Vans Showdown

2007 Vans Downtown Showdown
Where to Score Tix, Where to Watch and How to Enter Vans Design an obstacle Contest!

Its back! Join Vans on Saturday, October 13 for one of the most popular skate contests of the year, the $85,000 Vans Downtown Showdown. We’ve invited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs for obstacles as part of the Showdown course on the Paramount Studios Back Lot.

You can watch it live by entering to win tickets at select Southern California Vans stores (Monterey Park, The Block at Orange, Alhambra,Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Del Amo, Santa Anita, Canoga Park, Glendale, Montebello Mall, South Bay Galleria, Northridge Mall, Stonewood Mall, and the new Vans store in Hermosa Beach).

If you can’t make it, tune in to for coverage all weekend
including a live webcast on the 13th.

Who Will Be There?: The top teams in skateboarding, including Real, Girl,
Zero, Creature, Element, Foundation, Black Label, Alien Workshop and Toy
Machine. Expected skaters include Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton,
Dylan Rieder, Josh Harmony, Nick Dompierre, Rick McCrank, Chris Troy, Nyjah
Huston, Corey Duffel, Adam Alfaro, David Gravette, Darren Navarette, Billy
Marks, Jamie Thomas and Chris Cole.

What’s the Deal? Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles
in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top
am and best performance by obstacle.

When is it? Saturday, October 13 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm)

Where’s the Showdown? Paramount Studios Back Lot

Whats at stake? $85,000 in cash and prizes for individual and team winners

Where’s the Live Webcast and Blog? Catch the action plus photos, videos
and all the dirt at the weekend of the event powered by

When can I see it on TV? The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on FUEL TV.
Check back on for dates and times.

What About the Design Your Own Obstacle Contest? Think you have the chops
to create an obstacle on par with the designs sent in by Girl, Creature,
Foundation and Real? Give us your design and you can win that obstacle
built by the Vans Downtown Showdown crew! Visit for more