“I can’t wait to bring the Van Doren spirit back to the iconic Hastings park for the second Canadian edition of the Van Doren Invitational—get ready to make history once again with the world’s best pro skaters and the most exciting skateboarding you’ll witness all summer!” – Steve Van Doren, Vans Vice President, Events and Promotions
The invite-only competition will showcase today’s best talent in modern day parkriding, including Vans riders Curren Caples and Chris Russell plus more, like 2014 Vans Pool Party winner Tristan Rennie and reigning 2014 Van Doren Invitational Canada champion Alex Sorgente.
The high-profile, international park jam is free and open to the public, welcoming local fans, spectators and families to join the fun during this all-ages occasion. This year’s celebration will transform Hastings park into a public art installation, with design direction by prominent graffiti artists Virus and Ben Tour, along with a supporting lineup of local artists. Spectators are invited to explore all the summer activities offered in the exciting Vans village featuring exclusive Van Doren Invitational merchandise from the Vans shoebox container, food and beverage stations, music by DJ Vinyl Ritchie, and plenty of free giveaways.
In addition to concurring events to be announced, a special art show featuring original work by AntiHero Skateboards artist Todd Francis will be on display at Antisocial Skate Shop on Friday, July 10th from 8 to 11pm.
The Canadian edition of the Van Doren Invitational at Hastings Skatepark is proudly presented by Vans in association with Thrasher Magazine, The Boardr, and supported bySBC Magazine, KingShit Magazine, Concrete Skateboarding, Expose Magazine, Ace Trucks, Anti-Hero Skateboards, Flip Skateboards and Bones Wheels.