Another epic Vans Spring Classic comes to a close

02|06|2015


It is clear to all who watched the live stream or attended the Vans Spring Classic that this seventh instalment of the famed event saw a level of skateboarding reach new heights. As the weekend drew to a close, those lucky enough to attend can reflect on an incredible weekend of skateboarding, music and good times.

In its new location of Riccione, Italy, the Vans Spring Classic has grown into the international mini ramp contest. The roster of riders, totalling over 60 competitors from all corners of the world, represents one of the most competitive fields of skateboarders ever assembled. The level on display was more than enough to hype the 15,000 strong crowd over the three days.

Aurelien Giraud was rightly crowned champion, demonstrating consistency, amplitude and dominance in every run. His variety of tricks, including his sky-high kick flips over the hips, coupled with his general finesse and style left the judges in no doubt as to who would take the title at the 2015 Vans Spring Classic.

Alex Hallford pushed Aurelien the whole way with his incredible array of tricks and unique care-free style. Having qualified in second, Alex continued to dominate the spine and won the crowd over with his creative and unique approach. A firm crowd favourite, 16 year old Ivan Federico secured 3rd place with runs that included a huge 540 melon along with seemingly limitless combinations of kickflip melons on every section of the ramp.

Whilst denied a podium place, Kalle Berglind proved to be the revelation of the year. The young Scandinavian showed that he will be a force to reckon with for years to come and that the Scandinavians understand transition riding like no other. Surprise entrant Grant Taylor brought with him a peerlessly effortless style and airtime matched only by Aurelien Giraud.

Special mention has to be given to 'Best Trick' winner Jacopo Carozzi. While it was his impressive frontside kickflip transfer lipslide that won the accolade, he could have been crowned with any number of tricks he laid down on Friday evening. It was from then on that it became clear that the Vans Spring Classic had transcended to another level.

Once the qualification rounds drew to a close on Saturday evening, the live music commenced. An impressive line up consisting of Dope D.O.D, Violent Voices and Noyz Narcos & Fritz Da Cat entertained the crowds in to the night.

Vans would like to thank the people of Riccione for their incredible support of the event, the riders that competed and the support of Becks, Redbull, Radio 105 and the municipality of Riccione for helping to create such an incredible event.

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Congrats to Aurelien Giraud

31|05|2015


Everyone brought their A-game to the Vans Spring Classic 2015 and tore up the Open Mini Ramp Competition. Congratulations to Aurelien Giraud for scoring the trophy against serious competition.

Come back later, check out a recap of the competition and experience more on Facebook.

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Vans Spring Classic 2015 finals

31|05|2015


The Vans Spring Classic 2015 finals are going down now at Riccione beach. Don’t miss the action and follow the competition via the live webcast.

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Don't miss the mini ramp finals tomorrow

30|05|2015


Riccione witnessed incredible skate action firing up the mini ramp today. The skate event is over for the day and the crew is now getting amped up for the music concert and the after party.

Don’t forget to tune back in tomorrow for the live webcast of the mini ramp finals.

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Vans Spring Classic 2015 is back

30|05|2015


In its new home for 2015 of Riccione, the mini ramp is ready and waiting on the beach but all the action can be viewed all over the globe as the entire contest will be free to view via LIVE STREAM.

Tune in from 1pm CET on for the live webcast of the Mini Ramp Qualifications.

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Watch the live webcast now!

29|05|2015


Vans Spring Classic 2015 is on.

You can’t make it to sunny Riccione (Italy) to follow the incredible skate action directly at the beach? No worries, watch the live webcast here:

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Daan Van Der Linden got injured

28|05|2015


Unfortunately Daan Van Der Linden got injured and can’t attend Vans Spring Classic 2015. Get well soon and see you next year, mate!

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Vans is proud to announce some very special guests

26|05|2015


The Antihero Skate Team: Julien Stranger, Grant Taylor, Andrew Allen and Peter Hewitt and Europe's own Daan Van Der Linden will be unleashed on Riccione. As one of the world's most respected skate teams – and one with a longstanding relationship with Vans - and as a bunch of guys known for going all out, the Antihero team are sure to be a highlight of the event.

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Skateboard School at Vans Spring Classic 2015

25|05|2015


The crew from the 'Bunker Skatepark' in Rome will offer skate classes for kids.

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Official Vans Spring Classic 2015 After Party

22|05|2015


The official Vans Spring Classic 2015 After Party will take place in Titilla Club - Riccione.

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Filler goes to Vans Spring Classic 2015

22|05|2015


A last minute addition to our weekend calendar, we are proud to be hosting a very special pop-up appearance from FILLER: the convention for lovers of graphic arts, illustration, skateboarding and punk music.

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Special accommodation packages available now

20|05|2015


Vans Spring Classic partnered up with DAMS to offer you special Hotel & Camping packages.

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Riders' list of participants was updated

19|05|2015


Further big names in skateboarding from all over Europe confirmed their participation; such as Ross McGouran, Josh Young, Jake Collins, Jacopo Carozzi, Martino Cattaneo and many more.

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New riders are confirmed

12|05|2015


Skaters such as Vans’ own Dutch shred-machine; Daan Van Der Linden, the ever-gnarly Rob Smith, Trevor ‘All Terrain Trev’ Johnson – whose moniker speaks for itself – 17yr old shredder Aurelien Giraud and Italian vert-slayer; Giorgio Zattoni, amongst many others, tearing apart the infamous mini-ramp.

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Vans Spring Classic 2015 music line up

11|05|2015


The 7th edition of Vans Spring Classic presents a stellar lineup of Italy’s finest hip hop, plus some international guests. Headline performances from Noyz Narcos & Fritz Da Cat will be lighting up the stage with tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Localz Only’, feat. Ensi. Plus Dope D.O.D., Violent Voices and E-GREEN will give a little Californian flavor and Hip Hop extravaganza to the night.

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Vans Spring Classic 2015 video teaser

10|05|2015


See the Vans Spring Classic video teaser

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New activations confirmed

    24|04|2015


Three new activations are confirmed for the Vans Village:

- Lovenskate
- AONO Barbers
- Braid Bar

Stay tuned for more...

Spring Classic 2015

24|04|2015


As ever, there’ll be more than just skateboarding, music and piadina, plus, we’ll have some exciting announcements to make over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on vans.eu/spring-classic for more information.
You should also visit our Vans Facebook Event Page for further details!