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Come Join Us For Our May Skate Clinic

Posted 04/30/2011

Brush up on your skating before summer is here. Both parks are offering instructional skateboard clinics on May 14th. Cost is $40 for members / $50 for nonmembers for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 of all skill levels. The clinic runs from 8am - 12pm and spots are limited so sign up today at your local park!

Last Chance to Win Coheed and Cabria Guitar and Vans Gear

Posted 04/29/2011

What does Coheed and Cambria, Special Edition Baby Taylor guitar and Vans gear have in common? All three and more will be given away in a prize pack to celebrate Coheed and Cambria's 10 year anniversary, Vans style! Luckily for you, we're giving you a chance to win, but time is running out, so make sure you get your entry in.

2011 Vans Warped Tour App Just Released

Posted 04/28/2011

Summer is finally on its way and we all know what summer brings… the Vans Warped Tour! The VWT app has just been released and will definitely help out while you're at the show. Schedule your day using your My Set List as well as pick your location and set an alarm for 10 minutes before your next scheduled set time. The app will keep you updated with News and Updates, Bands, Venue info, and our favorite, Warped Extras. Warped Extras is going to give you a multitude of awesome features including Warped 101, Survival Guide, Warped Tour Camera, My Warped Playlist and more! The app is setup for 4.0 and above, but we're working on updating for 3.0 (1st Gen) users and also Android app coming. Also, don't forget to sign up for the monthly newsletter if you are already not receiving them.

Maloof Money Cup Announces Riders List for NYC and DC

Posted 04/27/2011

The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans just let all of us know who has been invited to compete in the first two contests. The first contest, goes down in New York June 4th - 5th and the second in Washington DC over September 2nd - 4th weekend. Who made the first cut you wonder? Vans' own Alex Olson, Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Chris Pfanner, Tony Trujillo and 20 more of the best skaters around. The final roster will be released exclusively on the MMC Facebook page over the next three weeks.

Voting Starts Today for Vans Custom Culture Program

Posted 04/26/2011

Time to vote! We have a total of 50 High Schools that have made it to the semi-final round of Vans Custom Culture. You guys decide which 5 schools' custom Vans are good enough to take their art students to NYC for the finals and a chance at $50,000.

Vans BMX Camp and Contest at The Block Recap and Pics

Posted 04/25/2011

This past Friday, April 22nd we held BMX Camp at the Vans Skatepark The Block with a sold out crowd of 30 kids. Vans pros Cory Nastazio, Dakota Roche, Chase Hawk, Gary Young, Luke Parslow and Coco Zurita taught all of the young rippers some skills. Fun was had by all and the kids were awesome! The camp was sponsored by Haro and Premium and one lucky camper went home with a brand new Haro complete bike. Next up was the Vans BMX Am Contest on Saturday, April 23rd. It was crazy!

OffTheWall.tv Gets Out of Control this Week

Posted 04/24/2011

Plan to have a handful of great shows airing this week on OffTheWall.tv. If you haven't checked out Tait and his mural skills on Time & Space, it's definitely something worth peeping out as we get into his third and final episode. A very touching new episode of Pass the Bucket is coming your way with Crys Worely. A mother who started A.Skate Fountation to unite children with autism and skateboarding for her 8 year old son and many other diagnosed children. Finally, you can look forward all week to a new Collaboratory with Tommy Guerrero.

Cory Nastazio and BMX Team Signing in Redlands this Saturday

Posted 04/23/2011

The Vans Redlands store in California is going to be swamped with Vans BMX Pros next Saturday, April 30th at 3pm. Stopping by the store will be the King of "Nasty" Cory Nastazio, Luke Parslow, T.J. Ellis and Pat Casey for autographs, giveaways and more while supplies last. Make sure to say hey if you're in the area!

ASP 4-Star Vans Pro and Pro Junior Added to ECSC

Posted 04/22/2011

The $85,000 Vans Pro and $20,000 Vans Pro Junior presented by Coastal Edge, Rockstar Energy Drink and Skullcandy will run concurrently within the ECSC at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront August 22-28, 2011 with dramatically increased purses and valuable pro tour rating points on the line, enabling surf fans to see many of the top surfers in the world in Virginia Beach and on the global webcast.

Flip Tour in new Skateboard Mag with Rowley, Caples, Langi

Posted 04/21/2011

In search of a classic ditch, the Flip crew including Vans Skate Team riders, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Langi and Curren Caples hit the road for the West Side Story tour. To find out what went on, pick up a new issue of The Skateboard Mag, #87.

Last Jib City Nights at Mountain High

Posted 04/20/2011

Join the Vans crew for a night of snowboarding, free schwag, bbq and music at Mt. High park on April 20th starting at 5pm. We will pick several features in the park throughout the night for some jams and hand out prizes to riders at each feature. It's a park jam with prizes, killer.

New Transworld Motocross Cover Shows Off Josh Hansen

Posted 04/19/2011

There's a lot you don't know about Vans MX Team rider Josh Hansen. As the leader of the Western Regional Supercross Lites Championship points this season, he hasn't always been on top. After hitting rock bottom and making more headlines for his off-track exploits than his winnings, Josh is back and better than ever this year. Get the story straight from the source as he tells all in the May issue of Transworld Motocross where the bad boy is also on the cover. With the two Vegas Championship races coming up, he has a lot to prove.

The Vans Warped Tour Documentary Needs Your Help

Posted 04/18/2011

Do you have Vans Warped Tour photos and videos from past year's? If so, the makers of the documentary "No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour" could possibly use them in the film. Find out details on what they are looking for and how you can help out.

This Week, OffTheWall.tv Brings Trouble to Your Screen

Posted 04/17/2011

In an all new episode of Pass The Bucket on OffTheWall.tv, we meet Ryan Hudson who at the age of 15 was living on the streets until he found a homeless shelter for at risk teens. Find out how his life changed and is now dedicating his down time to create more opportunities for kids stuck in the same place he was. Next on your screen is the third and final installment of The Collaboratory with Jesse Jo. We head to the Troubadour in Los Angeles California for the Jesse Jo X Vans Launch Party, and a special performance by Jesse's band, Jesse Guns N' Jones', backed by Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

Vans BMX AM Contest April 23rd at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA

Posted 04/16/2011

Next Saturday, April 23rd come out to the Vans Skatepark at The Block to compete in the 4th Annual Vans BMX Am Contest! The contest is open to all BMX riders and will be divided into three divisions: 6 - 13, 14+ and Sponsored. Winner of each division wins a pass to ride free at Vans skatepark for 1 year and giant sponsor prize packs. Guest Judges include team riders, Cory Nastazio, Chase Hawk, Luke Parslow, Gary Young, Dakota Roache and Coco Zurita.

Coachella Music and Arts Festival Rocking Out this Weekend!

Posted 04/15/2011

Coachella Music and Arts Festival goes down today, Friday, April 15th until Sunday, April 17th with the likes of thousands of people. If you're lucky enough to have bought tickets before they were sold out, make sure you check out our friends, Nas & Damian Marley, Off!, The National, Mariachi El Bronx, Flogging Molly…the list is endless. Also, stop by the Vans Store in the camp grounds to say hello. Keep up with all the madness all weekend on our blog.

Road Trippin' with Vans Skate Team Riders

Posted 04/14/2011

What's the best thing about a road trip? Ask Vans Skate Team riders Johnny Layton, Daniel Lutheran and Taylor Smith. They have been on the road for awhile now. Take a look at a little montage of life on the road.

Malay Day - Snowboard Contest, Art Auction Tomorrow in CO

Posted 04/13/2011

Malay Day 2011 is coming Thursday, April 14th to Beaver Creek, Colorado. Come celebrate the life of fallen soldier and local hero Josh Malay, who passed away in 2004 from complications related to a head injury suffered while snowboarding in Spain. The day will consist of a friendly contest with a rail jam and big air, and an awards party with DJ Opie Won. There will also be a silent auction for Josh Malay artwork at Finnegans with proceeds being donated to the Josh Malay Memorial Fund. And best of all, PBR is supplying the refreshments! If you're in Colorado, don't miss this event.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: A.I./Kelly Slater/Parko Show

Posted 04/12/2011

Tuesday, April 12th at 9pm ET/PT, don’t miss the one-hour tribute to the late Andy Irons’ contribution to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. This show features Andy's peers recollecting his success in competition surfing and highlights his victories against the 10-time World Champ Kelly Slater on the world tour. Shane Dorian gives insight into the A.I. – Kelly Slater rivalry that pushed A.I. to perform his best.

What the Heck is Going Wrong on OffTheWall.tv this Week

Posted 04/11/2011

On OffTheWall.tv's show Pass the Bucket, meet one of the original Vans sponsored skateboarders, Dennis Martinez. He has dedicated the later part of his life to rehabilitation the marginalized, institutionalized and forgotten people of our country. Then, Time & Space brings you another episode this time with mural painter Tait.

Neil Blender Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop

Posted 04/11/2011

The Vans by Thalia Surf Shop morphed into an art gallery with a very special exhibit by skate pioneer and artist Neil Blender on Thursday, April 7th in a celebration of Blender's new apparel projects with Vans. Not often seen in public, Blender was on hand while party goers took in the latest from an artist who influenced a generation of creativity evident in boardsports art today.

Vans Store in Florida Welcomes A Day To Remember

Posted 04/10/2011

Mark your calendars for next Monday, April 18th so you can meet our friends, A Day To Remember. They will signing autographs and meeting with fans at a Vans Store in St. Petersburg, FL at 6pm. Don't forget to pick up your free wrist band starting tomorrow, Monday, April 11th at the store to reserve your spot to meet the band!

Join Us For Our May Skate Clinic

Posted 04/09/2011

Brush up on your skating before summer is here. Both parks are offering instructional skateboard clinics on May 14th. Cost is $40 for members / $50 for nonmembers for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 of all skill levels. The clinic runs from 8am - 12pm and spots are limited so sign up today at your local park!

Tonight's Supercross Race Marks Last East Coast Lites Round

Posted 04/09/2011

If you live in the St. Louis area, come out to the last round of the East Coast Lites Supercross race to cheer on Vans Moto athletes Blake Baggett and Dean Wilson. Wilson is trying to clinch his first ever professional Lites Championship! Vans Moto Athlete Ryan Villopoto will be battling to maintain his 450 Championship points lead with only four races left in the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Championships. Come show your support this weekend and be sure to stop by the Pro Circuit semi for your free Vans swag! If you can't make it out to watch the race, you can catch all the action on CBS Sunday, April 10th at 12pm ET.

OTW Collection with New Styles

Posted 04/08/2011

Fresh new Spring 2011 colorways and styles from the OTW Collection are now available. The Alomar, Bedford and Larkin return with new materials and color hits, and the Woessner and Pritchard make their debut in the collection this spring. Our Advocates, Ako and Atiba Jefferson aka DJ duo The Blackouts, just released their collaboration with our design crew. Keep an eye on the OTW Facebook, Twitter and OTW site for the upcoming collaborations with the rest of our Advocates crew - street artist Mister Cartoon, graphic designer Eric Elms and filmmaker/photographer Dimitri Coste.

Coheed and Cabria Guitar and Vans Giveaway!

Posted 04/07/2011

In the celebration of Coheed and Cambria's 10th anniversary, we've teamed up with the band and Taylor Guitars to bring you a contest with some sick prizes. One Grand Prize winner will receive a Special Edition Coheed and Cambria Baby Taylor guitar, Taylor t-shirt, guitar strap, digital tuner, guitar stand, a Vans prize pack including shoes and apparel and a Coheed and Cambria prize pack including an autographed copy of The Second Stage Turbine Blade on vinyl. Just for entering you also get access to an exclusive video of Coheed's unreleased song "Iron Fist" along with an acoustic performance of "Pearl of the Stars." The contest ends on May 6th, so get cracking and enter now!

The Word Alive Signing at Oregon Vans Store

Posted 04/06/2011

The Word Alive will be rolling by one of our Vans Stores in Tigard, Oregon on Friday, April 15th. Here's the deal. You must pick up a free wrist band to attend prior to the event at the Vans Store starting this Friday, April 8th. There will be limited attendance and wristbands are first come first served and while supplies last. Come out and meet one of our favorite bands!

Vans & Tilly's Want to Send You and Friends to the VWT

Posted 04/05/2011

It's your time to win big! Meet the band of your choice at the Vans Warped Tour, watch the show on stage and attend the invite-only Vans Warped Tour band BBQ. Plus, win a $500 Tilly's gift card and an outfit from Vans. Five lucky winners and a friend will get to spend the day at the Vans Warped Tour and win Vans clothing and shoes to rock at the show. All you have to do is enter, so what are you waiting for?

Vans x Neil Blender at Thalia Surf Shop

Posted 04/04/2011

Join us Thursday, April 7th to celebrate a very special collaboration between Vans and Neil Blender with food, drinks and music! Rare Blender originals will also be available for purchase. The party kicks off at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach, CA from 6 to 9pm.

OffTheWall.tv Rocks Your World with Another Week of Shows

Posted 04/03/2011

First this week on OffTheWall.tv, an emotional Pass the Bucket episode with BMX Dirt Jumper and three time U.S. Gold Medallist Stephen Murray who's life was changed in an instant when he crashed in 2007 at the Dew Tour. Then we meet up with Gavin McInnes for "Street Magic" on Off The Wall Comedy. If that wasn't enough to tickle your fancy, come back to hear more on The Collaboratory of Vans x Jesse Jo part 2.

Vans Presents Cowtown's PHXAM Happening Saturday and Sunday

Posted 04/02/2011

Warning: Shred fest in Phoenix this weekend! Vans presents Cowtown's 10th Annual PHXAM this weekend being held at the renovated Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Arizona on Saturday, April 2nd at 10am and Sunday, April 3rd at 11am. The world's best ams will be competing for cold hard cash. Follow the madness as it happens and come hang out during the webcast of the after party with skate punk legends JFA and Vans Skate Team rider Tony Trujillo's band, Bad Shit and Phoenix's own Dephinger on Saturday night at 9pm PST.

Jest For Wolfbats: All Fools Day Dennis McNett Art Show

Posted 04/01/2011

April Fools day brings Dennis McNett to Kansas City, MO for a show of very affordable prints and works at Escapist gallery. What else you might ask? A Wolfbat War Vessel will be launched down the street from Inkubator Press at 7:30pm after slaying two alien Pinatas. Once the aliens are defeated the war vessel will battle it's way through first Friday gallery streets where a grand finale battle of 4 more alien pinatas filled with free gear and goodies from Antihero, Vans, Spitfire and more and set will be played by Sedlec Ossuary. There may be fireworks, there will may be fire...
All masks and Pinata sculptures are collaborations with Kansas City Art Institute and Wichita State University art students.

Start spot and time: Inkubator Press 115 W. 18th St. KCM0 64108 at 7:30pm sharp

Finale spot and time: Escapist Skateshop/Gallery 405 Southwest Blvd. by 8:30-10:30pm

Are you down to get down? want to contribute to, collaborate with, make a mask, walk with, bash open to pinatas with a battle axe, or participate in any way? ALL are welcome and any form of participation is appreciated.
Jest For Wolfbats: All Fools Day Dennis McNett Art Show image

Orlando Skatepark was the Place to be Last Weekend!

Posted 04/01/2011

April Fools Day brought Pro BMX Camp to the Orlando Vans Skatepark. The camp sold out with 30 kids and Vans riders Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, Josh Harrington, Alistair Whitton, Colin McKay and Ronnie Surridge passed their skills on to the little rippers. Then 75 contestants showed up for the BMX Am Contest and a ton of spectators. Same pros from the camp judged the contest. Check out the video with a bunch of awesome riding from Nick Mahoney, Dan Nielson, Sam Bussell, Ricky Rogers, and more with a little help from Vans rider Trey Jones.

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