No Room For Rockstars Nationwide Showing Tonight Only

Posted 02/29/2012

Vans Off The Wall and Cinedigm Entertainment Group present No Room For Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour movie, in theaters across the country in an exclusive, one-night engagement tomorrow, Thursday, March 1st! Take a peak of the film as VWT founder Kevin Lyman talks about what it takes to keep the festival fresh and thriving 17 years since its kick off.

Last Few Days to Register Your School for Vans Custom Culture

Posted 02/28/2012

Vans Custom Culture is nearing the end of it's registration period. On Thursday March 1st at 11:59:59 EST, we will stop accepting registrations for the competition. If you've been waiting to get your school registered, make sure your art teacher signs up today and submits your school's info. Blank shoes will be sent to participating schools by March 12th and digital images of school's completed shoes will be accepted from March 13th through April 13th.

Vans OTW x The Blackouts Free Vinyl LP

Posted 02/27/2012

In late 2011, Vans OTW and The Blackouts (Ako and Atiba Jefferson) set out to create a reggae compilation featuring music from VP Record's vast catalog of artists. VP Records houses the best in reggae and dance hall music and the twin DJ duo spent weeks carefully selecting each artist for their last project as Vans OTW Advocates. As a parting gift to all of the OTW/Vans fans, The Blackouts present this FREE limited edition album, available at select OTW retailers worldwide. Here's a complete list of stockists and a closer look at the vinyl compilation so you can get one for yourself.

Anti-Flag Coming to Vans Store in NJ March 8th

Posted 02/26/2012

Warped veterans Anti-Flag are hitting up the Vans Store at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ for a Meet and Greet on Thursday, March 8th at 6pm. Stop by the store now to pick up your free wristband to attend the event. Wristbands are first-come first-served, while supplies last only and attendance is limited. See you there!

Pedro and Cab Take the Bowl-A-Rama Win

Posted 02/25/2012

Sixteen-year-old professional skateboarder Pedro Barros took out his third consecutive Pro Title after a heated final that saw him using every inch of the bowl at full-throttle speed, busting everything from head-high stalefish 540s, to technical lip trickery like alley-oop frontside 50-50s around the tight corner, just beating an impressive Bucky Lasek and Rune Glifberg. Competition was equally fierce in the Masters Division with an epic display of skateboarding genius. Legendary skateboarder Steve Caballero wowed the crowd with his effortless style, experienced consistency and signature frontside inverts, fingerflip Indys and of course his original Caballerial spins that saw him take home his fifth consecutive Masters Title at the event.

No Room For Rockstars Special One Night Nationwide Showing

Posted 02/25/2012

Vans Off The Wall and Cinedigm Entertainment Group present No Room For Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour movie, in theaters across the country in an exclusive, one-night engagement on Thursday, March 1st! No Room For Rockstars depicts the true stories of modern era rock and roll from the kids in the van playing parking lots hoping to be discovered, to the veteran stage manager whose life was saved by the tour, to the musician who crosses over to mainstream success while on the road. Check out a complete list of cities, theaters and showtimes.

Johnny Layton Week on Vans Skate

Posted 02/25/2012

We've been featuring long-time Vans rider, Johnny Layton on Vans Skate this week. Exclusive in-depth interviews about J-Lay almost becoming a pro baseball player, how he got on Toy Machine and so much more. Nieratko covers a lot of ground on this one. Get to it.

Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi Live Webcast Today!

Posted 02/24/2012

Watch a live webcast of the 8th Annual Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi today, Friday, February 24th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST in the states to see the world’s best skateboarders battle it out for an unprecedented $80,000 AUD (more than $85,000 USD) at Australia's infamous Bondi Beach! You can watch it online or download the Vans Live 2.0 app, but whatever you do, don't miss it.

Vans In the Chair Rider Spotlight: Ty Morrow

Posted 02/23/2012

Vans' In the Chair Rider Spotlight is a new video series that gives viewers an inside look into the lives of their favorite Vans riders. In the latest episode of In the Chair, we follow Pro BMX rider Ty Morrow to the dentist's office to hear about how he bounced back from a head injury and his cross-country move!

New Season of Adventures with Chris Drops on

Posted 02/22/2012

Season three of Adventures with Chris, debuts on today with an episode featuring Daniel Lutheran and the House of Vans coat drive. Here's what Chris Nieratko had to say about the upcoming season: "It’s pretty safe to say that Season 3 of Adventures with Chris is the best Season 3 Adventures with Chris has ever done. Sure, some day, a few seasons

All Chicks Skate Jam at House of Vans Friday

Posted 02/22/2012

Sorry boys, we have to leave you home this time for the All Chicks Skate Jam at the House of Vans going down this Friday, February 24th. There will be prizes, swag, food and more from 7pm - 11pm EST. Come out and hang with us!

Vans Custom Culture - Journeys Local Attitude Award

Posted 02/21/2012

The Vans Custom Culture competition is filling up quickly, with nearly 800 schools now registered. In addition to this news, we'd like to officially announce a special partnership with Journeys to present the Local Attitude award at the final event this May. This award will highlight one of the final five schools that creates the most compelling Local Flavor themed shoe with a $5,000 donation to that school's art program!

Vans BMX Night presented by CULT this Thursday

Posted 02/21/2012

Don't forget that the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY is your new best friend if you ride BMX, because we are holding a BMX night presented by Cult this Thursday, February 23rd. Two sessions of riding, food, prizes, beats by PF Cuttin and giveaways including a Cult frame and complete. Guest riders include Robbie Morales, Trey Jones, Bobby Simmons, Timmy Theus, Codey Levesque and Chase Dehart. Get there early, because spots are limited.

Vans Bowl-A-Rama Coming to Australia this Saturday, Feb. 25th

Posted 02/20/2012

Join Vans on Saturday, February 25 to witness the biggest names in skateboarding vie for their share of the biggest prize purse in the event’s history, $80,000 AUD (more than $85,000 USD) as iconic Bondi Beach is taken over for the 8th year running by Vans Bowl-A-Rama. Since Australia is a day ahead, you can tune in to the live webcast online or the Vans Live 2.0 app on Friday, February 24 from 3pm to 12am PST. The world’s top skateboarders including Pro’s

"IPod" Wins World Snowboarding Championships!

Posted 02/20/2012

It's official - Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov is the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships Halfpipe Champion! The contest was held this past weekend in Olso, Norway where he took home the win and $40,000. See what the champ had to say and watch is award winning run of a Backside Double Cork 1260 to a massive Front 1080 Double to Cab 1080 Double to Front 1080. Huge congrats!

Vans / Haro BMX Pro Camp Registration Now Open

Posted 02/19/2012

Vans BMX Pro Camp registration is now open at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. This year, we teamed up with Haro BMX to bring you some of the best pros. Cory Nastazio, Colin Mackay, Josh Harrington, Ronnie Napolitan and a possible special guest will be on tap to help you brush up on your skills.

Big News for Vans Warped Tour Fans

Posted 02/18/2012

Drum roll please… Vans Warped Tour announces the Kick-Off Party, No Room for Rockstars screening and concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29th. Tickets are available, so jump on it. Now, check out an exclusive clip featuring Forever Came Calling from the film No Room for Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour.

Vans Hi-Standard Canada Series Round 2 Saturday

Posted 02/17/2012

The first event of the Canadian edition Vans Hi-Standard Big Air Series at Mt Seymour in Vancouver, BC, went off with a bang. Now it's time for round two at the Horseshow Resort in Barrie, Ontario this Saturday, February 18th. Come out to watch or enter in this jam format contest where you land your tricks with style and win cash. Also check out the Pro-tec Rail Best Trick contest.

Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. at Vans Skatepark

Posted 02/16/2012

Head over to the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA this Saturday, February 18th to participate in the 5th annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Two winners will win a year's supply of Vans shoes. Registration starts at the park at 12pm and the contest starts at 3pm. Good luck!

Vans Bowl-A-Rama Coming February 25th to Australia

Posted 02/16/2012

Mark your calendars for next Saturday, February 25th (Live in Australia, Check Time Zones) when the world’s top skateboarders invade Sydney, Australia's Bondi Beach for the 7th annual Bondi Bowl-A-Rama. Make sure to catch the webcast LIVE online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app. More details coming soon…

Elijah Berle Named "Year's Best Am"

Posted 02/15/2012

The entire Vans team would like to congratulate Vans footwear and apparel Team rider Elijah Berle for being named The Skateboard Mag's 2011 "Year's Best Am." Elijah's been on a tear all year, working double time to film for his upcoming Chocolate part and collecting footage for Vans' first-ever full length feature film project.

Vans Motocross Autograph Signing in Dallas, TX this Friday

Posted 02/14/2012

Get an autograph by your favorite Vans pro motocross riders this Friday, February 17th, 6:30pm at the Vans Northeast Mall store in Dallas, Texas. Pro riders Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer and Broc Tickle are scheduled to appear. The first 20 people in line for autographs will receive free tickets to the February 18th AMA Supercross at Cowboy Stadium!

Vans Moto Team Scores Two First Place Podiums

Posted 02/13/2012

Vans Moto Athlete Ryan Villopoto takes the win in San Diego, CA this past Saturday night and cruises into next weekends race with the red number plate once again with a six point lead over second place in the Monster Energy AMA/FIM Supercross Series! In the West Coast 250 class, Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit athlete Dean Wilson took the win and the points lead back!

Registration is Filling Up Quick for Vans Custom Culture

Posted 02/12/2012

Vans Custom Culture 2012 is off and running, with over 600 schools from all 50 states having now registered, the window to get your school involved is quickly coming to a close. Art teachers may register their school up until March 1st, but be fast because once we hit 1,000, schools will then be placed on the waiting list and can't guarantee a spot in the competition. Get registered and get creative!

Vans BMX Night presented by CULT

Posted 02/11/2012

For all you BMX riders on the East Coast, this one's for you. The House of Vans will be holding a BMX night presented by Cult on Thursday, February 23rd. Two sessions of riding, food, prizes, beats by PF Cuttin and giveaways including a Cult frame and complete. Guest riders include Robbie Morales, Trey Jones, Bobby Simmons, Timmy Theus, Codey Levesque and Chase Dehart. Get there early, because spots are limited.

Vans OTW Presents: Live in Berlin

Posted 02/10/2012

Couldn't make it to Berlin for the OTW 2012 Launch Party? We got you covered. Take a look at our video recap of the night featuring interviews and artwork from our OTW Advocates Eric Elms, Dimitri Coste, Chris Kong and Lupe Fiasco. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by music legend Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def!

Daniel Lutheran Week

Posted 02/09/2012

Hopefully you're already enjoying Daniel Lutheran week on Vans Skate. If you're looking at me weird, make sure to get on it. Read-up on exclusive interviews and even see some of the pictures he keeps on his cell phone.

Vans In the Chair Rider Spotlight: Mark Landvik

Posted 02/08/2012

Vans' In the Chair Rider Spotlight is a new video series that gives viewers an inside look into the lives of their favorite Vans riders. The series features interviews with Vans team riders while they go about their daily lives. The latest episode of In the Chair features Pro Snowboarder Mark Landvik at his home in Bellingham, WA talking about his adventures filming the Art of Flight and his newfound woodworking hobby!

Pat Casey Wins BMX Fise Costa Rica with First Ever Trick

Posted 02/07/2012

FISE brought their European contest a little closer to North America this year by hosting an insane competition down in Costa Rica this past weekend. Vans BMX Team rider Pat Casey landed a new trick on his way to taking first place with the world's First Double Decade on a BMX bike, while teammate Dan Sandoval came in second place with a 720 double tailwhip - also a world's first on a BMX bike. Check out their runs. Congrats guys!

Vans Introduces Breakthrough WAFFLECUP Construction

Posted 02/06/2012

If you haven't heard already, we're introducing a new WAFFLECUP construction, skateboarding's first–ever vulcanized cupsole! This revolutionary breakthrough in skate shoe construction technology combines all the best elements of a cupsole shoe, including increased support and durability, with the superior boardfeel and grip of a traditional Vans vulcanized shoe. The best of both worlds. Now available on Vans' all new Stage 4 skate shoe, WAFFLECUP construction was uniquely designed by skateboarders to enhance your skateboarding experience.

Ryan Villopoto Wins Anaheim 2 Supercross

Posted 02/06/2012

Vans Moto athlete Ryan Villopoto takes back the premier 450 Supercross championship points lead with this weekends first place overall! RV said once he nailed the holeshot in the main event he new he had to get his first few laps perfect so he could pull away to ride a smooth raise all the way to the checkers. He is excited to be sporting the red number one plate going into this next weekends race that will be held in San Diego, CA on Feb. 11th.

Big Week of New Shows Coming on

Posted 02/05/2012 is happy to deliver another wonderful Shred for Your Life episode to your computer screens. On this episode of Shred for Your Life, check out the lightening fast fingers of Saunder Jurriaans as he faces off with Tada Hirano in a round two shocker. Then, see the mystery behind Malibu Carl in Surf's up LA. On Friday, we catch up with European skaters Ross McGouran, Chewy Cannon, Chris Oliver and more as they describe the best and worst of skating in London as well as introduce the Vans Downtown Showdown.

Mike Posner Traveling in No Room For Rockstars Exclusive Clip

Posted 02/04/2012

Mike Posner is a busy man. Find out how Mike manages playing a set at the Vans Warped Tour and then runs off to the next gig in this exclusive clip from the film, No Room For Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour.

Vans Hi-Standard Canada Series Kicks Off Today

Posted 02/03/2012

Join us for the first Canadian edition of the Vans Hi-Standard Series in collaboration with Snowboard Canada tomorrow, Saturday, February 4th in Seymour North Vancouver. The event consists of an original big air format where riders are judged on individual style and no rotations over 720 are permitted; rewarding creativity and self-expression, the Vans way. It’s pretty simple, the more style and trick variety you have, the more you get paid.

Dennis McNett Art Show in Laguna Beach, CA

Posted 02/02/2012

After his three year absence in California, Dennis McNett brings his art show; Wolfbat Shamans and the Whale of Gratitude to Orange County for the first time. A large selection of his woodcut prints, sculptural forms, wall installations, papier mâché and masks in mythical and animalistic creations are coming to AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach with a reception this Saturday, February 4th from 6-9pm and the show runs through March 24th.

Vans Custom Culture Program Registration Starts Today!

Posted 02/01/2012

Attention High School Art Students! You are invited to join Vans Custom Culture, a nationwide contest for high school art classes in which we provide Vans shoes as a blank canvas for students to come up with their best, most creative designs. We'll be accepting the first 1,000 registrant schools and the winners will be award $50,000 towards their art program. We're also taking the top five schools to Los Angeles for a museum show in May! So make sure your class is involved and get creative!

John Florence Wins Pipe Pro

Posted 02/01/2012

With 20 seconds left of the final heat, Vans Surf Team rider John Florence had a paddle battle to catch the last wave and pulls out a 9.93 to match his already perfect 10 to take the win at the Volcom Pipe Pro down at Pipeline on Oahu. This is rad. The biggest congratulations goes out John!

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