Transilvania Rookie Fest Report

From Bulgaria, the World Rookie Fest crossed the boarder for the Transilvania Rookie Fest that took place in Arena Platos-Sibiu-Romania from February 6th to 8th, 2015.



The 5th 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 and 4 kickers.

Riders from Bulgaria, Germany, Austria and Chech Republic singed in along with the best romanians rookies and groms, to compete at the 5th edition of Transilvania Rookie Fest. The level of riding was good, impressive spins, lots of back-flips and technical tricks on the jibs were performed by the competitors.


Rovenski Ian from Chech Republic was the best rookie, followed by Slavov Konstantin from Bulgaria and on third place by Fisinski Kristian from Bulgaria. The best grom of the event was Kamen Petrov from Bulgaria, followed by Kaufmann Moritz and Gasperi Noah from Austria. The Rookie Girls first place was for the local girl Brad Ruxandra.


The good wibes and smiles on competitors faces were present on the whole contest day. Moreover the internationals rookies and groms had great time interacting with the Romanian competitors, that progressed each year, creating a smooth general atmosphere.


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2014.15 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest / Valle Nevado . Chile / 8-12 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest / Thredbo . Australia / 22-23 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest / Laax . Switzerland / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe – DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe -DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 13-15 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle
Trentino Rookie Fest / Monte Bondone . Italy / 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe
Oslo Rookie Fest / Oslo Vinterpark . Norway / 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2015 / Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest / Nekoma . Japan / 6-7 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals / Ischgl . Austria / 07-12 Apr 2015 / Slopestyle


Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 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.

Author: mucca