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Hoehn Honda in Carlsbad Supporting Skateboarding

The Hoehn name is popular in San Diego – they sell all kinds of cars.  I think my favorite at this moment is Honda.  True I’m often driving around in a CRV but I also love how Hoehn Honda supports skateboarding.

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Hoehn Honda has been a proud sponsor of Aura Skate Park and now Clash at Clairemont 10 so I chatted with John Poulos, Sales Manager at Hoehn Honda to find out more.

SF: Why support skateboarding?

JP: Hoehn Honda has been in Carlsbad since 1975. We are grateful that we have been able to give back to the community that has given us so much. We are a company that wants to serve its community in more ways than selling and servicing Hondas. We have participated in and sponsored many charities, cultural events, and youth sports teams.

Over the years Hoehn has had the opportunity to service and sell to members of the Skateboarding community. Unbeknownst to us was how much Carlsbad was at the center of Skateboarding. It has become more mainstream and Carlsbad is home to many world famous skate parks.

Not until just recently has Hoehn ever had the opportunity to get involved. We now sponsor a local indoor skate park, Aura, and we are very excited to be a part of the Clash at Clairemont. We are dedicated to our community and the interests of those who live where we live and work. Skateboarding is another avenue for us to give back.

I love that answer. I think it’s important to be involved where you are. Know what your community is about and grow with it.

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Would my dad have made me go to skateboard camp if it wasn’t close to my house?  Would I have skated if I hadn’t made the cover?

Probably not – when people talked to me about the picture above – they acted like I could skate so I started believing and trying.  That’s why I think this blog is important more girls skate/act empowered/support each other when they see other girls doing that.

I’m thankful there are lots of skateparks near my house.  It gave me the opportunity to learn skateboarding and because of skateboarding I get all kinds of opportunities.

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Really excited about Clash at Clairemont 10 – coming up quick Saturday June 25th. It’s my first year volunteering – I picked a good one. In addition to the previously owned Dew Tour vert ramp

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– the YMCA Clairemont skate park will be home to the first Skatercross course.

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Video of some Skatercross testing

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another video of testing – it’s so ready to make it’s debut June 25th at Clash at Clairemont – YMCA 3401 Clairemont Drive SD, CA 92117

And the entire Clash event supporting the YMCA and Grind for Life wouldn’t be possible with out generous sponsors like Hoehn Honda and all the people who come to the event. So thanks and see you all soon.

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The Passing of the Vert Ramp at the Clairemont Skate Park

Clairemont Skate Park – aka as Mission Valley YMCA aka YMCA Krause Family Skate/Bike Park – has been home to this X-Game Vert Ramp for many years.

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Since 2006 the ramp had been available to the public.  However, it is San Diego area – so any wooden structure is like a boat – constant maintenance and eventually it needs replacement.

A new ramp is planned – it’s already onsite having come from the Dew Tour.  So once again the public will have access to skate a professional competition ramp and if you build a ramp – the pros will come to skate it.

Southern California’s largest and longest running charity event Clash at Clairemont will be on Saturday June 25th this year.  But you don’t have to wait till then to get involved.

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I’ve started to document the vert replacement and I would love if you shared any pictures and stories you have from the original ramp.  I’ll be talking to Andy Macdonald and I also want to hear from tons more – your first time on it – your best trick – the day you almost – share with me what this vert ramp meant to you & why you’re excited for the new one.

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This time around there are countless opportunities to help from donating change, to signage.

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Just call Charlie at Krause Family Skate/Bike Park
3401 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

And be checking for progress updates here!

XOXO Skating Fashionista