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Estonian Open Slopestyle 2015 Brings Action to Kivioli

More then 85 snowboarders and skiers from 7 different countries have registered to Estonian Open Slopestyle, 20.-22.02.2015 at Kiviõli Ski Resort, Estonia. This freestyle ski and snowboard competition is now officially in World Snowboard Tour calendar as a national level event, also Estonian Freeski Slopestyle Championships will be held on Sunday. The best Estonian riders will show their skills, including young world famous star Kelly Sildaru, who will make some bonus runs and also compete in men’s category – just to try out pro-line big jumps and add some adventurous experience to her cv. “So far, this season has been quite busy and interesting. I am waiting for Estonian Open Championships because there’s going to be the best snowpark in Estonia!” said Kelly Sildaru. “And it will be really fun for me to compete at home.”

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“Right now we have participants from seven countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Russia, Norway and Italy. Of course this competition is more popular for Nordic riders (or the ones from Baltic states). Most of our foreign riders come from Finland – for example Mikko Rehnberg, who just won World Rookie Tour event in Italy a few weeks ago,” introduced Kerstin Kotkas, the PR manager of Estonian Open Slopestyle. “Kristiina Nyman and Roope Rautiainen are also from Finland, Petter Grøn (NOR), Valterz Osnieks (LAT), Lorenzo Gennero (ITA) and Romualdas Ruzgys (LIT). The best Estonian snowboarders will be included – Mario Visnap and Joel Pärle, Sulev Paalo and Madis Bachmann, juniors Marten Kikas and Egert Piik; freestyle-skiers Edgars Lansmanis (LAT) and Kristian Eding (Team Surfhouse, EST).”

More information and riders can be found

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One of the main organizers, Karel Kangro, announced that although the weather conditions are not as good as they could be (around zero degrees here), the Starman Snowpark is ready and was opened on the 7th February by Estonia’s best freestyle-skier Kelly Sildaru, who on the very same day signed an important sponsorship deal with Estonia’s biggest cable television company Starman. This co-operation will play a big part in her trainings before 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South-Korea.

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“We hope to see many people attending to Estonian Open Slopestyle, supporting the riders and spending some quality time outside. On Friday we have PiuPau Railjam – unseen jam format, cash for tricks, as simple as that. On Sunday, history will be made – Kelly Sildaru will take part of Estonian Freeskiing Open Championships for the very first time!” Karel Kangro said.

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In those 3 days all the other slopes (except snowpark) of Kiviõli Ski Resort will be available for everyone. Daily workshops will be held indoors, Estonian snowboarding movies will be screened and second hand equipment market is opened. Sport activities will be transformed smoothly to the outstanding LIVE band and DJ performances in the Friday and Saturday evenings with Estonian best artists involved. NB! All the daily action is for free, tickets for live concerts at nights are sold at Piletilevi ( Please see all the information 

Estonian Open Slopestyle 2015 Teaser from Kivioli

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