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Catching Up With Dean Wilson

Posted 05/28/2010

You may have heard of him from making the podium a handful of times during his rookie year of the 2010 Supercross Season, Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider Dean Wilson is one of the most likable and hardest working athletes on the circuit. Take a look at this cool video our friends over at Transworld MX shot of Dean as he prepares for his first professional Outdoor Season in the 2010 Lucas Outdoor Championship Series!

VWT 2010 Poster

Posted 05/28/2010

First look at the 2010 Vans Warped Tour poster available for FREE this summer at the Vans tent on Warped. Pretty sick, check it out! Many of the bands sign at the Vans tent during the summer so keep an eye out on the site and on Twitter for the details on when where and when bands are signing.

One Way or Another Tour

Posted 05/27/2010

We're happy to be supporting a good old-fashioned skate/art road trip with Color Magazine. Vans supported artists Dennis McNett, P-Nut, Donny Miller and a whole crew are cramming into a van and doing one-night-only art shows in 3 cities: LA, Kansas City and Austin. Be sure to go if you're in the area.

Vans Video Vault with Colin Mackay

Posted 05/26/2010

Watch Vans BMX Team rider Colin Mackay kill some spots in SoCal and get the low down on his favorite shoe, the Wylie. Colin also wants to hook you up with some of his gear including: a Haro frame, PRO-TEC helmet, the Wylie and more!

Maloof Money Cup x NYC Part 1 on VBS.TV

Posted 05/25/2010

The New York Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans is right around the corner, (June 5th-6th to be exact) and VBS.TV has posted the first part of a mini-series on the skate contest coming to the big apple to get you fired up.

2010 Protec Pool Party Wrap-up / Part 2

Posted 05/24/2010

The pros kill it,  and Sunday morning quarterbacks get busy...

AMA Outdoor Series has Begun

Posted 05/24/2010

Vans Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider, Christophe Pourcel came out swinging for the first 2010 AMA Outdoor race of the series in Rancho Cordova, CA this past weekend. Pourcel took first in Moto 1 and third in Moto 2, landing him with a second place overall for the days events. Pourcel said, "Track conditions went from very slick corners to a deep rutted hard pack track by the end of the day with all the elevation changes and corners and it was very important to get a good start."

2010 Protec Pool Party Wrap-up / Part 1

Posted 05/24/2010

The Masters battle and Bucks for Blocks burn up the Combi...

2010 Pro-tec Pool Party is a Wrap

Posted 05/23/2010

The 2010 Pro-tec Pool Party is a wrap and no one that saw the action Saturday night was disappointed. Steve Caballero and Bucky Lasek capped off the special night with titles. 

2010 PROTEC POOL PARTY FINAL RESULTS!!!

Posted 05/22/2010

It's in the books...

Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction?

Posted 05/22/2010

Get your wallets out, but use your dollars wisely...

Counterfeit Tickets to Pro-Tec Pool Party

Posted 05/21/2010

It has come to our attention that some counterfeit tickets to the event have been sold. Pro-tec Pool Party is not a public event because of space restrictions in the park. If you purchased tickets to our event from Craigslist in Las Vegas for $25 you've gotten yourself a fake ticket. Unfortunately, we cannot honor these tickets. 

Pro-Tec Pool Party Event Schedule

Posted 05/21/2010

We have a lot going on tomorrow. Don't miss out. We'll stay as close to this webcast schedule as we can, but it is a live event so it could vary by a little bit. This schedule is PACIFIC TIME.
3pm-5pm Masters Pool Jam Prelims5pm-7pm Pro Mens Prelims7pm-7:45pm Blocks for Bucks7:45pm Live Performance by OFF! (set time subject to change)8pm-8:40pm Masters Finals8:40pm-9:10pm Pro Finals9:20pm Awards Ceremony

Don't Miss The Pro-tec Pool Party Live Webcast Tomorrow!

Posted 05/21/2010

The 6th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is TOMORROW at the Vans Skatepark in Orange. Catch a live HD webcast of the entire event powered by FUEL TV at vans.com/poolparty from 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The event is also streaming live through the Fuel TV iPhone App for the first time.  Tune in for a chance to score a custom Pro-tec Pool Party Epiphone Coronet Guitar, an iPod loaded with John Cardiel's playlist and gift packs from Vans and Rockstar. Get behind the scenes at the event on the Pro-Tec Pool Party Blog and Vans Twitter.

2010 PROTEC POOL PARTY Heat Lists

Posted 05/21/2010

A couple of seriously stacked heats, the eliminations are going to look like finals...

Vans Warped Tour Tickets Are on Sale Now

Posted 05/20/2010

Get ready for the 16th year of the Vans Warped Tour going down this summer in a city near you. The tour kicks off in less than 6 weeks from now on June 25th in Carson, CA. So, go check out dates, bands playing and get your ticket to join us on the hottest tour of the summer!

Lamb of God's Hourglass Releases Now Available Worldwide

Posted 05/20/2010

In anticipation of the June 1st release of the Hourglass anthologies and special packages, Lamb of God and Epic Records are immediately making all of the Hourglass packages available for pre-order in 41 countries. The band is currently in the midst of a month long tour of Asia and Europe that has already visited India and Turkey, with stops still to be made in Russia, Israel, Greece and other cities in Eastern and Western Europe.  The tour ends June 12th with a main stage appearance at the Download Festival in Donnington, England.

PRO-TEC Pool Party Live Webcast This Saturday!

Posted 05/19/2010

Watch the live webcast of the 6th Annual PRO-TEC Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink this Saturday, May 22 for your chance to score some sick prizes including a custom PRO-TEC Pool Party Epiphone Coronet Guitar, an iPod loaded with John Cardiel's playlist and gift packs from PRO-TEC, Vans and Rockstar. We'll be asking trivia questions throughout the event and all you have to do is tune in to the webcast and be the first to answer correctly. Don't miss it!

Who's Taking the PRO-TEC Pool Party Masters?

Posted 05/19/2010

So what do you think? Comment on the new poll over at the Skateboard Mag's site and let us know how you think it's going down on Saturday.

Bad Religion Gives Back to Fans with FREE 30 Years Live Album

Posted 05/19/2010

Beginning today, groundbreaking punk rock group Bad Religion is giving away a free digital album, 30 Years Live, which is available now as a thank you to fans for their loyal support over the last three decades.  For a limited time only, fans are invited to sign up for the band's mailing list to receive a link to the free digital download of 30 Years Live.

Vans Wheels of Rock

Posted 05/18/2010

Vans BMX Team riders Gary Young and Diogo Canina are over in France kicking it on some crazy double-decker tour bus as part of the 2010 Vans Wheels of Rock Tour. They are posting daily videos of the demos and craziness, so go check it out!

Of Bismarcks, blimps, and badly built buildings...

Posted 05/18/2010

The end of the flamey talk, a history lesson, and little bit of the good old disaster hype...

Rio Rancho High School Claims Top Prize in Vans Custom Culture Program

Posted 05/17/2010

What a night in the OC! This past Saturday, the team from Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM) claimed top prize at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Orange County Museum of Art. Rio Rancho's four Vans shoe designs were chosen from 326 submissions across 48 states and with the top honor, Rio Rancho High School receives a $10,000 grant towards the school's art programs.

Every Time I Die Live in Anchorage!

Posted 05/17/2010

"Every Time I Die's admirable work ethic, their unique blend of southern rock and technical "noise core" and their contagious personalities which are teeming with cynical humor and a refreshing lightheartedness have helped Every Time I Die amass a fan base of all ages across the country. Their indefinable musical compositions cater to enthusiasts of emo, metal, hardcore and rock n' roll alike without compromising its sincerity or energy. Their live performances are an emotional catharsis as well as an inspiring interaction between the band and their audience. But more so, it is an undeniably memorable exemplification of what happens when a group of individuals dedicate their lives to their craft in the hopes of inscribing a timeless quote written with the universal language of music."

Parkway Drive Set to Unleash Their Deep Blue in June

Posted 05/17/2010

Australia's masters of metal-core Parkway Drive are set to cement their reputation as one of the most dominant exponents of heavy hardcore on the planet with their spellbinding third album, Deep Blue, which is ready for release on June 29 via Epitaph Records.  Check out the album's trailer which features new music from Deep Blue.

Custom Culture Finalists Tour Vans HQ

Posted 05/14/2010

Art students from four US high schools arrived in Southern California this week for the the final round of the Vans Custom Culture competition. Students from Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK High School in Plainview, NY, Eastern High School in Louisville, KY, Rio Rancho High School - Rio Rancho, NM, and Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, WA all have the chance to win $10K for their high school's art department on Saturday night, but yesterday competition was set aside for some fun at the Vans home office. Steve & Kristy Van Doren gave tours and had all of our designers and art directors talk about all the endless possibilities in scoring yourself an art degree. 

All burn and no dodge / Protec Pool Party peeks

Posted 05/14/2010

Adding a little more fuel to the fire...

May Best Trick Recap

Posted 05/12/2010

Both parks threw down their Best Trick contests last week.  Check out what happened at each park below, and make sure to stop by your local park the first Friday of every month @ 7pm to take part.  Winners receive a free pair of Vans shoes and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque!

PRO-TEC Pool Party is Getting Ready to Burn Down the House

Posted 05/11/2010

If you've been down at the Vans Combi Pool over the past 2 weeks or so, you might have been catching the vapors. Riders are getting their sessions in before the big PRO-TEC Pool Party, and things are getting hot once again. You just might want to check the temperature of that door before you fling it open. Fire safety, kids. Stop. Drop. Roll.

Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series May 15th

Posted 05/11/2010

Come out for the kick off event of the Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series in Mission Beach, CA. Tons of prizes and giveaways and $1,000 prize purse in the pro-am division. This all day skateboarding festival and contest starts at 9am on Saturday, May 15th, so get there early for all the action!

Vans BMX Riders Score First Round X Games Invites

Posted 05/11/2010

The votes have been counted and a whole crew of Vans BMX riders are locked in for X Games 16. It's hard to forget the all-Vans podium in BMX Superpark last year, so naturally Scotty Cranmer, Diogo Canina and Gary Young are all coming back to mix-up the bowl with Chase Hawk and Ryan Guettler, making the first round cut as well. The Superpark format is one of the most exciting jam sessions ever assembled, so XG16 is sure to be just as crazy as XG15. Take a look at the rest of the crew listed and their disciplines who made the cut.

Social Distortion Signs with Epitaph Records

Posted 05/11/2010

Epitaph Records is proud to welcome Southern California's iconic rock ‘n' roll group Social Distortion to the label with plans to release their first studio album since 2004 in fall 2010. The signing pairs one of rock ‘n' roll most renowned bands with one of the most respected independent labels for what could be the greatest match in decades.

PRO-TEC Pool Party 2010 / Getting ready to burn down the house

Posted 05/10/2010

If you've been down at the Vans Combi Pool over the past 2 weeks or so, you might have been catching the vapors...

Andrew Doheny Wins Oakley Junior Pro

Posted 05/10/2010

"I hope it's not a dream," said Vans Surf Team rider Andrew Doheny after he won the Oakley Junior Pro this past weekend. He won the battle over some of the world's best young riders at Lowers and had a few more words to say, "I really want to qualify for the World Junior Tour, so hopefully it's on. I'm going to try my best." Congrats on the victory Andrew!

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Team Sweeps Lites Main Event

Posted 05/10/2010

Vans would like to say congratulations to Mitch Payton and his team Monster Energy Pro circuit Kawasaki for a awesome season of racing in this year's AMA Monster Energy Supercross Season! Las Vegas SX was one of those races that teams owners and team sponsors dream about. Not only did Vans Moto athlete Jake Weimer win the lites main event, he stood tall on the podium with his team mates Josh Hansen, Christophe Pourcel and Dean Wilson as they swept the Lites Main event!

Cancer Bats Kick-Off Tour with EVery Time I Die - Tuesday, May 11th

Posted 05/10/2010

Toronto's Cancer Bats are ready and set to head out on the road with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean this coming Tuesday, May 11th! The tour kicks off in Columbus, OH, and comes to an end in Wilmington, NC on May 25th. "I'm going to officially rename May, "Buffaledo Month", because we're basically playing shows with Buffalo, NY giants SNAPCASE on the 8th, adding some icing on the cake with a Toledo show on the 10th, and then touring with Every Time I Die," states Cancer Bats vocalist Liam Cormier. "This shit is going to be awesome! This May, we'll just wear Sabres jerseys and Blue Jackets sweats every day and watch Buffalo 66 every night before bed. I can't wait!"

2010 Summer Skate Camp Registration Now Open

Posted 05/06/2010

Start planning your summer! Both Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL currently have 2010 Skate Camp registration open. Each park will run 5 separate weeks of camp Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm for street skateboarders ages 6 to 16. Spots are limited, so contact you local park to sign up today!

Vans Introduces Free Vans Hub App for iPhone and Android

Posted 05/06/2010

Vans introduced the Vans Hub app available for free immediate download for iPhone at the iTunes store as well as for Android OS phones. The Vans Hub news aggregator app allows consumers to join the inside conversation with Vans' numerous bloggers while gathering Vans' skate, surf, snow, girls and music news along with Twitter, Flickr and YouTube streams in one location. The Vans Hub gives users the chance to be the first to share info and opinions about new products, events, contests, special offers and whatever is going on in and around Vans culture.

May Skate Clinic

Posted 05/05/2010

Brush up your skills!  Each skatepark is running a skate clinic for beginner to advanced street skateboarders on Saturday, May 15th.  Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers ages 6 - 16.  Spots are limited so roll by your local Vans park today to register.

Vans Skatepark The Block Orange, CA May Closures

Posted 05/05/2010

Due to some upcoming May events, Vans Skatepark @ The Block in Orange, CA will have some closures coming up.  Please check details below before you come to The Block in May.

PRO-TEC Pool Party Time!

Posted 05/05/2010

It's time for the most anticipated bowl contest of the year! Join us for the 6th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and see 40 top pros and masters vie for their piece of more than $100,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in the newly renovated replica of the infamous Upland Combi at Vans Skatepark in Orange, the 2010 Pool Party is going to turn out some of the best bowl action of the year. Watch it live, on the Web or streaming live through the Fuel TV iPhone App for the first time ever! It's all going down on Saturday, May 22 from 3pm to 9:30pm.

Expected Riders Include:

Pros: Rune Glifberg ('05, '07, '08 Winner), Bucky Lasek ('09 Winner), Omar Hassan ('06 Winner), Bob Burnquist,  Pedro Barros, Benji Galloway, Josh Borden, Nolan Munroe, Jimmy the Greek, Tyler Mumma, Steve Reeves, Ben Raybourne, Jackson Pilz, Lincoln Ueda, Sergie Ventura and more.

Masters: Chris Miller ('05-'09 Winner), Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Nicky Guerrero, Steve Alba, Jeff Grosso, Lance Mountain, Eric Nash, Lester Kasai, Ben Schroeder, Mark "Red" Scott, Duane Peters, Pat Ngoho, Dave Duncan and more.

Judges include: Tony Alva, John Cardiel and Bryce Kanights

Television: Debuts August 6 during at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network

2010 Pro-tec Pool Party Coming May 22!

Posted 05/05/2010

It's time for the most anticipated bowl contest of the year! Join us for the 6th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and see 40 top pros and masters vie for their piece of more than $100,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in the newly renovated replica of the infamous Upland Combi at Vans Skatepark in Orange, the 2010 Pool Party is going to turn out some of the best bowl action of the year. Watch it live, on the web or streaming live through the Fuel TV iPhone App for the first time ever! It's all going down on Saturday, May 22 from 3pm to 9:30pm.

Tony Alva & Ray Barbee @ New TX Vans Stores

Posted 05/05/2010

Vans Skate legend Tony Alva and pro Ray Barbee will be stopping by new Vans stores in Houston & Corpus Christi, TX this Friday and Saturday. Free limited edition Vans T-shirt for the first 50 people in line. Autographs, Giveaways and a chance to take home a pair of free Vans. Join us!

Download Exclusive Bad Religion Track Only at Vans.com

Posted 05/04/2010

Starting today, visit Vans.com/BadReligion and be the first to download and listen to Bad Religion's new live version of "Suffer." "Suffer" is the title track from Bad Religion's pivotal 3rd album released in 1988. In celebration of Bad Religion's upcoming 30th anniversary live album, Vans is offering this exclusive track for a limited time. Also, make sure to sign up for the entire free live album available May 18th at BadReligion.com.

Vans BMX Autograph Signings @ New Virginia Vans Stores

Posted 05/04/2010

Vans BMX pros Ryan Guettler, Chase Hawk and Alistair Whitton will be rolling by two new Virginia Vans stores at the end of this week. First stop is in the Washington D.C. area and the second stop will be in Virginia Beach. Come out and get autographs, free stuff and a chance to take home a pair of free Vans shoes!

Vans Team Shreds Guam

Posted 05/03/2010

The Vans crew just got back from a little trip to the island of Guam deep in the Western Pacific Ocean. It's a tropical island with a good vibe in the middle of nowhere, but the kids are still shredding boards and bikes. The crew made a surprise stop at DNA Evolution Skateshop and put on a little demo for the fans right on the sidewalk. Everyone was psyched to see Vans team riders; Scotty Crammer, Alistair Whitton, Michael Steingraber, Colin Mackay, Coco Zurita, Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan and Josh Borden all shred in person. Even the cops were filming the demo they were so stoked.

Jake Weimer Wins West Coast Lites Championship

Posted 05/03/2010

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross took place in Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend. Even with the strong weather conditions of rain, snow and wind, it still wasn't enough to hold back Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider Jake Weimer from bringing home his first West Coast Lites Championship! Congratulations to Weimer for his victory and awesome Supercross season!

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