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Go Skateboarding Day @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 05/31/2011

Join us on June 21st for Go Skateboarding Day. Both parks will be open for free skateboarding all day...that's right we said free! There will be product tosses all day from our pro shop sponsors, a $200 Vans gift card high ollie contest, live DJ and shoe raffles. Check out the rest of the details and please be aware that skate sessions have the chance to reach capacity. See you there!

Don't Feel Like Working this Week? Watch OffTheWall.tv

Posted 05/30/2011

The Pro-tec Pool Party fun isn't over yet. On OffTheWall.tv this week, check out Jeff Grosso's Love Letters to Skateboarding - Badlands Part 2 where Grosso sits down with Chris Miller, Lester Kasai and Christian Hosoi to talk about who and what made the place so gnarly. Also, Pool Party Part 4 - The Progression where Bucky, Rune and Omar give us a Pro's analysis of lines in the bowl. Next up is Yo Gabba Gabba! Behind the Scenes Part 4 with Brobee.

Vans Off the Wall East Coast Skate Tour

Posted 05/29/2011

Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton, Gilbert Crockett, Keegan Sauder, Elijah Berle, Daniel Lutheran and special guest Jason Dill will be heading to the east coast next week. Meet up with them on Tuesday, June 7th in New Jersey, Friday, June 10th in Deleware and Monday, June 13th in Maryland. The guys will be there for a hang out session and then a demo after.

OFF! The Wall Giveaway

Posted 05/28/2011

Our good friends in OFF! are holding a contest for you to win some hard to find items and a pair of kicks. Entering is simple and you've got a few chances to win. Up for grabs are a few prize packages that will include: limited edition Vans OFF! The Wall Raymond Pettibon tee, signed copy of OFF!'s Compared to What/Rotten Apple 7" Vinyl (which is out of print) and a pair of Vans Old Skools. Contest ends on June 1st so get your entries in.

Maloof Money Cup Coming Next Weekend to NY

Posted 05/27/2011

The world's greatest skateboard event, Maloof Money Cup is invading New York City this coming weekend, June 4th and 5th! Pros like Vans' own Geoff Rowley designed the street course where the best of the best battling it out for the $160,000 first place cash prize. If you're in the area, get some tickets, catch the live webcast from 10am - 4pm or tune into FUEL TV at 4pm PT on Saturday and Sunday. Whatever you do, don't miss it!

Vans Stores Selling Vans Warped Tour Tickets for Select Shows

Posted 05/26/2011

Starting today, select Vans Stores are selling tickets for a number of Vans Warped Tour shows this year for $40 and while supplies last. The shows are in Oceanport, Portland, Nassau, Mountain View, San Diego, Sacramento, Dallas and Virginia Beach. Check a map and list of the over 30 stores where you can pick up the tickets. Rock on!

Ryan Guettler Vans Video Vault

Posted 05/25/2011

We caught up with Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler at the trails in Huntington Beach, CA to ask him about progression and what drives him to keep pushing his riding year after year.  Spliced in with ramp riding from his hometown of Greenville, NC, Ryan shows that his injuries are a thing of the past and he has been on the fast track back to the top.

Vans BMX Riders on X Games 17 Invite List

Posted 05/24/2011

Espn just released their first round of invited X Games BMX riders and the list is stacked with Vans dudes such as Gary Young, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer and Ty Morrow. Could Vans make a clean sweep for all events; Park, Street and Vert? It happened in Park in 2009, it could happen in street and vert…

Tune into OffTheWall.tv this Week for a New Series!

Posted 05/23/2011

An all new series is coming your way called Crack & Shine on OffTheWall.tv. Crack and Shine will follow the lives of some of the leading figures in the graffiti world, showing the lengths they go through to practice their art & seeing what motivates them to do it. Then, Yo Gabba Gabba Co-Creator, Christian Jacobs, paid homage to the BMX cult-classic "Rad." Watch a behind the scenes look at the making of the short with Yo Gabba Gabba's Foofa and Vans' Allister Whitton and Francisco "Coco" Zurita. To round out the week, John Cardiel recaps the moments that created the Pro Tec Pool Party's rich 6 year history in part 2. The vertical masters join the new breed in a one day contest that features padless madness, collisions, rivalries and some of the best above the coping skateboarding seen anywhere.

Pro-tec Pool Party Recap and Heats on Demand

Posted 05/22/2011

Wow! Was that amazing or what? The Pro-tec Pool Party killed it yesterday. Check out the photos, videos and heats on demand, in case you missed it, or just want to re-live the bliss of this legendary skateboarding event.

Pro-Tec Pool Party 2011 Official Results

Posted 05/21/2011

Chris Miller, who saw a streak of five wins snapped a year ago, claimed his sixth Pro-tec Pool Party Master’s title before a capacity crowd Saturday night at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Miller pocketed $18,000 while defending champ Steve Caballero took home second and Lance Mountain third. The Masters’ field became even more interesting in the past few days as first time entrant Tony Hawk entered the fray. Hawk, who was skating in his first contest in a decade, was fourth in his first Pro-tec Pool Party. More after the jump.

Pro-tec Pool Party Webcast LIVE at 3pm PST!

Posted 05/21/2011

Drum roll please....This is a day we've all been waiting for, the Pro-tec Pool Party has arrived! If you weren't able to get a ticket, don't fret because all the action will come to you via LIVE webcast! You won't want to miss a moment.

Pro-tec Pool Party Coming at You LIVE Tomorrow

Posted 05/20/2011

The 7th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party presented by Rockstar Energy Drink airs TOMORROW at 3pm PST live in HD from the Vans Skatepark in Orange. This year's event should prove to be one for the ages with a wide open pro division led by past winners Rune Glifberg and Omar Hassan and a master's field that features 5-time winner and Combi master Chris Miller, defending champ Steve Caballero and late entry Tony Hawk competing in his first Pro-tec Pool Party. When you watch the contest live, you'll also have the chance to win gift packs from Pro-tec, Vans and Rockstar Energy Drink and a special grand prize. We’ll ask trivia throughout the day and you just need to tune in and answer first correctly. But wait ... there's more! We're PREMIERING Part 2 of Loveletters to Skateboarding:Pro-tec Pool Party edition. See more Badlands, more Grosso & special guests Chris Miller, Lester Kasai and Christian Hosoi.

iTunes 10-Song Free Vans Warped Tour Download Offer

Posted 05/19/2011

If you want an early taste of the Vans Warped Tour, then get your FREE 10-song download! We've once again teamed up with iTunes to offer 10 FREE songs featuring tracks from A Day To Remember, The Wonder Years, Sick of Sarah, Hellogoodbye, The Wonder Years, Sharks, Abandon All Ships, Miss May I, We Came As Romans and Attack Attack!

Maloof Money Cup Rider List and Ticket Special for NYC

Posted 05/18/2011

The roster of pro street skaters who will compete at the first Maloof Money Cup event of 2011 in New York on June 4th - 5th has just been announced! So, be sure to check out all the Vans Skate Team riders such as Alex Olson, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, Geoff Rowley and a few more competing for the big dollars! Also, for today only from 6pm - 8pm ET get 2 tickets for the price of 1!

Vans Skate Team Riders are Taking Over Covers

Posted 05/17/2011

If you walk down the magazine isle you will find not only one but two covers with Vans Skate Team riders doing what they do best. The Skateboard Mag cover features Geoff Rowley's 180 nosegrind as well as a full 14 page Milestone interview taking you back almost 20 years since his first cover. Vans newest Am, Elijah Berle takes on Transworld's Am Issue. Congrats guys!

Win the Newest Vans OTW Shoe, Cobern from Complex

Posted 05/16/2011

Vans OTW hooked up with our friends at Complex to give you a chance at winning a pair of the all new Cobern. The Cobern modernizes the classic boat shoe by infusing Vans sneaker elements into the design. Built to chill, it can handle the rage. Find out how to win a pair before the shoe drops June 1st!

Are You Ready for a Full Week of Shows on OffTheWall.tv?

Posted 05/15/2011

We're starting the week off right on OffTheWall.tv with a super special edition of Jeff Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding PRO-TEC Pool Party style. In this episode, Grosso meets up with "Screaming Lord Salba" and gets the history of the park direct from the source. Next up, is the first episode of Time & Space featuring tattoo and graffiti artist, Mister Cartoon. Want to go behind the scenes with Yo Gabba Gabba? Wednesday's show reveals never before seen clips with Plex. Then, to get you stoked on Saturday's PRO-TEC Pool Party, look out for PRO-TEC Pool Party's History part 1 and 2 with John Cardiel, and stay tuned for another special treat during the live webcast on Saturday, May 21st!

Pedro Barros Talking Pro-tec Pool Party on ESPN

Posted 05/14/2011

The 16 year-old Brazilian and Vans Skate Team rider, Pedro Barros has an interview on ESPN discussing the best pool skaters in the world and next week's Pro-tec Pool Party stating, "Combi Bowl for sure is one of my favorite places in the world to skate." Check it.

Sign up for Vans Free Mobile Text Alerts

Posted 05/13/2011

Become a Vans VIP member and receive free text alerts! Be the first to hear about your favorite Vans riders, events, products, music and more. All you have to do is sign up and decide which Vans news categories you want to receive info on and you're ready to go!

Where are all the Vans BMX Team riders?

Posted 05/12/2011

The answer? Traveling all over the world this weekend. Let's see here... Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Alistair Whitton, Colin Mackay and Michael Steingraber are heading to Naples, Italy to do a Vans BMX Demo at the Military Base. The Journey's Backyard BBQ is going down on Saturday in Charlotte, NC with a skate and BMX Demo with Cory Nastazio, Coco Zurita and Dennis McCoy. Meanwhile, Ty Morrow, Josh Harrington, Dakota Roche, Sean Sexton and Chase Hawk are getting busy and competing in a street contest in London, UK. You've got to check back for photos and videos from each of these stops.

2011 Pro-tec Pool Party Coming Saturday, May 21st!

Posted 05/11/2011

Join us for the 7th 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 Saturday, May 21st from 3pm to 9pm in the replica Combi Bowl at Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange, the 2011 Pool Party is wide open with one of the most competitive fields ever in both divisions. Catch a LIVE HD webcast of the entire contest if you can't make it.

Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series May 14th

Posted 05/10/2011

Come out for the kick off event of the Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series at Belmont Park in San Diego, CA. Tons of prizes and giveaways and $1,000 prize purse in the pro-am division. This all day skate contest and the festival starts in the afternoon on Saturday, May 14th, so get there early for all the action!

What's Up With Mark Landvik?

Posted 05/09/2011

"The craziest was in Patagonia flying over open ocean in one heli, no back up, in one of the most desolate places in the world also with some of the World’s worst weather." Words from Vans Snow Team rider Mark Landik as one of the craziest and scariest places he's traveled over the last few years while taking part in the making of "The Art of Flight" set to release this fall. Peep out pics and the rest of his interview.

Villopoto Wins 2011 AMA Supercross Championship!

Posted 05/08/2011

Vans MX rider Ryan Villopoto won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship Saturday night, finishing third in the season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Villopoto won a series-high six races this season and edged out race winner Chad Reed by four points in the 17-race championship. Congrats on winning the title, Ryan!

Vans MX Team Up For Multiple Championships Tonight!

Posted 05/07/2011

Tonight is an important night in Sin City; it's the AMA Supercross Championships! Vans MX Team riders are ready to show off what they got. Ryan Villopoto is the points leader and up for the Supercross Championship, Brock Tickle and Josh Hansen are sitting in first and third in the Lites West Championship and Dean Wilson sitting second is up for the Lites East Championship. Also, Vans/Pro Circuit riders Tickle, Hansen, Wilson, Rattray and Baggett will battle it out for Victory Circle in the East/West Shootout Main Event. Watch it live on SPEED at 7pm PT. Good luck guys!

The Maloof Money Cup and Geoff Rowley Give Back

Posted 05/06/2011

The list can go on and on about Vans Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley. After all he's a professional skateboarder, co-owner of FLIP skateboards, namesake of his own Vans shoe line, head designer of this year’s Maloof Money Cup skateboarding contest courses, and now patron saint of the gospel of skateboarding, spreading the good news to those less fortunate. Catch up with Rowley about his work with the Maloof “Skate & Donate” Program, and why the program is such a worthy cause.

The Devil Wears Prada Coming to Vans Store Next Month

Posted 05/05/2011

With time going by so fast these days, we wanted to give you an extra heads up about this event. One of the Vans Warped Tour's Main Stage Bands, The Devil Wears Prada will sign autographs and meet with fans at the Vans Store at Town East Mall in Mesquite, TX on June 23rd. You know the rules by now. Stop by the Vans Store starting Thursday, June 9th and get your free wristband to attend. There will be limited attendance and wristbands are first come first served and while supplies last.

Congratulations to Top 5 Finalists in Vans Custom Culture

Posted 05/04/2011

With nearly 400 entries and almost 180,000 votes, the top five schools were finally narrowed down in the Vans Custom Culture Program. The five finalists are: Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA; Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, WA; Moanalua High School in Honolulu, HI; Ward Melville High School from East Setauket, NY; and Eastern High School from Louisville, KY. In addition to the $50,000 donation to the school’s art program, the winning sneaker designs will also be available at retail in 2012.

New Collaboratory Episode with Tommy Guerrero on OffTheWall.tv

Posted 05/03/2011

Take a look at the first episode of Collaboratory with Tommy Guerrero on OffTheWall.tv. On this episode, the Vans Syndicate team takes a trip to San Francisco to meet up with the legendary skater and they explain why he's one of the most respected skaters of all time. Then, make sure you catch the Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator, Christian Jacobs and the rest of the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang as they let us tag along during their video shoots of the Vans X Yo Gabba Gabba! spots. A behind the scenes look at Muno skating the streets of Los Angeles during a typical heat wave last summer.

Villopoto Takes Overall in SLC and Weimer Back on the Bike

Posted 05/02/2011

Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki athlete Ryan Villopoto takes the top spot on the podium in Salt Lake City this past Saturday night! With all the snow flurries this past weekend at the stadium you would have thought that there was going to be a snowmobile race instead of a supercross race. Despite the cold conditions, Villopoto brought the heat by taking the overall podium and adding a nine point lead advantage over second place. Ryan is really excited to get things rolling for the final round in Las Vegas this weekend! Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki Athlete Jake Weimer returned to racing this past weekend in Salt Lake City! After getting the nerves out in first and second practice Weimer started to settle back into race mode, Jake has not lined up for over nine months and had never raced in the pro class aboard a 450.. Will all consider Jake rode excellent finishing in seventh position for his first 450 race is a huge accomplishment! Weimer is looking forward to moving forward as he races the final supercross round in Las Vegas, NV.

Vans x Off The Hook Shop Coming May 5th in Montreal!

Posted 05/01/2011

As of May 5th, street-fashion enthusiasts will be able to discover Canada’s brand new exclusive Vans X OTH boutique. In addition of offering more than 160 styles of various collections from Vans, the store will also house a special section that will feature the Vans Vault collection, an elite and high-end collection because of its association with internationally renowned artists and designers.

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