The Vans Pro Skate Park Series Kicks Off in Melbourne

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Watch the Vans Park Series Melbourne Qualifier Live

GLOBAL WEBCAST TIMES

Los Angeles – Friday 4/15 9PM

New York – Saturday 4/16 12AM

Rio de Janeiro – Saturday 4/16 1AM

London – Saturday 4/16 5AM

Melbourne – Saturday 4/16 2PM

Melbourne, AUS. (April 15, 2016) – The Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding's first-ever world championship park terrain series, debuts April 16 onwww.vansparkseries.com. Live from St. Kilda skatepark in Melbourne, Australia, the global Webcast will showcase 12 exclusive Park Series Select Pros as they meet the top 8 park terrain challengers from open qualifiers proving their ranks in pursuit of the first World Championship title in park terrain skateboarding.

With five coveted spots to be claimed for the Men's Park Series World Championships this August, the exciting world title points race begins in Melbourne. Watch the action live on www.vansparkseries.com and follow daily updates on InstagramFacebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

Park Series Select Pros – Confirmed

Aaron Jaws Hamoki

Ben Hatchell

Chris Russell

Curren Caples

Greyson Fletcher

Kevin Kowalski

Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg

Pedro Barros

Raven Tershy

Riley Hawk

Ronnie Sandoval

Rowan Zorilla

 

Top 8 Challengers – Advancing

Cory Juneau

Trey Wood

Josh Borden

Brad McClain

Collin Graham

Alex Sorgente

Keegan Palmer

Tom Schaar

 

Alternates

Vinicius Kakinho (1st)

Kalle Berglind (2nd)

 

Showcasing an international roster of top pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Pro Skate Park Series seeks to define and elevate park terrain skateboarding by establishing the premier global points ranking system and official world championships of park terrain skateboarding for men and women in order to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide.

The all-new Vans Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world's first built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction and is being donated by Vans to the community of Malmö, Sweden for leading the world with their progressive support of the city's youth through skateboard programming and activities.

Vans Park Series 2016 Schedule

Global Qualifiers

Melbourne, AUS* – April 16

Florianopolis, BRA* – June 11

Vancouver, CAN* – July 9

Huntington Beach, USA – July 30

 

World Championships

Malmö, SWE – August 20

*Men's-only Global Qualifier

 

The Vans Park Series Men’s Global Qualifier system is made up of four events. Each Qualifier stop of the Vans Park Series will feature participating Park Series Select Pros and is open to established ams and pros. Qualified applicants may submit a registration request form online at vansparkseries.com. All requests will be reviewed and participation will be granted for each event at the discretion of the official competition organizer. Approved competitors will receive points for their placements at each event and their final rankings will be based on an average of their top three placements over the course of the series. The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Men's World Champion.

Detailed event information for each stop of the 2016 Vans Park Series is available online at the official Vans Park Series Website. Follow the Vans Park Series on social media for the latest information on Vans Park Series events, Webcast details, Select Pros, official sponsors, sanctions and competition formatting.

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