As the brand leader of skate culture and community, Vans is excited to host a number of skate activations at this year’s US Open where we’ll be welcoming some of our athletes at events throughout the nine days.The Vans Showdown returns to Huntington Beach as a contest where culture overrides competition. This inclusive contest will feature all of the most relevant street skaters from around the world. Vans Showdown celebrates skate culture by bringing together the world’s most exciting and stylish skaters alongside brand partners Palace, Hockey, Alltimers, Spitfire, Quasi and friends.
Through jam formats, riders will be awarded for style and unique approach as opposed to routine contest runs and traditional approach to competition. This year’s event artwork was created by Todd Francis and Mike Gigliotti. We will be repurposing all build materials through the Skatepark Project to donate towards an current park build in Southern California. US Open will also feature the Vans Skatepark, which Vans will provide access to the local community and NPO partners throughout the nine days to experience riding or skating this unique course design.
Jam Session - Four Skaters with Five minutes per skate session.
Industry contest – Opportunity for the Skate Industry to try out the skatepark during Vans Showdown
Last chance qualifier – Open to All contestants that didn’t make the cut (and other select skaters) in the Vans Showdown
Cash for Tricks & Head-to-Head Races – Skateboarders can win money for landing unique tricks + Skaters will race head-to-head around the street course.