What is the Vans Park Series?

The Vans Park Series (VPS) organizes the annual park terrain skateboarding world tour for men and women. The VPS was founded in 2016 to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding while defining the foundation for park terrain competition worldwide.

What is park terrain skateboarding?

Known for its singular combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is competitive skateboarding’s fastest growing discipline. Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive judging criteria and use of transitional concrete courses from approximately five to ten feet in depth and being distinguished by key design features such as spines, angled hips, extensions, escalators, set-back walls, elevation changes, gaps, transfers and variable grinding surfaces.

Where can I watch live park terrain skateboarding events and learn more?

You can find live event broadcasts, highlights, athlete interviews and much more at www.vansparkseries.com. We've partnered with select broadcasters around the world to bring park skateboarding to fans everywhere. You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive live event alerts and VPS news as well as follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, etc.

What events does VPS organize?

Vans Park Series organizes the official park terrain skateboarding Pro Tour and Regionals.

How many events are in the VPS Pro Tour?

For the 2020 season, the VPS Pro Tour will consist of three stops including a final VPS World Championships event.

What is this year’s schedule of Vans Park Series skateboarding events?

You can view the full VPS event schedule here.

Who are the current champions?

The 2016 VPS World Champions of park terrain skateboarding are Alex Sorgente (USA) and Brighton Zeuner (USA).

The 2017 VPS World Champions of park terrain skateboarding are Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) and Nora Vasconcellas (USA)

The 2018 VPS World Champions of park terrain skateboarding are Alex Sorgente (USA) and Brighton Zeuner (USA).

The 2019 VPS World Champions of park terrain skateboarding are Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) and Sakura Yosozumi (JPN).

Who can skate in the VPS Regionals?

The VPS Regionals are open to all skaters meeting proof of regional eligibility and any associated entry fees, providing an official path to the Vans Park Series World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the following year’s VPS Pro Tour.

VPS Regional Champions will earn an invitation to compete in the 2020 VPS World Championships with flight and accommodations provided.

Who can skate on the VPS Pro Tour?

The VPS Pro Tour Prelims are open to invited skaters. Select Pros and chosen Wildcards are seeded in the Semi-Finals. Select Pros earned their spot through getting top 8 in the prior year World Championships. Regionals winners are seeded in the World Championships Semi-Finals.

What are VPS Select Pros?

VPS Select Pros are seeded into the Semi-Finals at each VPS Pro Tour stop. VPS Select Pros are the top 8 ranked skaters from the previous year VPS World Championships. 

What are VPS chosen Wildcards?

VPS chosen Wildcards are selected for each stop by a committee of competition organizers, sport organizers, brands, and media. They are are seeded directly into the Semi-Finals at a VPS Pro Tour event and/or the World Championships.

What are the judging criteria?

Vans Park Series judges analyze the following elements when scoring runs:

  • Commitment and degree of difficulty
  • Creativity and use of entire course and features
  • Combination of maneuvers with more emphasis on distance traveled through air, slides, or grinds versus stationary tricks
  • Speed, style, flow and power

* Men and Women includes anyone who identifies as cisgender, trans, non-binary, and/or gender nonconforming skaters.