First-Ever Park Terrain World Championships Culminate in Malmö, Sweden

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Vans Pro Skate Park Series Finale Will Crown First Champions in Park Terrain Skateboarding

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Los Angeles, CALIF. (August 15, 2016) – The first-ever World Championships of park terrain skateboarding breaks ground as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series arrives in Malmö, Sweden for the final crowning showcase this Saturday, August 20. Sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive event in park terrain competition, the Vans Park Series challenges 30 of the world's most talented skateboarders to vie for the inaugural championship titles in men and women park terrain skateboarding.

Capping off an exciting points race across Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States, the Vans Park Series grand finale will be hosted by the skateboarding-friendly community of Malmö, known for leading the world with their progressive support of the city's youth through civic skateboard programming and activities. The decisive championship showdown takes place at Kroksbäck Skatepark, a premier built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction that will be donated by the Vans Park Series to the city of Malmö for their leadership in skateboarding.

With the industry's first global points series in park terrain skateboarding now in the books, the Vans Park Series has chronicled a diverse field of rankings from newcomers and rising stars to contest heavyweights. In the Men's division, 8 international Challengers advance to meet 12 Park Series Select Pros, while 10 worthy contenders rally for the Women's division.

VPS Select Pros
Pedro Barros
Curren Caples
Jack Fardell
Greyson Fletcher
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Ben Hatchell
Aaron "Jaws" Homoki
Kevin Kowalski
Chris Russell
Ronnie Sandoval
Grant Taylor
Raven Tershy

VPS Mens Challengers
Tom Schaar
Ivan Federico
Cory Juneau
Alex Sorgente
Robin Bolian
Tristan Rennie
Colin Graham
Murillo Peres

VPS Womens Challengers
Lizzie Armanto
Jordyn Barratt
Brighton Zeuner
Nora Vasconcellos
Allysha Le
Julz Lynn
Bryce Wettstein
Yndiara Asp
Nicole Hause
Kisa Nakamura

The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com. For more information, visit the Website and follow @vansparkseries on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

About Vans Park Series
The Vans Pro Skate Park Series (VPS) seeks to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide with the creation of the first and only internationally recognized competitive point series culminating with the official ISF-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for Men, Women and Juniors. Showcasing an international roster of up-and-comers alongside today's top pros and offering a total prize purse in excess of US$500,000, the Vans Park Series is elevating competitive skateboarding by defining the foundation for park terrain competition as a global platform for creative expression. The 2016 series is broadcast live and available on demand at vansparkseries.com. For more information, visit the website and follow @vansparkseries.

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