Courtesy of Vans Park Series

Vans announced today that it is partnering with ETN for the broadcasting of the Vans Park Series starting in 2018. While the event will still remain free to stream, the move to ETN suggests an alignment with SLS during this run up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. If so, this could position the Vans Park Series as an official qualifier for the park portion of skateboarding’s Olympic debut. We’ll be keeping an eye on this situation as it continues to unfold. You can read more details on this new partnership below. For a full list of dates and locations for this year’s series, visit the Vans Park Series website.

In advance of the 2018 Vans Park Series season start in Brazil this June, the premier global park terrain skateboarding competition series is excited to announce an exclusive media partnership with ETN, presenting the VPS Live Broadcast on ETN free of charge for viewers around the world. A growing subscriber-based media network created by skateboarders and specializing in live events and original skate programming, ETN joins Vans Park Series as the official 2018 Live Broadcast media partner for the upcoming season, providing VPS tour programming for free on the ETN app and online at all season long.

“Vans Park Series looks forward to showcasing another inspiring year of elite park terrain skateboarding through a new media partnership with ETN,” said Bobby Gascon, producer of Vans Park Series. “ETN provides an organic connection to core skateboarding that is critical to uphold Vans Park Series’ integrity, and reinforces our commitment to establishing a powerful platform for professional skateboarding worldwide.”

ETN Creative Director Erik Bragg adds, “Our partnership with Vans Park Series gives us another opportunity to bring skateboarding’s biggest moments to skateboarders and fans all over the world, live. We look forward to showcasing this rad transition contest series on our network.”

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