World Rookie Tour 2011 - Skeleton Calendar Announced

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Groms lining up to drop into Livigno's Mottolino snowpark. Photos: Eleonora Raggi.

The largest youth snowboard series is back for the season 2010/11 with many international events scattered across the globe. Today’s pro like Peetu Piiroinen, Gjermund Braaten, Roope Tonteri and many other professional snowboarders started their international carries at previous editions of the World Rookie Tour: now is YOUR chance to get involved and make the dream come true.

The best riders of the tour can win international photo & video shootings, freeride trip to Chile, film shooting with Pirates Movie Production and tickets to world class events: in the past WRT winners got wildcards to the Billabong Air&Style and the Oakley Arctic Challenge!

Clemens Schattschneider at last season's WRT Finals in Ischgl.

But it’s not all about competition! The World Rookie Tour stops are also international bro-downs where you can meet new friends, shred the best snowparks, learn new tricks, get in touch with team manager and snowboard media, travel and practice talking in English.

Join the tour is easy! Just drop an email to rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org or call your national snowboard federation. Start from the the regional and national rookie events, where you will get qualified for the international Rookie Fests around the world and win a ticket for the 4Star Protest World Rookie Finals, the big end of season event that will be held in Ischgl, Austria from 6 to 10 April 2011.

World Rookie Tour 2011 – Provisional Calendar for the international tour stops

Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 3Star – 15.19 January 2011
Protest Rookie Camp – Livigno, Italy – international training camp – 19-22 January 2011
Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest, Vallnord, Andorra – 3Star – February 2011 (date to be announced)
East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 2Star – 4-6 March 2011
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 4Star – 6-10 April 2010
Rookie Camp – Val Senales, Italy – international summer training camp – 25 June – 9 July 2011
Summer Rookie Fest – Val Senales, Italy – 2Star – 1-2 July 2011
Australian Rookie Fest – Perisher Blue, Australia – 3Star – July 2011 (date to be announced)
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – 2Star – August 2011 (date to be announced) Plus many other 1star rookie event all around organized by WSF National Snowboard Association (check them on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org)

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 10 days before the final event). Check it on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

Age Groups

All rookie stops are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st january 1993 to 31st december 1995) and Grom (born from 1st january 1996 and up), both guys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the Swatch TTR Ranks and for the new World Rookie Rank developed by WSF in association with the Swatch TTR.

More info, rules, pictures and video on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

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