April Skate Clinic Registration Open
Posted 02/28/2011 by Chase
Fine tune your skate skills for Spring Break! Both skateparks are holding instructional skate clinics on April 16th for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Spots are limited so stop by your local park today to sign up.
Villopoto Rocks Supercross Race and Cover of Transworld
Posted 02/28/2011 by Kelly
With a sold out crowd of nearly 70,000 spectators in Atlanta, GA this past Saturday, Vans' own Ryan Villopoto had luck on his side. Ryan was sitting as a close third place, but it wasn't until the last lap that the leaders got tangled and fell, giving Ryan the chance to make a pass for first place. Ryan also killed it making his sixth cover on Transworld Motocross's March issue with a big article as well. Now back to the race, in the lites class Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit athletes Dean Wilson pulled in at first place and Black Baggett right behind him in third place. Teammate Josh Hansen just had surgery on his broken wrist, but also graces the cover of the new Racer X April issue. The guys hit the road to Daytona for the next round of the East Coast series.
Visit Vans at MUSINK
Posted 02/28/2011 by Kelly
The 4th Annual MUSINK festival is this weekend, March 4th - 6th, at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. If you love music, tattoos, skateboarding and BMX, this is the place to be. Needless to say, Vans is all over it. You can find the Vans booth next to our buddy Oliver Peck’s booth where we will host some signings during the weekend and have sweet gear you should check out. Come meet some bands, skateboarders and hang out with the cool kids.
Pro BMX Camp Registration Now Open
Posted 02/27/2011 by Chase
Want to ride with Pro Vans BMX riders Cory Nastazio, Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, Dakota Roche, Chase Hawk and many others? Registration for our annual Pro BMX Pro Camp is currently open! Each of the two parks will have their own camps during the month of April. Instruction is offered by the pros and cost for the one-day camp is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. Spots are limited so sign up today. For dates and more information please click Read The Rest.
Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party!
Posted 02/27/2011 by Kelly
This year we are mixing things up and moving the Vans Warped Tour kick off party to the East Coast at the House of Vans in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC! On March 25th, our kick off event will feature The Wonder Years, MC LARS, Moving Mountains and Lionize performing at this FREE event which will be capped off with the main stage announcement at midnight. Tickets will be FREE and details coming in the next few weeks on how you can you can score your pair.
March Best Trick Recap
Posted 02/26/2011 by Chase
Our 2011 March Best Trick has come and gone...click Read The Rest to see who took home the title at each skatepark. Don't forget to join us on the first Friday of every month @ 7PM at either park for your chance to take home a free pair of Vans and get a spot on our plaque!
New Episodes on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 02/26/2011 by Kelly
If you both missed it this past week, OffTheWall.tv aired a few new episodes. Check out both parts of one of skateboarding favorites, Dustin Dollin on Adventures with Chris. Also, this week Jeff Gross breaks down the lost art of the Handplant in his Loveletters to Skateboarding. Sneak peak alert! Coming this Monday, we will air a new show called Off the Wall Comedy Show. Get ready to laugh because it's a knee slapper, just wait and see.
Registration Open for Vans Custom Culture Program
Posted 02/25/2011 by Kelly
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've opened the contest to up to 1,000 schools nationally so even more kids can take part and we're increasing our grant for the winning school to $50,000 towards their art program which should make a huge impact. We're also taking the top five schools to New York City for a museum show late this spring. So make sure your class is involved and get creative!
Visit Vans at MUSINK this Weekend
Posted 02/24/2011 by Kelly
The 4th Annual MUSINK festival is this weekend, March 4-6, at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. If you love music, tattoos, skateboarding and BMX, this is the place to be. Needless to say, Vans is all over it. You can find the Vans booth next to our buddy Oliver Peck’s booth where we will host some signings during the weekend and have sweet gear you should check out. Come meet some bands, skateboarders and hang out with the cool kids.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. thisSaturday
Posted 02/24/2011 by Kelly
Don't forget this Saturday, February 26th both Vans Skateparks will be holding the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. The winner of each age division takes home a year's supply of Vans shoes! The two age divisions are 6 - 13 and 14+ and the contest gets rolling 3pm. Registration for the contest starts at 12pm sharp so make sure and get to the park early to get your spot in line (park opens at 10am). There are limited spots available and this one always fills up quick! See you there!
Break from Winter Jam at House of Vans in NY
Posted 02/23/2011 by Kelly
This Saturday, February 26th from 4pm - 8pm, take a Break from Winter and jam at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. The contest will be best trick format on the new House of Vans obstacles. The prize is $2,000 cash money donated by our friends at Maloof Money Cup. You must have a ticket to get in, so pick up one for free at the Volcom store and receive a free beanie. Come and show us what you got.
Hana Beaman's "P.S..." Webisode Series on Snowboarder Mag
Posted 02/22/2011 by Kelly
Vans Snow Team rider Hana Beaman has a new webisode series on Snowboarder Magazine. In this episode, Hana heads down to SoCal for a photoshoot before visiting Jackson to get some backcountry action with Tara Dakides. The two get together and make some real fireworks in the backcountry…literally. She's on the third episode now, so catch up.
Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama Goes Down in History
Posted 02/21/2011 by Kelly
Rotating crowds of over 5,000 people were witness to some of the biggest names in skateboarding battling it out for a prize purse which gave each skater a huge incentive to get amongst the competition in the biggest Bowl-A-Rama yet! After a big day of battle, 15 year-old Pedro Barros skates away as back-to-back Pro winner of Vans Bowl-A-Rama 2011, whilst Steve Caballero took out the Masters title for the forth year in a row.
Girls Skate Clinic Registration Now Open
Posted 02/20/2011 by Kelly
On Sunday, March 12th from 8am - 12pm, both Vans Skateparks will be holding an instructional skateboard clinic for Girls that is open to street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. The program will cover the fundamentals of skateboarding taught by our local Vans certified instructors. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration is currently open and spots are limited.
Sion Milosky Rules the Cover of Surfer Magazine
Posted 02/19/2011 by Kelly
North Shore Undergrounder Sion Milosky charges every wave that comes his way including this Pipeline bomb which graces the cover of the new April issue Transworld Surfer Magazine. Be on the look out for Sion as his travel around the globe continues.
Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa 2010 Airing Saturday 9pm ET/PT
Posted 02/18/2011 by Kelly
The Reef Hawaiian Pro is the first stop of the 28th annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Australian Joel Parkinson returns to pro surfing after six months recovering from an injury, and wins the contest. He upsets a stacked field including Hawaiian Joel Centeio, and Australians Julian Wilson and Heath Joske. Relive this moment on Saturday, February, 19th at 9pm ET/PT on FUEL.tv.
Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama Live Webcast Tonight 4pm PST
Posted 02/17/2011 by Kelly
Prepare to see the the 7th Annual Vans Bowl-A-Rama take over Bondi Beach, Australia with riders such as Steve Caballero, Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek, Jeff Grosso and more of the best skateboarders in the world compete for cold hard cash and bragging rights. The madness is LIVE via webcast tomorrow, Friday, February 18th at 4pm PST and 7pm EST. Make sure you check it out and don't forget to peep the footage of practice sessions and photos of what's going on in Oz.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Recap
Posted 02/17/2011 by Chase
On Saturday, February 26th both parks threw down their annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. The contest filled up fast and each park reached capacity within an hour! The locals battled it out for a year's supply of Vans shoes and four skilled riders were crowned king. Hit Read The Rest to check out the winners and see photos.
Meet Danko Jones
Posted 02/16/2011 by Kelly
We are very pleased to welcome Danko Jones to our Vans family! If you are looking for good music, look no further. These guys are awesome. They are heading out on tour this Tuesday for a handful of East Coast shows- even a free performance. To get a good feel for Danko, check out the music video to the latest single "Full of Regret." Though really, it would be more accurately described as a mini-movie. One of the coolest videos I've ever seen. Did I mention it even as a cast?! Lemmy of Motörhead, Elijah Wood, Selma Blair and Mike Watt. I know, right!? If you like what you hear, Below The Belt is available now with an exclusive iTunes release featuring 3 bonus tracks.
Vans Warped Tour Band Announcement and Photo Project
Posted 02/16/2011 by Kelly
Eight new bands including Terrible Things, Freshman 15, illScarlett, It Boys!, Larry and His Flask, Shut Up and Deal, The Black Pacific and The Bots join the 50 plus bands stoked to play over the summer on the Vans Warped Tour. While you're on the site checking out your favorite bands, join the "WE ARE WARPED" movement, in a mosaic "photo" project! The 2011 VWT is producing a mosaic art piece made up of "WE ARE WARPED" fan photos. Just upload your photo and we'll instruct you as to how to find where your personal photo is located. That's right… we want your photo to include in this piece of Warped history and official tour art! Have fun looking for yourself and your friends. You may even see yourself in an advertisement!
Confirmed Riders for Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama
Posted 02/15/2011 by Kelly
Who's going to be skating one of the world's finest bowls and battling for the cash in Bondi Beach this Saturday? The confirmed riders include: Steve Caballero, Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Tony Trujillo, Steve Alba, Jeff Grosso, Andrew Langi, and more! Those that can’t take the trip across the Atlantic can catch a live webcast of the entire event Saturday, February 19th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Australian time, and for us on the West Coast, Friday, February 18th starting at 4pm and 7pm on the East Coast.
Parkway Drive Tour and Contest
Posted 02/14/2011 by Kelly
We are very excited to be a part of the Parkway Drive and Set Your Goals tour of the US and Canada starting this week. To live it up, we're giving you a chance to win an autographed Parkway Drive guitar signed by Ben, Jeff, Luke, Winston and Jia, and free Vans for a year! Make sure you take a look at the dates to see when you can go rock out.
Alistair Whitton Ten Years Pro
Posted 02/13/2011 by Kelly
What were you doing ten years ago? Vans BMX Team rider Alistair Whitton was lacing up his first pair of Vans straight from the factory and he's been shredding his 20" for Vans every since. Alistair came out to California to film this exclusive video part to celebrate his decade of daredevil riding. A couple of these tricks are first for Alistair, so he picked Cory Nasty Nastazio's new jump as the perfect place to unleash them. Congrats Ali!
Monster Energy Supercross Heads to Houston, TX
Posted 02/12/2011 by Kelly
Vans Moto Athletes head for the first East Coast Round tonight, February 12th being held in Houston, TX. Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit athletes Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett look to take control of the 1st East round for the 250 Lites Class. Ryan Villopoto will be looking to take back the 450 Championship lead this weekend as he has been working hard this week on starts. Grab some tickets and head for the races!
Vans Bowl-A-Rama coming February 19th to Australia
Posted 02/11/2011 by
The world’s top skateboarders descend on Sydney, Australia next week to compete for the biggest prize purse in the event’s history at one of the world’s finest Bowls set against iconic Bondi Beach. A week long festival leads up to the 7th year of the Bondi Bowl-A-Rama, the Southern Hemisphere's biggest bowl skateboarding competition. It all goes down February 19th from 11am to 7pm so make sure to catch all the action via LIVE webcast and follow the festivities leading up to the event. More event details including riders and week of festivities coming soon!
House of Vans Coat Drive
Posted 02/11/2011 by Kelly
New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 winter coats each year and distributes them to thousands of men, women and children who are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table. So, on Saturday, February 12th from 1-6pm, come check out the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, skate, eat and donate a coat for a good cause.
Compete in Vans Custom Culture Program
Posted 02/10/2011 by Kelly
High school students from across the United States are invited to join the second annual Vans Custom Culture program: a sneaker customization design contest. Students will submit Vans shoe designs for a chance to win $50,000 towards their high school art program and one of five schools chosen to attend and display their work at a museum event in New York City this spring. Last year, 326 schools nationally took part in Vans Custom Culture, with art students from Rio Rancho High School of Rio Rancho, New Mexico taking top honors. Registration begins on February 11th, so get inspired and make sure your class gets involved.
Kalani Chapman Charges on Hawaii's Free Surf Magazine
Posted 02/10/2011 by Kelly
The fresh issue of Free Surf Magazine just landed on the mainland and team rider Kalani Chapman has definitely put in the work this season, and by all the coverage he's getting, it has payed off for him as he grabbed the cover for the February issue. John John is also making a statement, winning back to back Pipe events. Way to go guys, crushing it!
Vans presents Valentine's Day Massacre Skate Contest in Tampa
Posted 02/09/2011 by Kelly
Want to enter a skate contest? Here's your time to get down. On Saturday, February 12th, Vans presents Valentine's Day Massacre all ages skate contest at the Skatepark of Tampa. There will be a bbq and prizes will be awarded through 5th place in each division. Register online in advance because there is a limited number of entries. Come show us what you got.
Full Week of New Shows on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 02/08/2011 by Kelly
On OffTheWall.tv, the 9th and final episode (don't be sad) of Time and Space featuring Denis McNett, all the hard work pays off with the opening of the art show, and the parading of two huge viking ships through the streets of New York. Then, eat your heart out with a new episode of Adventures with Chris with Tony Trujillo as they celebrate Tony's son Waylon's 2nd birthday party with pinatas, booze and pitbulls. Also, later in the week comes part 3 of MadeMe from the Collaboratory and another Loveletter to Skateboarding will be sent by Jeff Grosso. We got it all for you, enjoy!
Injured Josh Hansen Wins Supercross in Anaheim
Posted 02/07/2011 by Kelly
With a broken hand and concussion from a practice crash earlier that day, Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Athlete Josh Hansen went on to take the evenings 250 Lites top podium spot with the win! Congrats to Josh as he continues to lead the series in points. In the premier 450 class, Ryan Villopoto went on to take his fourth podium of the season wrapping up the evening with a second place finish on the podium. Ryan is sitting in second place with just five points away from the series leader. This weekend race will take place in Houston, Texas as Ryan looks to take the win as the series heads for the East Coast series.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Coming February 26th
Posted 02/06/2011 by Kelly
It's that time of the year again! Both skateparks will be holding the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. on Saturday February 26th. Winner of each age division takes home a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair). The two age divisions are 6 - 13 and 14+ and the contest gets rolling 3pm. Registration for the contest starts at 12pm sharp so make sure and get to the park early to get your spot in line (park opens at 10am). There are limited spots available and this one always fills up quick! See you there!
AMA Supercross Anaheim 2 Tonight at Angel Stadium
Posted 02/05/2011 by Kelly
Vans Moto Athlete Ryan Villopoto and Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit team Josh Hansen, Broc Tickle and Tyla Rattray are looking to have another great race back at Angel Stadium tonight, February 5th, for round 5 of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Series. If you can't come to the track to watch, catch the race on the SPEED channel the next day at 5pm ET. It's going to be good.
Watch First Episode of Jeff Grosso's New Show on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 02/04/2011 by Kelly
In the first episode of Jeff Grosso's new show Love Letters to Skateboarding on OffTheWall.tv, Jeff sends his first "Loveletter" to skateboarding legend Steve Olson. As a young sponsored am riding for Santa Cruz, Jeff was flown to San Francisco to meet the team. Jeff talks about first meeting Steve Olson and they both compare their own versions of the story.
Andy Davis Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop
Posted 02/03/2011 by Kelly
Vans celebrated the launch of a collaboration last night with San Diego-based surf artist Andy Davis at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach. The event spotlighted Vans x Andy Davis footwear and apparel and featured limited edition prints and t-shirts, as well as a selection of new works by Andy himself. The party, which also celebrated Andy's birthday, featured a funky set by DJ Haggo along with 200 or so good friends.
Vans x Santigold Shoe Collaboration
Posted 02/02/2011 by Kelly
Brooklyn artist Santigold has teamed up with Vans to create a shoe of her very own! The new Tosha Hi is a limited collaboration that features Santi's personal style and hits select stores this month. Make sure to get a glimpse of the custom SG gold pin and find out now about a chance to win your very own pair.
Vans x Andy Davis Release Party
Posted 02/01/2011 by Kelly
Join us to celebrate a collaboration between Vans and Andy Davis, and to wish Andy a happy birthday with food, drinks and music. The party will be held at Vans by Thalia in Laguna Beach, CA tonight, Wednesday, February 2nd starting at 6:30pm. Then, we're heading over to The Marine Room for live music by The Entrance Band. Cheers!