Pro skateboarders hit Vancouver for the Vans Park Series (PHOTOS)

Jul 10 2017, 8:00 pm

On Saturday, July 8 some of the world’s best skateboarders came to Hastings Skatepark to compete in the Vans Park Series (VPS) Men’s Pro Tour.

This global qualifier event saw talented skateboarders ride some of North America’s most challenging terrain in hopes of being one of the five highest ranked skaters to move on to the World Champions in Shanghai, China on September 23.

The highly-anticipated skateboarding event attracted massive crowds and it was easy to see why with pros like Alex Sorgente, Tom Schaar, Pedro Barros, Curren Caples, and local Vancouver talent Adam Hopkins catching air on the terrain.

Those selected to compete in the semi-finals included Karl Berglind, Tristan Rennie, Robin Bolian, Tom Schaar, Keegan Palmer, Trey Wood, Willy Lara, Adam Hopkins, Patrick Ryan, Josh Borden, and Murilo Peres.

Don’t worry if you missed this exhilarating event because we’ve rounded up some of the best photos from the day.

Karl Berglind/Image: Dan Mathieu

Tristan Rennie/Image: Dan Mathieu

Qualifiers day/Image: Dan Mathieu

Tom Schaar/Image: Dan Mathieu

Robin Bolian/Image: Dan Mathieu

Karl Berglind/Image: Dan Mathieu

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