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Salad Days Magazine | December 3, 2022

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Modena Rookie Fest 2022

Modena Rookie Fest 2022
Salad Days

After the success of the first edition, World Rookie Tour Skateboard returns to Modena the appointment is from 16 until 18 September!

Modena is ready to host for the second year in a row, a stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard, the tour designed to give aspiring pro-skaters the chance to break into the international scene. In fact, on 18 September, the best skaters on the Italian and international scene will compete at the Rock & Ride Skatepark, the largest indoor park in Emilia Romagna. As in WRT tradition, the winner of the Modena Rookie Fest will be awarded with an incredible prize money: an all-inclusive invitation for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals scheduled in Innsbruck, Austria, and many other prizes made available by the sponsors of the event including DC, TSG, Jail Jam, SKIPASS, Blue Tomato and SurfToLive. “World Rookie Tour events are not just skateboarding competitions. WRT includes lifestyle activities, artistic workshops, skateboarding courses and a guided tour of the historic center of Modena and in the Enzo Ferrari Casa Museum” Marco Sampaoli, co-founder of the World Rookie Tour and Rock & Ride skatepark in Modena.

In addition, all the skaters who will get on the podium in Modena, for each category, will be qualified for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals 2022 which will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2022 in Austria. Here, important wild cards for the World Rookie Champion Skateboard will be awarded: an invitation to the legendary Simple Session 2023, and 12 invitations for the Mystic Cup 2023!

“In addition to having the best Pro-skaters from all over the world at our event, we have always had a special focus on new talent. For example, Madars Apse was 13 when he participated and is now an international pro. We can say that Simple Session is a real launch pad for young and talented skaters!” Jarmo Kangro, co-manager Simple Session skateboarding, partner event of the World Rookie Tour and one of the most important European contests.

From the street to the best international stages: don’t miss this opportunity!

You can fill out here the pre-registration form here
Registration must be finalized on the day of the race.

– Modena Rookie Fest is reserved for Rookie under 19 (born from 1st January 2003 to 31th December 2006) and for Grom (born from 1st January 2007 and up), boys and girls.

– Cost of registration is € 15 for those who pre-registered online and € 20 on site (each participant will be given a race pack containing goodies offered by sponsors: TSG, DC, Blue Tomato, Jail Jam.

MODENA ROOKIE FEST 2022 – PROGRAM

Friday 16 September
– 19.00 – 21.00 free training at the Rock&Ride Skatepark, via Dei Lancillotto 10, Modena

Saturday 17 September
– 10.00 – 12.00 guided tour at the historc center of Modena
– 10.00 – 13.00 “meet&skate” introductory skate courses at the Rock&Ride Skatepark
– 10.00 – 13.00 workshop artistic-creative on the customization of skateboard decks
– 16.00 – 19.00 “downtown showdown” Skate & BMX demo and best trick contest at the Parco Novi Sad
– 16.00 – 19.00 hip hop dance demo and break dance by “Centro La Fenice” at the Parco Novi Sad

Sunday 18 Semptember – race day
– 11.00 – 15.00 registration and official training World Rookie Tour at the Rock&Ride Skatepark
– 16.00 – 18.00 qualifications
– 19.00 – 20.00 finals and prize giving

The program and times may vary according to the number of registered athletes.

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Photo credits: Federico Romanello

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