Calling all skaters! In an effort to promote local skaters of all ages and raise money for the Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation, the 19th annual San Clemente Open Skate will be held on Saturday, Sept.14, at Ralphs Skate Court, located at 241 Avenida La Pata.

The contest typically draws nearly 500 spectators and more than 100 young athletes. Dave Duncan returns for another year as announcer of the contest, alongside judges Fabrizio Santos and Tyler Hendley. Early bird registration is $35 per competitor now through Sept. 13. The registration fee increases to $40 on Sept.14.

Pre-registration is accepted online at, and onsite registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of event. All contestants will receive a Lux Inks-sponsored contest T-shirt, a swag bag and an opportunity to win prizes in the Best Trick contest. All competitors must wear proper safety equipment, which includes helmet, elbow pads and knee pads.

Vendors, sponsors or event contributors may contact the city’s Recreation Department at or visit

For more information regarding the skate contact, call 949.361.8264.

Registration opens for the 19th annual San Clemente Open Skate contest, to be held Saturday, Sept. 14 for local skaters of all ages at Ralphs Skate Court. Photo: Eric Heinzskater

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