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Rolling in the Carolinas
POSTED 2.22.17

CHARLOTTE, NC –Spring is coming soon so we know that means, it’s time for Rolling in the Carolinas.  March 16-20 head to Charlotte for 4 days of crazy fun.  Thursday is the RITC Social “Sip & Smoke” at Jocks and Jills.  Friday, purchase your advance tickets at the Meet & Greet followed by Roll Call Night with DJ Joe Bowen.  Saturday’s itinerary includes a Bowling and Pool Party, Dance Party and the Main event with DJ Soul and DJ Arson.  Sunday will sizzle as you partake in the ever popular Fish Fry.  Book your hotel room soon because the rooms go quick!
Rolling in the Carolinas

8th Annual All Sweat Skate Weekend
POSTED 2.20.17

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Skate Connection and Hoodtimes are together again hosting their 8th Annual All Sweat Skate Weekend.  Get started on a hot summer at The Simmering warm up on Friday night with DJ Jammin and DJ-D at the Roller dome. Saturday during the day, there will be several fun activities going on including the All Sweat Tail Gate Day Party, extreme Dodgeball/Basketball and the king of the block, Big Man will be hosting a Block Party/Fish Fry.  You may want to bring the hot sauce for this one!  Then the weekend gets hotter at the Boiling Point – Sweat Night main event from midnight to 6:00 AM at the Rollerdome.  DJ Arson and DJ Brian will be spinning.  Stick around Sunday for the All Sweat Kings Dominion Takeover as you sweat from fear while conquering the thrill rides.  Plan for a weekend of fun and excitement and make sure you bring those sweat towels.
All Sweat Weekend

4th Annual Skate 4 Awareness
POSTED 2.13.17

CINCINNATI, OH –The 4 Awareness Organization would like to invite you to Skate 4 Awareness to benefit Behcets Disease. If you are not familiar with this disease, take a trip to The Skatin Place on April 29 and get your roll on while learning about Behcets.  DJ Narsistic will be spinning the tunes from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.  Meet and greet your fellow skate family at the Fairfield Inn on Saturday afternoon.  There will be lots of games and entertainment along with free food.
Skate For Awareness

2017 Spring Bling Skate Jam
POSTED 2.13.17

YOUNGSTOWN, OH –The Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers invite you to come and join them May 20, 2017 at Youngstown Skate.  The party kicks off at 11:00 PM and goes until 4:00 AM.  Music will be played by DJ Narsistic and DJ Keifer. Admission is $15.  Meet and greet before the event at Camelot Lanes in Boardman.
2017 Spring Bling Skate Jam

21 and Older National Roller Skaters Reunion - Indianapolis Edition
POSTED 2.12.17

INDIANAPOLIS, IN –Naptown will be hot July 14-15, 2017 with the 21 and Older National Roller Skaters Reunion, hosted by Sherri’s Skate Productions. Friday Night, roll at Hot Skates Roller Rink in Avon, IN from Midnight until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $8 before 1:00 AM.  Saturday the main event kicks off at Midnight at Wheels of Wonder Roller Rink.  Guests must be 21 or older to attend.  Admission is $13 before 1:00 AM.  Sunday brings you the Gospel Skate Explosion at Hot Skates from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM.  The Indiana Black Expo will be taking place the same weekend so make your plans early to beat the crowd. 
21 and Older National Roller Skaters Reunion

Lone Star Skate Jam
POSTED 2.1.17

DALLAS, TX –Make your summer destination Dallas!  The Dallas Skate Alliance is hosting its annual Lone Star Skate Jam, June 9-11, 2017.  Five fantastic DJs are on the bill including DJ Soul Train, DJ Soulnificent, DJ Wild Child, DJ Arson and DJ Slave.  Meet and Greet at the Brickhouse lounge before you get a warm up roll on Friday night.  Saturday, preceding the main event is the Day Party with DJ Sooooooooooooooul Train! Rep Yo City Saturday night at the main event and tell ‘em where you from.  Party starts at midnight and goes until 4:00 AM.  Skate events will take place at the Arlington Skatium.
Lone Star Skate Jam

The Inferno
POSTED 1.31.17

ORLANDO, FL –Orlando will be on fire this summer when The Inferno is set ablaze.  June 16-18 enjoy a hot weekend that includes a Meet and Greet, a Luau/Pool Party, The Inferno Beach Bash and three nights of skating.  Music will be played by DJ Soulnificent, DJ Arson and DJ Fanatic.  Book your room at Staybridge Suites Orlando Airport for the rate of $93/night + tax.  Complementary breakfast is included in the rate.
The Inferno

Let The Good Times Roll
POSTED 1.30.17

NEW ORLEANS, LA –The party in The Big Easy is on this Spring.  The Rebirth Rollerz are hosting their 6th Annual “Let The Good Times Roll” Sk8 Fest, April 7-9, 2017.  Enjoy a weekend of fun New Orleans style.  Weekend activities include a meet and greet, a cookout and three nights of skating.  DJ Brian (ATL), DJ Wild Child (HTX), DJ Big Bob (NY) and DJ Joe Bowen (CHI) will be providing the music for your entertainment.
Let The Good Times Roll

9th Annual Low Riders Anniversary Skate Jam
POSTED 1.24.17

BALTIMORE, MD –Nine years and rolling.  Come and celebrate the anniversary of the Low Riderz Skate Club on April 21 and 22, 2017.  Roll to some of the best East Coast DJs including:  DJ Storman Norman, DJ Black, DJ JB, DJ Nile and DJ Jammin.  Wear black to the free Meet and Greet Dance Party on Friday night while enjoying a delicious buffet.  Then warm up the wheels at the All Black Skate Party.  Saturday flip the outfit to white and come right with your best act at the Meet and Greet Part II which includes a talent show.  Saturday night, the main event takes place at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center starting at 11:00 PM.  Admission is $11 in advance, $15 at the door.
Low Riders Anniversary Skate Jam

ATL Old Skool Skate Explosion
POSTED 1.23.17

ATLANTA, GA –Mz. Tee and Kojack are inviting all skaters to come to the ATL for the 4th Annual Old Skool Skate Explosion, March 10-12, 2017.  Friday meet your skate family at the Chicago Pizza Bar and Grill.  Saturday, enjoy the sounds of the Silent Skate with three DJ’s to choose from:  DJ Nubz, DJ Jammin and DJ Wildchild.  Sunday wrape up the weekend by skating to your favorite Old School Skate Jams from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  All skating sessions will take place at Sparkles in Smyrna.  All out-of-town skaters are welcome.
Old School Skate Explosion


February 23, Charlotte, NC
DJ Kool's Old School Skate Jam

February 24-26, Atlanta, GA
10th Annual Jivebiscuit Famliy Reunion

February 25, Kendall Park, NJ
2nd Annual Code Red Birthday Skate Jam

March 3-4, Camden, NJ
17th Annual True Skater Weekend

March 10-12, Atlanta, GA
ATL Old Skool Originals Skate Explosion

March 18, Bakersfield, CA
Sin City March Madness Adult Skate Jam

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
Monthly Jamz
No current listings

DJ Kool's Old School Skate Jam


DK Kool presents the Official CIAA 2017 Old School Skate Party hosted by Old School 105.3 and Mid Day Diva. Come party with us on February 23rd , at Kate’s Skate on 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail, NC. Skaters and skate clubs from all over the east coast came to participate in the 2016 old schools skate party. Don’t let this event “Roll…Bounce” pass you. Get your ticket now so you can “Rock…Skate”! Click Here for more information.

Jivebiscuit Family Reunion

ATLANTA, GA –The national skate family is invited to roll in the ATL, February 24-26, 2017 at the 10th Annual Jivebiscuit Skate Family Reunion. The weekend DJ lineup includes DJ Arson, DJ Brian, DJ CJ and DJ Joe Bowen.  Roll Friday and Sunday at Sparkles in Smyrna and Saturday at Skatetown for the main event. The Jivebiscuit Skate Family Reunion hotel block is $99 per night plus tax at the Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria.  Room rate includes a continental breakfast.  Rooms must be booked by February 2 to receive the discounted rate.

2nd Annual Code Red Alert Adult Skate Jam

KENDALL PARK, NJ –Want to do something good for a good cause?  Rolling Royalty is hosting its 2nd Annual Code Red Alert Adult Skate Jam, Saturday, February 25, 2017 to raise awareness for Autism.  Music will be provided by the Quiet Storm, DJ Nile, with DJ Nick and DJ D.  Advance tickets are $13 and $16 at the door.  Payment through PayPal is available.

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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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