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Salad Days Magazine | September 18, 2019

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Vans in partnership with the city of Malmö open the Kroksbäck Skatepark

Vans in partnership with the city of Malmö open the Kroksbäck Skatepark
Salad Days

Vans and the city of Malmö inaugurated the newly built Kroksbäck skatepark where this weekends Vans Pro Skate Park Series world championship final takes place.

“It’s been fantastic to watch this skate park evolve over the course of the past few months so rapidly. We are now at a stage where we can say Malmö is a skating town to be reckoned with! We want to make Malmö a place where young people can have fun and enjoyment for many years to come and hopefully this park goes along way in doing so ” says Katrin Stjernfeldt, Mayor of Malmö.

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Alexis Jauzion & Mayor Of Malmö opening the park

Malmö is run by skateboarders! Not only will you find some of the most interesting skateparks, but a barrage of DIY spots and public spaces adapted for skating. The all new Kroksback skatepark which plays host to Saturdays Vans Pro Skate Park Series final is a world first built-to-spec terrain legacy construction which has been donated by Vans to the community for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through skateboard programming and activities. Vans, Bryggeriet & Dreamland skateparks came together to create this newly opened legacy park designed specifically for the finals.

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“I love this park! Being a local I’ve had the luxury of skating Stapelbädden but Kroksbäck will hopefully take my skateboarding to the next level” says Kalle Berglind, Vans Team Rider.

“Building the scene for skateboarding in Malmö is a long term plan and to have the opportunity to work with Vans and together produce a park that will last for generations is pretty special! We must thank the city for finding the space and providing the initial groundwork before we collectively produced a fantastic place for people to enjoy park terrain skateboarding ” says Gustav Eden, Malmö Skate Consultant.

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Vans has a history of collaborating with skaters going all the way back to the 70’s, and it was Vans and Steve Van Doren’s approach to listen to the skaters and respond to their needs that helped drive this project. Building this amazing bowl and donating it to the City of Malmö is further evidence of Vans continued commitment to skateboarding and a great step in the process of giving back to the skate community.

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The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com. For more information, visit the Website and follow @vansparkseries on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

WATCH THE LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

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Brighton Zeuner

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About Vans Park Series
The Vans Pro Skate Park Series (VPS) seeks to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide with the creation of the first and only internationally recognized competitive point series culminating with the official ISF-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for Men, Women and Juniors. Showcasing an international roster of up-and-comers alongside today’s top pros and offering a total prize purse in excess of US$500,000, the Vans Park Series is elevating competitive skateboarding by defining the foundation for park terrain competition as a global platform for creative expression.

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