Vans Park Series has announced that Shanghai, China will play host to the 2017 VPS World Championships for men and women. With its central mission to inspire youth and grow participation worldwide, the Vans Park Series is honored to bring elite park terrain competition and the creative culture of skateboarding to China on September 23rd in Asia’s first and only official VPS-certified temporary park terrain competition course design.
The next stop for the Vans Park Series on the road to Shanghai takes place at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on May 26th with the inaugural Men’s and Women’s VPS Europa Continental Championships and May 27th with the third of five 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour qualifier events. The Kroksbäck Skatepark is the world’s first VPS-certified permanent park terrain competition course and was donated in 2016 by the Vans Park Series to the community of Malmö, Sweden on the occasion of the inaugural park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through public skateboard programming and initiatives. The VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.
Additionally, in another historic first for global park terrain competition, Vans Park Series is proud to announce the crowning of park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Men’s and Women’s VPS National Champions for Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The winners from these select South American VPS National Championships are seeded in the official VPS Americas Continental Championships in Huntington Beach, California.
To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit the Vans Park Series website.
It’s come down to the Final Four in Woodward Camps’ Mano A Mano 2017 mini ramp competition. Kick back and watch as Eric Winkowski goes up against Cody Lockwood and Sebo Walker battles Alex Sorgente. Who moves forward to the Finals?
Vans Park Series, the definitive World Championship park terrain skateboarding competition series for men and women, kicks off the 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour this weekend in Sydney, Australia as part of the celebrated Australian Open of Surfing festival. VPS Select Pros and tour challengers will converge for the season’s first global qualifier event.
The custom-designed VPS park course built directly on the sand of Manly Beach, will host an international field of top competitors including VPS Select Pros Pedro Barros, Jack Fardell, Ivan Federico, Alex Sorgente, Kevin Kowalski and others. VPS tour wildcards Chris Russell, Curren Caples and Greyson Fletcher are also expected to show up.
Vans Park Series Sydney Schedule
Thursday, March 2nd – VPS Oceania Continental Women’s Championships
Friday, March 3rd – VPS Men’s Pro Tour: Men’s Qualifiers (Webcast)
Saturday, March 4th – VPS Men’s Pro Tour: Men’s Finals + VPS Oceania Continental Men’s Championships (Webcast)
Stay tuned to www.vansparkseries.com for all event info and webcast time schedule.
It’s no secret that we enjoy live webcasts of skate events around the world. To have the ability to sit back and watch the action on your own screen from wherever you are in the world is pretty damn sweet (depending on your internet connectivity). Well, if you’re up early today in the USA, be sure to tune into the Red Bull Bowl Rippers feed from the world renowned Du Prado bowl in Marseille, France. 25 years deep!
The Semi Final rounds kick of at 3pm local time, 9am EST and 6am PST. A field of twelve international bowlders (below) gun for 6 spots to the final round.
Quarter Final Results
1. Alex Sorgente – USA
2. Robin Bolian – FRA
3. Danny Leon – FRA
4. Chris Russell – USA
5. Vincent Matheron – FRA
6. Cory Juneau – USA
7. Ivan Federico – ITA
8. Murilo Peres – BRA
9. Julien Benoliel – FRA
10. Stephan Boussac – FRA
11. Kevin Kowalski – USA
12. Alex Hallford – UK
The Live Feed link is right here!
Mark “Red” Scott Red not only put in his time to help build the Hyllie park in Malmö, but he also managed to slay some other spots around town with young guns Greyson Fletcher, Kevin Kowalski, Chris Russell and others. Check this edit by P-Stone showing the good times during the week at the Vans Park Series Championships in Malmo.
The Vans Park Series World Championships crowned Alex Sorgente and Brighton Zener as the champions of park terrain in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday. The finals at the built-to-spec Kroksback skatepark capped off an exciting international tour and VPS Global points challenger Alex Sorgente took charge of back to back near-perfect runs in both the semis and finals. Yet, Pedro Barros, who missed out on the past two VPS events in Vancouver and Huntington Beach powered through with high speed and sheer force to capture second. The relatively unknown VPS Global challenger to rise from the field, Italy’s Ivan Federico nailed down third with several kick flip melon grabs to also seize three podium finishes in the series overall.
Earlier in the afternoon, 12-year old miniaturized powerhouse Brighton Zener took top honors on the women’s podium by capping her final run with a mighty 360 backside air over the island earning her win in Malmö. Jordyn Barratt, took home second place and Japan’s Kisa Nakamura landed in third.
Men’s Finals Results
1st – Alex Sorgente
2nd – Pedro Barros
3rd – Ivan Federico
4th – Cory Juneau
5th – Ben Hatchell
6th – Kevin Kowalski
7th – Grant Taylor
8th – Jack Fardell
Women’s Final Results
1st – Brighton Zeuner
2nd – Jordyn Barratt
3rd – Kisa Nakamura
4th – Allysha Le
5th – Lizzie Armanto
6th – Yndiara Asp
7th – Nora Vasconcellos
8th – Nicole Hause
9th – Julz Lynn Kindstrand
10th – Bryce Wettstein
The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships is live on demand at vansparkseries.com along with additional information photos and videos. Follow @vansparkseries on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook as well.