VPS Select Pros, Tour Challengers and Wildcards to Meet in Shanghai this May


Costa Mesa, CALIF. (April 30, 2019) – Returning for a fourth season of historic skateboarding competition, Vans Park Series reveals the official 2019 VPS Pro Tour roster, set to showcase the largest, most sought-after field of exciting park terrain talent from around the world—featuring the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2018 season, along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros in the men’s division are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by qualifying Tour Challengers who are in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year-end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2019 VPS World Championships in Salt Lake City, USA. For the first stop of 2019, competitors will head back to Shanghai, China on May 17, for their first chance to build their tour rankings.

Vans Park Series remains committed to endorsing prize parity for men and women at every stop this year. Expanding the opportunity for women talent even further, the 2019 VPS Women’s Pro Tour stops are open for registration at all Pro Tour locations, to present a truly international and diverse range of talent in the women’s field. Prospective women’s competitors are encouraged to enter here. See below for the full list of invitees for the 2019 season.  

The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com, beginning May 18. Adding to the suspense for the first stop, VPS recently announced skateboarding legend Tony Hawk as the newest addition to the team. Hawk will bring a lifetime of expertise to the Vans Park Series premium live broadcast, providing global viewers and listeners with an exhilarating, competitive skateboarding showcase experience.

2019 World Championship Tour Invitees*

2019 VPS MEN'S SELECT PROS


2019 VPS MEN'S PRO TOUR CHALLENGERS


2019 VPS MEN'S PRO TOUR WILDCARDS


2019 VPS WOMEN'S SELECT PROS


2019 VPS WOMEN'S WILDCARDS

*To claim their invitations to the 2019 VPS World Championships, invitees are required to compete in three of four VPS Pro Tour global qualifying events, leaving final athlete participation to be confirmed on day of competition.

For the 2019 season, all Women’s qualifier events are open for registration to all women’s competitors who are not already on the VPS circuit. Stay tuned to www.vansparkseries.com for final qualifying athlete confirmations for the 2019 VPS Pro Tour.


2019 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE

Shanghai, China
May 18

São Paulo, Brazil
June 23

Montreal, Canada
July 13

Paris, France
August 10

World Championships

Salt Lake City, USA
September 7


2019 Vans Park Series Trailer