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Pro BMX Camp Registration Currently Open At Vans Skateparks

Posted 04/30/2009

Want to brush up on your BMX skills with Vans BMX Pros Cory Nastazio or Ryan Guettler? Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will each be holding 2-Day Pro BMX Camps this summer.

Vans Blog

Posted 04/29/2009

Yes, it's true. Vans now has blogs. Get the skinny on all kinds of crazy stuff that you won't hear about anywhere else, but right here on Vans.com. From Surf to Skate, Music to Girls; and everything in between; there is a plethora (you might want to look that up) of stuff for you to check out. Now go get busy, and come back often!

BMX Am Contest Recap @ The Block

Posted 04/29/2009

It was Saturday night and skate sessions were cancelled at The Block to make room for the Vans BMX Invasion Am Contest. Some insane riding went down on Saturday, April 25 making things tough for guest judges Cory Nastazio, Colin Mackay and Gary Young.  

The Combi Is Heating Up!

Posted 04/29/2009

More pics of the guys getting ready for the upcoming PTPP event!

Transworld Checks In With Dylan Graves

Posted 04/28/2009

Vans' newest Surf Team rider Dylan Graves is welcomed to the set of Transworld Surf's, Cote's Cube. In this episode, Dylan talks everything from a chipped bone in his ankle to in his ping pong skills and victory in the Nixon High Tide Hold 'Em contest. Plus a bonus clip from a recent trip to Mainland Mexico.

Pre-game Pro-tec Pool Party Practice

Posted 04/28/2009

How do Omar, Bucky and Rune prep for the event? Well, the guys at Thrasher headed to the Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark to find out...

Guettler Takes ASA Action Sports World Tour Title!

Posted 04/27/2009

The ASA Action Sports World Tour Big Air BMX Triples contest went down in Minneapolis this past weekend. None other than Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler came back with the win followed by Vans flow rider TJ Ellis. The competition was intense and but Ryan pulled off the win with his 1080 to double tailwhip-Congrats Ryan!

2009 Pro-tec Pool Party Saturday May 16th!

Posted 04/24/2009

The 2009 Pro-tec Pool Party is 3 weeks away... Mark your calendars now because this years event is going to be off the planet! Skaters competing include Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Chris Miller, Rune Glifberg, Bob Burnquist and a ton of other legendary pool shredders. Make sure to catch all the action on the Live Webcast and sharpen up on your bowl skating trivia because we're givin away Vans gear all day, plus a special grandprize Custom Epiphone Coronet guitar signed by all the competitors. It's all going down Saturday, May 16th @ 1pm!

Dylan Graves Takes The Mundo Rad! Magazine Cover

Posted 04/23/2009

If you haven't seen it yet, peep out Issue 71 of Mundo Rad! Magazine with Vans Surf Team rider Dylan Graves on the cover! This Caribbean/East Coast Mag. captures Dylan in his hometown of Puerto Rico. Congrats Dylan!

Confirmed Riders List Just In!

Posted 04/23/2009

Check the confirmed riders list to see if your favorite rider will be skating in this year's Pro-tec Pool Party! Don't forget, more riders will be added after qualifying, so stay tuned!

Registration Now Open For Vans Vert & Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek

Posted 04/23/2009

Both Vans Skateparks will be holding special skate camps featuring Bucky Lasek in June. At The Block in CA, Bucky and other pros will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of transition and park riding. Over at Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL, Bucky will be stepping it up a notch and teaching advanced vert riding with other pros. This camp is geared to intermediate to advanced skaters, and spots are very limited so sign up today at your local park.

Registration Now Open For Vans Vert & Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek

Posted 04/22/2009

Both Vans Skateparks will be holding special skate camps featuring Bucky Lasek in June. At The Block in CA, Bucky and other pros will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of transition and park riding. Over at Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL, Bucky will be stepping it up a notch and teaching advanced vert riding with other pros. This camp is geared to intermediate to advanced skaters, and spots are very limited so sign up today at your local park.

Vans BMX Invasion 2 Contest Footy

Posted 04/22/2009

The Vans BMX Invasion 2 Am Contest went down a few weeks ago in Orlando. With plenty of entrants, good footy was sure to take place. So what are you waiting for...? Check it and watch out for the few gnarly falls at the beginning!

Vans Supported Artist Marco Zamora @ New Phoenix Vans Store

Posted 04/21/2009

Marco Zamora will be hanging out at the new Vans store at Chandler Fashion Square in Chandler, AZ on Saturday, April 25 @ 3PM. Marco will be giving away free silk screened prints to the first 50 people that show up. Come watch Marco in action while he screens the prints live in the store! There will also be limited giveaways and prizes. Check out Marco's work at his website www.marcozamora.com

Villopoto Has First 450 Career Win In Hometown

Posted 04/20/2009

Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto thrilled his hometown crowd at Qwest Field in Seattle with an electrifying win on Saturday night. Villopoto took the lead early and never looked back as he scored his first-career AMA Supercross win. Villopoto led 16 of the 20 laps in the main event in front of a very partisan crowd that was on its feet throughout the race.

Jam For Van

Posted 04/17/2009

If your in the Denver area be sure to check out the Jam for Van event on the 18th of May at 1:00pm. The event is taking place at a backyard bowl, so you must RSVP to attend... space will be limited.

The Vans Off The Wall Warped Tour Bus Stop

Posted 04/17/2009

This Sunday April 19th between 4pm and 6pm come on out to the Westminster Mall (Maryland) parking lot near Belks as the Vans motorhome will be on hand with tons of giveaways and free BBQ. They'll be having a drawing for free shoes and five sets of Vans Warped Tour tickets all to have fun and to promote skating in Westminster and to raise awareness for several upcoming events of the Matthew and Caitlin Boles Foundation

Vans BMX Invasion 2 @ Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 04/17/2009

Vans is now bringing the BMX Am contest to Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA on Saturday, April 25. Guest judges for this one include Cory Nastazio, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler and Colin Mackay. Come out and show the pros what you've got!

West Coast Invitational Returns To Mammoth May 1-3, 2009

Posted 04/16/2009

A group of the best snowboarders in the world will descend on Mammoth May 1-3, 2009 for the eighth annual West Coast Invitational. The weekend promises non-stop action with a Superpipe competition, a Rail Jam in the Village and an after party featuring Dilated Peoples.

New Datarock Video

Posted 04/16/2009

Datarock just released a video for their blazing hot new single "Give it up".  Check it out!

Win A VWT VIP Prize Pack From Vans/AP Mag/The Devil Wears Prada

Posted 04/15/2009

Design a new pair of Vans Customs between 4/13 - 5/10 and enter to win a Grand Prize Package from AP and Vans. The Devil Wears Prada will choose one grand prize winner and 10 other winning designs will receive gift packs from AP and Vans. Simply design your Vans Customs, use the "email to a friend" feature to send your design to photocontest@altpress.com. Be sure to include your name, city, and state. Top entries will be posted in the AP online gallery for The Devil Wears Prada to deliberate.

Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour Hits Vegas This Weekend

Posted 04/14/2009

The Journeys Backyard BBQ kicks off in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 18 outside Galleria at Sunset in the South parking lot from noon-7:00 pm. Come one, come all to see Vans team riders including Steve Caballero, Bucky Lasek, Christian Hosoi and Omar Hassan plus Dennis McCoy in a BMX demo. The Metal Mulisha and a performance by Saosin make this one full day in Vegas. See you there.

Vans Summer Skatecamp Registration Open @ Both Skateparks

Posted 04/13/2009

Get out there and skate this summer! Both Vans Skateparks have summer skatecamp registration currently open. Summer skatecamps run select weeks at each park Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm.

Vans Girls Skate Clinic With Vans Skate Team Rider Cara-Beth Burnside

Posted 04/10/2009

Ever wanted to learn how to skate? Come out the Vans Skate Park at the Block of Orange April 18th for a girls only skate clinic. For the special price of only $20 you will get instructions, a special gift bag and a chance to meet Cara-Beth Burnisde. Head to the Block of Orange to sign up for a great day of skating with the Vans Girls!

Vans Girls Skate Clinic With Team Rider Cara-Beth Burnside

Posted 04/10/2009

Ever wanted to learn how to skate? Come out the Vans Skate Park at the Block of Orange April 18th for a girls only skate clinic. For the special price of only $20 you will get instructions, a special gift bag and a chance to meet Cara-Beth Burnisde. Head to the Block of Orange to sign up for a great day of skating with the Vans Girls!

Beaver Creek Resort Hosts Sixth Annual Malay Day Park Contest

Posted 04/09/2009

Beaver Creek Resort is proud to host the sixth annual Malay Day on Thursday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30pm. The event is held in honor and loving memory of local snowboarder, Josh Malay, who lost his life while snowboarding in 2004. Friends and industry members are inspired to "live and love life" in his memory.

Combi Pool @ The Block Closure

Posted 04/09/2009

The Combi Pool @ Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA will be closed for cleaning on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15.  The rest of the course will be open regular hours.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vans Summer Skatecamp Registration Open @ Both Skateparks

Posted 04/09/2009

Get out there and skate this summer! Both Vans Skateparks have summer skatecamp registration currently open. Summer skatecamps run select weeks at each park Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm.

Vans Music Blog!

Posted 04/09/2009

Check out and catch up all that's going on in the music world through the Vans Music Blog! The man is Antediluvian1, and he's bringin' you up close and personal to some of the best shows going on all over the country. With pics and the behind the scenes scoop, you'll feel like you were apart of all the action. So, come back and visit often!

Beaver Creek Resort Hosts Sixth Annual Malay Day Park Contest

Posted 04/08/2009

Beaver Creek Resort is proud to host the sixth annual Malay Day on Thursday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30pm. The event is held in honor and loving memory of local snowboarder, Josh Malay, who lost his life while snowboarding in 2004. Friends and industry members are inspired to "live and love life" in his memory.

Design Your Own Vans Customs Kicks!

Posted 04/08/2009

Vans, the original custom sneaker maker, has re-launched its Vans Customs shoe site and wants to invite you to take it for a spin. Now, you can choose from three Vans favorites - the Slip-On, Era or Old Skool - available in tons of new colors and patterns!  Plus, you can check out the new "Share and Chat" function which allows you to collaborate with your friends in creating the perfect Vans Custom design. Go get creative!

BMX Am 2 Orlando Recap

Posted 04/07/2009

Insane riding went down at Vans Skatepark Orlando on Friday, April 3. The Vans BMX Am Contest ended Orlando's Spring Break with a bang.

Waiver Update @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 04/07/2009

Please be aware that the grace period from 1/1/09 to 4/1/09 for updating your skatepark waiver has ended. If you have not filled out a new waiver in 2009 at either Vans Skatepark (Orange, CA & Orlando, FL), then you will be required to fill a new one out to ride on the course.

Andreas Wiig & More Autograph Signing @ Denver Vans Store

Posted 04/07/2009

Vans Snow Team riders Andreas Wiig, Hana Beaman, Zac Marben, Scotty Arnold and Darrell Mathes will be stopping by the new Vans store at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, CO on Saturday, April 11 @ 3PM. Come on by and meet the athletes plus enter to win an autographed Andreas Wiig Snowboard! There will be tons of other prizes and giveaways so show up early because supplies are limited.

Greg "Pnut" Galinsky Art Show At Exhibit A Gallery At Alva Skates

Posted 04/06/2009

Join Vans at Alva Skates this Thursday, April 9th for an art show of 50 special decks painted by Greg "Pnut" Galinsky. We'll have food, drink and great tunes to go along with Pnut's unique stylings.  Pnut, a native of Venice who now lives in SF, has done several collabs with Vans so check it out if you are in the area.

Bucky Lasek's Backyard Bowl

Posted 04/03/2009

Ever feel like it's a pain always going to the skatepark to shred the bowl? Well, if you're Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek you build one in your backyard! As a partial sponsor, Vans will be following Bucky every step of the way. Peep out a video, pics and what Bucky had to say of just how much work is being done to make his backyard dream bowl.

Vans Warped Tour Pre-Sale Is On Now!

Posted 04/02/2009

Buying your Vans Warped Tour tickets is one thing you definitely shouldn't procrastinate on, and here's why: discounted ticket price & service fees: buy early and save money! Later on, you can use this to justify buying one of every t-shirt from your favorite band!

Parra Exhibition In Los Angeles Opens This Saturday, April 4th

Posted 04/01/2009

Here's a chance to see one of our favorite artists in LA. Is it just because he used to skate for Vans? Nah, Parra's work is amazing. Catch the Dutch artists' show at HVW8 Gallery between April 4 and May 9. And be on the lookout for Vans x Parra kicks coming out this summer.

Oliver Peck's New Vans Blog!

Posted 04/01/2009

That's right folks you heard it, Vans family member and infamous tattoo artist Oliver Peck started his own blog right here on the Vans site! For the next two months he'll be out on a tour called Music As A Wagon and will be blogging about all 40 cities of this US tour! Peep out Oliver's blog frequently cause you'll be coming back for more!

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