All events set to take place in Italy, Japan and Austria as part of the World Rookie Tour have been cancelled amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Until the World Heath Organisation alters their guidelines, no new events will be scheduled either.
World Rookie Tour cancel all upcoming events
Due to the Coronavirus international outbreak emergency, World Rookie Tour cancels all the next events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria.
We decided to follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines in order to protect our rookie community and to counteract the COVID-19 epidemic with the only reasonable action: to cancel all our upcoming events and to not announce new events until the situation will be declared safe again.
As many others around the world, we didn’t realise the situation immediately, and we apologise for this. People are afraid, this is normal and appropriate, and we don’t want to encourage rookie teams with their coaches and parents, to travel to our events or to travel in general. There is only one thing to do: stay at home and follow the WHO recommendations for the prevention of the Coronavirus.
As an immediate consequence, all the below WRT events are cancelled:
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14 March 2020 // Snowboard SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19 March 2020 // Snowboard and Freeski SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kroplatz. ITA // 20-22 March 2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27 March 2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun. AUT // 31 March- 05 April 2020 // Snowboard SS/HP
We don’t know at the moment if there will be reserve dates for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. More information about World Rookie Tour future events and the updated calendar for snowboard, freeski and skateboard will be released as soon as possible.
Black Yeti recommends to inform yourself about the Coronavirus situation and prevention by reading, first, all the necessary information on World Health Organisation dedicated page www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.
Cancellation of some WRT events is not the end of the world: it is a small contribution to avoid it. We, as rookie and sport community, together, can take serious action to support the prevention of Coronavirus, so let’s do it, taking it as a serious danger.
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