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September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 6:00 pm

Save the Date! Skydive Chicago’s 11th Annual Rookiefest is coming!

This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers. All rookie skydivers from any dropzone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scrambles style competition.

Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm XP, SDC Core, Rook Nelson and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes are awarded to the top three individuals.

The winner will take home a Rookiefest Trophy that will give the DZ bragging rights that they produce the best students.
We invite jumpers from all dropzones to participate. At the end of the first day join us for a brief seminar on topics that cover gear, canopy, exits, safety, competitive skydiving, formation skydiving and more! In the evening come to our famous Tiki bar to enjoy dinner and drinks.

Rookie skydivers can participate in up to 2 Rookiefest Competitions, provided they meet either of these criteria:
• Less than 200 total jumps OR
• Less than 2 years in the sport as a Rookie

REGISTRATION (includes event t-shirt): https://bookings.burblesoft.com/27/151/
It is important to fill out the the Google Form for this event too! It helps us determine jumper pairing to ensure the most fair competition. Please fill that out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwA0Q2RyQPbclYllVqM4Cj0Yn6vDIs3B6s6gY_M5ZkNpAS5g/viewform
• Pre-Registration (Ends August 15th): $60
• Registration (September 18th): $75
• PLUS 5 jumps @ $25 each
Discounted Gear Rental:
$35/jump (Can only use for the 5 comp. jumps)
*includes: rig, helmet, jumpsuit and pack job
• Friday, September 18th
6pm: Deadline for registration
9am-6pm: Manifest open to complete registration, pay account, sign waiver
• Saturday, September 19th
7:00 am: Manifest opens to complete registration, must be completed before briefing (Please try to complete by Friday evening if possible)
8:00 am: Meet time for briefing (in auditorium)
• Sunday, September 20th
8:00 am: Competition Resumes
Awards ceremony immediately following
Monday is scheduled as a make-up day in case of weather. Also, there will be load organizers available all day on Monday if you would like to continue formation skydiving after the competition.


September 19 @ 8:00 am
September 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Skydive Chicago
3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States


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