Industry and event happenings
Black Yeti wants to inform that all the World Rookie Finals podium riders from previous season, are already qualified to the next World Rookie Finals (if they are still in age to compete in the WRT)!
16 Nov 2021
From the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck, Austria, hosted the 2021 edition of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals and welcomed 70 skateboarders from 17 different nations, pre-selected through a series of 10 WRT qualifying events across the Europe and Japan.
* Raimu Sasaki (JPN) wins the title of 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Male Champion & his brother Raimu Sasaki (JPN) is the 2021 World Grom Skateboard Male Champion!
* Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) grabs the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Female Champion title & Liv Broder (SUI) earns the tile of 2021 World Grom Skateboard Female Champion
* Relive the finals - watch the replay of live broadcast on YouTube that was with pleasure delivered by the Boardriding.com team
* Don't miss the links to the full photo-gallery and Ranking, and check out the highlights video!
Rookie Girls podium at the 2021 World Rookie Skate Finals at Skatehalle Innsbruck, Austria, October 3, L-R: 2nd Lena Muller (SUI), 1st Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) & 3rd Alisa Fessl (AUT). Big congratulations!
Cover picture: Raimu Sasaki (JPN) in action during the 2021 WRT Skate Finals, about to become the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Champ!
7 Oct 2021
Yesterday (2nd Oct.), the biggest European AM Skate Contest Tour culminated with the Grande Finale in Innsbruck. 42 skaters (including 11 girls) competed for the title, prize money (Men & Women: 1st place 1000 €, 2nd place 750 € & 3rd place 500€) and a once in a lifetime chance to win the STS Skate sponsored winner trip to California.
Congratulations to the best three female riders of the Blue Tomato X Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe 2021 Finals who battled it out on October 2 at Skatehalle Innsbruck in Austria. Pictured: L-R: 2nd Julia Placek, 1st Liv Broder & 3rd Jeromine Louvet!
3 Oct 2021
This Sunday - 3.10.2021 - the Boardriding team will be livestreaming all day from the World Rookie Tour Skateboard finals in Skatehalle Innsbruck!
30 Sep 2021
With skaters coming from Argentina, Austria, France, Romania and of course Italy, the first edition of the Modena Rookie Fest showcased a great level of skateboarding, not only in the competition venue, but also during some street sessions. In fact the program of the event was not based only on a competition, but included as well a touristic visit of Modena city Center where several UNESCO heritage are located, Italian food experience, night session and street session with local guide and a professional media crew.
Competitors at the Modena Rookie Fest 2021 were also treated to some great street sessions in the city.
From the mind of Ryan Sheckler comes the second edition of Red Bull Solus, a digital skate contest challenging 17 of the world’s leading men’s and women’s professional skateboarders competing to deliver the best continuous line from the SC Sandlot, Sheckler’s private skate park in San Clemente, California.
Skatepark course at Red Bull SOLUS in San Clemente, California, USA on 10 September, 2021.
28 Sep 2021
After a season of Sk8 Rookie Fests around Europe and the first Japanese Sk8 Rookie Fest, registrations are open for “Le Grand Finale" in Innsbruck, Austria, where the 2021 Sk8 World Rookie Champions will be crowed and incredible prizes awarded.
* Germany, Japan, Hungary, Germany again, Switzerland, United Kingdom & Bulgaria - all in the books! 3 more qualifying stops about to go down, Czech Republic, Italy & Portugal, and then it is show time!
* Skatehalle Innsbruck will be the perfect host for 2021 WRT Skateboard finals
* The event will be broadcast live by Boardriding.com
* Wild cards to Simple Session 2022 and Mystic Sk8 Cup 2022 can be won, as well as invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting
It's almost time for the World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2021 Champions to be decided - so get to the famous Skatehalle Innsbruck in Austria during October 1st - 3rd! And if you cannot make it then tune into the live broadcast!
22 Sep 2021
The tenth and last stop of the Blue Tomato Best Foot Forward Europe Tour took place on Saturday, 18.09.21 at Reithalle Ulm. And just as awesome as the tour started, it ended.
20 Sep 2021
Black Yeti can't be prouder of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2021 and this week proves it. In fact, we are ready for four qualifying events around Europe: after Bulgaria, we will be in the Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy at the same time!
* Only 4 qualifiers remain: Sofia, BUL, 17-19 September 2021 *** Prague, CZE, 24-26 September 2021 *** Benedita, POR, 25-26 September 2021 *** Modena, ITA, 24-26 September 2021
* Essential information, links to registrations and more can be all found inside the news
After Bulgaria, the Black Yeti will head to the capital of Czech Republic where the young talent will battle it out at the legendary Mystic Sk8park in Prague, home of Mystic Sk8 Cup. Make sure to be there between September 24-26 for a chance to qualify for the upcoming WRT Skateboarding 2021 Finals in Innsbruck!
17 Sep 2021
From 17th to the 19th September it is time to fly to Sofia, for the first World Rookie Tour skateboard event in Bulgaria! Skate Park Sofia is ready to host the Black Yeti and his little followers!
* Winners in each category qualify to World Rookie Skateboard Finals at Skatehalle Innsbruck, Austria, in early October
* Event program and Registration link included in the news
* Best riders will be awarded with goodies from event sponsors Blue tomato, TSG and Jail Jam
* World Rookie Rank information can be found below
* World Rookie Tour 2021 Skateboard calendar included - only Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy & Portugal to go before the 2021 Grand Finale in Austria!
The very first World Rookie Tour skateboard event in Bulgaria is going down between September 17-19, 2021 at Skatepark Sofia. Ready, Steady, Go!
15 Sep 2021
The Grande Finale of this year's Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour is just around the corner! After 9 unbelievable stops in whole Europe, BFF 2021 is coming to Ulm, Germany, on 18th of September! Save the date & register right NOW!!
11 Sep 2021
Black Yeti is about halfway to the World Rookie Finals 2021 and after Germany, Japan and Hungary, we will land in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. In the next days keep the eyes open in order to discover the best young skaters in Europe!
* Don't miss out - sign up for Black Yeti's contests in Glasgow and Winterthur now! Find both registration links below!
* Check out photos of venues for the Swiss and UK contests, Skills Park in Winterthur, and the Loading Bay Skatepark in Glasgow, Scotland - they look amazing!
* Latest version of 2021 World Rookie Tour Skateboard calendar is listed inside the news
* Follow WRT Skateboarding on social media to stay up-to-date about all the fantastic events the Black Yeti has got planned for this season!
Pictured: Skills Park in Winterthur, Switzerland, is no stranger to World Rookie Tour skateboard contests and is ready to welcome the 2021 event, Skateacademy.ch Rookie Fest, during September 10 - 11.
9 Sep 2021
The ninth and penultimate tour stop of the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour took place last Saturday in the Skatehall Wels. A total of 34 riders from all around Austria and Germany came together to show their best tricks. In addition, there were Goodies & Cash 4 tricks presented by the Wels skate club at the end of the day.
Pictured: Best skaters of Wels stop on Blue Tomato x Zumiez BFF Europe tour, L-R: 2nd in men's category Anton Wessely, women's winner Nadia Scherer, men's winner Levi Loeffelberger & 3rd in men's category Lenni Pfeiffer, at Wels Skatehalle, Wels, Austria, September 4.
6 Sep 2021
An intense program is what awaits us aspiring professional skaters! Modena and the Black Yeti are ready to welcome young rippers, from 24 to 26 September, for one of the event qualification to the big World Rookie Skateboard Finals 2021!
* Time to register for the Italian stop on 2021 WRT Skateboarding - online registration link can be found below
* Best skaters not only qualify for the Grand Finale in Innsbruck in October, but also win invitations to the legendary Simple Session & Mystick Sk8 Cup, plus more other prizes!
* Additional program awaits all the participants including tour of Modena and being featured in Red Bull documentary about World Rookie Tour!
* Full event schedule can be viewed inside the news
* All important links and contacts also included below
Contestants of Black Yeti's 2021 Modena Rookie Fest will appear in Red Bull's episode about World Rookie Tour! Make sure to be there: September 24-26 at Le Gobbe Skatepark, Modena, Italy.
1 Sep 2021
Volcom are super-excited to introduce their new digital but local skate contest series, Volcom Skate Happening 2021! Be ready for heated sessions with skate buddies, sweat, good times and eventually a couple NBDs with the Volcom skate happenings contest series in Bordeaux, Vienna, Madrid , Bern and Bristol this Fall!
27 Aug 2021
Black Yeti will land in Germany, on occasion of the 10 years of the international Street & Bowl Skateboard contest at Konkordiapark Chemnitz: Bring da Truckaz! From 3 to 5 September, the unique official stop of the World Rookie Tour in Germany will host the best young skateboarders around Europe, in the park and bowl categories!
* Registrations are open!
* The link to Bring da Truckaz website for further information can be found below
* Full Bring da Truckaz Rookie Fest Schedule revealed
* All essential contact details and registration information included
* Check out the 2020 edition video recap
Hope you are ready for the one & only Bring Da Truckaz Rookie Fest, stop #4 on 2021 World Rookie Tour Skateboard, taking place traditionally at Chemnitz's Konkordiapark in Germany, during September 3-5! Pictured: Fantastic action & great vibes during Bring Da Truckaz 2020!
26 Aug 2021
After 8 successful tour stops this summer all across Europe, the Best Foot Forward Tour is slowly approaching its grand finale in the famous Innsbruck Skatehalle.
This is one of the last two qualifying tour stops on 2021 Blue Tomato X Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe tour before the big finals in Innsbruck on October 2: Tour stop #9 in Wels, Austria on September 4.
25 Aug 2021
The eighth Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop took place last Saturday at Alaia Chalet in Lens, Switzerland. Surrounded by the majestic Swiss Alps, in the canton of Valais, the contest at Alaia Chalet was a very special one.
Rafa Bocanegra is the men's winner at the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop at Alaia Chalet in Lens, Switzerland on August 21, 2021.
23 Aug 2021
Yet another epic Simple Session crowned their kings of skate and BMX street. The skateboarding podium belonged to Ivan Monteiro (BRA), Rišo Tury (SVK), and Alex Decunha (UK). In BMX, the first three places were awarded to Broc Raiford (USA), Courage Adams (ESP), and Reed Stark (USA).
Ivan Monteiro earned the top spot on Simple Session 2021 podium, followed by Rišo Tury (L) with Silver and Alex Decunha with Bronze. Congrats!
21 Aug 2021
Together with Girls Shred we will give out two wildcards for the big finals of the Best Foot Forward Europe tour. Get the chance to compete with the best girls from each tour stop and get a fully paid trip to the heart of the Alps.
Alisa Fessl during the Innsbruck stop on 2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour, at Skatehalle Innsbruck, Austria, August 7.
20 Aug 2021
Red Bull Paris Conquest delivered new obstacle layouts and fan pleasing tricks. Letícia Bufoni and Trevor McClung rolled out their best tricks to delight the raucous crowd right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower to win 2021's Red Bull Paris Conquest.
Leticia Bufoni competes at the Red Bull Paris Conquest at the Trocadero in Paris, France on August 18th 2021.
The seventh Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop took place last Saturday in Düsseldorf. In the largest skate park in Germany, the Skatepark Eller, a total of 86 skateboarders gathered to take part in the contest. That is a new tour record!
Düsseldorf stop on 2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour welcomed record numbers so far, 84 skaters took part on Saturday August 14 at Skatepark Eller.
15 Aug 2021
The sixth Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop took us to the beautiful Innsbruck city. The contest went down with 27 participants and some thrilled spectators in the Skatehalle Innsbruck, which is also known beyond the borders of Austria.
2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour stop #6 at Skatehalle Innsbruck was a blast with 27 riders participating, in Innsbruck City, Austria, on August 7.
9 Aug 2021
For the first time in the history, World Rookie Tour skate contest is coming to Hungary! From 14th to 15th of August the Rookies have their chance to qualify for the World Rookie Final in Innsbruck, Austria. All the podiums will be qualified. Best Girl and Best Boy will be invited for free to the finals, where they can win incredible prizes like a ticket to the Simple Session in Tallin or the Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague.
* Registration are open!
* Entry criteria
* Location details
* Event format
* Age Groups & Prize info
* All essential Registration details are listed - Pre-registration as well as Registration on site
* Entry fee and its very cool alternative!
* All important contact details
* Event schedule / Program
* Current World Rookie Tour Skateboarding Calendar & how to keep in touch
Szentendre Skatepark will be the first Hungarian skatepark to host World Rookie Tour's skateboarding event: Szentendre Rookie Fest 2021, August 14 - 15.
6 Aug 2021