QKLS Rookie Fest Ruka 2020: report online

Last weekend in Ruka (Finland), took place the first edition of the QKLS Rookie Fest Ruka! During the past years, Ruka has produced tons of world class riders during its amazing history in snowboarding and then we have also here our Rookie Champions!

The Finnish resort welcomed the young snowboarders which showed an incredible riding level. The best athletes of the QKLS Rookie Fest Ruka have been qualified for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals which will be held in Kaprun, Austria, next April, where they will meet the best young guns coming from all over the world.

In addition to the two-day slopestyle competition, rookies and groms joined side events such as fun and unique Stiga sledge race during the dark evening of Northern winter at the illuminated and groomed slopes of Ruka. Additionally, riders experienced a nordic tradition of sauna and ice swimming, which relaxes both body and mind after a long day of riding.

Podium riders:

Grom Girls
1 Telma Särkipaju
2 Eevastiina Hyry
3 Saarela Iina

Grom Boys
1 Elias Hämäläinen
2 Ville Jukola
3 Aarni Harju

Rookie Girls
1 Saarela Enni
2 Ada Harinen
3 Maija Luurila

Rookie Boys
1 Valtteri Kautonen
2 Mitja Kauranen
3 Ruben Rosenfors

QKLS Rookie Fest Ruka – All final results here