08 May 2019

 Elite Pros to Meet for the Fourth Annual Vans Park Series Pro Tour

- Tony Hawk Makes Vans Park Series Commentator Debut on Live Broadcast

LIVE BROADCAST AIRS ON MAY 17-18

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Los Angeles – 9pm (Friday, May 17)

New York – 12am (Saturday, May 18)

London –  5am (Saturday, May 18)

Sao Paulo –  1am (Saturday, May 18)

Sydney –  2pm (Saturday, May 18) 

VPS Select Pro Roman Pabich at the 2018 VPS World Championships in China

Vans Park Series is prepping the field for the world’s best professional park terrain skateboarders to meet in Shanghai, China to kick off the 2019 VPS Pro Tour. Established in 2016, Vans Park Series has journeyed to inspire youth around the world by promoting skateboarding’s creative culture and its renowned showcase of park terrain competition, now in its fourth consecutive season. 

VPS Select Men and Women Pros will go head-to-head with Challengers and Wildcards at the first stop of the season in Shanghai, China on May 17-18. The Yangpu Shipyard, where the tour opener will take place, is located in the northern part of Shanghai’s city center, at the waterfront of the Huangpu River and the original industrial heart of Shanghai.

The confirmed field of competitors was recently announced on vansparkseries.com and includes Florida native and two-time VPS Men’s World Champion Alex Sorgente, alongside Swedish 2017 VPS World Champion and fan-favorite, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg. Also on the list of impressive names is the young and talented, CJ Collins, who always keeps the crowd roaring with his fresh and unique approach to park skating.

Some of the notable female athletes include Sakura Yosozumi who made a name for herself at her first VPS podium appearance at the 2017 Asian Championships in Singapore, Lizzie Armanto, one of the fierce females leading the charge in skate will be one of the tour wildcards, and Brighton Zeuner, the defending 2018 VPS Women’s World Champion who continues to inspire with her unique style on and off the board. Others to watch are Hawaiian-nativeJordyn Barratt, Brazilian standout Yndiara Asp, and Poppy Olsen, the 18-year-old Aussie winner of this year’s VPS Oceania Regional Championships.

This year marks the second time the Park Series comes to Shanghai, and additionally marks the 30th anniversary of skateboarding in China. In honor of this anniversary, Vans Legend Steve Caballero, the first pro skateboarder to ever visit China in 1994, will be making a return visit to support and cheer on the Vans Park Series competitors.

Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Park Series has made historic progress in the evolution of professional skateboarding and champions its reputation as the first premier league for the park terrain skateboarding discipline.

The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be streamed live on vansparkseries.com, and can also be viewed in mainland China through a livestreaming partnership with Tencent. The final roster of select pros, challengers and wildcards for the 2019 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at vansparkseries.com.

2019 VANS PARK SERIES

PRO TOUR SCHEDULE

Pro Tour

Shanghai, China

May 17-18, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil 

June 22-23, 2019 

Montréal, Canada

July 12-13, 2019 

Paris-Chelles, France 

August 9-10, 2019

 

World Championships

Salt Lake City, United States

September 6-7, 2019

 
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