The Volcom skateboarding crew has traveled the world to find spots, film tricks and search for stoke over the past year. Premiering in May and available worldwide June 7th, 2016, Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening looks to be one of the most epic skateboarding films of the summer.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is pleased to announce the global launch of The Story of Vans on this historic day, Vans’ 50th anniversary. On March 16, 1966 Vans opened in Anaheim, Calif. as a small family-owned brand with big dreams. 50 years later, the Van Doren spirit lives on as one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, fostering a culture of creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Vans commemorates its rich heritage with The Story of Vans series – a visual campaign that is truly the first of its kind – combining a mix of artistic methods to highlight iconic moments from the brand’s 50-year history.
Each story is narrated by a renowned individual and long-time Vans enthusiast. Professional skateboarder and historian of the sport, Jeff Grosso, voices the leading story while iconic skateboarding legend Tony Alva speaks to his own history with the brand in the action sports short. Artist and musician Ray Barbee, Chuck D of Public Enemy and fashion icon and actress Chloe Sevigny lend their vocals for the art, music and fashion shorts, respectively. Visit www.vans.com to watch The Story of Vans and share your own Vans story using #since66.
The ultimate culmination of The Story of Vans campaign and Vans’ 50-year legacy will come to life at 10 House of Vans locations across the globe starting tonight. From New York to London to Hong Kong, guests of the House of Vans will immerse themselves into The Story of Vans. The engaging environment of each House of Vans event will include D.I.Y workshops, shoe personalization, a retrospective look at Vans’ history and curated musical performances featuring Nas, Dinosaur Jr., Wu-Tang Clan, The Kills, Erykah Badu, Jamie xx, Dizzee Rascal, Yeasayer, Shlohmo and more. Vans skateboarding legends and professional athletes will also be in attendance for skate demos and signings.
Vans is honored to celebrate 50 extraordinary years alongside the extended Vans family that have made the brand what it is today. To get in on the House of Vans action and to learn more about the experience, visit the House of Vans website.
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced this year’s dates and locations of Pro contests in the SLS global qualification structure towards the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. As the official street skateboarding world championship series as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), the SLS qualifying contests and the SLS Nike SB World Tour are skateboarding’s most prestigious contests in professional competitive skateboarding.
For the second year in a row, SLS will include a Women’s Division as part of the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of World Champ. 2015 was a historical year as eight of the best skaters competed for the highest first-place prize in women’s street skateboarding with Brazilian Leticia Bufoni taking the first-ever female Championship.
International fans can watch each event of the 2016 SLS NikeSB World Tour webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com. Fans in the United States can watch SLS on FS1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Head over to the SLS site for the complete press release and more info.
SLS Season Dates and Venues
• March 5–6 Tampa Pro – Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
• May 21–22 SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
• July 2 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Olympic Park – Munich, Germany
• August 28 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ, USA
• October 2 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Galen Center at USC – Los Angeles, CA, USA
FS1 Telecast Schedule
SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Sunday, May 22 (9:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Saturday, July 2 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Sunday, August 28 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Sunday, October 2 (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET)
Street League has announced and introduced SLS Picks for 2016 where four new non-SLS pros, hand picked by SLS and their fans, will skate in the year’s SLS Nike SB World Tour.
Additional non-SLS Pros will still have the opportunity to make it into SLS via Tampa Pro & the SLS Pro Open. SLS Picks is being added for Pros that may not skate contests, but put it down heavy in the streets with incredible video parts and raw street skateboarding. To date, Miles Silvas, Kyle Walker Kevin Bradley and Chris Joslin have been announced as SLS Picks.
Nearly two years in the making and featuring an international cast of skaters ranging from street legends to transition destroyers to hyper-talented up-and-comers rolling and rallying across the planet, Volcom’s forthcoming feature film “Holy Stokes!” is shaping up to be the feel good hit of the summer.
Shot entirely in 4K ultra high-definition and directed by skate-film auteur Russell Houghten, Holy Stokes! marks the first full-length skate film from Veeco Productions since 2007’s “Let’s Live”. Shot in dozens of locations spanning every corner of the globe, it builds on more than 20 years and 30 influential films from the world of Volcom.
Starring these dudes: Alain Goikoetxea, Alec Majors, Alex Midler, Axel Cruysberghs, Ben Raemers, Caswell Berry, Chris Pfanner, CJ Collins, Collin Provost, Daan Van Der Linden, Dane Burman, David Gonzalez, Dennis Busenitz, Dustin Dollin, Grant Taylor, Jackson Pilz, Jordan Tarzan, Kyle Walker, Milton Martinez, Louie Lopez, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg and Ryan Sheckler.
Available June 7th, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, xBox and more.