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THIS JUST IN! Cruise and Skate is Back!
POSTED 2.26.15

DETROIT, MI – Plans are in the works for the 2016 Cruise and Skate hosted by the Detroit Rhythmic Rollers.  If you have always wanted to go but did not get the chance then here is another opportunity.  Plans are currently in the works and when the information is available, it will be posted on  Why the heads up? Start saving your money.  If you need a savings plan, check out the 52 Week Savings Challenge.  We are already almost into March so play catch up and you will be ahead of the game.

In the News

The Struggle for Survival Among US Skating Rinks
POSTED 2.9.15

MSN.COM –There is an article on recently published titled “Urban Roller Skating Fight for Survival as U.S. Rinks Close” that talks about the current financial state of American roller rinks and their continuous struggle to keep their doors open.  Despite the renaissance of roller skating over the past two decades, it still hasn’t been enough.  What more can be done to keep the rinks in operation allowing us to continue to pass the joy of Rollerskating down to future generations? That is a question we should ask ourselves.

New Party Announcement

West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam
POSTED 3.2.15

LOS ANGELES, CA – Are you planning to Go Back to Cali?  Get ready because it is coming in a few short months.  DJ Big Bert would like to invite skaters nationwide to the 10th Annual West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam, May 21-24, 2015 featuring DJ Keifer B and DJ Dub Cee. The weekend includes a free BBQ, the infamous White Linen Dance, a Cookout, brunch and 4  nights of skating.  This is one you don’t want to miss.
West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam

Spring Bling Skate Jam
POSTED 2.27.15

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – “If you ain’t sweating, you ain’t skating!”.  The Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers are hosting their Spring Bling Skate Jam, May 16, 2015 at Youngstown Skate.  Come to town early and enjoy a Meet and Greet at Camelot Bowling Lanes.  Then sweat it out at Youngstown Skate from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM to the sounds of DJ Narsistic. A free buffet will be available until it all gone. This is a 21 and older No Tolerance Event.
Spring Bling Skate Jam

2RAW Spring Skate Jam
POSTED 2.17.15

SACRAMENTO, CA – Spring is almost here and it’s time to get RAW. . . 2RAW.  April 16-19, 2015 join 2RAW as they host their annual Spring Skate Jam, a full weekend with four nights of skating!  Other activities include a Meet and Greet, a cookout, a bowling party and more. Book your hotel room now at the Marriott Sacramento Rancho Cordova.
2RAW Skate Jam

7th Anniversary Dance, Bowling and Skate Party
POSTED 2.7.15

BALTIMORE, MD – The Low Riderz Skate Club is celebrating its 7th Anniversary of being a skate family.  Come and party with them April 24 -26 at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.  The weekend’s activities include a two-part Meet and Greet Dance Party and Bowling party and two nights of skating.  Music will be provided by DJs Miss Classy, Jammin, JB, and Nile. Free food will be served.
7th Anniversary Dance, Bowling and Skate Party

4th Annual Let the Good Times Roll
POSTED 1.22.15

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Skaters Association would like to invite skaters nationwide to come down to the Bayou and Let the Good Times Roll¸ April 10-12, 2015.  Make plans to enjoy the sights and cuisine that New Orleans is famous for.  The St. Charles street car, Bourbon Street, those delicious Beignets and all the seafood you can stand.  There will be three nights of skating with three hot DJs in the weekend lineup:  DJ WildChild, DJ Big Bob and DJ Joe Bowen.  Book your hotel room today.
 Let the Good Times Roll

Rollin' in the Sunshine
POSTED 1.22.15

ORLANDO, FL – Sunshine, sand, seafood,  luau, cookout, pool party, skates and the hard wood . . . .sound good to you yet?  This June, take a trip to Orlando to Roll in the Sunshine, June 19-21.  Friday, kick it off with a Meet and Greet at the host hotel, followed by dinner, drinks and then the warm up skate party w DJ Brian and DJ Soulnificent.  Saturday, party all day at the Luau cookout and pool party and then party all night at the main event.  Sunday, hang around and roll at the Official After Party at United Skates of America, Tampa with DJ Arson.  Two great cities, one great weekend. 
 Rollin' in the Sunshine

All Sweat Weekend
POSTED 1.20.15

RICHMOND, VA – Pack your towels and extra change of skate outfits for the 6th Annual All Sweat Skate Weekend hosted by the Virginia Skate Connection and Hoodtimes.  Friday, bring the hot sauce and partake in a Fish Fry Feast that includes a Spades and Chess Tournament.  Then simmer up at Ashland Skateland with DJ Jammin and DJ Soul.  Saturday Skaters will takeover Applebees starting at 4:00 PM with DJ Jammin followed by an All-Star Basketball game.  Then hit the “Boiling Point – Sweat Night” with DJ Arson and DJ Brian who are sure to set the place on fire.  It all goes down May 8-9, 2015.
 All Sweat Weekend

20th Sk8-A-Thon
POSTED 1.14.15

ATLANTA, GA – Are you an early bird that likes to get the jump on travel planning? Are you anticipating all of the excitement of the 20th Annual Sk8-A-Thon in Atlanta? Well, guess what? You can get started making your plans today. Save the date and hotel booking information is ready. Get the details and get ready to book your flight and rooms.
 Sk8-A-Thon 2015


March 6-7, Camden, NJ
True Skater Weekend

March 13-16, Charlotte, NC
Rolling in the Carolinas

March 28, Columbus, OH
5th Annual Skate for Life

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jarmz
FL: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sat
GA: Sparkles
Monthly Jamz
IL: 4th Sat
MD: 2nd & 4th Sun

True Skater Weekend

CAMDEN, NJ – Millennium Skate World invites all skaters to True Skater Weekend, March 6-7, 2015.  The weekend events kick off with the First Friday Rodeo on Wheels.  Bring out the cowboy/cowgirl in you and take your turn riding the bull all night long. Skate from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM with music provided by DJ PR.  Then on Saturday, roll with DJ Jammin and DJ Arson at the main event from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $12 and includes a free buffet.

Rolling in the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC – It’s here!  The event you have been waiting on. March 12-16 roll into Charlotte for the 2015 Rolling in the Carolinas skate jam.  The weekend’s events include a Pre RITC Mix and Mingle, a Meet and Greet, a fish fry and dance party and three nights of skating. Music will be provided by DJ Big Bob, DJ Brian, DJ Joe Bowen and DJ Soulnificient. Book your hotel ASAP because rooms will sell out fast!  This year you can purchase your event tickets online. Visit the flyer for details. 

5th Annual Skate For Life
POSTED 1.21.15

COLUMBUS, OH – Are you an organ, tissue or eye donor?  If not, here’s your chance to not only get more information about becoming one but have fun while you are at it.  Saturday, March 28 at USA East in Columbus, an informational skate jam, Skate For Life, will be held from midnight until 5:00 AM.  Admission is $10 for registered organ donors (bring proof with Driver’s License) or $13 for all other supporters.  Music will be provided by DJ Narsistic.

Skate Session

Orlando Roll Bounce
POSTED 10.19.14

ORLANDO, FL – Hey skaters in Orlando and surrounding areas!  Looking for a good place to roll on a regular?  Check out Orlando Roll Bounce every 1st , 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month at Universal Skating Center.  Music provided by KRG Productions.  Skaters must be 18 or older to attend.
Orlando Roll Bounce


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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 18 - Yu'Londa "Rico's Girl" Matthews, Cincinnati bwo Raleigh, NC
Mar 17 - Dar Gor from Philly Diva's
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

Apr 1 - Tanya Mallett, Mil-town Rollers, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 1 – Xavier “Lil Xa” Berry, Jr., 2 Smoov Rollers, Arkansas
Apr 2 - Trenaye Neequaye, Detroit, MI
Apr 4 - Metromike, Master Rollers Sk8 Club, Washington, D.C.
Apr 4 - Darnell a.k.a. Unpredictable D, Da Unpredictablez, Cleveland, OH
Apr 4 - Virginia Mz. Dee, CCP, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 4 - Kraz'e CoCo, ATL, GA
Apr 6 - Trina Edmondson, Columbus, OH
Apr 8 - KatchmeifuKan~~KK, Kansas City
Apr 8 – Stanley a.k.a. “A Beast”, MD bwo NJ
Apr 9 - Darryl "Crazyleggs" Byrd, Columbus Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 10 - Daryl "DemoD", Columbus, OH
Apr 10 – Troy Myree, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 12 – Darlene Washington, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 14 - Wesley "Wes Jiggs" Jones, Jr., President, Crowd Cutta Productions, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Easter aka "Spicy-E", Columbus, Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Ms. Lisa, Ohio Skaters, Akron, OH
Apr 15 - Felicia “Bambi” Fluitt, Brooklyn, New York
Apr 17 - Loretta Cobb, VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
Apr 17 – Toni “Tot”, Kansas City. MO
Apr 18 - Tony "Big Body" Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 - Nina Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 – Rose Bean, Dynasty Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Apr 19 – Patrice aka “Sparkle”, Louisville, KY
Apr 20 - Dee, Nashville Quad Dymes, Nashville, TN
Apr 20 – DJ Storman Norman, DC/MD/VA
Apr 22 - Tiffany, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 23 - Mr. Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis, Skate Freaks, NC
Apr 23 - Baby DJ, Nashville Quad Dymes, Nashville, TN
Apr 24 - Phelicia Wright, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25 - Wanda, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 25 - Daryl "D-Mac" McNeil of Mil-Town Rollers, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 26 - Lauretta Lawrence, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 26 - Dre MJ Thomas, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ|
Apr 27 - Lance Hull, Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 28 - April “N2SK8N” Major, Skateking, St. Louis, MO
Apr 29 - Margaret "Killer", Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 30 - Myles "Chilly-Mac" McPherson¸Ohio Legends, Huber Heights, OH

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