October 18, 2019


An Original Series dedicated to skate shops and their teams


After last year’s momentous 10 year anniversary, Vans Shop Riot is back for its 11th consecutive year. Every year since 2008, the original concept by Vans has been promoting Europe’s finest street skaters, in addition to offering the European skateboard community and skate shops an authentic platform for recognition. This year the series finale will come to a dramatic close in Amsterdam’s NOORD skatepark, Netherlands on October 25 and 26, to determine who will be crowned the 2019 Vans Shop Riot Champions. 

Over the past four months, Vans Shop Riot has made its way across Europe, stopping in 15 different countries for the regional qualifiers – victorious shops include last year’s winners and two-time champions Burnside, Netherlands and 2017 champions Skate Boutique, Belgium. They will join 13 other hungry skate shop teams competing for a total prize purse of €15,000. 

Vans Shop Riot finalists will compete across two different disciplines, Mini Ramp and Skatepark format. The highest total accumulated points across both disciplines will determine the top-ranked shop team, crowning them champions.

For the past couple of years Vans have partnered with a respected artist with deep skate ties on the creative execution. This year Vans have teamed up with Swedish artist, Jacob Ovgren. One of the artists behind Polar Skate Co.’s iconic graphics, Jacob’s unique cartoon artwork is instantly recognizable within the skate world and an amazing fit for the Vans Shop Riot concept. Jacob will be hosting an art show at Klaproos Restaurant on October 25.


Vans Shop Riot Finalists

Skate.ch – Switzerland
Monument Skateshop – Poland
Frisco Skateshop – Italy
Skate Boutique – Belgium
Picnic Skateshop – Czech Republic
Venero Skateshop – Spain
Titus Dusseldorf – Germany
Flatspot – United Kingdom
Wallstreet– France
Junkyard – Sweden
Oktyabr – Russia
Burnside – Holland
Slut Skateshop – Greece
Pop Skateshop – Portugal
Gilis Skateshop –Israel

Friday, October 25

 17:45 – 20:00
NOORD Skatepark
Mini Ramp Challenge

20:15 – 24:00
Klaproos restaurant
Art Show by Jacob Ovgren

Saturday, October 26

12:00 – 19:00
NOORD Skatepark
Vans Shop Riot Finals

The 2019 Vans Shop Riot Finals will take place on October 25 and 26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visit the official Facebook event page for more details.