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Passing of a Skater

Mr. Mike "Mikey" Johnson
POSTED 7.15.14

BROOKLYN, NY – It is with sadness that we must say goodbye to Mr. Mike Johnson of New York.  Mikey passed away this morning after a long battle with an illness.  Thanks to all of the skaters who showed their love and support.  Mikey was one of the greatest skaters out there.  He will be missed dearly.

New Party Announcement
William and Kim's Anniversary Skating Party
POSTED 7.20.14

DETROIT, MI – Skate and celebrate with William and Kim at their 2014 United We Skate, Anniversary and Skate Party, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Skatin Station.  William and Kim were married in 2009 and would like for the skate family to come and celebrate with them.  The party starts at Midnight and goes until 4:00 AM.  Skaters must be 21 or older to attend and admission is $12 in advance, slightly higher at the door.
William and Kim's Anniversary Skate

Doin' It on the Wood Skate Jam
POSTED 7.15.14

KANSAS CITY, MO – Winnwood Skate Center in Kanas City invites you to their third annual “Doin’ It on the Wood” Skate Jam, August 8-9,  2014.  Friday night is the Warm Up skate from midnight to 3:30 AM featuring DJ Slim of St. Louis.  Saturday, wrap it up at the Main Event featuring Chicago’s Own DJ Joe Bowen.  Food will be provided both nights.  For those in town early or late, check out the regularly scheduled adult sessions on Thursday and Sunday nights.
Doin' it on the Wood

18th Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 7.14.14

CINCINNATI, OH – The ‘Nati Skate Train invites all skaters to the 18th Annual Skate Extravaganza.  Saturday, August 2, roll at Skatetown USA from Midnight to 5:00 AM while jamming to the sounds of DJ Rob “Showtime” Hunter.  Admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
18th Annual Skate Extravaganza

MoneyMaker's 4th Annual October Skatefest
POSTED 5.26.14

TAMPA, FL – Join Ms. Moneymaker at the 4th Annual October Skatefest, October 10-12 in Tampa, FL.  The weekend includes drinks and fun at Bar Louie, a Meet and Greet with food, drinks and Stepping, a Sunday Social and two nights of skating with DJs Soulnificent and Arson.  Book your hotel now at the Marriott Westshore at the group rate of $99 per night.
October Skatefest

4th Annual colLABORation Sk8 Jam featuring DJ Selectah Slam
POSTED 5.18.14

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Northern Cali Sk8 Fam invites you to roll and dance with them this Labor Day Weekend at the 4th Annual colLABORation Sk8 Jam, August 29-31, 2014.  The weekend begins on Friday with the 3rd Annual Black and Gold Dinner and Dance at the Hong Kong Islander. Then on Saturday and Sunday, skate at Roller King for two nights of skating fun.  Get your discounted tickets in advance.  This is an adult only affair.
4th Annual colLABORation Skate Jam

1st Annual Halloween Party
POSTED 5.11.14

ATLANTA, GA –  October 26th, 2014, join the Hard Hitters at Sparkles in Smyrna for their 1st Annual Halloween Party. There will be a cash prize, giveaways and a prize for Best Costume. The party starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 2:00 AM. Music will be provided by DJ Soul and DJ Fly Ty. Admission is $8.00.
Halloween Party

Easy Roller and Friends Reunion
POSTED 5.5.14

CALLING all Old School Skaters…from 2003 and Beyond……

CALLING all Current and Past Easy Rollers…

COLUMBUS, OH – It’s been 11yrs…..and it’s time for an…Easy Roller and Friends Reunion this year to Celebrate Our 21st Birthday !!!   Saturday, October 18, 2014---Columbus, OHIO…

We are currently looking for our Friends, Columbus Finest, ‘Nati Skate Train, Virginia Skate Connection II, Skate Assassins, Detroit Connection, Sherri’s Skate Productions, Breaksk8, Flint Rollerskating Association, Wizards on Wheels, Kansas City Roll Patrol, Dayton Boyz, Our Family Skate Association, Live to Skate, Skills on Wheels, Detroit Rhythmic Rollers, Naptown Real Rollers, Chi-Town High Rollers, Silver & Gold Unlimited, SkateMasters-USA, Flint Angels, D-Town Steppers, DC Metro Rollers, Skate Freaks, G-Man-Three –O-Two Entertainment, North/South Carolina Freestyle Rollers, Richmond Soul Rollers, Millennium Skate World, Butterflyz-n-Unity, JB Elite, Skate-a-lious, Seville on Wheels, Louisville Railridaz, The Show Master & Anacostia Rollers & Friends Inc, Wheels of Pleasure,  Rolling Wheels of Memphis, Synergy, Midnight Rollers, and of course—SkateGroove…..  If you’ve never experienced the Easy Rollers….aka ER…we invite you, our old school friends….and our new generation friends to come Roll, Step, Bounce and Skate with us again……
Easy Roller and Friends Reunion

Bus Trip

Michigan Skaters Return to New Jersey
POSTED 5.7.14

DETROIT, MI – Are you a Michigan Skater interested in attending the Sunrise Skate Party in New Jersey, October 10-12, 2014? Do you want to take a break from driving and concentrate on having fun that weekend? The Detroit Rhythmic Rollers are hosting a bus from Detroit to Camden. The transportation package includes roundtrip transportation to New Jersey with refreshments; transportation to the hotel, meet and greet, skating, Atlantic City and admission to both skating sessions.
Bus Trip to Jersey


July 25-27, Seattle, WA
5th Annual ShoDown in Seatown

July 25-27, Baltimore, MD
4th Annual Summer Skate Explosion

July 25-27, Nashville, TN
6th Annual Extravaganza Skate Jam

August 2, Cincinnati, OH
18th Annual Skate Extravaganza

August 8-9, Kansas City, MO
Doin' It on The Wood

August 9, Franklinville, NJ
Mz. Nese 3rd Annual Dolls and Wise Guys

August 15-16, Cleveland, OH
Greatest SkateShow in the Land & Dinner Cruise

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles

Monthly Jamz
IL: 4th Sat
MD: 2nd & 4th Sun
NC: 1st Sat

6th Annual Skating Extravaganza:
"Rollin' For Our Troops"

NASHVILLE, TN – The Quad Dymez of Nashville would like to invite the skate family to the 6th Annual Skating Extravaganza, July 25-27, 2014.  This event will feature a Meet and Greet with Game Time, a warm up skate, a Cookout & Hangout Saturday afternoon, followed by the main event, “Skating at the Drop of a Dyme”.  Make sure you wear your camouflage and represent your favorite branch of the military on Friday night.  DJ Jay Biz and DJ Brian will be providing the music.

Mz. Nese 3rd Annual Dolls and Wise Guys Skate Affair

FRANKLINVILLE, NJ – Celebrate Genese’s Birthday the weekend of August 9 in Franklinville where DJ Jammin will be providing the sounds.  Friday, August 8 is the pre party at Laurel Lanes and Brewsters Pub. Saturday, meet and greet fellow skaters poolside at the host hotel in Mount Laurel then get ready for the main event at Franklinville Skating Center Saturday night from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM, wearing red, yellow and white.  Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Greatest SkateShow in the Land

CLEVELAND, OH – RollinBuckeyez Foundation welcome's you to Cleveland, Ohio 2014.  August 15th and 16, experience the "Greatest SkateShow in the Land”, featuring DJs Joe Bowen and Robert Big Bob Clayton.

Meet-N-Greet at the All White Friday Night Dance Cruise aboard the Goodtime III.

Saturday, there will be a Rib Cookout, Beach Party and Kick-Ball Challenge at the West Pavilion Edgewater Park.

The main event, the "Greatest SkateShow in the Land" will be a fun-filled night of roller skating with special guest entertainment to be announced at the Pla-Mor Roller Rink.

Stick around for Sunday’s finally where we end your stay with a BANG at the World Famous Adult Sunday Night at United Skates Wickliffe featuring Cleveland's own DJ Tre' and DJ Ivory.

Effects, sound, photo booth and lighting provided by Innovative Blends.

Book your hotel now at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Cleveland Eastlake, 35000 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, OH. 44095.  Call 440-953-8000 to make your reservations at the great rate of $109.00 per night, block code:  1408 ROLBUC, August 15th and 16th.



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Jul 17 - Patrice Koonce, Kansas City, MO
Jul 19 - Chucky, Butterflys N Unity
Jul 22 - Sharon Kimpson, former Master Roller “DC Style”
Jul 22 – Ms. Tracy, Millennium Skate World, Camden, NJ
Jul 22 - Jeff "Silk" Carpenter, Chicago, IL
Jul 23 – Misha “China Doll” Goins, Chester, VA
Jul 25 - Dwayne Bailey, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 29 - Joshua Johnson, Chicago, IL
Jul 29 - Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN
Jul 30 - David Beasley aka "BLAZZE" of GemCity Striderz, Dayton, OH
Jul 30 - Kina Aka Ms. Kina‏, Louisville Rail Ridaz's, Louisville, KY
Jul 30 – Markina (Thunda) Thompson, Louisville, KY
Jul 30 - Phil, Orchard Skateland, Towson, MD
Jul 30 – Tamla, San Diego, CA
Jul 30 – Huriya Abdullah, Kansas City, MO
Jul 29 - Rocky Lassiter, Hampton Roads, VA
Jul 31 - Wood, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22, Union, NJ

Aug 4 - Lecia Williams, Brooklyn, NY
Aug 4 - Grayling"Gray Al"Albert of CCP, Columbus, OH
Aug 4 - Ah'ree "The Dove" Warren, Sisters In Motion, Newark, NJ
Aug 5 – Ty Coleman aka TC, Dallas bwo ATL
Aug 8 - Laura Lewis aka "Mrs3LRoller", Wickliffe, OH
Aug 9 - Karen Strickling "Sassy K", Indianapolis, IN
Aug 10 – Shlinda “Funsize”  Hardrick, Detroit, MI
Aug 14 - Lil Debbie aka Lil Bitz, Shake and Bake, Baltimore, MD
Aug 15 - Melissa Robinson, Wilmington, DE
Aug 16 - Skigh, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Aug 17 - Sabrina “Breez” Buchanan, Middletown, DE bwo Brooklyn, NY
Aug 18 - DJ Wiz, ATL bwo Brooklyn
Aug 20 - Ginene, ATL bwo NY‏
Aug 21 - Michelle "ME~" Noble, Bay Area, CA
Aug 21 – David Tate, Detroit, MI
Aug 22 – Ne Ne aka Tootsie Roll, Nu Generation, VA Smooth Rollers, Hampton Roads, VA
Aug 24 – 1st Ladi Pres, Chicago Ruff Ryder Rollers
Aug 26 – Latisha Brown, Detroit, MI
Aug 29 - Howard L. Jenkins – Avid Roller Skater and Skate Instructor since 1969, San Diego, CA
Aug 30 - SaWanus "Lady Swan" LeGrand-Fleming, Forest Park, GA (The Big 4-Oh)
Aug 30 - Tunisia Nichols, Virginia Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
Aug 31 - Cevelyne "Short Fuze" McCaulley, Dogg Pound Skate Crew, Huntsville, AL
Aug 31 - Gregory Allen, Midwest All-Stars, Milwaukee, WI


July 18 – Milo and Patrice, Louisville, KY

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