Modena Rookie Fest by Rock&Ride

Modena, ITA, 30 October – 1 November 2020


Modena is ready to welcome young skaters, from 30 October to 1 November, last qualification to the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2020. The last chance – after the stops in Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic – to get a post for the end of season World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final in Innsbruck (Austria), scheduled from 13 to 15 November.

More than 50 national and international athletes are expected, divided into the four categories in the competition: groom and rookie, male and female. Many prizes in products are ready for the best skaters, in addition to the qualifications for the World Rookie Finals in Innsbruck where the champions will be awarded with incredible prizes: invitations to some of the most prestigious skate competitions in the world.

During the three days in Modena, skaters will have the opportunity to get involved and demonstrate their skills inside the Rock & Ride Skatepark (in Via del Lancillotto, 10/12), the largest indoor skatepark in Emilia-Romagna.

Furthermore, in line with the philosophy that characterizes the World Rookie Tour, the athletes will participate in artistic and culinary workshops, taking advantage of the various typical excellences of the Modena area. Starting from Wednesday 28 October, a delegation made up of the best European skaters who have participated in the previous stages of the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will arrive in Modena. They will be the protagonists of an episode of the TV Show on the World Rookie Tour, broadcast on TV all over the world.

An intense program is what awaits our aspiring professional skaters:

  • Friday 30 October
    • Free training (15.00 -18.00)
    • World Rookie Tours meets Sciocolà (18.30 – 19.30)
  • Saturday 31 October
    • Free training and registrations (11.00 – 14.00)
    • Constest skateboard FISR Under 14 (15.00 – 19.00)
    • BMX Demo (19.00 – 23.00)
  • Sunday 1° November
    • Free training and registrations (11.00 – 14.00)
    • WRT Skateboard qualification (14.00 – 17.00)
    • WRT Skateboard final (14.00 – 19.00)

Registration, info   and/or
Tel +39 059.9783397 (from 9.00 till 13.00)


2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Bring da Truckaz Rookie Fest – Chemnitz, Germany, 5-6 September 2020 – DONE
Skills Park Rookie Fest – Winterthur, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 – DONE
Prague Rookie Fest – Mystic Skate Park – Prague, Czech Republic, 4 October 2020 – DONE
Modena Rookie Fest – Modena, Italy, 30 October – 1 November 2020
World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Skatehall – Innsbruck, Austria, 13-15 November 2020

Follow the World Rookie Tour
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Corona Virus updates for Trentino Alto Adige area in Italy

Trentino and Alto Adige South Tyrol in Italy, where all the upcoming Italian World Rookie Tour events are scheduled in March, are not considered risk areas. FIS, FISI (Italian federation for FIS), and the Italian Government, confirmed that all the winter sports event scheduled in March and after are allowed to take place so all the next WRT event in Italy are confirmed as well: Ursus Rookie Fest in Madonna di Campiglio (15.19 march), Kronplatz Rookie Fest in Kronplatz (20.22 march) and World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm (23.27 march) are all confirmed as scheduled.  For detailed and updated information in several languages about Corona Virus in Trentino Alto Adige Sud Tirol check the link


From our partner – Through the Wormhole: Audi Nines 2020

The Audi Nines returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria from 13-18 April, 2020

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on! Winter sports fans can prepare to be transported to new realms as the Audi Nines returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria for a third year of inter-dimensional snowboard and freeski action.

Audi Nines presented by Falken in Sölden & Gurgl
>From the 13th to the 18th of April, 2020, the Audi Nines presented by Falken returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria for its twelfth year. Building on the success of earlier events at this location, this year’s plans include ever-more spectacular snow features intended to challenge athletes and entertain onlookers alike, while maintaining the Audi Nines’ high standards of progressive snowpark design. Meanwhile, open-to-the-public events like the Night Shoot on Wednesday, the 15th of April in Gurgl, and the Contest Day on Saturday, the 18th of April in Sölden, continue to provide the chance for all to witness this snow sports marvel first-hand and free of charge.

Athletes Take the Lead in Course Design
For 2020 the Audi Nines riders have spearheaded the process of drafting the event’s otherworldly snow features. At a creative workshop held in Innsbruck, Austria, as documented in the “Behind the Nines” video series, the athletes came up with course designs for both the Sölden and Gurgl venues that will challenge their peers in exciting new ways, while keeping audiences reaching for the rewind button.

“The venues in Sölden and Gurgl will explore new realms of design in snow,” promises Audi Nines founder Nico Zacek. “You can expect to see even more incredible action in Big Air and Slopestyle-influenced settings, as well as some pioneering new features, like ‘The Wormhole,’ that will challenge your understanding of physics.”

“It’s rad to be able to turn some ideas you daydream about into reality,” says Clemens Millauer (AUT). “The Audi Nines team can turn doodles into your riding playground for a week.”

“For me Audi Nines is the only place where I can really say what I’d like to ride,” says Mathilde Gremaud (SUI). “ It’s amazing to see our ideas come to life.”

“There’s much production going into it,” says James Woods (GBR) of the design process. “It’s just in another league. But the basis of it is exactly why we all got into skiing and snowboarding. There is so much opportunity to get banging content for the rest of the season.”

Become A Nine: Join the Nines Family!
Don’t want to be stuck sitting at home while the action goes down in Sölden and Gurgl? As always, the Become A Nine video contest gives passionate athletes worldwide—male and female, skier and snowboarder—the awesome chance to earn a spot at the session and become a member of the Audi Nines crew. Click here to find out how to enter your video submission! The deadline to submit is the 1st of April, 2020.

As always, more information about the Audi Nines can be found at Stay tuned and get ready for lift off!