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  • Vans Park Series Malmo Finals Highlights 2018

    Here’s the official finals highlights, with Oskar Rozenberg, Clay Kreiner, Pedro Barros, Tristan Rennie, Karl Berglind and more...

  • Vans Park Series Malmo Results + Winning Runs

     
    Reigning VPS World Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
    and Jordyn Barratt Claim Victory in Malmö, Sweden
     
    - 2018 VPS Global Challenger Men and Women Rankings Established; Coveted Invites Secured
     
    - Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi Rank #1 in 2018 VPS Global Challenger Rankings
     
    - 2018 VPS Europa Continental Champions Simon Karlsson and Amelia Brodka Advance to 2018 VPS World Championships in China
     
    WATCH BROADCAST REPLAY ON DEMAND AT VANSPARKSERIES.COM
     
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    Malmö, SWEDEN (September 8, 2018)  The finale of the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Malmö, Sweden capped off with a dramatic ending, coming down to the final run of the day to declare Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) as the Men’s event winner. Rising up from last place to first, Hallberg’s spontaneous creativity shocked the field, as he landed a series of difficult tricks, including a mind-blowing kickflip over the center piece to stake his claim in front of his hometown. Hallberg achieves his first-ever Pro Tour event victory at Kroksbäck Skatepark, representing his home turf with pride and joy.
     
    Humble as ever, Hallberg remarks on his final winning run, “I got lucky. I’m just so happy. This is insane. Everyone I know is watching, and somehow, I made it. I’m so thankful everyone had my back. This is incredible. Thank you.”

     
    In 2nd place, tour challenger Clay Kreiner (USA) brought the heat for his first VPS podium appearance, launching huge 540s in every run, and clinching on to the highest score of the day until Hallberg swooped in at the 11th hour. Kreiner’s 2nd place finish secures his invite to the VPS World Championships. Pedro Barros (BRA) skated with power and precision to earn 3rd place.



     
    VPS Select Pro and seasoned veteran of the tour, Jordyn Barratt (USA) also celebrates her first-ever Pro Tour event victory, attacking the Kroksbäck Skatepark with speed and power. Today’s win is especially significant for the Hawaiian native, as she’s overcome several injuries this year to finally earn 1st place on the VPS podium today.
     
    “This is so rewarding. I’ve wanted to win the Vans Park Series ever since it started,” winner Jordyn Barratt said. “After this, I’m even more motivated and really looking forward to China. The stakes are high and I want to keep doing better and better.”

     
    Kisa Nakamura (JPN) maintains her podium streak, finding her flow early on, mixing technical lines throughout the course to finish in 2ndplace. And sneaking her way into 3rd place to bump Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) out of the running, former world champ Brighton Zeuner (USA)re-emerged after a rough start, landing a complete final run with a variety of tricks.
     
    The 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships will take place on October 27 in China, hosting the series elite Select Pros, VPS Continental Champions and top-ranking tour challengers at the final stop of the season to crown the new 2018 park terrain skateboarding world champions.Visit www.vansparkseries.com for event details, tour highlights, confirmed riders and more.
     
    RESULTS
     
    2018 VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Sweden Finals
    1. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)
    2. Clay Kreiner (USA)
    3. Pedro Barros (BRA)
     
    2018 Women’s Pro Tour, Sweden Finals
    1. Jordyn Barratt (USA)
    2. Kisa Nakamura (JPN)
    3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)
     
    1. Simon Karlsson (SWE)
    2. Herman Moller (SWE) 
    3. Sam Beckett (GBR)
     
    1. Amelia Brodka (POL)
    2. Lilly Stoephasius (GER)
    3. Shani Bru (FRA)
     
    In its third consecutive year featured on the Vans Park Series Pro tour, the custom VPS-certified Kroksbäck Skatepark’s exemplary design continues to inspire the top-ranking pros and challengers to be fast and creative, with judges focusing on speed, flow and amplitude throughout the course. With a plethora of hips, grinds, walls, a huge center island, and a monster bank, Vans Park Series salutes yet another incredible show of park terrain skating for fans across the globe. Watch the VPS Malmö replay at www.vansparkseries.com.
     
  • Vans Park Series Returns to Malmö’s Kroksbäck Skatepark, 7-8th of September


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    Vans Park Series Returns to Malmö’s Kroksbäck Skatepark:
    The World’s First VPS-Certified Park Terrain Legacy Construction
     
    The Greatest Park Terrain Skateboarding Pros Reunite in Malmö, Sweden
    for Penultimate Championships Battle on September 7-8
     
    - Full Malmö schedule announced including VPS Women’s Pro Tour Open Qualifiers and VPS Europa Continental Championships

    - Top-Ranking 
    2018 Global Tour Challengers Seize Final Opportunity to Earn Invites to VPS World Championships in China
     
    WATCH LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN and VANSPARKSERIES.COM
    Sweden – Saturday, September 8, 12PM GMT+2
    Hong Kong – Saturday, September 8, 6PM HKT
    Sydney – Saturday, September 8, 8PM AEST
    New York – Saturday, September 8, 6AM EDT
    Los Angeles – Saturday, September 8, 3AM PDT
    Sao Paulo — Saturday, September 8, 7AM GMT-3
     
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    Current Men’s Park Terrain World Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg at the 2017 VPS Sweden Event
    Credit: Anthony Acosta
     
    With only one stop left before the highly anticipated 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships in China this fall, the stakes are at an all-time high as the final qualifying rounds of the official park terrain skateboarding competition series are set to commence at the historic Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on September 7-8. The 2018 VPS Pro Tour, Sweden finals will be broadcasted live for free on ETN and vansparkseries.com.
     
    As the most pivotal stop on the tour this season, the Malmö outcome will decide the final top-ranking 2018 Tour Challengers to earn the coveted invite to compete at the VPS World Championships in China on October 27, while continuing to expand the open path for prospective women’s challengers to prove their ranks and advance into the pro tour circuit.
     
    The world’s greatest park terrain skateboarding pros will return to Vans Park Series’ first-ever premier built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction, donated by Vans in 2016 to the community of Malmö for their progressive support of the city’s youth through civic skateboard programming and activities. Pros from around the world are expected to compete, including #1 ranked tour challengers Roman Pabich (USA) and Sakura Yosozumi (JPN), along with Select Pros Pedro Barros (BRA), Tom Schaar (USA), 2017 Sweden event winner Alex Sorgente (USA), and defending world champ and local hero Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE). In the women’s division, current world champion Nora Vasconcellos (USA) and Select Pro Lizzie Armanto (USA) hunt for their first podium placements of the season, whileBrighton Zeuner (USA) defends her ranks against eager tour challengers.
     
    In addition, the 2018 VPS Europa Continental Championships will host its second year in Sweden, showcasing aspiring regional men and women talent in pursuit of glory in their backyard and a chance to compete in the VPS World Championships this fall. The yet to be crowned Europa Continental Champions from the men and women’s divisions will be seeded directly into the World Championships to join Select Pros and advancing Tour Challengers.
     
    Vans Park Series Sweden Schedule
     
    Thursday, September 6
    10am GMT - VPS Europa Continental Championships Men and Women
     
    Friday, September 7
    11am GMT - VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Prelims and Semi-Finals
    3pm GMT - VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Prelims
     
    Saturday, September 8
    LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN and VANSPARKSERIES.COM
    12pm GMT - VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Finals
    1pm GMT - VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Semi-Finals + Finals
     
    In its third consecutive year featured on the Vans Park Series Pro tour, the custom VPS-certified Kroksbäck Skatepark’s exemplary design will test the top-ranking pros and challengers to be fast and creative, with judges focusing on speed, flow and amplitude throughout the course. With a plethora of hips, grinds, walls, a huge center island, and a monster bank, the pros are slated to land another incredible show of park terrain skating for all fans across the globe to witness. Stay tuned to vansparkseries.com for the latest updates.
  • Vans Park Series Pro Tour Advances to Vancouver, Canada July 13-14

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    Vans Park Series Pro Tour Advances to Vancouver, Canada July 13-14
    Elite Men’s Pros Return to Legendary Hastings Skatepark for VPS Pro Tour Stop #2
     
    WATCH LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN
    Vancouver – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
    Los Angeles – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
    New York – Saturday, July 14, 3PM EDT
    London – Saturday, July 14, 8PM GMT+1
    Hong Kong – Saturday, July 15, 3PM HKT
    Sydney – Sunday, July 15, 5AM AEST
     
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    Vans Park Series returns to Vancouver, Canada on July 13-14 to bring the world’s best professional park terrain skateboarders back to the legendary Hastings Skatepark for yet another gravity-defying battle of park terrain competition. In only the second stop of the 2018 Pro Tour, the race to earn a spot in the World Championships continues as tour challengers seize the opportunity to better their rankings, while keeping close tabs on leading contenders such as Select Pros Pedro Barros, Ivan Federico, and Karl Berglind, who have finished with outstanding results in the series’ history. With more drama expected, tour competitors are also slated to endure an onslaught of local hopefuls who will be granted the Wildcard opportunity, including past Canadian VPS competitors Riley Boland, Adam Hopkins and James Clarke.
     
    Hastings Skatepark remains one of the most demanding skateboarding courses in the world, exceeding today’s park terrain course criteria and holding court as one of the original park terrain concepts in North American history to date. Returning for the third year in a row, the elite pros of 2018 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour are eager to rule the Hastings Skatepark course once more, in anticipation of the unique potential of the course to produce fast, aggressive and colossal runs.
     
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live in English for free on ETNlive.com,the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com. The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.
     
    Vans Park Series Canada Schedule
     
    Friday, July 13
    VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Prelims
     
    Saturday, July 14
    VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Semi-Finals and Finals
    LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN
  • Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees

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    Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees
     
    -Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards Ready for Battle in Brazil This June
    -Women’s Pro Tour Events Now Open for Registration
     
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    VPS Select Pro Pedro Barros at 2017 VPS World Championships - Shanghai, China
     
    Vans Park Series proudly announces the official 2018 VPS Pro Tour roster, inviting the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2017 season along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by exclusive qualifying Tour Challengers in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2018 VPS World Championships. For the Women’s division, Vans Park Series expands the qualification series for the 2018 Women’s Pro Tour with events in Brazil, Sweden and United States, and announces open registration at each stop for all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.
     
    The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.
     
    Vans Park Series
    2018 World Championship Tour Invitees*
     
    Select Pros
    Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
    Pedro Barros
    Tom Schaar
    Alex Sorgente
    Karl Berglind
    Ivan Federico
    Cory Juneau
    Jack Fardell
     
    Men’s Tour Wildcards
    Chris Russell
    Fernando Bramsmark
    Grant Taylor
    Jakko Ojanen
    Kevin Kowalski
    Raven Tershy
    Ronnie Sandoval
     
    Women’s Select Pros
    Nora Vasconcellos
    Brighton Zeuner
    Kisa Nakamura
    Lizzie Armanto
    Grace Marhoefer
    Jordan Barratt
    Kihana Ogawa
    Yndiara Asp
     
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live and for free on the ETN appETNlive.com, and vansparkseries.com.
     
    *To claim their invitations to the 2018 Men’s VPS World Championships, invitees are required to compete in three of four VPS Pro Tour global qualifying events, leaving final athlete participation to be confirmed on day of competition. Women’s VPS World Championships invitees are required to compete in two of three women’s global qualifier events to claim their invitations to the 2018 Women’s VPS World Championships.
     
    For the 2018 season, all Women’s qualifier events are open for registration to all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Stay tuned to www.vansparkseries.com for final qualifying athlete confirmations for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.
     
    2018 VANS PARK SERIES
    PRO TOUR SCHEDULE
     
    Pro Tour
     
    São Paulo, Brazil
    June 2
     
    Vancouver, Canada*
    July 14
     
    Huntington Beach, CA
    August 4
     
    Malmӧ, Sweden
    September 8
     
    World Championships
     
    China
    October 27
     
    *Men’s Only Pro Tour Event
     
     
    ABOUT ETN
    ETN is a digital network created by skateboarders that provides members with a one-of-a-kind experience into the world of skateboarding through unique original shows and live events. As the official live broadcast partner of skateboarding’s premiere contest series, SLS & Vans Park Series, the network continues to pioneer a growing platform for the world’s best skateboarders, while shining a light on the unpredictable, raw, culture of skateboarding. Download the ETN app now or visit ETNlive.com for more information.
     
    ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.
     
    Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.
     
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  • Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Schedule


    World’s Definitive Park Terrain Skateboarding Competition to Expand 

    Women’s Pro Tour Circuit with Two Additional Dates

    Pro Skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships in Shanghai, China.

    Photo Credit: Anthony Acosta

     

    Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships Tour, proudly announces the 2018 VPS Pro Tour schedule to mark another groundbreaking milestone in elite competitive skateboarding. In 2016, Vans Park Series established an exciting new definition for the discipline of park terrain skateboarding, crowning the first-ever men's and women's professional park terrain skateboarding World Champions and completed 11 major events worldwide. In 2017, Vans Park Series established an open pathway to World Championships via select National and Continental Championships, completing 22 major events worldwide. One of those events was the first-ever women’s skateboarding competition in Chile. For 2018, Vans Park Series reinforces its ongoing commitment to the development of women’s skateboarding by expanding the 2018 season with the addition of two more Women’s World Championship qualifying events to create park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Women’s World Championship global qualifying series.

     

    2018 select VPS Continental and National Championship dates will be released via updates on www.vansparkseries.com.

     

    2018 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE

    Pro Tour 

    São Paulo, Brazil

    June 2

    Vancouver, Canada*

    July 14 

    Huntington Beach, CA

    August 4

    Paris-Chelles, France

    September 8

     

    World Championships 

    China

    October 27

     

    *Men’s Only Pro Tour Event

     

    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will kick off in São Paulo, Brazil on June 2, with the inauguration of South America’s first-and-only VPS-certified park terrain course, built and donated by Vans. The completely free and public São Paulo course will be only the second built-to-spec permanent public park terrain skateboarding course in the world, following the initial Malmö, Sweden park location. Consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers, the VPS Pro Tour spans across five countries on five continents over six months and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships, sanctioned by the World Skate Federation to be held later this year in China.

    Established in 2016, the Vans Park Series Pro Tour has made historic progress in the evolution of professional skateboarding today, championing its reputation as the first premier league for park terrain skateboarding discipline, and welcoming a new class of skateboarding talent the world has been waiting for. From crowning new international champions each season, to honoring the inaugural first-ever VPS-certified legacy skatepark in the skate-friendly city of Malmö, Sweden, Vans Park Series sustains its commitment to growing the participation of park terrain skateboarding worldwide, and promoting skateboarding’s creative culture for future generations.

    Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series is the defining event series for global competitive park terrain skateboarding and the first and only point system culminating in the official World Skate-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding World Championships and Continental Championships for men and women. Visit vansparkseries.com to learn more.  

    ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by Skateboarding’s official Olympic governing body and will be held on October 27 in China.  

    Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

    Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.

     

    vansparkseries.com

  • Vans Park Series World Championship Highlights

    Here's the highlights from the Vans Park Series World Championships! With Oski, Pedro Barros, Tom Schaar, Kevin Kowalski, Tristan Rennie, Willy Lara etc.

  • Vans Park Series Vancouver Highights | Vans

    Here's Vans' highlights from last weekend's Vans Park Series Vancouver, Ivan's run at the start of the edit was fucked.

    Featuring Ivan Federico, CJ Collins, Chris Russell, Adam Hopkins, Patrick Ryan, Alex Sorgente, Ronnie Sandoval, Josh Borden, Murilo Peres, Vinicius Kakinho, Curren Caples, Jack Fardell, Willy Lara, Kevin Kowalski, Trey Wood, Keegan Palmer, Robin Bolian, Cory Juneau, Tom Schaar, Karl Berglind and Pedro Barros.

  • Vans Park Series Malmo Highlights

    Here's the highlights from last weekend's Vans Park Series Malmo stop!

    Featuring Cory Juneau, Roman Pabich, Cody Lockwood, Murilo Peres, Josh Borden, Keegan Palmer, Zion Wright, Vincent Matheron, Ben Hatchell, Trey Wood, Raven Tershy, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Grant Taylor, Chris Russell, Willy Lara, Tristan Rennie, Kevin Kowalski, CJ Collins, Pedro Barros, Daan Van Der Linden, Ishod Wair, Karl Berglind,Tom Schaar and Alex Sorgente.

  • Vans Park Series | Sydney Recap

    Here's the official clip from this weekend's Sydney leg of the Vans Park Series, looking forward to the next legs!