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7th Annual Rolling Royalty Affair

POSTED 4.27.16

CHARLOTTE, NC – The weekend of September 30, the Queen City Rollaz would like to invite you to come and party in purple and pink.  Friday night is Rollin Royalty Friday where everyone is asked to roll in Purple.  The DJs on tap will be DJ Brian and DJ Double A.  Saturday, Paint the Rink Pink and roll with DJ Soulnificent and DJ Boss Lady.  Both events run from midnight until 5 AM.  Book your room at the Four Points by Sheraton in Pineville.
Rolling Royalty Affair

Memorial Day Explosion Weekend
POSTED 4.25.16

ATLANTA, GA – It’s the Memorial Day Explosion Weekend happening in the ATL!  Two nights of skating hosted by Tee and Kojak – May 28 and 29 at Sparkles of Smyrna.  Saturday night, roll from midnight to 5:00 AM with DJ Smooth of North Carolina and Sunday, roll from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM with DJ Slim of Kansas City. Skaters must be 21 or older to be admitted.
Memorial Day Explosion Weekend

Love Roll Lifetime - Rollin' Reception
POSTED 4.20.16

NASHVILLE, TN, – Skate Love, Real Love . . . .Demitrius and Denise will be celebrating their love with a 10-year Wedding Renewal Ceremony, Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Skating and the skate family have played a big role in their relationship and therefore they would like to invite you to share in their happiness. The renewal ceremony starts at 1:30 PM followed by a reception.  The day would not be complete without a roll at the rink.  Show some love for the couple and join them, along with DJ Joe Bowen of Chicago at Rivergate Skate Center starting at 11:30 PM.
Love Roll Lifetime Rollin' Reception

5th Annual ColLABORation Skate Jam Weekend
POSTED 4.7.16

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dine, dance and skate the weekend away, Labor Day Weekend 2016 at the 5th Annual ColLABORation Skate Jam.  Friday, September 2 enjoy a night of elegance at the Black and Gold Dinner and Dance.  Saturday afternoon, enjoy a cookout at Madera Park or shoot for strikes Strikes Unlimited Bowling Alley.  Saturday and Sunday night, get your roll on at Roller King.  Buy your tickets in advance for a discounted rate.  This is an adult only affair.
5th Annual ColLABORation Skate Jam Weekend

Independence Roll VI
POSTED 3.23.16

CHICAGO, IL – The Windy City will be on fire this coming Fourth of July Weekend as D-Breez and JB Elite presents “Independence Roll VI”.  The weekend includes WhirlyBall at Lombard, a Skate U Workshop, the infamous Lakefront Cookout and three nights of skating at Rich City, Orbit and Glenwood.  The DJ lineup will be DJ Fly Ty, Mz DJ Tone, DJ Arson, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ DMC, DJ Brian, DJ Narsistic and DJ CJ “The Prince of JB”.  Book your hotel at the Marriott Oak Brook and ask for the Independence Roll block.
Independence Roll 6

Go With The Flow
POSTED 3.23.16

CLEVELAND, OH – The C-Land FreeStylers would like to invite all skaters to their 11th annual “Go With The Flow” Skate Jam with CutMaster Slice and DJ Narsistic on the wheels.  Friday, get on the party bus and enjoy an all night celebration of June birthdays.  Please R.S.V.P to get in the mix.  Then on Saturday, meet and greet at Sims Park on Lakeshore Blvd in Euclid for food, fun and games.  Then Saturday night, join C-Land for the main event and Go With The Flow. Trophies will be awarded to the Largest Uniformed Skate Club and Best Duo Skate. Vendors are welcome.
Go with the Flow

Back-2-Cali 2016
POSTED 3.23.16

LOS ANGELES, CA – Memorial Day weekend, pack your bags and make your way West for the Back-2-Cali West Coast Skate Jam.  Roll hard Thursday through Sunday to your favorite skate jams and in between time, enjoy the All Black Party at the French Quarter, a cookout at Baldwin Hills Park and Karaoke and Dancing on Sunday before wrapping up your weekend Sunday night with one final roll.  Book your hotel now to get the best rate.
Back to Cali 2016

2nd Annual OKC Soul Roll
POSTED 3.18.16

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – It’s coming . . . . Oklahoma City’s #1 National Skate Jam.   The 2nd Annual OKC Soul Roll is happening July 15-17, 2016.  Friday is TGIF Skate Night at Skate Galaxy with DJ D. Chappell.  Saturday, Meet and Greet at Aja Blue Café.  Cash Bar and free food will be available while it lasts.  Saturday night is the main event, the Saturday Night Soul Roll from 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM with DJ Mayo and DJ Wildchild.  Then roll it out Sunday at the Adult Skate Night with DJ Soul Train from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.  See ad for admission and other details
OKC Soul Roll

Lone Star Skate Jam
POSTED 3.16.16

DALLAS, TX – The DFW Skate Alliance is hosting the Lone Star Skate Jam with two nights of skating in the Big D.  Make your beginning of summer #DestinationDallas, June 10-12, 2016.  The weekend DJ lineup includes DJ Soul Train, DJ Slave, D Soulnificent and DJ Wild Child who in combination will be spinning at four events:  a Meet and Greet, a day party and two nights of skating.  Book your hotel rooms now.
Lone Star Skate Jam

Skate-O-Ween 15
POSTED 3.16.16

DETROIT, MI – This year, Skate-O-Ween has added an additional night.  Friday night get your Hallow Skate Weekend started with a treat before Skate-O-Ween.  From midnight until 3:30 PM roll with DJ Soulnificent at the Skatin’ Station, hosted by Tony and Tee.  Saturday is the main event, the 15th Annual Skate-O-Ween by Cookie and Tee, the Detroit Rhythmic Rollers. Wear your best costume for a chance to win a prize.  Sunday night is the After Glow where admission is $5 with a band.  Rooms are available for booking at the Comfort Inn, Red Roof Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
Skate O Ween

The Triumph
POSTED 3.14.16

CLEVELAND, OH – June 17th marks a decade of not only setting trends but innovating a lifestyle! The Trend$ettas made a major impact on the underground roller skating community in more ways than one. If you have been on the scene for a while you may have had an experience with one or more of us in a 10 year span. We have had the opportunity to touch other’s lives and they touch ours! If you have rocked with us over the years this summer we want you to celebrate with us, not a skate jam but an Anniversary! A TRIUMPH CELEBRATION!

- The Trend$ettas
| | ‪#‎TSCTriumph | ‪#‎TSCLIFE

Triumph - A great victory or ACHIEVEMENT (noun)
The Triumph


April 30, Cincinnati, OH
3rd Annual Skate 4 Awareness

April 30, Kendall Park, NJ
Code Blue: Part 2

May 13-14, Richmond, VA
VSC and Hoodtimes All Sweat Weekend

May 21, Youngstown, OH
Pittsburgh's Annual Spring Bling Skate Jam

May 21, Columbia, SC
3rd Annual Stop the Violence Skate Jam

May 26-29, Los Angeles, CA
Back-2-Cali 2016

May 26-29, Detroit, MI
Soul Skate 2016

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
NY: Super Saturdays

Skate 4 Awareness

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.

Code Blue Adult Skate Party Part 2

KENDALL PARK, NJ – Saturday, April 30 join Rolling Royalty for the Code Blue Adult Skate Party, Part 2 featuring DJ Nile and DJ Fats.  The party starts at 10:00 PM and goes until 2:00 AM.  Food and prizes will be available.  Admission is $12 in advance, more at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased via Paypal.

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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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 25 – Alicia Reece, Cincinnati, OH
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, Skate King, St. Louis, MO
Apr 29 - Margaret "Killer", Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 30 - Myles "Chilly-Mac" McPherson¸Ohio Legends, Huber Heights, OH

May 1 - Charlene (Winky) Demby, Unique Rollers, Delaware, Tri-State Area
May 1 - Darrell "Jokey" Martin, Vice President, Crowd Cutta Productions, Columbus, OH
May 2 – Andrea “Moneymaker”, Tampa, FL
May 3 - Edward "Speedy" James, Virginia Skater BWO Michigan
May 4 - Lauren Fountain, Little Rock, AR
May 9 - Tammi "Dark Chocolate" Williams, Cincinnati, OH
May 10 - Sharnell "Ms. Charm, DMV
May 11 - Anthony "Tee" Baker, Rock Town, Hell on Wheels
May 13 – Tom White, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers, Pittsburgh, PA
May 14 - Joanne Fountaine, Prescious Productions
May 16 - Dawn Hilton, Jus Sk8, New Jersey
May 17 – Kendra Davis, Flint, MI
May 17 – Shakiyla Smith, Decatur¸GA
May 17- DaLisa Ball, As The Wheels Turn Skate Club, Oakland, CA
May 17 - Jai Bounce, C-Land Freestylers, Cleveland, OH
May 18 - Delores Donald, NSC Freestyle RollersMay 18 - Delores Donald, NSC Freestyle Rollers
May 19 - Michael Moss, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 19 - Miss Cookie, DC/MDC
May 20 - Tanisha Davidson, Master Rollers, DC/MD
May 20 - Stich, Ruff Rollerz, DC/MD
May 21 - Jeanette J.L Littlejohn, Indianapolis, IN
May 21 – Milo, Louisville, KY
May 23 - Ebony Hood VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
May 23 - Brandi "Fancy" Christia, Richmond, VA
May 24 - Marcial Wiggins, aka Mouse, Diamond State Rollers, Wilmington, DE
May 28 - Shawn Lo-Key Lawhorn, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 31 - Marsha Cepeda "Heaven on Wheels", North Jersey
May 31 - Khannie Butler, The Scenario, Philly, PA
May 31 - Chel SoChic Mason, Jacksonville, FL

Jun 5 - Charles Dendy, NSC Freestyle Rollers
Jun 5 - Kekoa Edwards, Burlington, NJ
Jun 5 – Alisha Craigen, Icy Rock, Waukegan, IL
Jun 6 – Linda Taylor, Kennesaw, GA
Jun 6 – Katrina December, Suitland, MD
Jun 7 - Charles Edwards, Burlington, NJ Skate 22
Jun 8 - Montrell Pointer “StayFresh” One Wheel Motion Nashville, TN
Jun 8 - Sydnee Wade, Houston, TX
Jun 9 - Rita RahRah Louise, KC, MO
Jun 12 - Al Foreman aka "2Smooth", Minneapolis, MN
Jun 13 - Terrence Sherrer, Detroit, MI
Jun 14 - Jeron Land, The Rock Star,, Atlanta, GA
Jun 14 - DeWayne Goodlow, JBXperience, Chicago, IL
Jun 15 - Brian Mullins, Columbus, OH
Jun 15 - Hezekiah Barnette, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Sk8 Xpressions (3/4 Muslim)
Jun 15 – Essie Desamours, Atlanta, GA
Jun 16 - Pam Burns, ATL Skater, Atlanta, GA
Jun 16 – Raw Talent aka Chantel, Cleveland, OH
Jun 20 - Phyllis Jones, Atlanta, GA
Jun 21 - Tamecka “Mecka” Yancey of Mil-Town Rollers of Milwaukee, WI
Jun 26 - Rickey Davis AKA Tip Toe, Houston Texas, SpaceCity Rollers
Jun 28 - Shaquana Verne, Phase V, Camden, NJ
Jun 28 – DJ Mike Music, Atlanta, GA
Jun 28 - Lavette, Empire Roller Rink, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 29 - Desi,, Columbus, OH
Jun 29 – Janie Cosby, Virginia

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