Watch The Vans Downtown Showdown Live Webcast And Win!

Posted 09/30/2008

Join Vans on Saturday, October 11th to see skateboarding's top pros and ams shred for their chance at $85,000, as the 4th annual Downtown Showdown invades Paramount Studios' Back Lot in Hollywood, CA.

Meet Bucky Lasek and Ryan Guettler @ Vans Skatepark Orlando

Posted 09/30/2008

Come out to Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, October 14th @ 6pm for a free BBQ and Vans athlete Meet and Greet.

October Skate Clinic

Posted 09/30/2008

School is back in at Vans Skatepark! Instructional skateboarding clinics will be offered at both parks on Saturday, October 11.

Ryan Villopoto And Team USA Beat The World In England

Posted 09/29/2008

Despite a slip-up in the mud and an unfriendly altercation with a French rival, Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto pulled through with the overall MX2 victory this weekend in Donnington Park, England, helping to secure America's 19th victory in the world's most prestigious motocross competition.

Dimmu Borgir DVD Premier

Posted 09/26/2008

This Tues Dimmu Borgir is hosting a premier screening of their new DVD "The Invaluable Darkness". The premier will take place at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA.

Tickets are $10 and will include a free Nuclear Blast grab bag plus raffle entry for the following prizes:

FIRST PRIZE: An ESP Guitar autographed by members of DIMMU BORGIR
SECOND PRIZE: Two tickets to DIMMU BORGIR's Los Angeles show on November 5th at The Gibson Amphitheater
THIRD PRIZE: A promotional copy of The Invaluable Darkness DVD

Enter To Win A Chance To Meet Forever The Sickest Kids!

Posted 09/26/2008

You could be one of the lucky winners to see Forever The Sickest Kids live at their House Of Blues Los Angeles Show! Not only will 3 lucky winners and a guest have a private meet and greet with FTSK, the winners will also be the proud owner of a pair of Vans shoes, and a Vans/FTSK prize pack! If you can't make it to this show, don't worry because Vans has hooked up with FTSK for four other tour dates! Check out how you could be apart of all the action.

Enter To Win A Chance To Meet Forever The Sickest Kids!

Posted 09/26/2008

 You could be one of the lucky winners to see your favorite band, Forever The Sickest Kids, live at the House Of Blues, Los Angeles Show! Not only will 3 lucky winners and a guest be able to MEET FTSK, the winner will also be the proud owner of a pair of Vans shoes and a FTSK prize pack! See you in LA!

Josh Harrington Wins #1 Video Of The Year At Interbike

Posted 09/25/2008

Vans BMX team rider Josh Harrington wins the NORA Cup award at Interbike for #1 BMX Video of the Year for producing End Search! Josh brought out his editor Tony Ennis to share the celebration and spent the remainder of the night dancing around with a life size cardboard cut out of Ryan Nyquist. Congrats Josh, another NORA Cup!

FUEL TV Airs A Vans Event Marathon

Posted 09/25/2008

FUEL TV brings you a full day of some of the most prestigious events that Vans has hosted over the past year. From surf to snow to skate, check out all of the action as top pros duke it out and get an inside look at the lifestyle they embrace.

Live Artist Kill Pixie @ New Vans Store Vancouver, WA

Posted 09/24/2008

Come out to the new Vans Store at the Vancouver Mall on Sunday, September 28 from 1pm - 6pm to watch live art by Kill Pixie. First 50 attendees receive a limited edition Vans T-shirt made exclusively for this event.

Enter to Win Downtown Showdown Tickets @ The Block

Posted 09/23/2008

Stop by Vans Skatepark @ The Block in Orange, CA for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Vans Downtown Showdown on October 11th. The enter to win ends on Saturday, September 27th, so make sure to stop by the park soon! Click here for more information on the Vans DTSD.

Win Tickets To The Vans Downtown Showdown!

Posted 09/23/2008

The 2008 Vans Downtown Showdown is going down Saturday, October 11th and features some of the top riders in skateboarding. You will have a chance to watch it live by entering to win tickets at select Southern California Vans stores. The contest ends Saturday, September 27th so be sure to drop by your nearest Vans store today!

Win Tickets To The Vans Downtown Showdown!

Posted 09/22/2008

The 2008 Vans Downtown Showdown is going down Saturday, October 11th and you have a chance to watch it live by entering to win tickets at select Southern California Vans stores. The contest ends Saturday, September 27th so be sure to drop by your nearest Vans store today!

Stores Participating:

Alhambra Vans Store, Brea Mall, Buena Park Mall, Burbank Town Center, Canoga Park Vans Store, Cerritos Center, Costa Mesa Vans Store, Culver City Vans Store, Del Amo Mall, Fullerton Vans Store, Glendale Galleria, Hermosa Beach Vans Store, Huntington Beach Vans Store, Lakewood Towne Center, Montebello Towne Center, Montery Park Vans Store, Northridge Fashion Center, Orange Vans Store, Pasadena Vans Store, Santa Monica Vans Store, South Bay Galleria, Stonewood Center Mall, The Block @ Orange, Topanga Plaza, Torrance Vans Store, Tustin Legacy, Tustin Marketplace, West Covina Mall, Westminster Mall, Westminster Vans Store, Whittier Vans Store.

'07 DTSD Pics

Posted 09/22/2008

To hype you up for this years event, we're bringin' back the photo gallery from last years DTSD-eat your heart out.

Sexton Wins Gold In BMX Street At X Games

Posted 09/22/2008

Vans BMX Team flow rider Sean Sexton took home his first X Games gold medal in BMX Street this weekend by finally beating out the three-peater Garret Reynolds. Throughout the year, Sean had his bike lost twice by the airlines and he finally got a fair shot at the street comp. this last weekend in Mexico City. Sean took home a bronze medal this summer in LA and now he has a gold to keep it company. Congrats!

Video of the '07 DTSD!

Posted 09/22/2008

Check out the video from last year's DTSD where skate teams Creature, Foundation, Real and Girl killed it designing the obstacles. Just imagine what could happen this year.

Mark Landvik On The Cover Of SNOWBOARD MAG

Posted 09/19/2008

Vans Snow Team rider Mark Landvik scored the cover of the first official issue of this season's SNOWBOARD MAG. The October issue should hit newsstands any day now. Nice job Mark!

Live Art At Urban Outfitters In Boston

Posted 09/18/2008

If you are in the Boston area this Saturday, stop by Urban Outfitters at Faneuil Hall to check out Vans fall releases and get yourself a custom eco-friendly bag painted for you by Greg "Pnut" Galinsky!

Sean Sexton Lands Cover Of New Ride Magazine!

Posted 09/16/2008

Check out Vans BMX Team flow rider Sean Sexton and this man-sized barspin on the cover of the new Ride Magazine. Word has it that Sean shot this deep in the Land of Oz earlier this summer.

Restaurant Hub 51 Shows Love For Vans

Posted 09/15/2008

Along with a list of delicious food on the menu Chicago restaurant, Hub 51, lays down some "House Rules" while dining at their fine establishment. One rule is our favorite, "Vans are our shoe of choice. Check them out" -thanks for the shout out Hub 51!

2008 Vans Downtown Showdown

Posted 09/12/2008

The 2008 Vans Downtown Showdown is going down Saturday, October 11th from 4pm to 11pm on the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The action will be webcast live on, so if you can't make it, no worries, will bring the action straight to you. Check out last years photo and video highlights and get ready for another year of shredding from skatings finest!

BMX Session Canceled @ The Block Sunday, September 28

Posted 09/12/2008

Due to the September Shred Street Contest, The Block's Sunday night BMX session from 6pm - 8pm on 9/28 will be canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Scotty Cranmer Spotlight

Posted 09/12/2008

After becoming one of the biggest names in BMX, including winning gold at X Games and dominating other contests such as the AST Dew Tour, Vans Triple Crown, and Let It Ride- all before turning 20 years old- it's only proper for Vans to give you a look at a side of BMX Team rider Scotty Cranmer that you've never seen before. Learn about Scotty's story with pictures and video as part of the Vans 'Spotlight' series.

Derek Albeck & Marco Zamora "Disconnected" Art Show In Seattle

Posted 09/11/2008

If you're in Seattle between Sept. 12 and October 4, please be sure to stop and see Derek & Marco's show at BLVD gallery. Opening reception is from 6-10 PM on Friday night and check for regular gallery hours and more info.

Catchin' Up With Vans BMX Team Rider Chase Hawk

Posted 09/10/2008

Get to know Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk a little better by reading about his "Top 5's" in a Ride BMX interview.

Have A Pre-Halloween Party With Flogging Molly In LA

Posted 09/09/2008

Flogging Molly will be at the Hollywood Palladium on October 25th and you can be there too! Enter to win a flight for you and a friend to Los Angeles, tickets to the show, hotel accommodations, $500 spending cash and VIP passes to meet the band at the show.

Ponto Loco Recap

Posted 09/08/2008

Casey Brown ripped his way into first place with high scoring rides and jumped out to an early lead over the field but the experience and patience of Collins seemed to be paying off. Collins caught a wave that offered an inside air section that was enough to bump him into the lead over the goofy-footer, but Brown answered back to Collins' score with one of his own. Brown's second score proved to be enough for the win....

Ponto Loco - Day 3 Recap

Posted 09/06/2008

The Vans El Ponto Loco presented by Sun Diego continued today with the completion of Round 4. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 2-Star event was accompanied by the Billabong Pro Junior Presented by Sun Diego. The ASP North America Pro Junior Series Grade-2 event completed the first two rounds of competition today in the decreasing two-to-three foot surf.

Be sure to check the Ponto Loco Photo Gallery for more shots of the event, and catch the video highlights on the live webcast player as competition wraps up.

Ponto Loco - Day 2 Recap

Posted 09/05/2008

Day 2 of the Ponto Loco saw more 2-4 ft surf with some rippable lefts on the lower tide. The days top performers included Brent Reilly straight out of Carlsbad, Jason Miller, Rylan McCart, Brandon Guilmette and Brad Ettinger.

Darrell Mathes vs Andreas Wiig Interview

Posted 09/05/2008

In the new September issue of Blisss Magazine, Vans Snow Team riders Darrell Mathes and Andreas Wiig take a different approach to their interview. As good buddies, find out what crazy questions they come up for eachother to answer.

Vans Ponto Loco - Day 1 Recap

Posted 09/04/2008

Day 1 at the Vans Ponto Loco saw waves in the 2-4 ft range as Aussie import Heath Walker led the charge with a single high wave score of 9.6 out of 10 on his backhand. Florida transplant Rylan McCart also had a solid day of competition using his East Coast skills to shralp the gutless left handers. Check the photo gallery for more surf action of Day 1.

Meet Ryan Guettler And Cory Nastazio In Salt Lake City

Posted 09/04/2008

Come out to the Vans store at South Towne Center in Sandy, UT on Tuesday, September 9th @ 7:00PM to meet Vans BMX riders Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Luke Parslow, Colin Mackay, Josh Harrington, Gary Young and Diogo Canina. There will be tons of Vans giveaways including limited edition t-shirts for the first 100 attendees. Join us and you might even win a chance to take home a  free pair of Vans shoes!

Fiolek Grabs Title With Overall Win At Women's Motocross National

Posted 09/03/2008

Vans MX Team rider Ashley Fiolek wins her first AMA/WMA Women's Professional Motocross Championship at Steel City Raceway! Congrats to Ashley for finishing the year off with a win and a championship in her first year as a pro!

Bucky Lasek Spotlight

Posted 09/03/2008

Vans continues to take a deeper look into its team riders and music/artist collaborations through their 'Spotlight' series. Discover the life of Bucky Lasek through pictures, video and the story of a skateboarder who says he's "a little bit of old school and a little bit of new school."

Patrick Gudauskas Making A Comeback In ASP WQS Ratings

Posted 09/02/2008

After leading the ASP WQS through half the season, Vans Surf Team rider Patrick Gudauskas made a good showing as the top North American performer in the 6-Star competition in Portugal this last weekend placing second. Pat said, "I have had a great year so far and this result will hopefully get me closer to the ASP World Tour." 

Gary Young Wins Metro Jam!

Posted 09/02/2008

It has been a hectic weekend for Gary, since his weekend started about a month ago on a road trip in San Diego. Despite being burnt out and haggard from shredding most of North America in the past 30 days, Gary had enough raditude left to take the win at this year's Metro Jam in Toronto, Canada. Look for an exclusive GY interview coming soon!

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