The story of Roiske
THE STORY OF ROISKE BEGAN ALREADY IN 2009
Stars were aligned as three guys interested in water sports and summer tourism got together and decided to found company Midnight Sun Wake Oy
Rovaniemi needs new, fun and interesting things to do in summer and Ounaspaviljonki area needs developing!
Rovaniemi, 2009. Jaakko Tossavainen has a plan to start a water sports center in Rovaniemi. After a few detours Jaako bases his water sports center in Vuokatti. ”Vuokatin vesiurheilukeskus Oy” is founded in 2014.
Rovaniemi, 2015. Miko Ratavaara scouts suitable spots for a wakeboard cable in Rovaniemi and decides that some day his dream comes true. The idea doesn’t leave him alone.
Rovaniemi, 2017. Petteri Savolainen tries wake cable in Laguuni, Espoo and decides to bring similar concept to Rovaniemi. Miko finds out about Petteri’s plans and vice versa via a mutual friend. Miko and Petteri meet first time and start to really work on how to bringall the plans alive.
Rovaniemi, 2018. Petteri and Miko found the company Midnight Sun Wake Oy, together. Funding plan and permission process starts.
Rovaniemi 2019. Jaakko Tossavainen contacts Miko and Petteri and proposes a mutual collaboration with ”Vuokatin vesiurheilukeskus”. Eventually Jaakko becomes a partner and the CEO of Midnight Sun Wake Oy. Finally all pieces are in place and the company raises funds via a public stock offering to bring water sports center alive in Rovaniemi.
Rovaniemi 2021. The city of Rovaniemi finally gets it’s own water activity center, Kesätekemisen keskus Roiske up and running!
Chairman of the board
Original promoter of the project, team leader, and a water sports enthusiast
CEO of Vuokatin vesiurheilukeskus Oy, lifestyle boarder, adventure parjk entrepneur
Member of the board
Active wakeboard enthusiast, national wakeboard champion medalist, companys Jack-of-all-trades