Vans Park Series 2017

How It Works

There are two levels of events that get you to the World Championships: Global Qualifiers and Continental Championships. There are four categories of skaters: Select Pro, Tour Challenger, Event Wildcard, and Open Skater. Details are below.

Who Skates in the Global Qualifiers?

Only Select Pros and Tour Challengers skate in these events. Tour Challengers earn points to qualify for the World Championships. There are also two additional Event Wildcard spots at each Global Qualifiers stop.

Who Skates in the Continental Championships?

Open to anyone from that region. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included. The winner of each one is qualified to skate in the World Championships.

The region you're from determines the Continental Championship you enter. Proof of citizenship determines your regional eligibility. Dual citizenship individuals will have some flexibility to determine their region, but once a decision is made and a regional event is entered, no changes can be made.

Who Skates in the National Championships?

Open to anyone from that country. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included. The winner of each one gets a spot in the Semi-Finals of the associated Continental Championships.

Category Definitions

Points and Season Rankings: Men's

The top 5 Tour Challengers in the Season Rankings will join the 15 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions in the World Championships.

Points are earned for each placing at each Global Qualifiers stop. Points from your best 3 out of 5 stops count towards your final Season Ranking. Select Pros are not included in the rankings, as they already have a spot in the World Championships.

Event Wildcards do not earn points. Their path to the World Championships is through their region's Continental Championship.

Schedule

Click here for the full schedule of Global Qualfiers and Continental Championships events.

Women's Events

There is one global stop for female Select Pros and Tour Challengers in Huntington Beach. Everyone else in the field of female skaters must skate the Continental Championships in their region to earn a spot in the World Championships.

Points and Season Rankings: Women's

With only one Global Qualifiers stop in Huntington Beach, season rankings and points currently don't apply to Women's events. The top 7 Tour Pros at this stop Qualify for the World Championships to meet the 3 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions. The 3 Select Pros must skate the Global Qualifiers stop in Huntington Beach to earn their spot in the World Championships.

Current VPS Continental Champions

Continental Champions get a spot in the World Championships at the end of the season.

Current VPS National Champions

National Championships get a spot directly in the Semi-Finals at the Continental Championships for their region.

How the Vans Park Series Works

Continental Championships Regions

How the Vans Park Series Works