Transilvania Rookie Fest 2012 in Romania


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27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012

Transilvania Rookie Fest 2012 in Romania


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Date And Time

27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012

The World Rookie Fest is crossing Europe and hitting Romania, with the upcoming Transilvania Rookie Fest in Arena Platos-Sibiu, from Jannuary 27th till 29th.

The 2nd edition of the Transilvania Rookie Fest is the only international youth freestyle snowboard competition hold in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Former ISF world champion Martin Freinademetz and owner of Arena Platos has build a slope style park in cooperation with Ninjaz Parkdesign and Romanian snowboard legend Andy Fazakas. The park has a length of 700 meters and includes 4 rails, 6 kickers, and one wall ride.

Transilvania Rookie Fest is part of the TTR snowboard World Tour. The TTR events are ranked with a one to 6 star ranking system. The competitors at this contest will be able to score points for the TTR world ranking list, a list where almost 5.000 snowboarders are ranked worldwide. Although riders can qualify for the WSF world rooky final where only the winners of the previous rooky event sand the top 20 of the world rooky tour ranking will be allowed to compete.

“The World Rookie Fest Tour is growing year after year and we are super happy to have now 2 stops in East Europe. It’s a great opportunity for riders to grow and make the progression upgrading too. Let’s see who will qualify for the big final in Ischgl!!” stated Meinhard Trojer from World Rookie Tour Committee.

The event in Arena Platos will assign 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 4Star Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, from 11th to 15th of April 2012. In addition all riders on Rookie and Groom podiums, both boys and girls, will be qualified as well for the Protest World Rookie Finals. We are expecting some of the most talented young snowboarders from Europe. Riders from Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia have announced their apperance to battle togehther with the young romanian snowbord scene for prices in a value of 2.000 euros.

If your dream is to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from the Rookie Fests!

Watch here the video from Transilvania Rookie Fest 2011

Time schedule
27.01.2012 – Friday
10:00 – 20:00 – riders registration in Apres Ski Arena Platos, you will get your start number, lift ticket, vouchers, etc. (From Sibiu drive direction Paltinis on DJ 106 A, aprox 30km, on the left side of the road you will see Arena Platos resort. GPS lat: 45.672603; long: 23.940024).

Free training in funpark: 10:00-12:00 , 13-15:00, 16:00-18:00 20:00-22:00, authorized riders only.

Coach and riders briefing: 18:00

27.01.2012 – Saturday
09:00 – 10:00 – training
11:00 – start competition
16:00 -17:00 – ceremony and pricegiving

21:00-24:00 – riders party at UNIT club

28.01.2012 Sunday
Bad weather day
Departure home

World Rookie Tour 2012 Calendar
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – January 14-18 – 3Star, slopestyle
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – January 27-29 – 2Star, slopestyle
Protest French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – February 3-5 – 3Star, slopestyle
Halfpipe Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone Trentino, Italy – February 8-11 – 3Star halfpipe
Canuck Chuck Rookie Fest Canada – Horseshoe Resort, Canada – February 24-26 – 3Star, slopestyle
Ride East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic March 16-18 – 3Star, slopestyle
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – April 11-15 – 4Star, slopestyle
Summer Rookie Camp – Val Senales, Italy- June 30 – July 14 – Training Camp
Australia Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia – July (date tbd) – 3Star slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – August (date tbd) – 2Star slopestyle

World Rookie Tour Rules

The title of World Rookie Champion will be awarded to the winner of the Protest World Rookie Finals reserved to the top riders from previous Rookie Fests, plus selected riders from National Snowboard Associations and the top 20 riders from the World Rookie Rank (rank at 30’th Of March 2012).

Name: Transilvania Rookie Fest
Date of Event: 27’th – 29’th of Jannuary
Star level: 2 Star
Location: Arena Platos – Sibiu – Romania
Starting fee: 10 € (included – snow park entrance for three days (ski pass)
Info and inscriptions: Cristina Badiu, email: ; mobil: +40/ 731 270 887
Age Groups: Rookie (born from 1’st January 1994 and 31’st of December 1996) and Groom (born after 1’st January 1997).
Transfer and accommodation service
All information about transfer and accommodation please contact Cristina Badiu.
Contact Person:
Badiu Cristina
Cell phone: 0040 (0)731 270 887
Office phone/fax:0040 (0)269 215 209

Media Request
National media:
Bogdan Brylynski, Email: mobile: +40/722 227 297
International media:
Marco Sampaoli (WSF), mobile: +39.340.3285569

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