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Pedro Barros Claims First Place in Canada on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour

Pedro Barros Claims First Place in Canada on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour

– Karl Berglind’s Outstanding Consistency Secures Back to Back Podium Placements

–  Tom Schaar Protects Lead in Pro Challenger Rankings with Dominating Tour Performance


Vancouver, CANADA (July 8, 2017) – Claiming victory for his first-ever performance at the legendary Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, Brazilian star Pedro Barros annihilated the park course, sending the capacity crowds wild with staggering airs, fantastic speed, and countless trick after trick combinations. Barros’ Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour season.

“Fortunately, I was able to come to Canada this year,” said Canada event winner Pedro Barros. “This place, everybody, the energy, these guys are true skaters. Thank you, we are all united together!”

Placing second, Sweden’s Karl Berglind proved his potential as a new threat to the field, demonstrating impressive trick creativity, fast runs and consistent style from leading the prelims all the way through to landing the second highest score in the finals. Berglind secures a notable back to back podium placement, after celebrating an emotional third place finish in Sweden last month.

Finally, the tour’s highest-ranking Men’s Pro Tour Challenger in the 2017 World Championship race, Tom Schaar takes third, protecting his lead, and remaining focused stop after stop.

Huge airs, high velocity speeds, and boisterous crowds fueled today’s Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour global qualifier in Canada, as the world’s best park terrain skateboarders ripped through Hastings Skatepark to better their global rankings on the road to the VPS World Championships in Shanghai on September 23.

Re-live all the action on RED BULL TV.


VPS Canada Men’s Pro Tour – Final Results


  1. Pedro Barros
  2. Karl Berglind
  3. Tom Schaar
  4. Ivan Federico
  5. Cory Juneau
  6. Robin Bolian
  7. Trey Wood
  8. Alex Sorgente

VPS Men’s World Championship Tour – Challenger Rankings

  1. Tom Schaar
  2. Karl Berglind
  3. Murilo Peres
  4. Willy Lara
  5. Tristan Rennie

The fourth stop on the 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour returned to the Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, cherished by the tour pros for its remarkable potential to produce fast, aggressive and colossal runs. As an early experiment in transitional park terrain design from the second great wave of North American skatepark construction, Hastings Skatepark remains one of the most demanding skateboarding courses in the world, even exceeding today’s park terrain course criteria in some areas.

To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with 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 World Tour

 Pro Tour*

Sydney, Australia**

March 4

Serra Negra, Brazil**

April 8

Malmö, Sweden**

May 27

Vancouver, Canada**

July 8

Huntington Beach, USA

August 5

Continental Championships

Oceania Championships

Sydney, Australia

March 5

Europa Championships

Malmö, Sweden

May 26

Asia Championships


August 19

Americas Championships

Huntington Beach, USA

August 1

Africa Championships

Location TBA

Date TBA

World Championships*

Shanghai, China

September 23

*Broadcasted live on Red Bull TV

**Men’s-only event

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.



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 the International Skateboarding Federation 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 prize 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.


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