The 2017 Vans Pro Skate Park Series will kick off on the 4th of March at a purpose built park in Manly Beach, Sydney, with the gnarliness likely to match, if not exceed, last year’s insanity. Check the press release below, the full set of dates for the whole series and enjoy this photo of Pedro Barros mid-melon 540 from last year’s series because you can…
The Vans Park Series (VPS), the definitive World Championship park terrain skateboarding competition series, commences its highly-anticipated 2017 VPS Pro Tour in Sydney, Australia with the first Men’s VPS Pro Tour global qualifier event and the inaugural VPS Oceania Continental Championships for men and women. The series kick-off will be held in conjunction with the celebrated Australian Open of Surfing (AOS) March 3-4 in Manly Beach.
Slated to showcase a gamut of emerging park terrain skateboarding talent from all-over the South Pacific region, the VPS Oceania Continental Championships precedes the Men’s VPS Pro Tour global qualifier event, welcoming a new crop of challengers into the park terrain skateboarding field. VPS Continental Champions will advance directly to the VPS World Championships in September. The VPS Continental and World Champions are officially recognized by skateboarding’s governing body, the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF).
The VPS Continental and National Championships are open to all skaters, men and women, meeting proof of regional eligibility and associated entry fees, providing an official path to the Vans Park Series World Championships, and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS World Tour. Prospective competitors should visit www.vansparkseries.com
With thousands of spectators expected to attend the Australian Open, the Vans Park Series will transform Manly Beach into a thrilling live action arena, highlighting a custom-designed, built-to-spec concrete course. In addition to skateboarding, the AOS will feature more than 300 of the world’s best athletes in surfing and BMX, combined with two days of live music, making the event the largest lifestyle and action sports festival in Australia.
Known for its unrivalled 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 ISF-recognized park terrain skateboarding Continental and World Championships for men and women.