarna Gora Mountain and Grmada peak. Tacen has had an important role in the Slovene canoeing history, which began 85 years ago with the establishment of the first canoeing club in Ljubljana – Kajak kanu klub Ljubljana.

The first wildwater competitions in Slovenia took place at this venue in Tacen where the bravest paddlers have challenged each other and were of course challenged by the renowned Tacen spillway drop. Canoe slalom competitions in Tacen are an important part of canoeing history. We have hosted three World Championships and European Championship among several other major canoeing events. Canoe Slalom races in Tacen are traditional and I hope Kayak Cross events will become a traditional races from this year on too.

Canoe Federation of Slovenia and the Organising Committee – SLOKA 2016 are delighted to welcome all National Teams to the competition and we hope that 2016 ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CUP FINAL on the slalom course in Ljubljana - Tacen will see excellent competition and memorable sporting moments for your team.

Andrej Ribič,
President of Organising Committee



International Canoe Federation
Canoe Federation of Slovenia
Organising Committee – SLOKA 2016


Ljubljana - Tacen, Slovenia
Kayak centre Tacen, Marinovševa 8a, Ljubljana
N 46° 06' 59.48"
E 14° 27' 29.77"

Men: K1, C1, C2
Women: K1, C1
Kayak Cross
Men: K1
Women: K1



Unfortunately the decision has been made to cancel the last houf of Wednesday's evening free training session (19:00-21:00) on the Tacen Canoe Slalom Course due to some extra course repairs. The free evening training session on Wednesday, September 7, will finish at 20:00 and then the course will be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Wednesday, 07/09/2016: 6.00 – 8.00 & 19.00 - 20.00

Thursday, 08/09/2016: 6.00 – 8.00

Training schedule:


Competition programme has been REVISED on Thursday, September 8.

Wednesday, 7/9
06:00 – 8:00    Free training sessions
08:00 – 19:00   Nations training by schedule
18:30                  Parallel Canoe Slalom Race Ljubljana trophy – City Centre

Thursday, 08/09
06:00 – 8:00     Free training sessions
08:00 – 14:00    Nations training by schedule
08:00 – 17:00    Equipment control – self checking
12:00                  Course designers draw
14:30 – 15:30     CSLX time trial
15:30 – 17:00     Course construction
16:00 – 16:45     Team leaders meeting
17:30                   Demo runs (full length runs) and Competition rehearsal
18:00                  Official start list and Bib distribution

Friday, 09/09
08:40 – 08:50    Forerunners
09:00 – 09:53    Heats C1M – 1st run
9:56 – 10:30       Heats C1W – 1st run
10:33– 11:39        Heats K1M – 1st run
11:47 – 12:20       Heats C1M – 2nd run
12:23 – 12:42      Heats C1W – 2nd run
12:45 – 14:15       Lunch break
14:15 – 14:51        Heats K1M – 2nd run
15:00 – 15:47      Heats K1W – 1st run
15:50 – 16:13       Heats C2M – 1st run
16:20 – 16:47      Heats K1W – 2nd run
16:50 – 16:58      Heats C2M – 2nd run
18:20 – 18:45      Demo runs (full length runs)

Saturday, 10/09
08:40 – 08:50     Forerunners
09:00 – 10:00      C1M Semifinal
10:052 – 10:52     C1W Semifinal
10:54 – 12:14        K1M Semifinal
12:33 – 12:58        C1M Final
13:03 – 13:28        C1W Final
13:33 – 13:58        K1M Final
14:05 – 14:35        Awards ceremony CSL
14:35 – 15:05        Award World Cup Winners
16:00 – 17:50       Slalom Cross K1M, K1W
16:00 – 17:50       Heats K1M
16:28 – 16:53       Quarter-final K1W, K1M
16:58 – 17:11         Semi-final K1W, K1M
17:16 – 17:23         Final K1W, K1M
17:30 – 17:50        Awards ceremony CSLX

Sunday, 11/09
09:10 – 09:20      Forerunners
09:30 – 10:30       K1W Semifinal
10:35 – 11:15          C2M Semifinal
11:15 – 12:00          Lunch break
12:03 – 12:28         K1W Final
12:33 – 12:58         C2M Final
13:05 – 13:25         Awards ceremony
13:25 – 13:45         Award World Cup Winners
13:45 – 13:55         Closing ceremony

Numerical entries deadline: 15th August 2016
Nominal entries deadline: 28th August 2016
On-line Entry Forms
Numerical entries should be sent by fax to Canoe Federation of Slovenia, fax. No: + 386 1 239 66 12 or by e-mail to jakob.marusic@kajak-zveza.si

Nominal Entries will be enabled only via SDP – sports data platform, available at:

All national canoeing bodies are requested to register at https://icf.msl.es/icf/main.jsp where the on-line accreditations are available. If you have any questions or problems concerning the accreditations, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

The Participation fee will be charged per each athlete and team official for the Access Period, 04/09/2016 – 11/09/2016.
The amount of participation fee is 15€ per day for the Access Period which means 120€ in total.
The participation fee will include the following services: Athlete’s Village, Official video service, Boat storage, Security, Internet Access, Access pass and parking, Information regarding the accommodation, Free training period, First aid/Medical care, Flat-water Training, Invitation letter for VISA applications.


Competition Rules
2016 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup will be run in accordance with the ICF Canoe Slalom Racing Competition Rules.

Athlete’s Village
Athlete’s village with a big tent for the athletes will be located near the competition area. Teams will have a place for relaxation with tables and chairs. Toilets will be available near the big tent.

Internet Access
High Speed Wireless internet access will be available at the venue – the competition area, all office spaces, including ICF offices, Jury, Accreditation office and Media Centre.

Access pass and parking
Free access pass and car parking near the athlete’s village will be guaranteed for up to four accredited vehicles.

Official video service
Technical video signal will be provided during the competition days.

Boat storage
Boat storage racks will be placed at athlete’s village.

First aid
A small tent with first aid will be located in the finish area. The NF will advise all participants that emergency medical services will cover only emergency cases and that all participants are responsible to arrange medical insurance policy at their own cost.

Water safety
Rescuing in the competition area will be organised during the competition days.

Medical Insurance
Organising Committee kindly asks all participants of the 2016 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Race to ensure medical insurance policy in their respective countries. All costs above the regular first aid and ambulance services are to be covered by this medical insurance policy. Organising Committee will not cover any expenses in connection with hospital or dental treatment.

Doping control
Doping control will be performed in accordance with the ICF Anti-doping requirements and WADA standards.

Official agency of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Race Ljubljana - Tacen 2016 is Kompas tourist agency. During the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Race in Ljubljana they offer you special accomodation packages. For further information on accommodation and costs, please, refer directly to the application, made especially for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Race Ljubljana - Tacen 2016 event.

ACCOMMODATION APPLICATION: http://www.kompas-online.net/icfworldcup2016

Teams should provide their own transport of competitors and equipment. Teams which would require assistance with transportation from the airport to the venue and vice versa can gain necessary information from the organiser. Transport provided by the organiser will be extra charged.


We would like to inform you there are major road works in process right now in Ljubljana, including the northern highway ring and several streets in the city which causes traffic jams and delays, so please note, it is good to take some extra time for travel now.

You can check the status of the roads here: http://www.promet.si/portal/en/1traffic-conditions.aspx

Since September 2013 Slovenska Street section between the Šubičeva and Gosposvetska streets is closed for all motorized vehicles except buses and taxis.


Slovenian VISA requirements
The Organising Committee will assist in processing Immigration visa applications for all participants of the 2016 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.

Canoe Federation of Slovenia
Celovška cesta 25
1000 Ljubljana
Tel/fax: +386 1 2396612
e-mail: jakob.marusic@kajak-zveza.si