Transilvania Rookie Fest in Arena Platos, Romania

From Czech Republic, the World Rookie Fest is crossing Europe for the Transilvania Rookie Fest which will take place in Arena Platos-Sibiu-Romania from March 25th to 27th 2011.

The Transilvania Rookie Fest is the first 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.

“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 4th to 11th of April 2011. In addition all riders on Rookie and Groom podiums, both boys and girls, will be qualified as well for the Protest World Rookie Finals.

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


Friday 25, March
9:00 – 20:00 – riders registration in kinderland 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). On the right side of the parking place is the Kinderland.
– Open 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 Welcome barbeque at riders tent

Saturday 26, march
8:00 – 9:00 – riders registration in kinderland
10:00 – training
11:00 – start competition
16:00 -17:00 – ceremony and pricegiving
19:00 – traditional dinner in historic Sibiu centre
21:00-24:00 – riders party at Propaganda

Sunday 27, march
Reserve day


Name: Transilvania Rookie Fest
Date of Event: 25’th – 27’th of March
Star level: 2 Star
Location: Arena Platos – Sibiu – Romania
Starting fee: 00 € (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 1993 and 31’st of December 1995) and Groom (born after 1’st January 1996).

Transfer and accommodation service
Accomodation package: 40euro/person, including 2 nights of accommodation with breakfast (3 star accommodation)

All information about transfer and accommodation please contact:
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

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 2011).