Exciting Program At The Oslo Rookie Fest 2015

Only a few days to go until the Black Yeti welcomes young snowboarders from all over to the stunning program of the first ever Oslo Rookie Fest going down from 27th of February to 1st of March 2015 in Norway.


Nathan Jonstone during the World Snowboard Championsips 2012 in Oslo by Fischi

Besides getting to ride the famous Superpipe at Oslo Vinterpark in a NATIONAL World Snowboard Tour competition, the young rippers will be able to experience exciting side activities:

Markus Fischer (a.k.a. Fischi), photo editor and staff photographer from Pleasure Snowboard Mag, will host a practical workshop where the Rookies get to learn about action sports photo shooting out in the field. Fischi is a total expert in documenting his deep passion for boardsports and its lifestyle in his impressive photos and videos. For more info about Fischi and his remarkable work, click here: http://fischi-foto.com/

During the Funkis Fest, the participants of the Oslo Rookie Fest get to meet and ride with disabled snowboarders, a valuable experience for the young snowboarders.

As well, the Rookies have the chance to compete in the Norwegian Cup in Big Air and the Norwegian Championships Halfpipe hosted by the Norwegian Snowboard Association.

Oslo Superpipe in the making

Halfpipe at Oslo Vinterpark  in the making

In between practice and competition, the participants of the Oslo Rookie Fest will be able to join all the other activities of the Oslo Winter Festival which is happening during the weekend of the Oslo Rookie Fest. The Oslo Winter Festival is a three days gathering for all winter sports. It is a family festival offering various winter sports activities for all ages. Everyone can test their skills in most winter sports and watch high-level competitions, all in one intimate arena. Some of the highlights are the Norwegian Halfpipe Championships, a s twin tip competition as well as TAC jr, snowboard camps for the youngest kids, ice fishing, snow sculpturing and many more. Find more info about the Oslo Vinter Festival here: http://oslo-vinterfestival.no/

Event Program
Friday 27. February – Accreditation, Training and Action Sports Photo Workshop with Fischi
Saturday 28. February – Qualifications and Finals, Prize Ceremony, Snowskate WM, Dinner and Movie
Sunday 1. March – Funkis Fest , Other activities such as the Norwegian HP Championships

– 2 tickets to 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria for the best male and female rider
– All the podium riders will be qualified for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria
– Goodies offered by the sponsors of the Oslo Winter Festival and SP Gadget

Download all the information here: http://www.worldsnowboardfederation.org/xdownload-data/Info_and_Program_Oslo_Rookie_Fest_2015_0213.docx

Anna-Maria Strittmatter
+47 97 863 856

!! Final deadline for registrations:  20. February 2015 !!


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 World Snowboarding Points List and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation. The Oslo Rookie Fest 2015 Halfpipe contest is included in the World Snowboard Tour and will offer all inclusive tickets and qualification spots for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

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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
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

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder your future starts at the World Rookie Tour!