Inaugural Men’s and Women’s Europa Continental Championships and Men’s Pro Tour Head to Malmö, Sweden May 26 and 27

First-ever Brazil, Colombia and Chile Men’s and Women’s National Champions Crowned

Cypress, CALIF. (May 17, 2017) – Vans Park Series (VPS), the official park terrain skateboarding World Championship tour, today announced that Shanghai, China will play host to the 2017 VPS World Championships for men and women.

With its central mission to inspire youth and grow participation worldwide, the Vans Park Series is honored to bring elite park terrain competition and the creative culture of skateboarding to China on September 23 in Asia’s first and only official VPS-certified temporary park terrain competition course design.

The next stop for the Vans Park Series on the road to Shanghai takes place at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on May 26 with the inaugural Men’s and Women’s VPS Europa Continental Championships and May 27 with the third of five 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour qualifier events. The Kroksbäck Skatepark is the world’s first VPS-certified permanent park terrain competition course and was donated in 2016 by the Vans Park Series to the community of Malmö, Sweden on the occasion of the inaugural park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through public skateboard programming and initiatives. The VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.

Additionally, in another historic first for global park terrain competition, Vans Park Series is proud to announce the crowning of park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Men’s and Women’s VPS National Champions for Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The winners from these select South American VPS National Championships are seeded in the official VPS Americas Continental Championships in Huntington Beach, California.

To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.

Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour

Pro Tour*

Sydney, Australia**
March 4

Serra Negra, Brazil**
April 8

Malmö, Sweden**
May 27

Vancouver, Canada**
July 8

Huntington Beach, USA
August 5

Continental Championships

Oceania Championships

Sydney, Australia
March 5

Europa Championships

Malmö, Sweden
May 26

Asia Championships

Date TBA

Americas Championships

Huntington Beach, USA
August 1

Africa Championships

Location TBA
Date TBA

World Championships*

Shanghai, China
September 23

*Webcasted live at Vans Park Series and on Red Bull TV

**Men’s-only event