Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Huntington Beach

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Huntington Beach

July 23 - 30, 2016

Huntington Beach, California

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This is the first ever World Championships of Park skateboarding with the introduction of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series. The Boardr is the Sport Organizer of the Series. The Boardr Live™ will run scoring and data behind the scenes.

Semi-Finals Start List

Check the Semi-Finals Heats here.

Location

Huntington Beach, California

Registration

Each Qualifier stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series will consist of participating PS Park Series Select Pros, and is open to established ams and pros. Participation for qualifiers will be granted in each event at the discretion of The Boardr.

The Vans Pro Skate Park Series is an advanced skill level event for ages 15 and up. At the Huntington Beach stop, there will be a Junior's Division for skaters under 15. The Women's Division is all ages at this stop.

Please complete the registration form here and we will review your request and get back to you.

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Schedule and Format

Saturday, July 23
  • 12pm - 4pm: Junior's Practice and Registration
  • 3:30pm: Qualifiers Heats Posted (on website, Insta @TheBoardr, Twitter @TheBoardr)
  • 3:30pm: Junior's Riders' Meeting
Sunday, July 24
  • 10am - 12pm: Junior's Practice and Registration
  • 12pm - 4pm: Junior's Contest (men ages 15 and under)
    • Qualifiers
      • 5 skater jams, skate in order
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
      • Judged on overall impression
      • Top 8 advance to Finals
    • Finals
      • 2 alternates permitted in Practice
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
      • First wall rebate, one time only, clock resets
      • Best run counts
Monday, July 25
  • 1pm - 4pm: Women's Practice and Registration
  • 3:30pm: Qualifiers Heats Posted (on website, Insta @TheBoardr, Twitter @TheBoardr)
  • 3:30pm: Women's Riders' Meeting
  • 4pm - 6pm: Men's Practice and Registration
Tuesday, July 26
  • 1pm - 3pm: Women's Practice and Registration
  • Note: The Women's Contest is for all ages, unlike the Junior's Contest which is for men under 15
  • 3pm - 6pm: Women's Contest Live Broadcast at VansParkSeries.com
    • Qualifiers
      • 5 skater jams, skate in order
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
      • Judged on overall impression
      • Top 10 advance to Finals and qualify for World Championships at Malmo
    • Finals
      • 2 alternates permitted in Practice
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
      • First wall rebate, one time only, clock resets
      • Best run counts
Wednesday, July 27
  • 2pm - 6pm: Men's Practice and Registration
    • 2pm - 3pm: Organized Practice Group 1
    • 3pm - 4pm: Organized Practice Group 2
    • 4pm - 5pm: Organized Practice Group 3
    • 5pm - 6pm: Select Pros Practice
Thursday, July 28
  • 2pm - 6pm: Men's Practice and Registration
    • 2pm - 3pm: Organized Practice Group 1
    • 3pm - 4pm: Organized Practice Group 2
    • 4pm - 5pm: Organized Practice Group 3
    • 5pm - 6pm: Select Pros Practice
    • 5pm: Riders' Meeting
    • 5pm: Qualifiers Heats Posted (on website, Insta @TheBoardr, Twitter @TheBoardr)
Friday, July 29
  • 1pm - 2pm: Men's Practice and Registration
  • 2pm - 6pm: Men's Qualifiers Live Broadcast at VansParkSeries.com
    • 5 skater jams, skate in order
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
    • Judged on overall impression
    • Top 5 advance to Semi-Finals
  • Semi-Finals Heats Posted (on website, Insta @TheBoardr, Twitter @TheBoardr)
Saturday, July 30
  • 11am - 3pm: Men's Practice and Registration
  • 3pm - 5pm: Men's Semi-Finals Live Broadcast at VansParkSeries.com
    • 20 skaters
    • Top 5 from Qualifiers meet 15 invited skaters
    • There will always be 20 skaters in the Semi-Finals
    • 2 alternates permitted in Practice
    • 5 skater heats
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
    • Best run counts
    • Top 8 advance to Finals
  • 5pm - 5:45pm: Men's Finals
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
    • First wall rebate, one time only, clock resets
    • Best run counts
  • 5:45pm: Awards
  • Best Trick immediately following

Men's Prize Purse: $75,000

1st: $20,000, 2nd: $15,000, 3rd: $10,000, 4th: $5,000, 5th: $4,000, 6th: $3,000, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $1,500, 9th: $1,000, 10th: $1,000, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000, 13th: $1,000, 14th: $1,000, 15th: $1,000, 16th: $1,000, 17th: $1,000, 18th: $1,000, 19th: $1,000, 20th: $1,000. Total: $72,500. Best Trick Cash: $2,500. Total: $75,000.

Women's Prize Purse: $31,250

1st: $10,000, 2nd: $7,500, 3rd: $5,000, 4th: $2,500, 5th: $2,000, 6th: $1,500, 7th: $1,000, 8th: $750, 9th: $500, 10th: $500.

Site Layout

Vans US Open Huntington Beach Site Map

The Bowl

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Huntington Bowl Render

Press Release

Vans Establishes Skateboarding’s First Ever Mens and Womens Park Terrain World Championship Series

Cypress, CALIF. (February 18, 2016) – Vans today announced the formation of the first-ever world championships of park terrain skateboarding with the 2016 introduction of the Vans Pro Skate (PS) Park Series.

Showcasing an international roster of top pros, and a total prize purse in excess of one half million U.S. dollars, the inaugural Vans PS Park Series establishes the premier global points ranking system for Men’s and Women’s park terrain skateboarding. The 2016 Vans PS Park Series season consists of four Men’s PS Global Qualifiers and one Women’s PS Global Qualifier occurring over five months and across four continents, culminating with the Vans PS Park Series World Championships. The five highest ranked skaters to emerge from the PS Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive PS Park Series elite pros for the title of park terrain World Champion in Malmö, Sweden on August 20. The top 15 exclusive PS Park Series elite pros are also pre-seeded at every PS Global Qualifier event and final qualification for the Vans PS Park Series World Championships is determined by participation in a minimum of three PS Global Qualifier events.

The most compelling and fastest growing, fast-paced discipline in competitive skateboarding today, the Vans PS Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format by its transitional concrete closed courses from five to nine feet in depth and being distinguished by having any number of features such as spines, angled hips, extensions, escalators, set-back walls, elevation changes, gaps and transfers, variable grinding surfaces, etc. With the creation of the Vans PS Park Series, Vans seeks to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding and the discipline of park terrain skateboarding worldwide.

The all-new PS Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world’s first park terrain built-to-spec 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.

"Our goal in establishing the Vans PS Park Series is to further define and elevate the discipline of park terrain skateboarding while providing the preeminent globally recognized path-to-pro platform for Men and Women." – Justin Regan, Vans Skateboarding

"This year marks Vans’ 50th anniversary, so it’s fitting that in establishing the Vans PS Park Series in 2016 we reinforce our commitment to driving skate progression for men and women and to fostering new and innovative global platforms for creative expression." – Steve Van Doren, Vans VP of Events and Promotions

2016 Vans PS Park Series

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 PS Global Qualifier

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