Clash At Clairemont Seven

05.22.13 – Templeton Elliott

Clash At Clairemont Seven is going down JUne 1 and will feature a new competition, the Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World. It will feature a competition between teams of three including a 40 something, 30 something, and under twenty skater. Click through for all the details.

The Clash at Clairemont will return for a seventh year in the fight against cancer on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Valley YMCA’s Krause Family Skatepark in San Diego. The event will showcase skateboarding’s most recognizable faces, including Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon and many others, as well as musical performances from the legendary Mix Master Mike and more, as they unite behind an important cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit Grind For Life, a non-profit dedicated to assisting those affected by cancer with financial assistance and education in cancer survival and recovery.

New to this year’s Clash at Clairemont is the addition of SEGA’s Sonic Generations of Skate contest on the half-pipe. Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World is a unique team competition that pays homage to three generations of vert skating over the past few decades. Each team of elite pros consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one teen to 20-something skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix.

The contest consists of four competitions where each pro battles for team points against skaters from their own generation. The contests include individual runs, high air, best trick and team doubles. The biggest names in skateboarding from the past and present will be participating, including:

First Generation: Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab and Sergie Ventura
Second Generation: Andy Macdonald, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Bucky Lasek and Lincoln Ueda
Third Generation: Adam Taylor, Elliot Sloan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti and Mitchie Brusco

“The Sonic Generations of Skate format, representing several generations of skateboarding, is really fun and gives everyone something to cheer for,” said Andy Macdonald, veteran skater and 23-time X Games medalist who is one of just four skaters who have competed at every X Games. “It’s a great addition to the Clash and should really help generate incremental awareness and financial support for Grind for Life.”

“ASA is always trying to develop events with unique formats and fresh concepts that bring something new to the table— both for the skaters and the fans,” said Rick Bratman, CEO, ASA Entertainment, owner and production company behind the Sonic Generations of Skate. “We are really proud to partner with SEGA and the Clash at Clairemont to help raise money for such an amazing cause.”

Clash 7 is honored to have event partners and sponsors: SEGA, Sonic Lost World, GoPro, MovieTickets.com, Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life. The event will once again offer fans an action-packed partner village filled with interactive booths and food vendors. High-profile exhibitions by top skateboard and BMX pros will go on throughout the day on the street course, in the bowl and on the largest outdoor half-pipe on the west coast. Some of the BMX royalty participating includes Simon Tabron, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler and more.

The event will also feature musical performances by Three Wheels Out, P.O.D. and the legendary Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys on the 91X music stage.