First ever Asian Vans Park Series skateboarding championship kicks off at East Coast Park this weekend

Photo: Vans Park Series / Facebook
Photo: Vans Park Series / Facebook

Oldies, remember the good ol’ days spent shredding the streets, carving up concrete and railings, and dreaming of attending Vans Warped Tour one day? Relive those nollie to 360 hardflip to nosegrinding days this weekend in East Coast Park at Vans’ very own skateboarding championship.

The Vans Park Series (VPS) takes to Singapore for the first-ever official park Asian VPS Continental Championships on Aug 18 and 19, boasting the best park terrain skateboarders from around Asia and serving as a gateway for regional talents to break into the VPS World Tour circuit. It is also touted as the fastest growing competitive skateboard discipline today, with a combination of speed, style and creativity.

Watch a snippet of the Pro Tour below to see what it’s all about:

Held at Xtreme Skatepark along East Coast Park, the event will see a men’s and women’s category where the prospective winners of the competition will be seeded to compete in the World Championships held in Shanghai on Sept 23. There will be a vert bowl, combination bowl (park terrain) and street course linking together handrails, steps, hubbas, banks and organic terraces to form a comprehensive skate plaza.

Oh, and did we mention that adorable 9-year-old Japanese skater Sky Brown will be dropping by as well? Because she is. 

The men’s qualifiers will be held on Friday (Aug 18) from 7pm onwards, while the actual competition for both men’s and women’s categories will take place on Saturday from 6pm onwards. Admission is totes free, my dudes.

The VPS Continental Champ crowned tomorrow will be competing in the World Championships in Shanghai come Sep 23.

You can also watch the championship live with the free Vans Park Series iOS app or through the Vans Park Series website.

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