2013 Vans X Haro BMX Pro Camp Registration Now Open
Posted 01/31/2013 by Chase
Registration is now open for the 2013 Vans BMX Pro Camp Presented By Haro. The exclusive camp will run on Friday, April 5th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Join Vans BMX riders Cory Nastazio, Pat Casey, Colin Mackay and Ronnie Napolitan. On top of pro instruction, all campers will receive a pair of Vans & a limited edition Haro X Vans collab t-shirt, and 2 lucky campers will go home with a complete Haro Bike! Cost is $150 for members & $175 for nonmembers. Spots limited...see flyer below for more details.
Vans Snow Welcomes Pat Moore to the Team
Posted 01/31/2013 by Kelly
Vans proudly announces the addition of uniquely talented, all-terrain snowboarder Pat Moore to the global Vans Snow Team. Pat joined the Vans team and friends for a chest-deep powder trip to Silverton to celebrate Vans’ 20 years in snow earlier this week.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Coming February 16th
Posted 01/30/2013 by Kelly
Make sure to mark your calendar on February 16th as the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be holding the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. 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 1pm. Registration for the contest starts at 10am so get to the park early to get your spot in line (park opens at 10am). There are limited spots available.
Vans X Premium BMX Am Contest 2013
Posted 01/29/2013 by Chase
Mark your calendars! The Vans BMX Am Contest brought to you by Premium will be Saturday, April 6th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. The contest will be open to BMX riders in 3 Divisions: 6 - 13, 14+ and Sponsored. 1st place in each division receives a complete Premium bike + giant sponsor prize packs. Plenty of prizes for 2nd & 3rd places as well. $10 for members & $15 for nonmembers. Guest Judges include Connor Lodes, Pat Casey, Josh Harrington & Ronnie Napolitan. See flyer below for contest times and details.
Jay Howell Art Show in San Francisco starting February 1st
Posted 01/29/2013 by Kelly
Have you seen Classic Tales on OffTheWall.tv featuring Vans' riders stories retold and plugged through animation? If not, get on it! The brains behind the animation, Jay Howell (an artist we back and love) has an art show coming up in San Francisco starting February 1st. The show, “Enthusiastic Person” will feature over 25 new mixed media cartoon-styled works on paper. See you there!
Vans x Love Me
Posted 01/28/2013 by Kelly
Walking the streets of Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo you’ll find two simple words sprawled across each city landscape, LOVE ME. Curtis Kulig, the artist behind the simple, yet powerful message, lives and works in New York City and is the latest artist to collaborate with Vans for our Spring 2013 Classics Collection. Having grown up skateboarding in North Dakota and wearing Vans since he can remember, Curtis collaborated with Vans designers utilizing the artful message for a three-piece capsule to hit stories February 1st just in time for Valentine’s day.
March & April Skate Clinics @ Vans Skatepark
Posted 01/28/2013 by Chase
Brush up on your skate skills before summer rolls around! Our very popular skate clinics will be offered in March and April (3/23 & 4/27) at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Instruction is given for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. These have been filling up fast so make sure you go to the park today to get your spot.
OffTheWall.tv Takes You for a Ride with 3 New Episodes this Week
Posted 01/27/2013 by Kelly
OffTheWall.tv starts the week off swell with 30 Years of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - Episode 1 with Randy Rarick, Sunset Beach resident and one of the founders of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, talks about the origins of the series. Then, we meet up with Chris Nieratko in Adventures with Chris - Elijah Berle. In Vans x Metallica: Tony Trujillo Meets Robert Trujillo. The Trujillo Trio came to be when Robert Trujillo, bassist for Metallica, started
New Vans Warped Tour Band Announcement
Posted 01/26/2013 by Kelly
Are you a fan of Alvarez Kings, Chiodos, Young London, We Came As Romans, Reel Big Fish, and Beebs And Her Money Makers? Then you must be heading the the Vans Warped Tour this summer where you can sing along. See what other bands will be there and when the tour hits a city near you.
Supercross Hits Oakland this Weekend
Posted 01/25/2013 by Kelly
Vans MX Team riders Tyla Rattray, Blake Baggett, Martain Davalos, Dean Wilson, Justin Hill and Darynn Durham take on Oakland this weekend in the Monster Energy Supercross season. Check out a sneak peak of the track. If you can't make it, catch the action the following day on CBS or SPEED.
Vans Snow Riders Competing this Weekend in Winter X Games
Posted 01/24/2013 by Kelly
Two of Vans Snow Team riders, Eric Willett and Iouri Podladtchikov arrived in Aspen, Colorado for this year's Winter X Games. Eric is competing in Slopestyle and Big Air and Iouri is battling for Gold in Half Pipe. We caught up with Eric during practice to see if he has any tricks up his sleeves and info about the Olympics. Watch the webcast or follow the action on ESPN. Good luck guys!
Vans Skate Team European Trip
Posted 01/23/2013 by Kelly
The Vans Skate crew including Anthony Van Engelen, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Gilbert Crockett and Jason Dill took a trip to Europe to work on some footage for the film. Take a look at all the fancy photos.
January and February Skate Clinics at Vans Skatepark
Posted 01/22/2013 by Kelly
Bring that new board you got over the holidays down to the skate park to brush up on your skills. The Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be holding skate clinics on 1/26 and 2/23. Instruction is given to street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Clinics run from 8am - 12pm and you can register at the park. Spots are limited so sign up today!
Steve Van Doren Now on Instagram
Posted 01/21/2013 by Kelly
If you've ever wanted to travel around the world, hang with the coolest people or drive a life size Vans shoe, here's your chance. The ambassador of fun, son of founder Paul Van Doren, Steven Van Doren is now on Instagram! Follow him @stevevansman.
Vans' Third Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic Results
Posted 01/20/2013 by Kelly
The Third Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic presented by Vans took place this past weekend at the Vans Skatepark at the Outlets of Orange. Bringing in the best girl combi pool skaters of all levels, this year's contest served up a $12,000 prize purse and introduced a new field of three Pro/Am Divisions designated by age. Each division featured both Pro and Amater skaters, divided by age groups: 14 and under, 15-27, and 28 and over.
Bands Hitting the Vans Warped Tour this Summer
Posted 01/19/2013 by Kelly
This year's Vans Warped Tour runs June 15th through August 4th, hitting 40 stops all over the country. The latest artists announced joining the tour are blessthefall, Motion City Soundtrack, Big D And The Kids Table, Goldhouse, Five Knives, Itch and Echosmith.
Registration Filling Up Quick for Vans Custom Culture
Posted 01/18/2013 by Kelly
Registration for the 2013 Vans Custom Culture competition is underway and space is filling up fast! We'll be sending the first 1,500 US based high schools that register four pairs of blank canvas Vans to customize. To sweeten the deal, one lucky school will win a $50,000 donation to their art program. Students, have your art teacher enter your school before it's too late!
Vans Team Riders Score Transworld SURF Awards
Posted 01/17/2013 by Kelly
Transworld SURF announced winners of their 2012 annual awards. Everyone knows to even receive a nomination, you've got to be legit. This year, two Vans team riders scored a win, Dane Gudauskas for Photo of the Year and John Florence for Video of the Year, "Done" and, drum roll please…Surfer of the Year! Vans is so happy for both of you!
New for Spring '13 [Rowley] Pro, Available Now
Posted 01/16/2013 by Karl
The original Vans Rowley, the all-time favorite which spawned the re-birth of vulcanized skate shoes, is back with updated construction in the [ROWLEY] PRO. Built to meet the requirements of Geoff Rowley’s raw skateboarding style, the [ROWLEY] PRO brings a new emphasis on comfort and durability. The improved design features Vans' PRO VULC construction: modern cushioning technology demanded by today's high impact skateboarding built on Vans’ trademark original waffle outsole's ultimate grip and boardfeel.
Live from Berlin Fashion Week: House of Vans Concert
Posted 01/15/2013 by Kelly
Join us for the House of Vans during Berlin Fashion Week from January 15th - 18th, to host 3 memorable nights of music, photography, skate culture and street fashion at Stadtbad Oderberger Straße, the “People’s Bathhouse of Berlin.” Vans is hosting a live webcast of the evenings’ entertainment on Wednesday, 16th January from 22:00 CET via the Vans Live 2.0 app!
Watch OffTheWall.tv's Classic Tales featuring Geoff Rowley
Posted 01/14/2013 by Kelly
In the latest and greatest of OffTheWall.tv's Classic Tales, Geoff Rowley remembers the 1994 Munster Germany contest. It's going great until he's in the bathroom taking a dump when it's time to take his run. He places and then parties the night away with Bam, Kid Rock and Lemmy. Weird. Also, enjoy Geoff Rowley week on Vans Skate where we start Day 1 with a blast from the past.
Vote for Pat Moore's X Games Real Snow Video Part
Posted 01/14/2013 by Kelly
Buddy of Vans, snowboarder Pat Moore submitted his 60-second video part for a shot at X Games gold. The medal will be awarded by a panel of judges, but the winner of the Fan Favorite will be decided by you. Vote now, because opening round ends today!
Vans OTW Collection Spring 2013: Running Red Pack
Posted 01/13/2013 by Kelly
The Vans OTW Collection’s Running Red pack debuts this spring introducing new colorways of the Ludlow and Piercy. Inspired by vintage athletic shoe styling, the vibrant Running Red aesthetic presents a combination of premium suede and lightweight nylon uppers stacked atop outsoles which utilize waffle tread traction as a tie back to Vans heritage.
Dylan Graves Lands Transworld Surf Cover
Posted 01/12/2013 by Kelly
Kicking off 2013 in the best way possible is Vans team rider Dylan Graves who landed the cover of the upcoming issue of Transworld Surf from his last trip to the Carribean! This is going to be another rad year. Congrats Dylan!
Hana Beaman Nominated for TRANSWORLD SNOW Awards
Posted 01/11/2013 by Kelly
Vans team rider Hana Beaman is up for two TRANSWORLD SNOW 2013 Rider's Poll Awards, Women's Rider of the Year and Women's Video Part of the Year (for P.S.). While the riders have already chosen their tops for the year, snowboard fans can still vote for the Reader's Choice through January 18th. We'll be rooting for you Hana!
Gnarly Footage of Pedro Barros
Posted 01/10/2013 by Kelly
Vans Skate Team rider Pedro Barros is insane. That's the easiest way to put it. He destroys everything in his path. The Brazilian just dropped part 2, six minutes of footage. In case you missed part 1 released last year, here's your chance to redeem yourself.
Interview with John Florence
Posted 01/09/2013 by Kelly
As much as you've seen Vans Surf Team rider John Florence in the spotlight over the last decade, it's easy to forget he's recently turned 20 years old and just completed his first full year on the World Championship Tour. With a huge past and a huge future, Surfline scored an exclusive interview with the one and only John Florence.
Day in the Life of Coco Zurita
Posted 01/08/2013 by Kelly
What do you do on a daily basis? Time to check out what Chilean Vans BMX Team rider Coco Zurita gets into as he hits up the local spots, gets stopped by security and his other normal daily routine.
Andrew Allen Case of the Mondays Interview
Posted 01/07/2013 by Kelly
Are you having a case of the Mondays? Don't fret, Chris Nikeratko is here to save you with his Case of the Mondays rider interviews on Vans Skate. This week he catches up with Andrew Allen to get a set of six of his road memories from this year's Thrasher King of the Road. I'm sure you're feeling better already.
Vans California Collection Spring 2013: Suedes Pack
Posted 01/06/2013 by Kelly
The forthcoming season of the Vans California Collection presents a five-piece offering with the Suedes pack. Two heritage silhouettes sport soft tones and deluxe materials for this capsule comprised of the suede Mid Skool '77 CA in Bone Brown and Niagara colorways alongside the pig suede Era 59 CA in Cendre Blue, Duffle Bag and Rubber renderings.
Latest Vans Warped Tour Bands Announced
Posted 01/05/2013 by Kelly
Middle Finger Salute, While She Sleeps, Man Overboard, Allstar Weekend, RDGLDGRN, Attila, Mac Lethal, The Amity Affliction, MC Lars and The Chariot are the latest artists added to the 2013 Vans Warped Tour bill! Looking forward to seeing you in the pit.
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Coming to Bondi Beach, Australia
Posted 01/04/2013 by Kelly
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi hits the shores of Bondi Beach, Australia from February 19th – 24th, 2013; with Sydney the second stop of the 2013 circuit. In its ninth year, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi boasts a four day line up of skateboarding infused cultural activities with competition taking place Saturday February 23th. Mark it on your calendar and prepare for the live webcast.
Vans Amateur Combi Pool Party Results
Posted 01/04/2013 by Chase
The 2013 Vans Amateur Combi Pool Party took place this weekend at the Vans Skatepark at The Outlets in Orange. Over 40 amateur skaters attended, battling it out for their piece of a $10,000 prize purse. Featuring two divisions, 14 and under and 15 and over, finalists were selected for their exceptional combi pool skills, pulling off massive airs and impressive runs comparable to their professional counterparts.
John Fitzgerald Kills it in Alien Workshop "Life Splicing" Video
Posted 01/03/2013 by Kelly
Vans Skate am John Fitzgerald made us all wonder if he was a real human after we saw his Alien Workshop "Life Splicing" part. Without further due, take a look. Just make sure you're sitting down because it's insane.
Winners Man I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Vans Skatepark
Posted 01/03/2013 by Chase
What a contest! Amazing skating went down at the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. this past Saturday 2/16 at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Local ripper Brian Abraham took 1st place for the 14+ division and Sean Cahill came up in the 6 - 13 division with a win. Both guys took home a year's supply of Vans shoes! Follow the jump for pictures of the winners and thanks to all that came out!
Register Now! Vans Custom Culture 2013
Posted 01/02/2013 by Kelly
Registration for Vans Custom Culture 2013 is now open. High School teachers may enter their schools for participation in this year's program. Participating schools receive four pairs of blank Vans shoes to customize for a chance to win a $50,000 prize for their art program. Hurry, registration closes on February 11th or until we reach 1,500 schools.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. @ Vans Skatepark 2/16
Posted 01/02/2013 by Chase
Join us on February 16th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA for our annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Two age divisons 6 - 13 & 14+ and winner of each division gets a year's supply of Vans (12 pair). There is no additional entry fee to enter the contest, you just have to pay to skate the session. Registration starts at 10am and the contest starts at 1pm. Show up early because spots are limited...see you there!
January & February Skate Clinics @ Vans Skatepark
Posted 01/01/2013 by Chase
After you get that new board over the holidays, bring it down to the skate park to brush up on your skills. The park will be holding skate clinics on 1/26 & 2/23 for 2013. Instruction is given to street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Clinics run from 8am - 12pm and you can register at the park. Spots are limited so sign up today...skate clinics make great holiday gifts!
Happy New Year from Vans
Posted 01/01/2013 by Kelly
Welcome to 2013! We hope you had a fun, safe celebration and brought the new year in with style. What's your New Year's resolution? Whatever it is, we hope it involves a lot of shredding, creativity and happiness. Cheers to another decade of getting rad!