World Rookie Fest Livigno: 9.14 January 2016

December 11, 2015
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The most famous youth snowboard freestyle event in the world is announced and confirmed for the 11th edition: the 2016 World Rookie Fest will be held one more time at the Mottolino Snowpark, in Livigno, Italy. Before competing in the Winter Olympic Games, the X-Games and the TTR Elite events, riders such as Roope Tonteri, Seppe Smith, Staale Sandback, Mons Roisland, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten, Sven Thorgren, Tim Kevin Ravnjac and many others, came to the World Rookie Fest. If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts in Livigno at the World Rookie Fest: where new stars shine.

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The 11th edition of the World Rookie Fest will take place, as always, in Livigno, Italy, at the Mottolino Fun Mountain next January, from the 9th to the 14th. WRF will starts its second dacades with a special edition where all families and fans are welcomed: for all the kids, the World Rookie Camp will be held, and all visitors will be admitted to all the activities to get closer to the freestyle scene and take part to the event even without competing.

The international slopestyle event.
The 2016 World Rookie Fest will feature a World Snowboard Tour slopestyle contest, at the beautiful Mottolino Snowpark: it will be open to 4 different categories, Female and Male Grom, Female and Male Rookie. More than 150 preselected riders from 20 nations arrive every year in Livigno to compete and challenge for prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl and 2 for the 2016 Trentino Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone, 2 tickets for the end of season Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, and other prizes offered by Volkl and Guasto. All the athletes on the podium will be qualified for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals 2015 and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank.

The lifestyle activities.
A lot of lifestyle activities will make the afternoons pleasant and amusing for everybody so that all the rookies, groms, coach and crew will be able to relax during the free time: workshop about the safety in freeride, a yoga lesson, film premiere “2015 Rookie Trip to Chile”, dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over.

World Rookie Camp: Ride with Them!
Also for 2016 the World Rookie Fest will offer a new program with a special focus on families: the World Rookie Camp in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under_18s, a 3 days Kids Camp for the under-16 will be offered. Part of the camp will happen in Mottolino Snowpark, where the slopestyle competition will happen in order to experience their first international event and see the ‘older’ snowboarders event (Ride with them!).

Note about all-inclusive package for the 2016 World Rookie Fest in Livigno:

– WRF All Inclusive Packages for riders, crew, coaches including: 5 nights in half-board in 3Star hotel (double room), check in 9th January – check out 14th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party, race inscription for athlets, gifts, at a fixed rate of 495€ in double rooms. For hotel no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance, a penalty of 325€ will be charged to the national snowboard association. The name and address of your hotel will be communicated a few days before the event via e-mail or directly to the Race Office. Accomodation in single room: plus 75€.
WRF Event entry fee (without hotel) for riders, crew, coaches including 4-days lift-tickets, event pass, race inscription for athlets, gifts at a fixed rate of 170€ to be paid directly at the WRF race office in Livigno.
Kids Snowboard Camp: 3 days camp with 3 hours lessons per day and event pass starting from 100€, depending on the number of level of the partecipants. Lift ticket is not included.

Info and registrations for the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy: Matteo Fregni
Contacts: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.349.2210017
Download link for full program, event info and registration form: http://bit.ly/21PTb3W

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Age Groups
2016 WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from Rookie Fest!

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ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).

Info and registrations for the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy: Matteo Fregni
Contacts: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.338.1713960

Download link for full program, event info and registration form: http://bit.ly/21PTb3W

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