Final Global Qualifier Will Decide Top Mens Challengers Advancing to World Championships in Malmö, Sweden 

Vans Park Series Women Challengers Primed for First Battle of the Season

Huntington Beach, CALIF. (July 22, 2016) – The ultimate park terrain skateboarding showcase awaits as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series assembles for the final Global Qualifier competition in Huntington Beach, CA from July 24-31. The world’s best Men and Women skateboarders will demonstrate their unique athleticism for the chance to compete in the first-ever park terrain World Championships, to be held in Malmö, Sweden this August.

Joining forces with the world’s largest premier action sports festival, the Vans US Open of Surfing, Vans Park Series amplifies competition with the introduction of the Women’s qualifier. As the Women prime for their first battle of the season, new challengers join the circuit in earning valuable points toward their global rankings record. Ten of best female skateboarders will proceed to the World Championships in Malmö, Sweden, fueling the race to win the inaugural Women’s Park Terrain World Championship title. 

“It’s cool that Vans cares about pushing the women’s skate scene, especially now that people are joining in from all around the world,” pro skater Lizzie Armanto explained. “This is a huge opportunity to inspire others to pick up a board, and give women a stable set of contests to participate. I’m really excited to be a part of this.”

With thousands of spectators descending upon the festival, the Vans Park Series HB Global Qualifier transforms its seaside setting to offer an exhilarating live viewing experience with a massive competition structure, featuring a custom-designed, multi-faceted cement course equipped with prime stadium seating and built directly on the sand.

Huntington Beach Park getting some love from the artists in preparation for the 2016 event  Photo: Chris Steblay</span>

Huntington Beach Park getting some love from the artists in preparation for the 2016 event Chris Steblay

Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Schedule

Sunday, July 24 – Juniors Competition
Tuesday, July 26 – Women’s Competition (LIVE WEBCAST)
Friday, July 29 – Men’s Qualifiers (LIVE WEBCAST)
Saturday, July 30 – Men’s Finals (LIVE WEBCAST) 

Park Series Select Pros – Huntington Beach

Pedro Barros
Curren Caples
Jack Fardell
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Ben Hatchell
Aaron “Jaws” Homoki
Kevin Kowalski
Collin Provost
Chris Russell
Ronnie Sandoval
Grant Taylor
Raven Tershy 

Womens Challengers

Lizzie Armanto
Allysha Le
Kisa Nakamura
Poppy Starr Olsen
Alana Smith
Vanessa Torres
Nora Vasconcellos
Brighton Zeuner

Full Skater Lists

Challengers have journeyed from Australia, Brazil, the U.S. and Canada, earning valuable points toward their placement in the Vans Park Series Global Rankings.

Vans Park Series Global Challenger Rankings

1st - Ivan Federico
2nd - Cory Juneau
3rd - Alex Sorgente
4th - Robin Bolian
5th - Tom Schaar

The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships in August.