Malmö is run by skateboarders. Twenty years of driven skaters and a city that rather says ‘yes’ than ‘no’ has created one of the strongest scenes out there. Not only will you find some of the most interesting skateparks, but a barrage of DIY-spots and public spaces adapted for skating. A highschool for skaters situated in a skatepark? No joke in Malmö.
For the VPSPS final in Malmö, Vans, Bryggeriet and Dreamland Skateparks have come together to create a brand new legacy park designed specifically for VPSPS. With an open design between 5 and 9ft with features that blend into the flow, the park is looking to pack some serious punch.
Vans Park Series are free and open to the public.
Seating is first in first served so get in early.
Hyllie train station sits one stop from Copenhagen and one stop from central Malmö. Whether you are coming from the airport or the city, the train is your best bet. The park is situated a five-minute walk from the station. The park is situated right behind the new Hyllie Aquatic Centre where limited parking is available, should you arrive by car.
Malmö offers plenty of hotel options. In Hyllie, Quality Hotel and Malmö Arena Hotel have plenty of rooms on offer. If the city centre is more your speed, make sure to book as soon as possible as the Malmö Festival is on the VPSPS week and rooms may be going fast.
More on where to stay here: http://www.malmotown.com/en/spring/stay
For the lead up to the VPSPS final, the skaters of Malmö are planning a week of open-entry skate mayhem around the city. Expect charged sessions at spots familiar and new. There will be art. There will be parties. There will be the Malmö Festival.