DISCOVER SHOP RIOT

Promoting Europe’s finest Street Skaters

ABOUT

Vans Shop Riot is an original concept by Vans, promoting Europe’s finest Street Skaters, whilst offering the Core Skateboard scene & Skateshops in Europe an authentic platform for recognition & community.
Skate Shops are the backbone of Skateboard Culture, and Vans Shop Riot is dedicated to Skate Shops & their teams, with this original series of contests across Europe. It’s the perfect opportunity for European Skate Shops to show they are an integral part of their local scene, as well as highlighting they have the best kids in their roster, who can win the series and generate worldwide exposure.
With local competitions taking place in most EMEA territories including UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Benelux, Estonia and Scandinavia…The Shop Riot Series illustrates Vans’ ongoing commitment to the core stores and ultimately, the roots of the biggest individual success stories in Skateboarding.

At a local level, each country sees the top shop teams battling it out for one day in one of their best Skateparks. It’s a strict street contest.
The competition format is about the teams battling against each other, like in a Tennis tournament. Everything is about the team effort, which leads on the individual performance when it comes to notes/results.
We also usually insert best tricks in between the rounds, as fillers, because the format is pretty tiring for the teams, and to have an individual performance dimension.

Then from a pan-European perspective, each countries winning team will qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to the European Shop Riot Finals. Vans organizes everything for all the teams to spend a great weekend all together sharing experiences & skating in an awesome skatepark. For the past couple of years, we’ve partnered with a relevant Skate Artist on the creative execution, to keep on completing the message of Skateboarding as a wide culture, including Art & Music.

Every year, the Shop Riot Finals are held in a different country, using & showcasing some of the best Skateparks in the game, which usually hypes the winners and increases the level of Skateboard action. For 2017, we’ve partnered with Nixon & Custom Skateboards from a series perspective, and the finals will be happening in Milan, Italy in early October.

Vans Shop Riot is an original concept by Vans, promoting Europe’s finest Street Skaters, whilst offering the Core Skateboard scene & Skateshops in Europe an authentic platform for recognition & community.

Skate Shops are the backbone of Skateboard Culture, and Vans Shop Riot is dedicated to Skate Shops & their teams, with this original series of contests across Europe. It’s the perfect opportunity for European Skate Shops to show they are an integral part of their local scene, as well as highlighting they have the best kids in their roaster, who can win the series and generate worldwide exposure.
With local competitions taking place in most EMEA territories including UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Benelux, Estonia and Scandinavia…The Shop Riot Series illustrates Vans’ ongoing commitment to the core stores and ultimately, the roots of the biggest individual success stories in Skateboarding.
At a local level, each country sees the top shop teams battling it out for one day in one of their best Skateparks. It’s a strict street contest.
The competition format is about the teams battling against each other, like in a Tennis tournament. Everything is about the team effort, which leads on the individual performance when it comes to notes/results.
We also usually insert best tricks in between the rounds, as fillers, because the format is pretty tiring for the teams, and to have an individual performance dimension.

Then from a pan-European perspective, each countries winning team will qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to the European Shop Riot Finals. Vans organizes everything for all the teams to spend a great weekend all together sharing experiences & skating in an awesome skatepark. For the past couple of years, we’ve partnered with a relevant Skate Artist on the creative execution, to keep on completing the message of Skateboarding as a wide culture, including Art & Music.

Every year, the Shop Riot Finals are held in a different country, using & showcasing some of the best Skateparks in the game, which usually hypes the winners and increases the level of Skateboard action. For 2017, we’ve partnered with Nixon & Custom Skateboards from a series perspective, and the finals will be happening in Milan, Italy in early October.

THE ARTIST

RICHT
Richt has been painting since 2002 and is an established graffiti artist and Illustrator.
He has exhibited his work across the UK and Europe, with solo shows in Barcelona, Amsterdam, London and his native Bristol. His work has featured in magazines and publications across the globe for graffiti and street art including the highly influential “Street Sketchbook” by Tristan Manco (Thames and Hudson, 2007). Lately he's been doing some work for Vans, with whom he has a deep connection.

TOUR STOPS

16 Apr

RAMPAFFAIRZ

SKATEPARK

Vlamingstraat 6, 8560 Wevelgem

07 may

BURNSIDE

SKATEPARK

Sint Olafstraat 6, 7418 CG Deventer

13 May

PORUBA

SKATEPARK

708 00 Ostrava-Poruba, Czechia

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24 May

ASHDOD

SKATEPARK

Sderot Moshe Dayan, Ashdod, Israel

27 May

TETUÁN

SKATE PLAZA

Calle Miramelindos, 5, 28029 Madrid

10 Jun

NORTHBRIGADE

SKATEPARK

Scheibenstraße 13A, 50737 Köln, Germany

18 Jun

SKILLS

PARK

Lagerpl. 17, 8400 Winterthur

01 Jul

PARQUE

DAS GERAÇÕES

R. António Ferro, 2765-218 São João do Estoril, Portugal

07-08 Jul

LYON, FRANCE

TBC

LYON, FRANCE

16 Jul

WAVE

SKATEPARK

Via Gavazzino, 9, 25036 Palazzolo sull'Oglio BS, Italy

29-30 Jul

ROCKCITY

PARK

Hawthorn Ave, Hull HU3 5GL, UK

05 aug

FRYSHUSET

SKATEPARK TBC

Fryshuset, Mårtensdalsgatan 2-8, 120 30 Stockholm, Sweden

12-13 aug

GORKIY

PARK

Krimsky Val, 9, Moskva, Russia, 119049

19 aug

PEACE GARDEN

MIERA DÂRZS

Latgale Suburb, Riga, LV-1003, Latvia

02 sep

MAROUSSI

SKATE PARK

Amarysias Artemidos & Pittara , Maroussi, Athens, Greece

Oct

MILAN

TBC

MILAN,ITALY

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