Win A Trip For Two To Keystone To Snowboard With Andreas Wiig!

Posted 10/31/2010

For the second year in a row Keystone Resort in Colorado is offering a free trip to shred the mountain with Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig! All you have to do is submit a testimonial and you will be entered for a chance to win a free snowboard trip for two people this winter. Write about why you deserve a chance to ride with Andreas, about your favorite A51 park feature, the best day you've had or any other memory that you wish to share and you could win a trip to Keystone.

Vans Let It Ride 2010

Posted 10/30/2010

Vans took three groups of BMX riders, gave them each a camera, and sent them on a trip across Europe. This edit includes shredding from Dakota Roche, Gary Young and many more. So, here it is - the result of three teams in three different cities. An experiment with all the riders filming themselves bro cam, so sit back and enjoy their views and angles.

Empire Backyard Party presented by Vans this Saturday in Canada

Posted 10/29/2010

The Empire Backyard Party presented by Vans, Canada’s biggest mini ramp contest, is going down this Saturday, October 30th at South-Parc Skatepark with $20,000 (CDN) up for grabs! Set against a backdrop of the one and only Vans Motel, the Backyard Party is going to be an epic skate session along with food, drinks, giveaways and special appearances by Steve Van Doren and John Cardiel. Catch a live webcast of the entire event this Saturday from 12:00pm to 9:30pm.

Vans X MadeMe In Full Effect

Posted 10/28/2010

You're not here... but these peeps are. More after the jump. Check the event blog.
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Kelis Live at MadeMe Launch Party

Posted 10/28/2010

Kelis played the MadeMe launch party tonight. Of course she was totally amazing. Photos & video clip after the jump. To see even more coverage from tonight, check the MadeMe event.
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Build It Up, Party Down.

Posted 10/28/2010

We've been in full swing for two days over at the House of Vans in Brooklyn getting ready for The Vans Girls x MadeMe party. Check out the beginnings of the build. You can keep up with the whole shebang on the Made Me event blog. We'll be posting interviews, party photos, and live footage all night long.

Neck Face Halloween LA Show - Haunted House and Skate Demo

Posted 10/28/2010

Come ready to face your worst nightmares as Neck Face imports his family's collection of haunted house props for the original experience. The enigmatic artist has transformed a 9,000 square foot space into his personal playground and has allowed us a glimpse into his twisted mind. Join us at OHWOW off La Brea Ave in Los Angeles from 8pm - Midnight on October, 31st for a haunted house and skate demo. Don't forget to lock your windows and close your doors. He's on the loose and there's no telling what surprises he'll have in store this Halloween.
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Vans Presents The HIC PRO if Off Today, Possible Swell Monday

Posted 10/28/2010

Vans Presents The HIC Pro is off today. The conditions are unfavorable with blown out 2-3 ft waves at Sunset Beach. Forecasters are tracking a possible swell for Monday, so stay tuned for more updates. Aloha.

HIC Pro Holding Period Begins Tomorrow at Sunset Beach, Hawaii

Posted 10/27/2010

The 14-day holding period for the 3-day HIC Pro, presented by Vans, will begin tomorrow, Thursday, October 28, at Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore. This last chance qualifier for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing features 112 surfers from seven nations including Japan, Brazil, Venezuela and Australia as well as Pancho Sullivan - a multiple champion of the event, Myles Padaca, Joel Centeio, and defending champion Hank Gaskell. Make sure to check back every morning to check the event status so you don't miss a minute of the action.

Tony Hawk SHRED Game Launches Today Featuring Geoff Rowley

Posted 10/26/2010

Check out Vans team rider Geoff Rowley in the new Tony Hawk: SHRED game which allows players to 'Get on board and go big' with supersized skate and snowboarding using a motion-sensing board controller. The game also includes a rocking soundtrack with A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Switchfoot, Vampire Weekend and more. Tony Hawk: SHRED is available starting today, October 26th on Wii, PS3 and 360. Its time to get off the couch and SHRED!

November Skate Clinic @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 10/25/2010

Brush up on your skills at the next skateboard clinic at Vans Skateparks. Both parks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be holding a skate clinic on Saturday, November 20th from 8am - 12pm. Instruction is given by certified Vans skatepark instructors for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 on all skill levels. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Sign up at your local park today because spots are limited!

Big Surf Arriving for Start of HIC PRO Next Week

Posted 10/24/2010

The North Shore awoke from it's slumber this week by thrashing waves measuring up to 15 feet signaling the start of Hawaii's $1.1 million dollar surf season. HIC PRO presented by Vans, is the season opener and starts next week, October 28th - November 10th which is followed by the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series, November 12th - December 20th. The HIC PRO is the last opportunity for local surfers to qualify to compete against the world's highest rated surfers at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and anything could happen. Tune into the live webcast to see who will pull off the win!

Win a Trip to see Bad Religion in San Francisco

Posted 10/23/2010

Enter now until November 1st at any full price Vans retail location for your chance to see Bad Religion live in concert in San Francisco as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. You and a friend will receive tickets for the November 19th show, round trip airfare, a 3 days/2 nights stay and a $100 Vans gift card. While you're at the Vans store, pick up a Bad Religion download card to their latest track from The Dissent of Man (while supplies last of course).

Josh Harrington's Vans Video Vault on Vital BMX

Posted 10/22/2010

Check out some clips from Vans BMX Team rider Josh Harrington shredding the Southwest and heed his testimony to the Vans Wylie that he wears on his giant feet. Also see how you can win a pair of your own.

Montauk Duct Tape Invitational Recap

Posted 10/21/2010

Last week was a busy one for Vans! For those of you who didn't catch results from Joel Tudor's Duct Tape Invitational longboard contest in Montauk, Justin Quintal took home $4,000 for first place, Harrison Roach $3,000 for second, Mike Detemple $2,000 for third and Tyler Warren pocketed $1,000 for fourth spot. Check out a great recap over at Surfer, plus more photos and videos on the Duct Tape blog.

Tyson Ritter’s VWT Signed Suit Auctioned off for Charity

Posted 10/20/2010

We are auctioning off to the highest bidder the Topman suit that Tyson Ritter from The All American Rejects wore on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour which has been autographed by a ton of bands! 100% of the auction will go to Charity: Water to build new wells in Haiti. This summer Tyson began an organization called Don't Hate on Haiti to raise money to bring clean water to the people of Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake disaster. gives 100% of its donations to an organization called Charity: Water to help bring fresh water to Haiti. Make sure you make your bid now, because the auction ends on October 29th. This auction will help save lives!

Vans Girls x MadeMe

Posted 10/19/2010

The wait is finally over! Vans Girls and Erin Magee from MadeMe joined forces to create an amazing collection inspired by late 80's/early 90's NYC. Evolving two of our favorite Vans Girls silhouettes: the Camyrn Plus and the Wellesley Plus will be available November 1st. Take a look at the video to get your sneak peak at the collaboration.

Public Enemy Rocks House of Vans Opening in Brooklyn

Posted 10/18/2010

Vans opened its new East Coast hub, the "House of Vans," this past Saturday night with 900 of our closest friends in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood in an evening filled with food & drink and highlighted by surprise performances by Mos Def and Public Enemy. The 25,000 square foot renovated warehouse features an indoor concrete bowl & outdoor street course, a permanent stage for concerts and enough space to pretty much do anything our imaginations allow.

New Vans Girls Holiday Collection

Posted 10/17/2010

The seasons are finally changing in So Cal. What? Don't look at us like that. We have seasons in California. We do. Though it may be cold one day and hot the next, we have been dying to rock new styles from theVans Girls Holiday '10 collection. Whats on trend for this season? Take a look at the top 10 holiday trends!

Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Today

Posted 10/16/2010

Come out for stop five of the Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series at the newly remodeled Clairemont Skatepark. Tons of prizes and giveaways and $1,000 prize purse in the pro-am division. This all day skateboarding festival and contest starts at 10am today, Saturday, October 16th, so get there early for all the action!

Free Skating @ The Block 10/18/10 from 4pm - 10pm

Posted 10/15/2010

We are letting loose at Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA. Free skating from 4pm to 10pm on Monday, October 18th. Why you may ask? Why not! Roll by, say hi and enjoy the evening at one of the largest indoor skateparks in Southern California.

New BMX Edit Featuring Harrington and Whitton

Posted 10/15/2010

Get a load of Vans BMX Team riders Josh Harrington and Alistair Whitton starring along side fellow Greenville locals as they tear up 'The Unit.' Always good watching.

Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Hitting Montauk Today and Friday

Posted 10/14/2010

Vans will be heating up Montauk, NY today, Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th for the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational. This new event developed by Vans and Surf Team rider Joel Tudor, will bring the best of the best longboarders competing with a 12-lb, single fin leashless board along with some serious style and nose riding all for $10,000. Also, check out a live webcast of special musical guests The Growlers on Friday night from 9pm - 10pm ET. Follow the Vans' blog for photos, videos, updates and more.

Dew Tour Finals this Weekend

Posted 10/13/2010

The Hard Rock hotel in Vegas is about to blow up. The last stop of Dew Tour is hitting Sin City, starting with qualifying on Thursday, October 15th and finals live on NBC on Saturday, October 16th. Vans BMX Team rider Luke Parslow is up for Dew Tour Dirt Title and our boy Mark Webb is up for Dew Tour Park Title. Believe it or not they are both 60 points out of first place, which still gives them both a good chance of striking gold considering riders receive double points this last round of the tour. In Skate Vert finals, Vans' own Bucky Lasek sits in a close second. Dang this is going to be good. Good luck guys!

Suicidal Tendencies U.S. Tour Starts This Friday

Posted 10/12/2010

This Friday, legends and friends of Vans Suicidal Tendencies will hit the road for a month and a half JOIN THE ARMY tour. Dates are pretty limited, but they are covering lots of ground. If they aren't playing your city, fear not! New dates are still being added, so keep checking back. Also, for all you hardcore fans out there, stock up on the Vans x Suicidal Tendencies collection before you head out to the show.

Vans Presents the HIC PRO - Waiting Period Begins October 28th

Posted 10/11/2010

After 26 successful years at Sunset Beach, on Oahu's famed North Shore, The XCEL PRO is now The HIC PRO. With
Vans as the presenting sponsor, the event has been upgraded to an $85,000, ASP-sanctioned 4-star event. This will
be the final qualifier for the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which includes the Reef Hawaiian Pro, The O'Neill
World Cup of Surfing and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. The HIC Pro will be staged on the best three days of surf within
the holding period, which runs October 28th through November 10th.

Luke Parslow Scores Ride BMX Cover

Posted 10/10/2010

It must be pretty nice to roll out of bed and bang out cover shots 50 yards from your living room. Welcome to the world of Vans BMX Team rider Luke Parlsow, gracing the cover of this month's Ride BMX Magazine with a buttery 360 invert. Since this was shot in the summer, you know it had to have been a couple hundred degrees out in Riverside where he lives. Congrats on the cover Luke!

Vital BMX's Game of BIKE Going Down Today

Posted 10/09/2010

The inaugural Vital BMX Game of BIKE contest is going down today, Saturday, October 9. Game of BIKE was created by Vital BMX with the goals of giving riders a fun and unique contest and giving back to the action sports community. 32 riders from around the world will compete head-to-head for a $10,000 purse. All proceeds from the contest go directly to Athlete Recovery Fund (ARF). If you live in Southern California, this is one event you don't want to miss. If you're outside the area, you can watch the live webcast.

Bucky Lasek Drops in on FUEL TV Tonight - Friday, October 8th

Posted 10/08/2010

Best of Skate Week continues on FUEL TV with one of The Habit’s favorites, a true vert icon and Vans team rider, Bucky Lasek. The skater drops by the fill us in on his own slice of backyard bowl heaven and his thoughts on X Games 16. Joining Bucky is skatepark builder extraordinaire and owner of California Skateparks, Joe Ciaglia. Joe talks about the newest OC Maloof Cup park design and his giant skateboard ride at Woodward that became a viral sensation. Watch it today, Friday, October 8th at 6:30 pm PT.

Vans Presents The HIC Pro

Posted 10/07/2010

After 26 successful years, the Xcel Pro at Sunset Beach, Oahu, which runs from October 28-November 10, will take on a new title sponsor this year, Hawaiian Island Creations, to become the HIC Pro. The HIC Pro will upgrade to an $85,000 ASP-sanctioned 4-star event and will be the final qualifier for the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that begins November 12. As the final ASP regional contest of the year, it not only crowns the 2010 ASP Hawaii regional champion, but will also qualify six aspiring locals to compete on the world's premier surfing stage: the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. For more details of the event, take a look at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Coming to Montauk Oct. 14 & 15

Posted 10/07/2010

Join Vans on Thursday October 14 and Friday October 15 at legendary Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY to see 16 of the best longboarders in the world compete in the highly anticipated Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational. Hosted by The Surf Lodge, the unique, specialized event will require surfers to ride 12-lb, single fin leashless boards along with some serious style and nose riding all for a $10,000 purse.

Win Exclusive Sk8-Hi's featuring BLACKDIAMONDSKYE Tour Art

Posted 10/06/2010

The epic touring force of BLACKDIAMONDSKYE (featuring Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon), is currently carving its way across North America. Acclaimed as one of the most epic line-ups of recent history, Vans has teamed up with BLACKDIAMONDKYE to offer the perfect way to commemorate the event. Vans has created an Exclusive Limited Edition Sk8-Hi, featuring BLACKDIAMONDSKYE artwork. With only 150 of these to ever be produced (and not for sale), these will be a rare collector’s item. In addition, win a limited edition Jermain Rogers poster from a stop of the tour. Enter now to win!

Off! Record Release Party Wednesday, October 13th in Hollywood

Posted 10/05/2010

We're giving you a heads up and invite to one awesome party. Join our friends, OFF! on Wednesday, October 13th to celebrate their new record at the Amoeba store on Sunset in Los Angeles. Then walk across the street and celebrate even more (only if you're 21 or older) with a very special suprise guests.

Vans Skatepark Best Trick October Recap

Posted 10/04/2010

Both Vans Skate Parks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA rocked their monthly best trick contests last week. Some serious skating went down and two skaters went home with new Vans shoes and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque. Read the rest to see what went down at each park, and don't forget to join us on the first Friday of every month at 7pm.

Alex Olson on Cover of Thrasher

Posted 10/03/2010

Our boy, Vans Skate Team rider Alex Olson is on the cover of the new November Thrasher! Inside is a full Beauty & The Beast III article with Alex, Pfanner. Also a sick Daniel Lutheran sequence in Photo Feature and J-Lay Firing Line. Grab a copy today!

Vans Downtown Showdown LIVE Webcast Tonight!

Posted 10/02/2010

What are you doing tonight at 5pm PST? You should be watching the 6th annual Vans Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink via LIVE webcast if you aren't heading to Paramount Studios in Hollywood to see the action in person. Believe me, you don't want to miss it!

Vans Downtown Showdown this Saturday

Posted 10/01/2010

Watch a live webcast of the Vans Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink this Saturday, October 2nd from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and you’ll have a chance to win a piece of $10,000 in prizes from Vans and the board companies in this year’s contest. Enter now for your chance to win prize packs worth $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 featuring autographed decks, huge gift cards to Vans stores, skatepark passes and more! The enter to win contest closes at 7:30pm (PST) Saturday and winners will be announced during the Showdown, so be sure to tune into the live webcast.

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