Report from South Tyrol

The first edition of the South Tyrol Rookie Fest Skateboarding, held in Bozen, Italy, was a great success. On the 24 and 25 August 2019, almost 30 skaters from all over Italy, gather in the amazing Bolzano Skateplatza, a 1000 square meter concrete park developed by the local Sk8 Project Sport Association in partnership with the Municipality of Bozen.


The event program started on Saturday the 24th of August with street quali, bawl best trick session, night session, live graffiti and  breakdance workshops. The first day of the event culminated in the saturday night party with dj set and beat box exhibition by international artist “Alien Dee”.  Sunday the 25th of August, saw the best skaters competing in the finals in order to conquer wild cards for the end of season World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal, on 14.15 September 2019.

In the groms division local rider Thomas Zaccaria conquered the top of the podium with a solid 90 second run. Ian Matteoli and Maicol Fantini followed him on the second and third place.

Among the rookies, the best rider of the event resulted local hero Giuseppe Cola who won both the best trick and the best rider of the event awards. Markus Mauroner and Phillipp Rossi completed the rookie podium. For all of them, plus Benjamin Bucel, a wild card to enter the WRT Skate Finals in Portugal, with an all-inclusive free invitation for Giuseppe Cola as the best skater of the event.

Download here the complete ranking of the event.




2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019 – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

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South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest presented by SK8 Project

Bolzano, Skate Platza
24.25 August 2019


WRT Skateboarding will hit Italy one more time, with the upcoming event in Bozen, the South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest, scheduled on August the 24th and the 25th 2019.

In a perfect venue built by the municipality of Bozen, the premium “Skate Platza“ with street and bowl areas, the local club “Sk8 Project“ developed a youth skateboard school and organized several annual events, creating the perfect conditions to host a WRT Skateboarding stop. The South Tyrol Sk8 Rookie Fest will be a direct qualification for the first edition of the 2019 World Rookie Skateboarding Finals scheduled from Sept. the 13rd to Sept. the 15th in Lisbon and Cascais, Portugal. All the podium riders of the event in Bolzano, male and female, rookies and groms, will get a direct spot for the super finals in Portugal where incredible prizes will be awarded.

The Program of the event is a weekend long, including warm-up, qualification, best trick by Nixon and live music on Saturday the 24th, and finals on Sunday the 25th of August. During the weekend several workshop and urban activities will take place: Graffiti Jam, Beatbox Chyper, Breakdance, Open Floor for Dancer, Street Basket and the Saturday night after party with Alien Dee „The Humoniod Beatbox Musician“.

An event not to miss!

Event name: South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest
Location: Bozen Skate Platza
Date: 24.25 September 2019

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