The Van Doren Invitational returns to Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Skatepark this weekend where top skaters from around the globe will mix it up and battle it out for top honors and their piece of the $75,000 prize purse.
If you can’t be there in person, be sure to watch the action live beginning at 2pm PST on July 11th via the Vans Invitational webcast.
Kevin Kowalski has put in the hard work over these past several years to rise up in the world of bowl riding and skateboarding as a whole. Today, Bones Wheels is proud to announce the official release of Kevin’s signature wheel with a barrage of gnarly clips ala Kowalski. Congrats Kevin!
Dan Drehobl has a ramp in his backyard and a long list of friends to call up to session. This clip at the Thrasher site features Dan along with Pat Duffy, Kyle Berard, Justin Strubing, Sam Hitz, Kevin Kowalski, Kenny Anderson and many others.
Red Bull Skateboarding talks to Kevin Kowalski about wild animals, backyard bowls and going upside down, to fakie. Check out the full interview here.
The first phase of Lincoln City’s Kirtsis Skatepark was completed in the summer of 1999. Fifteen years later, this world renowned shred zone still reigns in as one of the gnarliest and most creative forms of skate-able concrete in the country. It was one of the first sanctioned skateparks Mark Scott and crew were offered outside of what they did underneath the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. It now has 5 phases with a 6th phase sometime in the future and weighs in at 40,000 square feet.
Have a look at the celebration session with Kevin Kowalski, Mark Scott, Alex Foy, Sarah Scanlan and others.
Vans brings the world’s greatest skateboarders to Canada this week with skateboarding’s premier bowlriding competition, the celebrated Van Doren Invitational to be held at Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Bowl on July 11th & 12th. Top skaters from around the globe will battle it out before a live audience for top honors and their share of US $75,000 purse This event will be presented as a live webcast on Thrasher Magazine on Saturday, July 12th for everyone to view.
The invite-only organized jam format will showcase modern bowlriding’s greatest talents, such as current World Champion Pedro Barros, X-Games gold medalist Curren Caples and reigning Van Doren Invitational champion Ben Hatchell, plus top challengers like Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn and many more.
“It seems like only yesterday that Vans helped to bring the Slam City Jam skate contests to Vancouver’s PNE and today Vans Canada is excited to present the Van Doren Invitational as we bring together some of the greatest bowl riders from around the world to the Hastings Bowl at the same location. Don’t miss this exciting day in Canadian skateboard history!” – Steve Van Doren, Vans Vice President, Events and Promotions