SEA Games athletes Arina Rahman, Joehann Joer, Pevi Permana Putra, Rocky Chan and Nyimas Bunga Cinta are competing in the VPS Asia Regionals Finals
VPS Select Pro Lizzie Armanto joins forces with Asia skateboarders to pioneer female skateboarding culture in the region
Strong presence of local skate community in local Vans Shop Riot showdown
SINGAPORE. (Aug 16, 2019) – Asia’s Skateboarding scene is capturing attention once again as the region’s top skateboarding athletes are set to compete head-to-head tomorrow for wild card entries to the VPS World Championships in September. Thirteen male skateboarders are confirmed to enter the Finals, some of the notable athletes include Malaysia skater Arina Rahman who completed the VPS Asia Continental Championships last year in the 6th place, Singapore home-grown skater Joehann Joer and Rocky Chan, who completed the Singapore Skateboard Championship 2019 Park Category in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Women’s Final were rounded out this evening with the Vanguards panel led by VPS Select Pro Lizzie Armanto, who made the 2nd in VPS Pro Tour at Paris-Chelles last weekend, and four Singapore and Malaysia female skateboarders. The five confirmed field of competitors for Women’s final includes Indonesia skater Nyimas Bunga Cinta who completed VPS Asia Continental Championships last year in the 3rd place.
Vanguards panel (left to right) – Ayesha, Lizzie Armanto, Sabrina Hussein, Fatin Syahirah, Nur Qashdina Wallace Woon
Vans brought together the local skate community this evening through the Vans Shop Riot event, encouraging skate communities and shops to design obstacles and have skaters compete on them for cash and prizes. “I love what the Shop Riot event stands for. It puts the creative control in the hands of the people who are the most in-tune with the end product. Watching the community have a contest on their peers designs and builds was really satisfying. The teams really came together to create, and by doing so, brought the community as a whole together.” Said Elijah Kislevitz, Senior Marketing Manager of Vans Singapore and Malaysia.
This year marks the third year Vans Park Series was held in Singapore, one of South East Asia’s most dynamic countries. With the continuous support from Singapore National Parks Board (NParks), Singaporeans are anticipating another round of excitement this Saturday in East Coast Park. In continued support of environmental sustainability and awareness, attendees are encouraged to bring their own container to enjoy free water on site.
LOCATION: EAST COAST PARK XTREME SKATEPARK, SINGAPORE
Saturday, August 17th
2pm: Open Practice
4pm - 5pm: Women’s Practice
5pm: Women’s Prelims and Finals
6pm: Men’s Finals