Design Your Own Obstacle and Win!

Posted 08/31/2007

Each year, the Vans Downtown Showdown features the best in street skating creativity and style, challenging top skate teams to create and design the most challenging, interesting street obstacle ever ridden. Now it's your turn...

Vans in Barcelona Week #1

Posted 08/31/2007

Van Wastell, Dylan Rieder, Andrew Allen, Jon Goemann and Keegan Sauder flew to Barcelona, Spain where they met up with Chris Pfanner. Get the whole story and photos on

2007 Vans Warped Tour Wraps Up

Posted 08/31/2007

Thanks to everyone who came out the '07 Vans Warped Tour. has tons of photos, video and more and it's never to early to start thinking about next year. What bands do you think should be on the 2008 lineup?

Vans Vert Camp At The Block

Posted 08/29/2007

30 lucky vert riders got the chance of a lifetime to spend two days learning from the pros. Bucky Lasek, Neil Hendrix, Buster Halterman and Josh Borden instructed at the Vans Vert Camp at The Block last week. The students received one on one attention from the pros focusing on vert riding.

Vans And Vestal Bring You Turbonegro This Fall

Posted 08/28/2007

Enter the Turbonegro Contest for your chance to win a pair of tickets to their Fall U.S. Tour presented by Vans and Vestal, as well as a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi's. Also make sure to pick up their new album "Retox" in stores now.

Vans Girl Erica Hosseini Video Interview on

Posted 08/24/2007

Vans team rider, Erica Hosseini is interviewed on her competitive surfing aspirations for the Orange County Register. The interview also features some footage of Erica surfing Southside Huntington in preparation for the US Open.

September Best Trick

Posted 08/24/2007

September's best trick is going to be held on the new construction barriers at both parks. Come by and show us what you've got on Friday, September 7 at 7:00pm. Winner gets a free pair of shoes and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque. Everyone in the 6 - 8 session is welcome to join the 15 minute jam format. We hold best tricks on the first Friday of every month.

Vans Invitational Results

Posted 08/23/2007

The Vans Invitational went off this past weekend in Portland with Diogo Canina taking 2nd in Dirt and Danile Dhers landing in 3rd in the Overall competition.

Vans' "One Nation Under Canvas" Tour Hitting Texas This Weekend

Posted 08/22/2007

Vans is spreading some love through Texas this weekend with a BBQ, contests, prizes and giveaways for everyone! Read more for the schedule.

Cranmer Stars In Fuel Tv's Original Series "Firsthand"

Posted 08/22/2007

Catch Vans BMX team rider Scotty Cranmer on "Firsthand" on Fuel TV airing at 8pm ET/PT this Sunday, August 26th.

Last Chance To Catch The ’07 Vans Warped Tour

Posted 08/20/2007

This is the final week of the ’07 Tour and those of you on the West Coast have a last chance to check out the tour with the stops in Marysville, Fresno, Chula Vista and Carson. Clip Of The Week

Posted 08/20/2007

Every week has a new Clip Of The Week. This week's clip features Tommy Gurrolla in Minnesota. Check it out.

Vans Surf Whip Contest

Posted 08/20/2007

The bike you use to hit the waves could get you some new Vans and a custom Stretch surfboard. Enter the Vans Surf Whip monthly giveaway if you think your bike is the best in town.

Daniel Dhers On The Daily Habit

Posted 08/20/2007

Vans team rider, '06 Dew Tour champ and '07 X-Games gold medalist Daniel Dhers hits the Daily Habit on Fuel TV this Wednesday at 6pm pst/ 9pm est.

Sessions Closed at The Block

Posted 08/16/2007

The Block will have a few sessions closed next week. On Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24, The Block's course will be closed to the public for the first session from 10am - 12pm. Our retail and pro shop will remain open at regular hours from 10am - 10pm.

Vans Team Riders in Portland

Posted 08/15/2007

Vans team riders are in Portland for the Vans Invitational and while in town, Josh Bordan, Cory Nastazio and Gary Young made an appearance at the Glenhaven Skatepark. In addition Vans made a $10,000 donation to the skatepark to help support skate and BMX in the Portland region.

Live FMX Webcast This Friday

Posted 08/15/2007

The Dew Action Sports Tour FMX competition will be webcast live this Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm PST. Check it out.

Vans' "One Nation Under Canvas" Tour Hitting Florida and Texas

Posted 08/13/2007

Vans is spreading some love around Florida and Texas the next two weekends with a BBQ, contests, prizes and giveaways for everyone! Read more for the schedule.

Oliver Peck And MXPX On The Set of "Secret Weapon"

Posted 08/13/2007

Check out a recent Oliver Peck Slipisode which finds Oliver on the set of the new MXPX video, "Secret Weapon". Take a look.

Vans Giveaways And More This Weekend At The Vans Invitational

Posted 08/13/2007

Those of you in Portland for the Vans Invitational should come by the Vans booth for giveaways and more.

Meet Vans Riders In Portland

Posted 08/13/2007

Meet Vans Team Riders Cory Nastazio, Gary Young, Omar Hassan and Josh Borden Tuesday in Portland. The guys will be doing a meet and greet at the Glenhaven Skatepark from 3 to 4:30 pm.

Why I Love Vans

Posted 08/10/2007


Vans BMX Team Grab Gold and Silver at X-Games

Posted 08/10/2007

Flow Rider Daniel Dhers wins the Gold Medal and Scotty Cranmer gets the Silver Medal in BMX Park at X-Games 13. Daniel rode amazing and Scotty killed it with a triple tailwhip to a double tailwhip, and also front flip the massive 8 ft. spine. Also in the Finals were Josh Harrington and Gary Young. Congrats to the riders for their performances.

Vans Kicks Off 07/08 Snow Season With The New

Posted 08/07/2007

Sure it may be 85 degrees and the beach is calling, but the time to hit the mountains will be here before you know it. Clip Of The Week

Posted 08/06/2007

Every week has a new Clip Of The Week. This week's clip features Steve Caballero in Scotts Valley skatepark. Check it out.

Win A Pair Of Oliver Peck Slip On's

Posted 08/06/2007

Enter for your chance to win a set of the new Oliver Peck Vans Slip-Ons. One grand prize winner will win a set of the new shoes, a Vans flannel, and a pair of Vans denim pants. Also make sure to stop by the Vans tent at 2pm at every stop of the Warped Tour for your chance to meet him.

Own The Action And Win A Yamaha Cycle

Posted 08/06/2007

Bucky Lasek, Daniel Dhers and Scotty Cranmer are just some of the Vans riders featured in the new Own The Action video mash up contest.

Bucky Lasek Stars In Fuel TV’s Original Series "Firsthand"

Posted 08/06/2007

Catch Bucky Lasek in "Firsthand", showcasing Bucky competing in the Pro-Tec Pool Party and more behind the scenes action from several other top events.

The Showdown Will Be Webcast

Posted 08/03/2007

Once again the Showdown is going to be webcast live. Look for details soon and check out '06 video highlights now.

Showdown Hits Hollywood On October 13th

Posted 08/03/2007

The 3rd Annual Vans Downtown Showdown hits Paramount Studios on October 13th. Look for info soon on how you can get tickets to one of the top skate events of the year.

Bucky Lasek Stars In Fuel TV's Original Series "Firsthand"

Posted 08/03/2007

Catch Bucky Lasek in "Firsthand" on Fuel TV airing this Sunday at 8pm est/5pm pst. In Bucky's Firsthand we start off watching him race at the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix where he competes in the celebrity portion of the event. We're with him as he practices for, and competes in the Pro-Tec Pool Party contest at Vans Skatepark in Orange - a who's who of bowl skating past, present and future. He finishes in second place overall, just behind Rune Glifberg.

Added BMX Session In Orlando

Posted 08/03/2007

Sunday nights will now be open to BMX riders in Orlando from 8pm - 10pm. Cost will reflect regular weekend rates of $7 for members and $15 for non-members. Skaters please be aware of the schedule change because this session will be BMX only.

Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour @ The Block

Posted 08/03/2007

We had a great turnout at The Block for the Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour. Local riders and traveling riders alike threw down some amazing talent during the two-day event.

Catch The Vans Team During X-Games Telecasts

Posted 08/02/2007

Lots of chances to watch your favorite team guys tonight and through the weekend! Click here to see the schedule of Vans Team riders.

Vans Girl Karina Petroni On American Hot Rod

Posted 08/02/2007

Vans Girl Karina Petroni not only took 2nd in this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing, but she will also be on the Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod tonight.

Vans Customs- New Colors And Patterns

Posted 08/02/2007

We have just added a number of new colors and patterns to the Vans custom shoe program. Take a look at the new options for the Slip-On's and Old Skool's.

Vans and Teen Vogue are coming to Huntington Beach

Posted 08/01/2007

Vans And Teen Vogue have teamed up to bring you the ultimate back to school style event this Friday starting at 6pm at Jacks in Huntington Beach.

Best Trick Contest At Vans Skateparks

Posted 08/01/2007

Both Vans Skateparks will be holding best trick contests this Friday at 7:00pm. The winner takes home a pair of Vans and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque.

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