Vans Park Series Pro Tour Advances to Vancouver, Canada July 13-14
Elite Men’s Pros Return to Legendary Hastings Skatepark for VPS Pro Tour Stop #2
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Vancouver – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
Los Angeles – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
New York – Saturday, July 14, 3PM EDT
London – Saturday, July 14, 8PM GMT+1
Hong Kong – Saturday, July 15, 3PM HKT
Sydney – Sunday, July 15, 5AM AEST
Pedro Barros 540s at 2017s Hastings stop. Photo: Dan Mathieu
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 and Adam Hopkins.
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.
Keegan Palmer, Stalefish. Photo: Dan Mathieu
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live in English for free on ETNlive.com,the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com. The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.
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
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ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.
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