The inaugural Vans Pro Skate Park Series should see some seriously mental skateboarding go down - especially with the list of riders they've announced over the last few days. Check the trailer and press release below and prepare for insanity...
The Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain series, revealed today an elite roster of the world’s top skateboarders who have joined on to exclusively participate in the inaugural Vans Park Series World Championships of park terrain skateboarding.
The following 15 Park Series Select Pros will meet the five highest ranked skaters to emerge from the Vans Park Series Global Qualifier system when they claim their spots at the 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships of park terrain skateboarding this August 20 in Malmö, Sweden. Park Series Select Pros are also pre-seeded at every Global Qualifier event this year.
Vans Park Series
2016 Select Pros
Aaron Jaws Homoki
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
“I’m super hyped to skate the new Vans Park Series," said pro skater Curren Caples. “It’s a contest that is needed in skateboarding and I can’t think of a more authentic brand than Vans to get behind such an event."
The Vans Park Series Mens Global Qualifier system is made up of four events. Each Qualifier stop of the Vans Park Series will feature participating Park Series Select Pros and is open to established ams and pros. Qualified applicants may submit a registration request form online at vansparkseries.com. All requests will be reviewed and participation will be granted for each event at the discretion of the official competition organizer. Approved competitors will receive points for their placements at each event and their final rankings will be based on an average of their top three placements over the course of the series. The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Mens World Champion.
The road to Malmö and the battle for the remaining five spots in the inaugural Vans Park Series World Championships kicks off on April 16 with the first-ever Vans Park Series Global Qualifier event at St. Kilda skatepark in Melbourne, Australia.
Detailed event information for each stop of the 2016 Vans Park Series is available online at the official Vans Park Series Website. Follow the Vans Park Series on social media for the latest information on Vans Park Series events, Webcast details, Select Pros, official sponsors, sanctions and competition formatting.
Vans Park Series
Melbourne, AUS* April 16
Florianopolis, BRA* June 11
Vancouver, CAN* July 9
Huntington Beach, USA July 30
Malmö, SWE August 20
*Men’s-only Global Qualifier
Showcasing an international roster of top pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Pro Skate Park Series seeks to define and elevate park terrain skateboarding by establishing the premier global points ranking system and official world championships of park terrain skateboarding for men and women in order to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide.
The all-new Vans Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world’s first built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction and is being donated by Vans to the community of Malmö, Sweden for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through skateboard programming and activities.