The Vans Shop Riot 2016 is looming large in this year’s contest schedule and will kick off in Holland before moving onwards across Europe. Click the image below to be taken to the Shop Riot website for more details, check the press release and keep an eye out for dates as and when they are announced!
It’s spring time which means one thing, the return of Vans Shop Riot 2016! Charged with the task of championing your local store, whilst saving you from every other boring skate contest, Vans Shop Riot steps up to the mark! Giving your local store team the opportunity get in on the tussle and fight their way to the finals.
The first Vans Shop Riot of 2016 pitches the best stores from Holland go up against each other, before the series moves onto Belgium, Portugal and Spain. Over the next six months, the series will cover the Baltics, Italy, France, Greece, Russia, UK,Nordics and Germany/Austria before the finals in September.
The format sees Europe’s finest skate shops assemble their best teams to do battle. First they come head to head with their familiar rivals in a local showdown, then the victorious team from each battle progresses to the finals.
German store ‘Titus” were worthy winners of the series in 2015 and will hope to make it two in a row for 2016. This years series begins at Burnside Skatepark, Holland, the scene of a major upset last year as Manus came out on top ahead of the likes of Sparky & Burnside.
The Vans Shop Riot series was created back in 2009 with the intention of promoting the grass roots of European skateboarding, fostering team spirit and championing your local skate shop. The success of the series illustrates just how impressive our continents skate shops, skateboarders and scene really is, whilst also showing Vans’ commitment to our community.