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Sk8Cation Update
POSTED 1.24.16

PHOENIX, AZ – The location of the Stop Light Party has changed.  The event will now take place at the Casablanca Lounge in Scottsdale.  This is the same location as the Rooftop Dance Party in 2015.  The flyer posted on SkateGroove reflects this change.  Please visit the webpage for additional details.

New Party Announcement

Don't Hate - Just Skate
POSTED 2.4.16

DAYTON, OH – Skate hatin’ in Dayton????  Not allowed!  Skateshawty Ohio is hosting the 2016 “Don’t Hate Just Skate” jam, June 3-4, 2016 at the Orbit Fun Center.  Friday, Rep your city or skate group while rolling to DJ Keifer B and DJ K Dub.  Saturday, Meet and Greet at the jazzy Therapy Café.  Saturday evening, get your bowl in before you get your roll on at Poelking Lanes in Huber Heights.  Saturday night will be the main event featuring DJ Arson and Mz. DJ Tone from midnight until 5:00 AM.  Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Don't Hate Just Skate

Low Riderz 8th Anniversary Skate
POSTED 2.4.16

BALTIMORE, MD – The Low Riderz are celebrating their 8th anniversary with a dance bowling and skate party weekend, April 21-24, 2016.  Kick off the weekend Thursday with a warm up skate.  Friday, it is the all Black and White affair at the rink.  On Saturday, there will be a Meet and Greet/Bowling Party capped off by the Main Event with DJ Nile, DJ Jammin and DJ JB.  Sunday, say goodbye to the skate family at the Farewell Roll.  Book your room now at the Best Western North.
Low Riderz 8th Anniversary Skate Party

Skate 4 Awareness
POSTED 1.28.16

CINCINNATI, OH – Do you know what Behcets disease is?  No??  Then you have EVERY reason to come down to The Skatin’ Place, Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Roll with DJ Narsistic at the 3rd Annual Skate 4 Awareness Skate Jam and participate in an event that highlights awareness of Behcets disease. Start the day with a Meet and Greet at Brentwood Bowl with a Bowling and Line Dance party.  Then later that night, roll from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Admission is $12 in advance and $14 at the door.  Vendors are welcome.
Skate 4 Awareness

Rolling in the Carolinas
POSTED 1.28.16

CHARLOTTE, NC – Here’s the information you have been waiting for.  The 2016 Rolling in the Carolina’s skate jam weekend is right around the corner.  Yes, mark your calendar for March 17-21 to be in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The events start on Thursday with a Pre-RITC social.  On Friday, there will be a Meet and Greet and Roll Call Night Skate Party at Kates, Indian Trail.  Saturday is the infamous Flashback Dance Party followed by the main event.  Stick around on Sunday for the Fish Fry and final skate event.  Book your hotel now because the rooms will go fast.
Rolling in the Carolinas

Bra Day USA
POSTED 1.22.16

COLUMBUS, OH – Saturday, April 2, 2016 roll with a great cause in mind.  Come and support Bra Day USA and help close the loop on Breast Cancer.  United Skates of America East will be rocking to the sounds of DJ Narsistic from midnight until 5:00 AM.  Admission is $14 with a portion going to support the Breast Reconstruction Fund.  Guests must be 18 or older to attend.
Bra Day USA

Texas Sk8Fair Classic 2016
POSTED 1.20.16

DALLAS, TX – It is going to be a classic weekend in Dallas, September 30 through October 2, 2016.  Come prepared for a fun-filled weekend full of music, entertainment and skating.  The activities include a dance contest, a fashion show, a meet and greet and three nights of skating.  An all-star DJ line up with DJ Wildchild, Mz. DJ Tone, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ G. Brown and DJ Slim will provide music to meet your soul’s expectations.  Book your hotel now at the Hampton Inn and Suites, code:  The Classic.
Texas Skate Fair Classic

21st Annual Super Skating Extravaganza
POSTED 1.11.16

ST. LOUIS, MO – 21 years strong and the fun still goes on.  Pack your bags and get ready for the 21st Annual Skills on Wheels Skate Extravaganza.  Friday night wear Black and White and meet the crew at Sweetie Pies Upper Crust for the Black & White Gala Dance and Comedy Show.  Then roll out to Coachlite Skating Center and roll from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Begin the day on Saturday with a skate workshop, followed by fun and games at Dellwood Recreation.  The main skate event begins at 11:59 PM at Skate King featuring DJ Joe Bowen of Chicago on Saturday night.  Book your hotel reservations now.
21st Annual Super Skating Extravaganza

2016 CIAA Tournament Weekend
POSTED 1.9.16

CHARLOTTE, NC – Charlotte will be the place to be the weekend of February 26, 2016.  CIAA will host its 2016 basketball tournament weekend that will include events that will have you stepping, screaming and skating.  The festivities include a Greek vs. Non-Greek Step Show, a Step Off competition between the colleges and universities, an Alumni Step Show After Party and DJ Kool’s Old School Skate Party featuring the Mid Day Diva “Olympia D Show”.  Advance tickets for all events can be purchased online at
2016 CIAA Tournament Weekend

9th Annual JiveBiscuit Family Reunion
POSTED 1.7.16

ATLANTA, GA –  It’s about that time . . .time for the skate family to come together in the ATL and roll at the 9th Annual JiveBiscuit Family Reunion.  Friday get the fire started on the skate floor with DJ Arson.  Wear your favorite team jersey or DJ Arson shirt.  The party starts at midnight and admission is $13 in advance.  Saturday, wear your masks for Masquerade night at Skate Towne.  Roll with DJ Brian and guest DJ CJ, the “Prince of JB”.  Breakfast will be served and Roll Call starts at 2:30 AM.  Wrap up the weekend Sunday night at Sparkles and wear red to celebrate Valentine’s Day with DJ Joe Bowen.  The event starts at 8:00 PM.  Special Valentine’s treats will be available.
Jivebiscuit Family Reunion

Celebrate and Skate with Kojak and Tee in the ATL
POSTED 1.7.16

ATLANTA, GA –  March 19-20, 2016, Kojak and Tee will celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary with a free dance party and the 3rd Annual “Blast from the Past” skate jam.  Saturday, celebrate and dance at the Ivy Community Center from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  Sunday, meet and greet at the Chicago Pizza Bar and Grille in Smyrna.  Then roll to some old school jams at Sparkles, with music played by DJ Big Bob (Brooklyn) and DJ Brian (ATL).  The party starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 3:00 AM.  Admission is $12.
Blast from the past skate jam

Soul Skate 2016 Detroit
POSTED 12.14.15

DETROIT, MI – Enjoy a soulful 2016 Memorial Day weekend in Detroit.  Soul Skate 313 is hosting their Soul Skate Detroit skate party.  The fun starts on Thursday at the Skatin’ Station II with Super DJ Superhero.  Friday night, roll at Bonaventure with DJ Narsistic.  Saturday night is the main event at Northland Roller Rink on 8 Mile with DJ Arson and DJ Soulnificent.  Top off the weekend on Sunday back at the Skatin’ Sation II with DJ Brian of the ATL.
Soul Skate Detroit

DJ Arson's Saturday Sessions and 2 Super Sundays
POSTED 12.10.15

LYNBROOK, LONG ISLAND, NY – Each and every month, join DJ Arson at the Super Saturdays Series Skate at Hot Skates in Long Island.  The party starts at 10:00 PM and goes until 3:00 AM.  Admission is $15 and skaters must be 21 or older to attend.  See the ad for exact dates.  There will also be two special Super Sunday skate sessions, January 17th  MLK weekend, and February 14, Valentine’s Day Weekend and DJ Arson’s Birthday.  Both sessions will be from 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM. You might have to grab the extinguisher because it’s going to be fire!
DJ Arson's Super Saturdays

AJAX Skate Jam
POSTED 12.2.15

ATLANTA, GA – 2016 is fast approaching and here is a jam to add to your calendar.  April 15-17 make your way to Atlanta, G A for the AJAX Skate Jam.  Friday meet and greet in the evening and go back to the hotel to put on your pajamas, not to hit the sack but to head to the rink for the Pajama warm-up skate at Skate Towne.  DJ CJ the Prince of JB and DJ Jammin will be spinning.  Saturday hang out at the cookout followed by the main event Saturday night.  DJ Two-One, DJ Avalanche and DJ Most High will be the trio providing the sounds.  Stick around Sunday for some free bowling and a one last spin around the rink with DJ Brian.
AJAX Skate Jam 2016

The Inferno: 7th Annual Skate Jam
POSTED 11.18.15

ORLANDO, FL – Set your eights on FIRE, June 17-19, 2016 at The Inferno Skate Jam.  Friday, June 17, meet and greet fellow skate family members at the host hotel followed by dinner and drinks.  Later that evening warm up the wheels with DJ Soulnificent behind the steel.  Admission is $13 in advance.  Saturday join the crew for the Luau Cookout and Pool Party with free food and a Crab Boil.  That night DJ Arson will set the rink on fire from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Sunday, hitch a ride to The Inferno Beach Bash at Cocoa Beach followed by one last roll with DJ Arson.  Book your hotel suite now at the Orlando Airport Hotel.
The Inferno


February 4-6, Columbus, OH
11th Annual Icy Hot Skate Jam

February 6, Raleigh, NC
Red Alert Skate Party

February 12-14, Phoenix, AZ
5th Annual Sk8Cation: All-Inclusive Edition

February 12-14, Atlanta, GA
Jivebiscuit Family Reunion

February 14, Lynbrook, Long Island, NY
Super Sunday Skate Session

February 19-21, Houston, TX
7th Annual Houston Rolling Roundup

February 25, Charlotte NC
CIAA 2016 Tournament
DJ Kool's Old School Skate Party

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
NY: Super Saturdays
Save the Date
June 10-12, 2016 2nd Annual Lone Star Skate Jam
July 15-17, 2016 OKC Soul Roll

11th Annual Icy Hot Skate Jam

COLUMBUS, OH   –  This winter, get warm at the 11th Annual Icy Hot Skate Jam.  Skateology presents three nights of skating and fun with a lineup of Columbus DJs: DJ Narsistic, DJ Keifer B, DJ Hop and DJ Derrick along with DJ Big Bert straight outta LA.  Warm up the wheels Thursday, February 4 from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  Friday, bowl before the roll at Capri Lanes.  Prizes will be awarded for high score.  Friday night, come to the Bounce Mixer with your skate club for a chance to win a $100 cash prize.  Saturday, it’s the always jumpin “Hot Spot” party at the Crowne Plaza from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Round off the weekend with the main event, Icy Hot from 11:30 PM until 5:00 AM.  Admission is $13 in advance, $16 at the door and $35 for those arriving AFTER 2:00 AM.

Red Alert Skate Party

RALEIGH, NC – United Skates of America, Raleigh is rolling out the RED carpet to welcome the Fresh Prince of Philly, DJ Jammin’ at the Red Alert Skate Party.  Wear your red skate attire, Saturday, February 6 as you roll to Hip Hop, R&B and House music.   The after roll will be at IHOP so you can get a bite of their famous pancake stacks after a hard skate workout.  This event is for adults 18 and older and admission is $12.

Message to Skaters

Behind the Scenes – What Event Coordinators Do For You
POSTED 11.3.15

USA - Every time you plan to attend a skate party, you go online to get the information that the coordinator as provided for you, arrange your transportation, book your hotel and decide on what to wear.  Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes to make all of this happen for you?  For each event, the skate coordinators sit down and negotiate with several vendors to get the best deal they possibly can for you.  They work hard to get the best rate with your financial bottom line in mind.  So please, try to make using the hotels, flights, car rentals, restaurants, bowling alleys, skating rinks or whatever business the coordinator for each event has a contract with.  These business are tracking numbers and when the numbers show the skater’s support, it allows the coordinators to obtain better negotiations and rates in the future for you and to keep the skate parties going year after year. Please keep this in mind when making your arrangements to attend an event.

The national skate coordinators would like to thank you in advance for your support.  #KnowledgeIsPower

James Cooper Sr

Skate Session

Throwback Thursdays at Skatetowne
POSTED 3.10.15

ATLANTA, GA – Get your weekend started on Thursday night!  DJ Sugar Ray would like to invite the Grown and Sexy out for a night of rollerskating while he provides musical enjoyment with some of the best ATL Ole Skool sprinkled with a touch of Nu Skool.  Show up and show out each and every Thursday from 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM at Skatetowne in College Park.  Admission is only $5.
Throwback Thursdays

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Jan 31 – La’Mone aka “Poetry n Motion”, Naptown Real Rollers, Indianapolis, IN

Feb 1 – DJ Dame-O, Chicago, IL
Feb 1 – Helen Washington, Houston, TX
Feb 1 - Jerome McCray aka Lil Man, Ruff Rollerz
Feb 2 – Jay Hoodtimes McCleave, DC
Feb 3 – Kappa Chris Robinson, Maryland bwo New York
Feb 4 – Arthur Atkinson, San Diego, CA
Feb 4 - Dianne Pulliam, Kansas City, KS
Feb 4 - Chantelle Foster aka Foxy, Cincinnati, OH
Feb 5 – SiDiddy CocoDiva, Indianapolis
Feb 5 – Juice Richardson, Camden, NJ
Feb 5 – Nicole Roberts, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 5 – Lionel Hargrove aka “Blue”, Washington, DC
Feb 5 – Kiyomi Edwards, Burlington, NJ
Feb 6 - Ms. J (Jami Kelly), Baad Girlz, Wilmington, DE
Feb 6 - Lamar Harris, Skateworld, Great Skate, Northland, Detroit, MI
Feb 7 – Jontae Edmonds Cunningham, Dallas, TX
Feb 7 – Jerry Edison¸Naptown
Feb 8 – Phatgirl Onwheels, Queens, NY
Feb 8 - Mike "Mr. Wiggles" Morgan, ATL bwo Columbus
Feb 10 – Cameron Mitchell, Chicago, IL
Feb 10 – Chrissy “Slim Goody” Spencer, Columbus Finest on Wheels, Columbus, OH
Feb 11 – Jamil “Kid-Dynomite” Drummond, Columbus, OH
Feb 11 – Anthony Thomas, Cincinnati, OH
Feb 11 – Karen Kake Williams, New Orleans/Cali
Feb 11 – Yolanda aka sexy Moore, Queens, NY
Feb 12 - Laura aka "Drk n Lovely", Columbus Finest on Wheels, Columbus, OH
Feb 12 – Marcie aka Lady Smoove, Da Unpredictablez, Cleveland, OH
Feb 13 – Elwood Pridgen, Dayton, OH
Feb 15 – DJ Hop, Columbus, OH
Feb 15 – Laneisha Beasley, Louisville, KY
Feb 15 – Rod Edison, Naptown bwo AZFeb 19
Feb 15 – Felicia Ara-Rated Upshaw, Chicago, IL
Feb 15 – Dionne Stallworth, Lil’Dynamite, Atlanta, GA
Feb 17 – Keith Wildstyle Paschall, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 17 - Caprina “Capri-Sun” skater in Dallas, TX
Feb 17 - Kimberly Battle, iSk8Club, Raleigh/Durham, NC
Feb 17 – DJ Fly Ty, NJ
Feb 19 – DJ Arson, NYC
Feb 19 – Shermon Sanders, Louisville, KY
Feb 19 - Bigman Vaughan, Richmond, VA
Feb 21 - Chris Jones, VA
Feb 21 – Sonya Taylor, Columbus, OH
Feb 22 - Stephanie "Lil Bitt" Goode, Cleveland, OH
Feb 22 - Rose Marie, Atlanta, GA bwo Harrisburg, PA  
Feb 23 - Kay Head, Chicago, IL
Feb 23 – Meme Warren, ATL/Nashville
Feb 24 – Dillon Volk, Columbus, OH
Feb 24 – James “Super Skate Repairman”, Skate 22, Branchbrook Park, NJ
Feb 25 - Traci "Muva" Wheeler, Trenton, NJ
Feb 27 – Sheryl Wiggs, DC/MD
Feb 27 - Delores Williams-Bentley
Feb 27 - T. Tims, Dayton, OH
Feb 28 – Kobie James, Chicago, IL
Feb 28 - Crash Dummy, Cleveland, OH

Mar 1 - Deondra "D-Truth" Arline, JB Inc. Skate Crew, Little Rock, AR
Mar 3 - Isi aka Sxy Blk, Dyme Rollers, Columbus, OH
Mar 3 - Peach Brooks, Skateology, Columbus, OH
Mar 5 – Richard “Skate Boy” Hunter, Jr., Texarkana
Mar 6 - Nicole "Nikki-Boo", 504 Rollerz, New Orleans, LA
Mar 7 - Mike "Diddy" Giles, VA Skate Connection, Petersburg, VA
Mar 11 - Charles Hall, Savannah, GA
Mar 11 - Robin Riz Pryor, Philly, PA
Mar 11 - E. Charlie Marsh aka "Chollywood", GSFE, Akron, OH
Mar 13 - “Diego” Al Littlejohn, San Diego, CA
Mar 14 - Robert "Eazzy" Epstine Slowwalkerz Philadelphia, PA
Mar 14 - Emmitt "D-Town" Grant of CCP (Crowd Cutta Productions)
Mar 16 – Dana Dane, Cleveland, OH
Mar 16 – Neicy, Washington, DC
Mar 17 - Dar Gor from Philly Diva's
Mar 18 - Yu'Londa "Rico's Girl" Matthews, Cincinnati bwo Raleigh, NC
Mar 20 – Karen Willis, MD bwo S. Jersey
Mar 20 - Damon "Dash", KCMO
Mar 21 - Pebblez, Ladies of Ruff Rollerz, DC/MD
Mar 21 – Kevin and Kenny Mack, Inner City Rollers, DC/MD
Mar 23 – Edith Ward, Kupkake, Carolina Cruisers
Mar 26 - Glenn Carr, OL' SKooL, Lou, KY
Mar 29 - Xandria "BEIJING" Slay-Watkins
Mar 29 - Kenny “Stepquick” Eaddy, Solid Gold Skaters, Columbus, OH
Mar 30 – Zena Ray, aka Zee, Camden, NJ
Mar 31 - April Lassiter, Sophisticated Lady, Skatemasters USA, KC, Kansas
Mar 31 – Darryl Meadows, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers¸ Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 31 – Steve McGee, Columbus Pearlers, Columbus, OH

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