São Paulo, BRAZIL (June 20, 2019) – Geared up and ready to go for the second stop of the Vans Park Series 2019 Pro Tour in São Paulo, Brazil, the long list of impressive park terrain skaters are set to compete in one of the greatest skate meccas in the world this weekend. Every VPS stop has a unique history, but Brazil has one of the oldest and most passionate skate scenes to date. In lieu of the looming action-packed weekend, Vans legend Jeff Grosso and the Love Letters crew recently headed down to Brazil to showcase just how much epic skate history they could uncover in just 8 days.

With new names appearing on tour since the last stop in Shanghai, this event will be a must-watch for top contenders like Brazilian superstars Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp, leading tour pros such as Roman Pabich and Patrick Ryan, and the return of past tour favorites Ronnie Sandoval and Chris Russell. Adding to the drama, a voracious field of local Brazilian talent have shown their teeth, eager to get onto the tour circuit and fight their way to the top. See the confirmed field of competitors for the Brazil stop, including new challengers, event wildcards and local names below, and tune in to witness the best park terrain rippers from around the globe on Sunday, June 23 on vansparkseries.com.

For São Paulo spectators, the Brazil stop offers to the local audience a Village full of free activities, DJs, skate clinics, photo galleries and live concerts at the end of each day. See the full schedule down below.

Skaters

BRAZIL

Event Wildcards

Felipe Caltabiano (BRA)
Gilberto Prestes (BRA)
Miguel Oliveira (BRA)
Pedro Carvalho (BRA)
Pedro Quintas (BRA)

Men’s Select Pros

Alex Sorgente (USA)
Patrick Ryan (USA)
Roman Pabich (USA)
Pedro Barros (BRA)

Men’s Tour Challengers

Cedric Pabich (USA)
Clay Kreiner (USA)
Heimana Reynolds (USA)
Jake Wooten (USA)
Josh Borden (USA)
Murilo Peres (BRA)
Karl Berglind (SWE)
Kevin Kowalski (USA)
Luiz Francisco (BRA)
Robin Bolian (FRA)
Tristan Rennie (USA)
Vincent Matheron (FRA)
Vinicius Kakinho (BRA)

Tour Wildcards

Chris Russell (USA)
Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

Women’s Select Pros

Brighton Zeuner (USA)
Jordyn Barratt (USA)
Kokona Hiraki (JPN)
Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
Yndiara Asp (BRA)

Women’s Open Challengers

Amelia Brodka (POL)
Ana Theodoro (BRA)
Ana Toro (COL)
Autumn Tust (USA)
Bia Sodre (BRA)
Camila Borges (BRA)
Dora Varella (BRA)
Emily Antunes (BRA)
Isadora Pachecho (BRA)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
Leticia Gonsalves (BRA)
Margaret Ugalde (CRC)
Pietra Dona (BRA)
Victoria Bassi (BRA)


VANS VILLAGE SCHEDULE

OPEN TO PUBLIC THURSDAY 6/20 – SUNDAY 6/23, 11am-6pm

Thu (6/20): Arena 09am to 6pm | Village 11am to 6pm

  • Vans Store 10am to 5pm
  • Bar & Food Trucks 11am to 6pm
  • Art Activation (Leave a Message) 11am to 5:30pm
  • Vanguards Skate Area 11am as 5pm - free skate
  • Talk/Q&A Yndiara + Brighton 2pm to 2:30pm
  • Music Series Activation
  • 2:30pm - Dj Esteves
  • 5pm – SHOW: Deb and the Mentals

Fri (6/21): Arena 09am to 6pm | Village 11am to 6pm

  • Vans Store 10am to 5pm
  • Bar & Food Trucks 11am to 6pm
  • Art Activation (Leave a Message) 11am to 5:30pm
  • 1pm - Draw Workshop with Skatelixo
  • 1pm - Collage Workshop with Guilherme França
  • 2:30pm - Draw Workshop with Ratones
  • 3:30 - Lettering Workshop with Sanx
  • 4pm - Lettering Workshop with Guilherme França
  • Vanguards Skate Area 11am as 5pm
  • Learn to Skate 11am to 3pm
  • 2pm - Dj Vivian Marques
  • 5pm – SHOW: BRVNKS

Sat (6/22): Arena 09am to 5pm | Village 11am to 6pm

  • Vans Store 10am to 5pm
  • Bar & Food Trucks 11am to 6pm
  • Art Activation (Leave a Message) 11am to 5:30pm
  • 1pm - Stencil Workshop with Aline Seelig
  • 1pm Collage Workshop with Guilherme França
  • 2:30pm - Draw Workshop with Melissa Baltazar
  • 3:30pm - Lettering with Sanx
  • 4pm - Lettering Workshop with Conrado Chati
  • Vanguards Skate Area 11am as 5pm
  • Learn to Skate 11am to 2:30pm
  • Vans BR Team Skate Jam 2:30pm to 3:15pm
  • 2pm - Dj Sleep
  • 5pm – SHOW: Far From Alaska - Rock

Sun (6/23): Arena 09am as 2:30pm | Village 11am to 4pm

  • Vans Store 10am to 4pm
  • Bar & Food Trucks 11am to 4pm
  • Vanguards Skate Area 10m as 3:15pm
  • Learn to Skate 10am to 2:30pm
  • Vans BR Team Skate Jam 2:30pm to 3:15pm
  • Art Activation (Leave a Message) 11am to 4pm
  • 11:30am - Handwriting Workshop with Sanx
  • 11h30 as 13h30 - Collage Workshop with Guilherme França
  • 1:30am - Stencil Workshop with Meneses
  • 2pm - Handwriting Workshop with Sanx
  • 2:30pm - Love Letters Brazil Episode Screening (45")
  • 3:15pm – SHOW: Pense

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