The Vans Park Series 2018 Canada Leg will hit Hastings Park in Vancouver this weekend, with prelims on the Friday before the main event on Saturday. As always then you can expect plenty of ridiculously gnarly skateboarding to take place (see last year’s event in Hastings Bowl, or in fact any leg of the tour from any year), so if you’re at a loose end then you could definitely do worse than streaming it live – and, even if you’re not, then you can keep an eye out for highlights next week! Scroll down for the full press release…
“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.
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