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Skate Love Barcelona 2019

Special Skate Session

All Skate for Alzheimer's - Caring for the Caregiver
POSTED 8.17.19

LOS ANGELES, CA In 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association identified Alzheimer’s disease as a “silent epidemic” and emerging health crisis among aging African Americans. As a result, it has now become crucial to address the impact of the disease on the health and well-being of the African American family, community and caregiver.

Therefore in recognition of “World Alzheimer’s Day” on September 21, 2019, the Grand Park Foundation is launching its inaugural signature fundraising event, “All Skate for Alzheimer’s.” The overall goal of this extraordinary 3 day event is to better educate Los Angeles’ African American community on Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of brain wellness and caregiver support.

And in homage to the recent resurgence of LA’s urban roller skating culture,"All Skate for Alzheimer's" is also bringing the first ever outdoor roller rink to Downtown LA's Grand Park. So come out and SKATE, LEARN & CARE!

If you are a skater who has been affected by Alzheimers as a caregiver and you would like to make a difference, there are a couple of things you can do. 1) Make your way to the All Skate Event and 2) share your story in support for solidarity. Contact Desi@SkateGroove.com for information on how to share your story.
All Skate for Alzheimers

Skate Session

Adult Night Sundays at Sparkles
POSTED 8.15.19

ATLANTA, GA –Each and every Sunday night, Sparkles of Smyrna has something special for you.  A rotating DJ line up is in store for you every week.  August 18, roll with DJ T. Smooth and a week later, roll into Joi’s Sk8-a-Thon August 29 with DJs Fly Ty and Greg Nyce.  Other DJs in the weekly lineup include DJ Brian, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Reggie, DJ Mike Music and DJ Donnie Smooth.  Adult beverages will be available at the Adult Night weekly DJ session with proper ID. Session times and admission will vary.  Don’t forget about the R&B in Motion Adult Skate every third Sunday.
Sparkles of Smyrna Events

Tuesday's Adult Skate - Ladies Night
POSTED 7.28.19

INDIAN TRAIL, NC –Hey ladies!  Starting Tuesday, October 1, come down to Kat’s Skating Rink in Indian Trail for the Tuesdays Adult Skate Ladies Night.  Ladies get in for $5 before 9:30 PM and $8 after.  Fellas come and roll with the ladies for $10.  All guests must be 18 or older and skate rental is $3.
Tuesday's Adult Skate

Adult Skate Nights at Kate's
POSTED 7.27.19

INDIAN TRAIL/LOWELL, NC – Get your roll on each and every week from 9:30 PM until 1:00 AM at two Kate's locations, Indian Trail and Lowell. admission is $10 and $3 for skate rental. Guests must be 18 or older.
Adult Skate Nights

New Party Announcement

Fall Roll Fest
POSTED 8.14.19

ST. LOUIS, MO  –  Get your roll in this fall at the 2019 Fall Roll Fest, November 1-2, 2019 hosted by the STL Rollers.  The weekend’s activities consist of a Meet & Greet, a Bowl for Soul, games, friends, fun and of course – skating with DJ Slim and DJ Lowrida on the wheels.  Book your room at the Super 8 before the block fills up.
Fall Roll Fest 2019

The Legends in the Sky - Heels, Hats and Wheels Gala
POSTED 8.11.19

WASHINGTON, DC/ARLINGTON, VA  - You are invited to enjoy a once in a lifetime roll! We aim to offer a unique upscale and pampered celebration with spectacular 360° panoramic views of the District’s most iconic landmarks and northern Virginia.  Come and skate in the sky on the 31st floor of an extraordinary space. Go even higher and venture out onto our open-air rooftop deck for a closer view and enjoy the champagne bar!

A limited number of tickets are available so get yours before you miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.   Due to the venues security requirements and its location (a stones throw from The Pentagon) advanced ticket purchases are required and are available here. Deadline to purchase tickets for the Legends gala is September 30, 2019.

The event weekend is package-priced to include extra special offerings that will make your weekend spectacular! You DON'T want to miss this once in a lifetime roll!  This event is brought to you by GetYourSk8On Entertainment.

Friday, November 1, 2019
For those traveling by air, make sure you land in DC on Friday before 3:00 to make sure you don’t miss a beat for this spectacular skating weekend. 

Sunset Welcome Party

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Event sponsor, Celebrity Cruises will be present to announce the winner of a Caribbean vacation.  You must be present to win. 

The Legends Gala

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Dress Code:  Heels, hats and wheels.  Dress to impress and skate.  This is an adult affair.  Music will be played by DJ Joe Bowen (Chicago) and DJ Freestyle (N.Carolina)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Skaters staying at either of the two designated Host Hotels at the Hyatt or Marriott will receive a shuttle bus transportation to the DC Armory for the Saturday skating events. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

VIP ALL ACESS Tour of DC’s Newest Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian has extended a special invite for 200 skaters to tour DC’s newest landmark. The museum boasts 8 floors of African American history in music, arts, entertainment, sports, education, history and culture for every corner of the country. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture turns 3 years old this year and this is a rare invitation and opportunity to see and explore what DC locals are still calling the hottest and hardest ticket to get in town

Hotel Accommodations

Book your room at the overflow hotel, The Courtyard Marriott, at an unheard of DC metro rate of $109 /per night!

Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn, 1533 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209. 703.528.2222

The overflow is a blocks walk from the host, Hyatt Centric. Both hotels are within walking to the Friday night venue.
The Legends in the Sky

Skate Love Barcelona - International Skate Music Festival
POSTED 7.11.19

BARCELONA, SPAIN  –  Barcelona Skate love would like to invite skaters world wide to their annual skate festival.  Skaters from all over will be heading to Barcelona this fall for Skate Love Barcelona, September 12-15, 2019. There will be a Meet and Greet/Networking event, studio and beach workshops, a skate tour, a beach party and Sunday Paella.  The festival is an open party for everyone who loves music and skating.
Skate Love Barcelona

 

 
 

Next on the Calendar . . .

August 29-Sept 2, Atlanta, GA
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon

Aug 31, Gastonia, NC
Sip and Skate

Sep 12-15, Barcelona SPAIN
SkateLove Barcelona

Sep 20-22, Los Angeles, CA
All Skate for Alzheimers


SAVE THE DATE

November 1-3, 2019
Legends in the Sky

July 31-Aug 2, 2020
11th Annual Shodown N Seatown



24th Annual Joi's International Sk8-A-Thon

ATLANTA, GA  –  The marathon week of skating is here!  Bring every ounce of energy you can muster to make it through the 24th Annual Joi’s International Labor Day Sk8-A-Thon!  Count them 1-2-3-4-5-6!  Yes, six nights of skating starting Wednesday, August 28 through Monday September 2.  The DJ lineup includes DJ T Smooth, DJ Greg Nyce, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Chad, DJ Prodigy, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Narsistic, DJ Arson, DJ Soulnificent, DJ Killa B, DJ Warlock, DJ Tranz, and DJ Blaq Label.  With this mix of musical magic you are sure to have a great weekend of rolling in the ATL. 

Sip and Skate at Kates

GASTONIA, NC – Saturday, August 31, Kate’s Skating Rink (Lowell Location) will be hosting a Sip and Skate from 9:30 PM until 1:00 AM.  Admission is $12 per person and $3 for skate rental.  Discounted pre-sale tickets are available at KatesOnlie.com.  Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID to attend.

Contest Announcement

Cleveland Annual Skating Competition
$3,000 in Cash Prizes!

Preliminary Rounds
September 14, 21, 28, 2019

Semi Finals

October 5, 2019

Finals
October 12, 2019
$500 Grand Prize for Each Category

Plamor Skating Rink, Cleveland, OH

All contestants must pre-register
See flyer for details


Prayer Corner

Prayer Corner

Are you seeking prayer from the community?
Send your prayer posting request to
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AUGUST
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

Anniversaries
Aug 18 - Yogi White (Louisville RailRidaz) and LaTasha Marie "Shorty" White (Louisville Gurlz) of Louisville, Ky celebrating 12 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 16 years of marriage

SEPTEMBER
Sep 1 - Twiggy Skater - Skate 22, BBP - NY/NJ
Sep 1 - Jojo, Universal Madness Skate Team, Washington, DC
Sep 6 - Rita and Gwen, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 7 – Niecy Famble (57), Cincinnati, OH, Rolling for 52 years! (2018)
Sep 8 - Tracey aka Ms. Sexy, Da Unpredictablez, Washington, D.C.
Sep 10 – Ron, DC/MD
Sep 12 – Pooh, JB Elite, Flint, MI
Sep 13 – Babycakes, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 14 - Stan “Middle Man” Ferguson, Atl, GA
Sep 15 - Derrick "Turtle" Eason, Empire Refugee
Sep 15 - Ben Blume AKA 'Boo Boo', 50th, Baltimore, MD
Sep 15 - Tina Aka Lady T, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 15 - Moxie!, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 17 - Trendsetta Rico Hill, TSC
Sep 18 - Nikki Bowens, Adrenalin Awards and Style Skaters TV Network, Washington, DC
Sep 18 - Rob Lynch, DC
Sep 19 - Latoyah aka Jonesy, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 22 - Doarian aka French Vanilla, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22 – MoCa, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 22 - Lady Lee, Pearlers of Distinction Skating Club, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Mike "Groove" Blackwell, SkateGroove.com, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Cathy Hawkins, “The Glam Squad” CA
Sep 24 - DJ Mama Mia, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 26 - Ms Netta "The Whistle blower", Philly/S. Jersey
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 27 - Debra Mitchell, "Ms. St. Louis", Atlanta, GA
Sep 27 - Theresa (Ms. Tee) Jones, Detroit Rhythmic Rollers, Detroit, MI
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 29 - Michelle Wilson (Slim-Tall Drink)
Sep 29 - Kent A.K. Fresh, 704 Flyy Boyz, Charlotte, NC
Sep 29 - Tiffany aka "Sista Souljah", Fam Affair, Orlando, FL
Sep 30 - Andre "Drizzy" Poe, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Slyvella "Sly" Davis, Ohio Originators, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Mr. G, FunkySkatesProductions, ATL/NY

ANNIVERSARIES

Sep 12, 2009 – DeWayne and Channa Goodlow, JBXperience, 10 yrs

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