2017 World Rookie Fest – Registrations are open

December 20, 2016
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The World Rookie Fest 12th edition will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most famous snowparks in the European Alps, from the 14th to the 19th January 2017. To everyone looking for some freestyle action, World Rookie Tour will be waiting with a few unique highlights and all families are welcomed.

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In traditional manner, and in addition to the legendary slopestyle contest, for all the kids will be held the World Rookie Camp, 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. Yoga lesson, Drift Karting Contest, the unavoidable film premiere “2016 Rookie Trip to Chile” and “Stronger“, Union Binding best snowboard movie of the year. Also dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over the world.

world-rookie-fest-2016-final-day_032_WINNER_ROOKIE_MENMore than 150 riders from 20 nations arrive every year for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest, which is actually the largest youth freestyle event in the history of snowboarding. All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle will be qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank. In addition, they will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria), 6 all-inclusive tickets to the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena, 3 tickets for the end of season Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, and other prizes offered by sponsors.

The exclusive World Rookie Camp will be in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under 18s in fact, 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.

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About World Rookie Shooting 2016, some of the best riders from 2015.16 season were at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, from the 10th to the 13th of April for the traditional end of season World Rookie Shooting, after the Big Final. The shooting was a unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, Italian senior photographer and editor in chief of 4Snowboard Magazine. Watch the video here: vimeo.com/190283797 

The quiet times are over. Is there anything cooler than World Rookie Fest? The answer is obvious!

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ACCOMODATION and All-inclusive packages for riders, coaches and parents at the 2017 World Rookie Fest in Livigno:

– WRF All Inclusive Packages for riders including: 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party, race inscription for athlets, gifts, at a fixed rate of 500€ in double rooms.
– WRF All Inclusive Packages for coaches and parents including: : 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party at a fixed rate of 470€ in double rooms.
– For hotel no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance, a penalty of 300€ will be charged to the national snowboard association.
– Extra charge for accomodation in single room: plus 100€.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (specific hotel, less or more nights, different level of hotel) just contact us and the Livigno Touristic Office will take care of yours request!

Please download the info sheet with all info about program, booking and registration here

WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM

14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day
12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office

15 Jan 2017– Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger”
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda

16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Drift Karting
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2
10.00 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda
22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S

19 Jan 2016 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

Thanks to the World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Moon, Boardiding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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