Robin Bolian

Vans Park Series Sets Sights on Shanghai for 2017 World Championships

VPS 2017 ChampionshipsVans 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.

2016 Red Bull Rippers Live Webcast

Red Bull Bowl RippersIt’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!

Vans Pro Skate Park Series 2016 World Championships Set to Roll

YouTube Preview ImageBe sure to tune into the Vans Pro Skate Park Series live and direct from in Malmö, Sweden on August 20th for the 2016 World Championships. Sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the bonafide event in park terrain competition, the Vans Park Series gathers thirty talented skateboarders to vie for the inaugural championship titles in men and women park terrain skateboarding. Kroksbäck Skatepark, a premier built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction that will be donated by the Vans Park Series to the city of Malmö for their leadership in skateboarding.

Beginning with the Women’s division, 10 highly skilled ladies are ready to put together some progressive runs for a World Championship title and $15,0000. In the Men’s division, 9 international VPS Challengers have advanced to meet and battle it out with 11 VPS Select Pros.

VPS Select Pros
Pedro Barros, Jack Fardell, Greyson Fletcher, Oskar Rosenberg Hallberg, Ben Hatchell, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Kevin Kowalski, Chris Russell, Ronnie Sandoval, Grant Taylor and Raven Tershy

VPS Mens Challengers
Tom Schaar, Ivan Federico, Cory Juneau, Alex Sorgente, Robin Bolian, Tristan Rennie, Colin Graham, Murillo Peres and Brad McClain

VPS Womens Challengers
Lizzie Armanto, Jordyn Barratt, Brighton Zener, Nora Vasconcellos, Allysha Le, July Lynn, Bryce Wettstein, Yndiara Asp, Nicole Hause and Kisa Nakamura

The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships can be viewed live on vansparkseries.com Be sure to follow @vansparkseries on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook as well.

Broadcast Times
Malmö (local time) 2:30pm
Los Angeles 5:30am
New York 8:30am
London 1:30pm
Rio De Janeiro 9:30am
Melbourne 10:30pm

Ivan Federico Takes 1st Place at Van Park Series Vancouver

YouTube Preview ImageA powerful trio of teenagers swept the podium at the third stop of the Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers in Vancouver, BC this past Saturday. Italy’s Ivan Federico stuck to his lines and consistency to nail down first place and moves into the lead for the Vans Park Series Global Challenger rankings. France’s Robin Bolian claimed his first visit to the VPS podium landing in second place and Cory Juneau edged out Chris Russell for the third place spot.

Vancouver Qualifier Celebrates International Podium with Winners from Italy, France and USA

Vans Park Series Global Qualifier
Vancouver Results

1st – Ivan Federico
2nd – Robin Bolian
3rd – Cory Juneau
4th – Chris Russell
5th – Alex Sorgente
6th – Willy Lara
7th – Kevin Kowalski
8th – Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg

Vans Park Series Global Challenger Rankings
1st – Ivan Federico
2nd – Cory Juneau
3rd – Alex Sorgente
4th – Robin Bolian
5th – Tom Schaar

The top five challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships.

Drop by the Vans Park Series site for the latest updates, contest schedules, and rider profiles. Follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.