April 15, 2019
Vans Park Series and Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk Partnership
World’s Premier Park Terrain Skateboarding Competition Series Welcomes Tony Hawk as New Live Broadcast Commentator for the 2019 Pro Tour Season
Vans Park Series, the premier park terrain skateboarding tour in the world, today announced skateboarding legend Tony Hawk as the official live broadcast commentator for the 2019 series. Hawk will join the Vans Park Series team alongside live co-host Chris Cote, as the competition touches down in five major countries across the globe this year, culminating with the official 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States this September. The Vans Park Series, known for defining professional park terrain skateboarding competition since 2016, expands its tour programming to host men and women qualifier events at all four Pro Tour locations this season, and remains committed to endorsing prize parity at every stop including the World Championships.
“Skating has shaped my life experience, so I’m beyond excited to join the Vans Park Series team on tour and continue to advocate for youth and their futures in skateboarding on the global stage,” said Tony Hawk. “I’ve seen overall skating talent evolve quickly in recent years so I’m looking forward to watching that progression in the form of park terrain skateboarding unfold.”
The entire 2019 competition series will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com and will feature the best names in park terrain skateboarding such as Pedro Barros, Alex Sorgente, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Tom Schaar, Nora Vasconcellos, Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armanto, and many more.
“Tony’s name is synonymous with skateboarding around the world,” said Bobby Gascon, global director of action sports, Vans. “He represents the very best of the sport and has been the pinnacle ambassador of skateboarding for decades. We are grateful and couldn’t ask for a better voice to support Vans Park Series’ mission to promote skateboarding’s creative culture and grow participation worldwide.”
Hawk will bring a lifetime of expertise to the Vans Park Series premium live broadcast, providing global viewers and listeners with an exhilarating, competitive skateboarding showcase experience. Those tuning in will have the opportunity to hear expert commentary and perspective from one of the most iconic names in skateboarding.
Vans Park Series Pro Tour Dates
- May 17-18, 2019 – Shanghai, China
- June 22-23, 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil
- July 12-13, 2019 – Montréal, Canada
- August 9-10, 2019 – Paris-Chelles, France
- September 6-7, 2019 – Salt Lake City, United States
Further cementing its mission to grow skateboarding participation worldwide, Vans Park Series plans to support the ongoing development of skate communities through the construction and donation of three state-of-the-art, VPS-certified park terrain skate facilities at select 2019 VPS Pro Tour locations.
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