The Vans Park Series brought many of the world’s top park terrain rippers to Shanghai, China last week. And despite the shuffle in the competition schedule due to wet weather, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos earned their keep as 2017’s world champions of park terrain skateboarding. Drop by the Vans Park Series website for a wrap of the action.
Vans returned to the legendary Hastings Park in Vancouver, Canada for the 4th stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series. Every contest seems to get better, and this year Canada was no different. This was Pedro Barros first contest on Canadian soil, and he didn’t disappoint the rabid skate fans of Vancouver. The skating was next level, and everyone was putting together video part tricks in their contest runs, but at the end it was Tom Schaar 3rd, Karl Berglind 2nd, and Pedro Barros 1st, claiming his second win of 2017.
Check out the highlights video to see what went down.
Brazilian ripper Pedro Barros tore into the bowls, hips and spine of Hastings Skatepark with raw determination in his first-ever visit. His Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour.
“Fortunately, I was able to come to Canada this year,” said Canada event winner Pedro Barros. “This place, everybody, the energy, these guys are true skaters. Thank you, we are all united together!”
1. Pedro barros
2. Karl Berglind
3. Tom Schaar
4. Ivan Federico
5. Cory Juneau
6. Robin Bolian
7. Trey Wood
8. Alex Sorgente
Rune Glifberg (Denmark) and Amelia Brodka (Poland) were crowned as the first ever VPS European park terrain champions yesterday. Introduced this year, 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.
Top VPS Select Pros Pedro Barros, Chris Russell, Raven Tershay, Grant Taylor, Kevin Kowalski and current World Champion Alex Sorgente and more, will battle it out against advancing Men’s Pro Tour Challengers below.
VPS Brazil Global Qualifier – Tour Challenger Results
1. Tom Schaar
2. Vincent Matheron
3. CJ Collins
4. Karl Berglind
5. Roman Pabich
6. Tristan Rennie
7. Trey Wood
8. Willy Lara
9. Robin Bolian*
10. Vinicius Kakinho*
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 or visit Vans Park Series online.
Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour
March 4th – Sydney, Australia**
April 8th – Serra Negra, Brazil**
May 27th – Malmö, Sweden**
July 8th – Vancouver, Canada**
August 5th – Huntington Beach, USA
September 23rd – Shanghai, China
*Broadcasted live on Red Bull TV
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.
The 12th annual Vans Pool Party celebrates its legacy in modern vertical skateboarding at the world-famous Vans Combi Pool this Saturday, May 13th in Orange, CA. This heavy skate event will be broadcast worldwide once again at vans.com/poolparty featuring spirited commentary from Vans’ announcers and special guests.
Renowned bowl Legends and Masters will join a stacked roster of over 30 leading Pros in a mind-blowing showcase of creativity and skill that pushes and progresses classic Combi bowl skating. Veterans Chris Miller, Lance Mountain (Defending 2016 Legend Champion), Steve Caballero, and crowd favorite Jeff Grosso are slated to mix it up, while today’s top vert professionals like Pedro Barros (Defending 2016 Pro Champion), Tom Schaar, Cory Juneau, Bucky Lasek, and many more, will battle it out with today’s arsenal of mind-bending stunts.
3:00pm Webcast Begins
3:15pm Masters Final
4:00pm Pro Semi Final
5:30pm Legends Semi Final
6:30pm Legends Final
7:00pm Pro Final
For more information on the Vans Pool Party, confirmed competitior lists, and daily coverage including photos, videos and blog updates from practice, visit vans.com/poolparty.