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Great Skate Show 2016

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3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam

POSTED 5.26.16

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Three DJ’s and two nights of skating are waiting for you in Bakersfield, CA at the 3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam.  Friday, October 28, meet and greet your fellow skaters at the host hotel, the Bakersfield Marriott where there will be free food, vendors and lots of fun.  Saturday, have a blast while you take over the Bull Shed Bar and Grill from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM.  Saturday night will be the main event at Skateland Bakersfield.  DJ Narsistic, Lady P and DJ Joe Bowen will be providing the sounds for the weekend.
3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam

Kickin' It In The 'Ville 2016
POSTED 5.25.16

LOUISVILLE, KY – Let’s Kick it in the ‘Ville with the Louisville Rail Ridaz.  September 16 – 18 ride the rails all weekend long to the sounds of Jordan “DJ Jay Biz” and national skate DJ, DJ Joe Bowen of Chicago who will spin all night at the main event.  Friday, come into town and kick it at the Meet and Greet hosted at Strike and Spare.  Follow it up with a warm-up skate from 11:30 PM until 2:30 AM.  Saturday have a ball at George Rogers Clark Park from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Flag Football, Kickball, Cornhole, Spades and Karaoke will be some of the activities for you to partake along with free food.  Saturday night is the main event at Robbens Roost from midnight until 5 am.  Sunday cool it down from 9:30 PM until 2:00 AM before you say good bye to the ‘Ville.  Make your reservations at the Breckenridge Inn.  Mention Rail Ridaz for your discounted rate.
Kickin' it in the 'Ville

California Style Outdoor Family Skate Festival
POSTED 5.24.16

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Skaters worldwide are invited to the best outdoor event of 2016. This is the Indianapolis community’s first ever California Style Outdoor Family Roller Skate Festival.  Bring the kids and have a festive time with your family.  There will be separate areas for the kids, beginner skaters and seasoned skaters. 

Sign up for the “JAMSKATE” showcase.  Got Skillz? Indianapolis needs to know "WHERE ARE MY SKATERS, it's a skate thing!!!!! We're inviting ALL "SEASONED" SKATERS" To come on out an show us "HOW IT'S DONE".

A fun time will be had by all.  Enjoy food truck vendors as well as merchandise vendors.  To get your vendor spot, please request a vendor packet. 
Funds raised from this event will go towards building a state of the art skating complex.  We appreciate your help with donations, sponsorship and participation.  To donate, go to  Join in on making history.  Let's Have Some FUN!!!!!!***  For more information, visit us online at
4th of July Jump Off

Old Skool Jam Reunion
POSTED 5.23.16

CINCINNATI, OH – Sunday, May 29 bring the family to Beechmont Rollarena and skate to all of the best jams from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today.  Admission is $5 per person and everyone pays to enter the building.  All ages are welcome and skate rental will be available.
Old School Jam Reunion

Fall Roll Fest 2016
POSTED 5.9.16

KANSAS CITY, MO – Coming in November it is the STL Roller’s Fall Roll Fest 2016.  Join them at Winnwood Skate Center Friday night for a warm up skate with DJ Slim.  Get in a few winks and head to the hotel lobby as is, (meaning wearing pajamas) for the Pajama Jam Breakfast at the host hotel.  Saturday evening meet and greet at the All Black Masquerade Dance with Mz. DJ Tone and DJ Low Rida.  Saturday night will be the main event at Winnwood with DJ Joe Bowen.  Book your hotel rooms now to get the group rate.
Fall Roll Fest 2016

5th Annual STL Summer Sk8 Jam
POSTED 5.2.16

ST. LOUIS, MO – Get ready to jam in St. Louis this summer at the 5th Annual STL Summer Sk8 Jam!  Friday June 10, roll with DJ Joe Bowen of Chicago from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.   Saturday, June 11, roll with DJ Big Bob of New York.  Both events take place at Coachlite Skate Center.  Book your room at the Holiday Inn Airport West.
5th Annual STL Summer Skate Jam

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

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


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

May 26-29, Detroit, MI
Soul Skate 2016

May 28-29, Atlanta, GA
2nd Annual ATL STYLE
Memorial Day Weekend Explosion 2

May 29, Cincinnati, OH
Old Skool Jam Reunion

June 3-5, Dayton, OH
Don't Hate Just Skate

June 4, Nashville, TN
Love, Roll, Lifetime, Rollin' Reception

June 10-12, St. Louis, MO
5th Annual STL Summer Sk8 Jam

June 10-12, Dallas, TX
2nd Annual Lone Star Skate Jam

June 10-12, Cleveland, OH
Go with the Flow

June 17-18, Cleveland, OH
The Triumph

June 17-19, Orlando, FL

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

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

Back-2-Cali 2016

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.

Soul Skate 2016 Detroit

DETROIT, MI  –  Enjoy a soulful 2016 Memorial Day weekend in Detroit.  Soul Skate 313 is hosting their Soul Skate Detroit skate party.  The fun starts on Thursday at the Skatin’ Station II with Super DJ Superhero.  Friday night, roll at Bonaventure with DJ Narsistic.  Saturday night is the main event at Northland Roller Rink on 8 Mile with DJ Arson and DJ Soulnificent.  Top off the weekend on Sunday back at the Skatin’ Sation II with DJ Brian of the ATL.

Memorial Day Explosion Weekend

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.

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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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,, Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 – Janie Cosby, Virginia

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