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2017 Vans Park Series World Championships Tour Culminates in Shanghai

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  • 2017 VPS World Championships Park Terrain Competition Course Rendering by CA Skateparks

The ultimate park terrain skateboarding showdown is ready to unfold as the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships finale lights up Shanghai, China this Saturday, September 23. With a premium, first-class, live international broadcast, the Vans Park Series will offer an exciting global viewing experience complete with live action commentary in English, Mandarin and Portuguese. Watch the official crowning of two new champions from the elite park terrain skateboarding tour this Friday, September 22 at 8PM PDT on Red Bull TV and vansparkseries.com.

Located in the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, China, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s elite pros against select VPS Continental Champions to present the greatest showcase of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding talent the world has ever seen in a custom-designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course. This year’s World Championships park course design highlights a surplus of creative features including a center island extension, a kicker into laid back bank, a round flat bar, big hip into the deep end, huge jump box and more, all of which is built directly next to the mesmerizing backdrop of the Shanghai city skyline.

With a total purse of more than US$160,000 on the line, this historic culmination will officially crown the men’s and women’s 2017 VPS World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding and establish next year’s elite VPS Pro Tour class. To see the full list of 2017 results and 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 MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Select Pros

Alex Sorgente (USA)

Ben Hatchell (USA)

Cory Juneau (USA)

Curren Caples (USA)

Ivan Federico (ITA)

Jack Fardell (AUS)

Kevin Kowalksi (USA)

Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)

Pedro Barros (BRA)

Raven Tershy (USA)

Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

Tour Challengers

Tom Schaar (USA)

Karl Berglind (SWE)

Murilo Peres (BRA)

Willy Lara (USA)

Tristan Rennie (USA)

CJ Collins (USA)

Roman Pabich (USA)

Keegan Palmer (USA)

Trey Wood (USA)

Continental Champions

Bowman Hansen (NZL), Oceania

Rune Gliberg (DNK), Europa

Patrick Ryan (USA), Americas

Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN), Asia

VANS PARK SERIES

2017 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Select Pros

Brighton Zeuner (USA)

Jordyn Barratt (USA)

Kisa Nakamura (JPN)

Tour Challengers

Nora Vasconcellos (USA)

Bryce Wettstein (USA)

Kody Tamanaha (USA)

Grace Marhoefer (USA)

Hanna Zanzi (USA)

Lizzie Armanto (USA)

Yndiara Asp (BRA)

Continental Champions

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Oceania

Amelia Brodka (POL), Europa

Dora Varella (BRA), Americas

Kihana Ogawa (JPN), Asia

Download the official Vans Park Series iOS App for free or stay tuned to the Vans Park Series online for final athlete and event confirmations, and more information on the VPS World Tour events as the series continues.

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

OUR SPONSORS

The 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of five men’s global qualifiers and one women’s global qualifier spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by global skateboarding’s official Olympic governing body and will be held September 23 in Shanghai, China.

Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series is the defining event series for global competitive park terrain skateboarding and the first and only point system culminating in the official ISF-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding select National, Continental and World Championships for men and women.

Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Red Bull TV is the official Vans Park Series 2017 Men’s Pro Tour media partner. Additional information and live Webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.

ABOUT RED BULL TV

OUR SPONSORS

Red Bull TV is a digital video service that features inspirational programming from the world of Red Bull, including live global events and an extensive selection of sports, music and lifestyle entertainment.  Red Bull TV is available on the web, connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and more. Accessible via the web at www.redbull.tv and its Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications, Red Bull TV is also available as a pre-installed channel on Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs and as a free, downloadable app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Chromecast, Nexus Player, Roku Players, Roku TV models and Xbox consoles.

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