VPS MEN’S PRO TOUR FINALS LIVE BROADCAST AIRS SATURDAY, MAY 27 ON RED BULL TV AT 6AM PST9AM EST/ 3PM CET 

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Malmö, SWEDEN (May 24, 2017) – Vans Park Series (VPS), the official park terrain skateboarding World Championship tour, returns to Malmö, Sweden, home of the world’s first permanent VPS-certified park terrain competition course, Kroksbäck Skatepark.

VPS Men’s Pro Tour event semis and finals will be broadcast live on Saturday, May 27 as VPS Select Pros like Pedro Barros, Raven Tershy, Ishod Wair and current World Champion Alex Sorgente battle it out against top qualifying Men’s Pro Tour challengers like Tom Schaar, Murilo Peres, Willy Lara and more in the third stop on the road to Shanghai, China, park terrain skateboarding’s official VPS World Championships on September 23.

Preceding Saturday’s webcasted main event, once again Malmö, Sweden’s Kroksbäck Skatepark will play host on Friday to another historic event in the evolution of global park terrain competition with the VPS Europa Continental Championships and the official crowning of skateboarding’s first ever men’s and women’s European park terrain skateboarding champions. VPS event attendees will be treated this week to exciting performances from regional heroes such as Rune Glifberg (Denmark), Sam Beckett (UK), Vincent Matheron (France) and Martino Cattaneo (Switzerland) along with ten qualifying female competitors including Amelia Brodka (Poland) and Stephanie Nurding (UK). Introduced this year, the VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.

The Kroksbäck Skatepark is the world’s first VPS-certified permanent park terrain competition course and was donated in 2016 by the Vans Park Series to the community of Malmö, Sweden on the occasion of the inaugural park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through public skateboard programming and initiatives.

Vans Park Series Sweden Schedule

Friday, May 26

VPS Europa Men’s and Women’s Continental Championships +
VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Men’s Qualifiers

Saturday, May 27

LIVE BROADCAST ON RED BULL TV

VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Men’s Semi-Finals & Finals

To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.

Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour

Pro Tour*

Sydney, Australia**
March 4

Serra Negra, Brazil**
April 8

Malmö, Sweden**
May 27

Vancouver, Canada**
July 8

Huntington Beach, USA
August 5

Continental Championships

Oceania Championships

Sydney, Australia
March 5

Europa Championships

Malmö, Sweden
May 26

Asia Championships

Singapore
Date TBA

Americas Championships

Huntington Beach, USA
August 1

Africa Championships

Location TBA
Date TBA

World Championships*

Shanghai, China
September 23

*Webcasted live at Vans Park Series and on Red Bull TV

**Men’s-only event


Alex Sorgente celebrating his 2016 Vans Park Series World Championship win.   Photo: Patrick O'Dell</span>

Alex Sorgente celebrating his 2016 Vans Park Series World Championship win. Patrick O'Dell

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

The 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of five men’s global qualifiers and one women’s global qualifier spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation and will be held September 23 in Shanghai, China.

Known for its unrivaled 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-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding select National, Continental and World Championships for men and women. 

Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Red Bull TV is the official Vans Park Series 2017 Men’s Pro Tour media partner. Additional information and live Webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

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