Vans Downtown Showdown brought to you live from Paris


Stuck on a boat? Missed your Eurostar? Whatever the excuse, if you’re not able to make it to the Vans Downtown Showdown in Paris this Saturday, never fear! Vans are pleased to announce that this unique event of epic proportions will be streamed LIVE across the internet! Available to view at as well as through the Vans Live app (available from Apple’s App Store), you need not miss a trick.

With coverage starting at 12:40CEST (Central European Summer Time), we’ll be delivering all the action from the best seats in the house. We kick things off with a peek behind the scenes, then all eyes turn to the skaters and the obstacles, as we begin the competition! First up are the masterful creations of Palace Skateboards; in the words of Lev Tanju, “some really expensive luggage you can grind”. We then session Flip’s fully skateable Tricolour, followed by Cliche’s take on the infamous ponds found beneath the city’s most iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower. This brings us to Paris’ pièce de résistance itself, brought to you in shreddable format by Element Skateboards. A truly epic set up!

Throughout the broadcast we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of skateboarding’s most legendary characters, including Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Dustin Dollin and Steve Van Doren himself. We’ll also be touring the venue, checking out the live art, speaking to the teams and giving recap of the days events. As the day draws to a close, we present the prizes and crown the champions of the 2013 Vans Downtown Showdown! Wherever you are, don’t miss it!

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