House of Vans Chicago Open House Community Event


In the evening, House of Vans Chicago will welcome the community with an Open House where guests can skate the newly built skatepark and check out design elements that have been incorporated with Chicago in mind. As the only existing indoor skatepark in the Chicago metropolitan area, local skaters will experience a custom-built course, featuring the reimagination of iconic West Coast skate spots, Lockwood and China Banks, plus additional obstacles for every skill level. The backdrop to the Lockwood-inspired obstacle features an ivy-covered wall that pays homage to Wrigley Field, using ‘66, Vans’ founding year as the outfield distance marker. Additionally, guests can enjoy a beautifully repurposed Goose Island brewpub bar that was originally located steps away from Wrigley Field. Located at 113 N Elizabeth St., House of Vans Chicago will always be free and open to the public.

House of Vans Chicago Opening Weekend Schedule

  • February 3:  6:30pm Grand Opening: Performances by Future Islands, Digable Planets and NONAME, Photography Retrospective. RSVP now
  • February 4: 12:00pm - 2:00pm “Caught in Motion” Workshop with Atiba Jefferson. RSVP now
  • February 4: 3:00pm - 5:00pm “Copy Jam” Workshop with Chad Kouri. RSVP now
  • February 4: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Community Open House. RSVP now