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New Party Announcement

Ohio Roll Call 2015
POSTED 8.3.15

CINCINNATI, OH – Come one, come all to the  Ohio Roll Call!.  Saturday, September 19, join Pepper and Lady Luck at the Skatin’ Place. DJ Rob “Showtime” Hunter will be providing the music from 11:30 PM until 4:00 AM.  All skaters and skate clubs are invited to attend.  Discount admission for Ohio skate clubs with 12 or more members and skate clubs outside of Ohio with 7 or more members attending wearing the same shirts.  Admission for all others is $13.
Ohio Roll Call 2015

The Pink Debut I & II
POSTED 7.31.15

CLEVELAND, OH – Two Events – One Day – One Great Cause!  Saturday, September 19, Think Pink!  Come and raise funds for Breast Cancer research while you enjoy Brunch and Bubbly with The Trendsettas, Skate for Life and the RollinBuckeyez, from noon until 2:00 PM at the Tinkham Veale University Center on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University.  An RSVP is required by September 1, 2015.  Then, later that evening, follow up with the sounds of DJ Kiefer B at The Pink Debut Skate Party, at the Pla-Mor Roller Rink.  Admission is $12 when you wear pink, $15 for all other and FREE for all who attended Brunch and Bubbly.
The Pink Debut I & II

William and Kim's 5th Anniversary Skate Party
POSTED 7.27.15

CANTON, MI – Show some skate love and celebrate with William and Kim on their 5th Anniversary!  Saturday, September 12, join the Skate Ambassador and a Diva at the Skatin Station II from midnight to 4:00 AM.  Admission is $14 in advance and slightly higher at the door. 
William and Kim's 5th Anniversary Skate Party

Come Skate with Derek & Yonnie
POSTED 7.15.15

FRANKLINVILLE, NJ – Derek and Yonnie would like all skaters to come and get your roll on, Saturday, August 29 at Franklinville Skate Center.  The party goes from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  DJ Jammin will be playing old school and New School Jams.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 
Derek and Yonnie's Skate Party

Skate Feast 2015
POSTED 6.27.15

SEATTLE, WA – Spend Thanksgiving in Seattle and skate three nights at the 2015 Skate Feast Weekend, November 26-29, 2015.  Roll Thursday and Friday to DJ Legacy and Saturday to DJ Lady P.  Saturday Afternoon, have fun at the Adonis Shop Takeover from 2 pm until 6 pm.  Book your hotel rooms now to get the weekend rate of $69 per night.
Skate Feast 2015

New Party Announcement

Fund Raising Raffle for Monique "SkateVixen"
POSTED 8.1.15

Monique Williams

NEWARK, NJ – With heavy hearts, it is difficult to host a skate function in honor of a skate family member who is no longer with us.  Prior to the homegoing of Monique “SkateVixen” Williams, Heaven on Wheels hosted events to help raise funds to help support her.  With her passing, she leaves behind a son who is now left to carry on.  Therefore Heaven on Wheels and Rollin Out Entertainment are continuing the effort by hosting another fund raiser to help him get through these troubling times. 

On Tuesday, August 18, come to Branch Brook Skating Rink and purchase raffle tickets and show your support for Monique.  The skate session is from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  Skaters need not be present to win.  Anyone wishing to purchase raffle tickets should contact Myra Muhammad at 908.612.2018.  All raffle ticket(s) will be scanned and sent by email.

Thank you for your support
Heaven on Wheels
Rolling Out Entertainment
Fundraiser for Monique Williams


Funeral Services

A Celebration of Lezly's Glorious Life
POSTED 7.26.15

Lezly Ziering

NEW YORK, NY – This week was marked with the passing of yet another beloved skater, Mr. Lezly Ziering.  Lezly was the founder of The Crazy Legs Skate Club and the Central Park Dance Skaters Association (CPDSA).  He had a life-long passion for dance where at an early age, he began teaching dance while in high school.  His talents in this art spanned from Ballroom to Latin and beyond.  His career included being a choreographer to the stars and  working and performing in many venues both nationally and internationally.  His artistry was seen through several mediums including television, theatre, night clubs and on cruise ships.  Later, Lezly became a roller skating instructor in New York, coaching actors in preparation for films. 

It is now time to celebrate the life of Mr. Lezly Ziering.  Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.  Location will be at:

Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion
Brookdale Center
1 West 4th Street (Between Mercer St. and Broadway)
New York, NY  10012-1186

To attend his celebratory service, you must first register online at .   A photo ID must be presented to enter the building.  Where something purple!

Rink News

Houston Skating Rink Closing
POSTED 7.25.15

HOUSTON, TX – It’s time to say goodbye to yet another skating rink.  Almeda Super Rink in Houston is closing its doors, Sunday, July 26 (yes, that is tomorrow!).  Make sure you stop by and get your one last roll, Sunday, July 26 from 7:30 PM until 2:00 AM with DJ WildChild in the Mix!  After that, the fun moves to Funcity Skate, Starting August 2 from 8 until midnight with DJ WildChild.  Don’t miss your last opportunity to roll at Almeda and be a part of the new era at Funcity.

Coming Soon

Shigeki's 2015 USA Soul Skate Tour
POSTED 7.25.15

TOKYO, JAPAN – One of our favorite international skate family members is coming to the USA to pay us a visit.  Mr. Shigeki Oki, aka “The Japanese Soul Skater”, is on a mission to get his roll on with us over the next few weeks.  If you find him in your area, at your local rink, or at a national skate jam (i.e. Sk8-A-Thon), please give him a big welcome and a big skate family hug.

Shigeki’s Soul Skate Tour Itinerary:

Soul USA Tour Map

Jul 27 Leave Japan for the US
Jul 27 Los Angeles (1 night) 

Shigeki and Dan

Jul 28 Seattle - Shigeki and Dan (above)
Aug 04 Las Vegas
Aug 11 Minneapolis
Aug 18 Chicago
Aug 26 Columbia
Sep 03 Atlanta
Sep 15 Kansas City
Sep 22 Los Angeles
Sep 29 Leave USA
Sep 30 Arrive back in Japan

SkateGroove would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the US skate family members who will be hosting Shigeki during his tour.


August 7-8, Kansas City, MO
Doin' It On The Wood

August 8, Cincinnati, OH
2nd Annual Skate 4 Awareness

August 8, Franklinville, NJ
Mz. Nese 4th Annual Birthday Affair

August 14-16, Cleveland, OH
Greatest Skate Show Dance Cruise 2015

August 29, Franklinville, NJ
Come Skate with Derek & Yonnie

Doin' It On The Wood

KANSAS CITY, MO – August 7-8, Let’s Do it On the Wood at Winnwood Skate Center.  DJ Slim of St. Louis and DJ Joe Bowen of Chicago will be spinning Friday and Saturday nights respectively. Friday’s admission is $10, Saturday’s is $15.  Save $5 by purchasing a combo ticket.   Food will be provided both nights and skaters must be 18 or older to attend.

2nd Annual Skate 4 Awareness

CINCINNATI, OH – Are you familiar with Behcets Disease? If not, now is a good time to find out. Come to the Skatin’ Place in Cincinnati and roll at the 2nd Annual Skate 4 Awareness event, August 8, 2015. Music will be provided by DJ Narsistic from 11:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Members of the board of the American Behcets Disease Association will be on site to give you information about this seldom talked about disease.

4th Annual Dolls and Wise Guys Skate Affair

FRANKLINVILLE, NJ   –  Be wise and get dolled up in Turquoise, Orange and Black for the 4th Annual Dolls and Wise Guys Skate Affair, August 8, 2015 in Franklinville.  Friday, celebrate Genese’s birthday at the North vs. South Bowling Party.  Meet and greet your skate family on Saturday afternoon (location TBA).  Saturday night, the main event starts at 11:00 PM and goes until 4:00 Am.  Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

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

Rinks for Sale

Successful Rink for Sale
POSTED 6.6.15

For those who have dreamed about owning a rink, here is an opportunity for you.

The rink, located in Wisconsin, has been in business since the 1960's and draws  from a 35 mile radius.  Good report with local community, churches and schools.  Over 12,000 sq ft solid steel open span building on almost 10 acres with unbelievably low property taxes.  2 bathrooms, concessions stand and just under 10,000 sq ft skating surface.  Close to freeway, easy access with visibility from freeway and frontage on major highway.  All inventory, sound system, furniture, equipment, fixtures and business included in cost. $459,900.

For more information, send and email to

Lezly Ziering
New York, NY

Monique "SkateVixen" Williams
New York, NY

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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, Newport News, 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

Aug 18 - Yogi White (Louisville RailRidaz) and LaTasha Marie "Shorty" White (Louisville Gurlz) of Louisville, Ky celebrating 8 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 12 years of marriage

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 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,, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Cathy Hawkins, “The Glam Squad” CA
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

Do you know a skater who has a birthday, graduation or anniversary in August or September? Show your love by sending e-mail letting SkateGroove know the name, city, state, and birthday/anniversary and we will post it.

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