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Zero Signing & Demo @ Vans Skatepark 7/8

Posted 05/31/2012

Join us on Sunday, July 8th @ 2PM for Zero's Bacon & Legs Tour at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be a demo and autograph signing from the Zero skate team. There will also be giveaways while supplies last from Zero, The Skateboard Mag and Vans. The event is open to everyone so we'll see you there!

Vote for A.Skate's HeartChild

Posted 05/31/2012

Director/Producer Ben Duffy's film "HeartChild" is the story of Crys Worley, a twenty-nine year old mother of a nine year old autistic child, Sasha. It is a remarkable story about a mother's struggles, not only with her own health, but the well being of her son. Committing to Sasha that she will never give up on him and inspired by the challenges parents of autistic children face, she started a non-profit organization, called A.Skate - Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education. This film documents her extraordinary journey.

HeartChild is currently in the running to win IndieWire's Project Of The Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute. Click here to learn more about the film and vote! Hurry... voting ends June 4th.

Summer Skate Camp 2012

Posted 05/31/2012

Vans Summer Skate Camp 2012 registration is now open! Make sure your summer plans include a week at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be six weekly sessions available starting July 9th. Skateboard instruction is given by Vans approved instructors for ages 6 - 16. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for nonmembers. Spots are limited so sign up today!

Vans Presents Go Skateboarding Day

Posted 05/30/2012

Go Skateboarding Day is just around the corner, so make sure you come by the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA to celebrate. The park is offering free skateboarding all day, high ollie contest with a prize of $200 Vans gift card and a ton of product tosses with swag from the sponsored pro shop companies. It's going to be good.

Two Weeks Until the Vans Warped Tour

Posted 05/30/2012

We've been looking forward to the Vans Warped Tour since you found us in the pit last year and it's finally getting closer to kicking off June 16th. Pick up a ticket and get to a city near you for a close up on the over 90 bands announced. Don't forget to download the app available now to keep you up-to-date with all things VWT.

Vans Custom Culture Final Event

Posted 05/29/2012

The top five finalists as selected from more than 900 registrants will be displaying their work at the Long Beach Museum of Art on May 30th. A Vans Custom Culture grand prize winner will be crowned tonight and awarded $50,000 for their high school's art program! New this year, a Local Attitude award will be presented by Journeys. Although this is a private event, you can catch the awards ceremony via live webcast. Great job to everyone who participated!

Meet Hello Kitty at Vans Stores

Posted 05/28/2012

Hello Kitty is back with a second collaboration with Vans out June 1st. To celebrate, we are bringing Hello Kitty live and in person by Vans Stores in Mission Viejo, CA, Atlanta, GA, Colorado Springs, CO, Brownsville, TX and Laredo, TX in June and July. Tons of giveaways and prizes from Hello Kitty and Vans as well as pictures for all fans.

Andrew Doheny on the Cover of Surfing Magazine

Posted 05/27/2012

Droid, Droid, Droid. Yes! Vans team rider Andrew Doheny takes the Surfing Magazine cover of the July issue. He shaped his board in a week, the tail broke and got it fixed right before this trip to Indonesia. He says, "Don't ever let the magic ones die!" See how Alex Knost compares to Andy Warhol and check out Nathan Fletcher also in the issue. Grab yourself a copy when it's on newsstands in a few weeks.

More Vans Stores Added to Sell Vans Warped Tour Tickets

Posted 05/26/2012

Vans Stores are now selling Vans Warped Tour tickets in select stores in Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Make sure to stop by your nearest Vans store and we'll see you in the pit.

Pat Gudauskas Behind The Cover!

Posted 05/25/2012

The guys at Surfer Mag surprised Pat Gudauskas with the cover of the new issue. Click here to watch the video and Pat's reaction to the big news.

Vans Presents Go Skateboarding Day

Posted 05/25/2012

Go Skateboarding Day is just around the corner, so make sure you come by the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA to celebrate. The park is offering free skateboarding all day, high ollie contest with a prize of $200 Vans gift card and a ton of product tosses with swag from the sponsored pro shop companies. It's going to be good.

Get Out & Do Something Tour Coming in June

Posted 05/24/2012

Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music, art and good times during the Get Out & Do Something Tour traveling through Florida and Georgia June 20th - June 24th. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. Greg "Pnut" Galinsky will also be in the scene sharing his artistic flavor. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar and tons of other prizes from our sponsors. Come and hang out.

Ready To Go OFF!

Posted 05/23/2012

Their self-titled album is available now. They're on tour in Europe now and will be touring the U.S. this summer with none other than Refused. As huge fans of OFF!, we're pumped to see this. See you there?

Daniel Lutheran Rides on the Cover of SkateBoarder Mag

Posted 05/22/2012

Surprise, Danlu! The Vans team rider knew he had an interview in the June/July issue of SkateBoarder Magazine, but what he didn't know is he was about to get his first cover as well. The Magazine set him up with a bunch of buddies and got him good. Well deserved, you really are "killing it with kindness."

X Games Rider List Lookin' Good for Vans BMX Team

Posted 05/21/2012

The Vans BMX Team will have quite the showing at the 18th Annual X Games going down in Los Angeles, CA from June 28th - July 1st! Ty Morrow, Dakota Roche, Sean Sexton and Bruno Hoffmann will be competing in BMX Street. Representing in BMX Park, we've got Scotty Cranmer, Kyle Baldock, Daniel Sandoval, Gary Young, Pat Casey, Chase Hawk, Rob Darden, Diogo Canina and Sebastian Keep. Simon

OffTheWall.tv Brings You Presents this Week

Posted 05/20/2012

It's like your birthday all over again on OffTheWall.tv. This week, catch Omar Hassan as he skates the bowl practicing for this year's Pro-Tec Pool Party and provides a unique and often unheard perspective in this episode of Mic'd Up. Then, we meet Jeff Ament, bassist and co-founder of Pearl Jam during another heart felt episode of Pass The Bucket.

AMA/Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Kicks Off

Posted 05/19/2012

Hangtown Motocross Park in Sacramento, CA will be packed Saturday, May 19th for the first stop of the AMA/Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki comes in as the reigning championship team. With Ryan Villopoto's injury absence, Tyla Rattray will be stepping in to compete in the 450cc class along side Jake Weimer. Ivan Tedesco, multi-Supercross and Motocross champion, will be joining the team and competing in the 250 Lites class. Good luck guys!

Vans Stores Selling Vans Warped Tour Tickets

Posted 05/18/2012

Going on now, select Vans Stores are selling tickets for a number of Vans Warped Tour shows this year while supplies last. The select shows are in Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada and Colorado. Check a map and list of the multiple stores where you can pick up the tickets. Rock on!

Live Chat with Suicide Silence from No Room for Rockstars

Posted 05/17/2012

Hang out with us this May 17th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST for a live Q&A with Suicide Silence about No Room For Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour documentary. Get your questions ready for the guys, and grab the DVD now online or at a retailer near you.

John John Florence Wins Rio Pro

Posted 05/16/2012

Huge congrats goes out to Vans team rider John John Florence who took the win at the ASP World Championship Tour event, Rio Pro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! John John has been on fire and was unstoppable during the contest. Next on the agenda is ASP WCT events in Fiji and Tahiti.

No Room For Rockstars, The Vans Warped Tour DVD Out Now

Posted 05/15/2012

Vans Off the Wall and Shout! Factory are proud to release the Vans Warped Tour film, No Room for Rockstars, on DVD with a bonus music CD today, May 15th! You can pick up a copy of true stories of modern era rock and roll at the Vans Shop and other fine independent retailers and stores. The bonus CD, The Vans Warped Tour Greatest Hits, features classic songs by bands who have performed on the tour throughout the years, including Sublime,

What's Happenin' with Cory Nastazio?

Posted 05/14/2012

Catch Vans BMX Team rider Cory "Nasty" Nastazio competing this weekend in the Red Bull Empire of Dirt in London, England; a contest mixed with dirt and other obstacles. He's staring in a new series with Haro Bikes called, "Cory's Corner." The format is simple, he goes to the trails, meets the locals and gets a ride in. Imagine Nasty turning up at your local spot. Watch Episode 1 from Fury trails in San Diego, CA. Now, that's what's up with our man Nasty.

Barros and Cab Take Titles at Pro-tec Pool Party!

Posted 05/13/2012

Seventeen-year-old Brazilian Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken wrist.

Watch the Pro-tec Pool Party Live May 12th at 3pm PST

Posted 05/12/2012

Today is the day when 45 top pros and masters vie for their piece of $113,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built in the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater. The madness starts at 3pm pst May 12th! Watch online or on your phone on the Vans Live 2.0 app. When you watch the contest live, you'll also have the chance to win gift packs from Pro-tec, Vans and vitaminwater and a special grand prize with the watch and win contest. It's about to go down!

Pro-tec Pool Party Live Webcast Goes Down May 12th!

Posted 05/11/2012

Qualifiers for the Pro and Masters divisions for Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater ran last night to determine which riders would join the pre-seeded competitors in the main event at the Vans Skatepark in Orange. This means, we're ready to rumble. Be there if you can, and if not, watch the live HD webcast at 3pm PST Saturday, May 12th or via the Vans Live 2.0 App. Don't miss your favorite Pros and Masters skate, sign up for rider mobile alerts. Get Hot!

The Official Vans Warped Tour App Now Available

Posted 05/10/2012

The official Vans Warped Tour app has 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

Pat Gudauskas Scores Surfer Cover

Posted 05/09/2012

Congrats to Vans team rider Pat Gudauskas who is the latest to take the cover of Surfer Magazine. He couldn't be more stoked. Be on the look-out for this rad cover on newsstands soon.

Curren Caples Week on Vans Skate

Posted 05/08/2012

Want to get to know Vans Skate Team rider Curren Caples? Here's your chance. Your welcome. To go along with our Pro-tec Pool Party theme, check Vans Skate each day this week for all things Curren including his five favorites video, exclusive interview and who knows what else. Then, make sure you catch him ripping at the contest this Saturday.

Big Week of Pro-tec Pool Party - Text Alerts and Vote and Win

Posted 05/07/2012

It's finally the week before the Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater which means big things are happening; riders are getting in the last few days of practice, we're giving you chances to win rad prizes all week with Vote and Win- vote for your favorite tricks from the past years and win a prize pack. There's different trick each day leading up to contest day to vote on. Also, sign up for mobile text alerts and we'll send you a message when your favorite riders are about to skate. Make sure to tune into the live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app this Saturday, May 12th at 3pm PST. It's sure to be wild!

2 Be Continued: The Ryan Villopoto Film

Posted 05/07/2012

When you're the best at something how do you get better? Can you? Meet Ryan Villopoto, Vans MX Team rider, two time AMA World Supercross Champion, and well we'll be here all day if you'd like me to keep going. Vans and Volcom spent some time with Ryan just to see what this private and quiet winner was all about. Check out the trailer for now and RSVP for the free movie premier on iTunes coming June 21st.

Full Week of Happiness Coming on OffTheWall.tv

Posted 05/06/2012

If a week filled with new shows on OffTheWall.tv doesn't make you happy, I don't know what will. We explore Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation which was founded in 1995 by three brothers: Danny Simmons, visual artist and community builder; media mogul Russell Simmons; and Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group RUN-DMC in Pass The Bucket with Danny Simmons. We learn Curren Caples is awesome in this week's

Pierce The Veil Signing at San Diego Vans Store

Posted 05/05/2012

Pierce The Veil will be rolling by one of our Vans Stores in San Diego, California on Saturday, May 19th. Here's the deal. You must pick up a free wrist band to attend prior to the event at the Vans Store starting today Saturday, May 5th. There will be limited attendance and wristbands are first come first served and while supplies last. Come out and meet our friends!

Congratulations to Top 5 Finalists in Vans Custom Culture

Posted 05/04/2012

Today, Vans announces the top five finalist high schools for the 2012 Custom Culture competition. Congratulations to Big Bear High School in California, Mountain View High School in Idaho, Watkins Glen High School in New York, Rio Rancho High School in New Mexico and Eastern High School in Kentucky! These five schools will be flown out to Los Angeles and on May 30th, the grand prize will be awarded to one lucky winner at the Long Beach Museum of

Supercross Championships Saturday, May 5th in Las Vegas

Posted 05/03/2012

This weekend marks the last round of the AMA/FIM Monster Energy Supercross Championship's. Although Vans Moto super Athlete Ryan Villopoto wrapped up the title early there is still bar banging racing going on in both the premier 450 class with Vans Athlete's Jake Weimer and Broc Tickle. The live action is also going to be in the stacked 250 class with Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit riders Darryn Durham, Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett!
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Barros and Cab Take Titles at Pro-tec Pool Party!

Posted 05/02/2012

Seventeen-year-old Brazilian Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken wrist.

Almost Video Premiere @ Vans Skatepark June 2nd

Posted 05/02/2012

Join us at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA on June 2nd at 6pm to watch the premiere of Almost's newest video "5-incher". There will be giveaways from Almost and Vans after the screening while supplies last. Make sure to show up early because seating is limited. See you there!

Last Day to Vote for Vans Custom Culture Finalists

Posted 05/02/2012

Vans’ nationwide art contest, Custom Culture wraps up the public voting phase of the program today, Thursday at midnight EDT. We asked the public to help choose the five schools that will have the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to participate in the final art showcase and the chance to win up to $55,000 towards their art programs. After more than

Are You Ready for Pro-tec Pool Party May 12th?

Posted 05/01/2012

We're gearing up for the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater on Saturday, May 12th and you should be too! If you don't have a ticket to see the madness, it's all good because you can catch the event via live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app. Starting this Monday, we're giving you the chance to vote for your favorite tricks from the past for a chance to win a huge prize pack. Check back then for details.

Catch Pro-tec Pool Party Live May 12th at 3pm PST

Posted 05/01/2012

Today is the day when 45 top pros and masters vie for their piece of $113,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built in the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater. The madness starts at 3pm pst! Watch online or on your phone on the Vans Live 2.0 app, May 12th. When you watch the contest live, you'll also have the chance to win gift packs from Pro-tec, Vans and vitaminwater and a special grand prize with the watch and win contest. It's about to go down!

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