Vans Downtown Showdown is Coming to London

August 10, 2011 |

Twelve of the best skate teams will be competing at the historic Old Spitalfields Market in London on 20th August 2011 for their chance to take part in a contest renowned to test skill, flare and creativity. Far removed from the usual format of any other skateboarding competition - the event will take place on special customised ramps, which are all designed by the invited Teams themselves.

With London’s rich history and culture the theme, there has been no shortage of inspiration for the designs of the obstacles of which three ideas from Death Skateboards, Cliché and Superdead were selected to be built as a feature in the contest. Between professional pride and the sizable €50 000 prize purse, it was no surprise to see the very best in European skateboarding talent sign up for their chance to write their name in history.

The Event starts at 12 noon and will run until 6.30 pm when the winners are announced and prizes awarded. This free skating event will be followed by a party hosted by Monster Energy that will run from 9pm till late at the Village Underground. Keep an eye on for more news.


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