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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 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

New Party Announcement

Doin' It On The Wood
POSTED 6.27.15

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
Doin' it on the Wood

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

My Skate Night
POSTED 6.22.15

FLINT, MI – Come and roll Saturday, July 18 from Midnight until 4:00 AM at Skateland Arena in Mt. Morris.  Hosted by Kerale C, “My Skate Night” will be going down with DJ Ken Smallz providing the music all night.  Admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door.  Out-of-town skaters pay the advanced price all night!
My Skate Night

7th Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 6.15.15

NASHVILLE, TN – The Nashville Quad Dymez invites skaters nationwide to their 7th Annual Skate Extravaganza, July 24-25, 2015.  Friday’s Meet and Greet will be at the host hotel followed by “Rollin’ with a Dymez” featuring DJ Joe Bowen.  Saturday hang out and eat at Cedar Hill Park in Madison and then hit the main event, “Rollin’ at the Drop of A DYMEZ” with DJ Brian from the ATL.  Admission is $14 in advance, $15 at the door.
7th Annual Skate Extravaganza

4th Annual Dolls and Wise Guys Skate Affair
POSTED 6.6.15

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.
Dolls and Wise Guys Skate Affair

19th Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 6.3.15

CINCINNATI, OH – DJ Rob “Showtime” Hunter would like to invite skaters nationwide to party in the ‘Nati at the 19th Annual Skate Extravaganza. Saturday, August 1, climb onboard the ‘Nati Skate Train and roll from midnight to 5 a.m. at Skatetown U.S.A.  Admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door.
19th Annual Skate Extravaganza

2nd Annual Sin City Skate Jam Reno . . .The Remixxxxx
POSTED 5.15.15

RENO, NV – What happens at a skate party stays at a skate party, especially in Nevada!  October 30th and 31st, bring some extra bucks, try your luck and get a good roll in while you are at it at the 2nd Annual Sin City Skate Jam Reno.  Friday mix and mingle at the Circus Circus Casino Ballroom.  Saturday it’s the Takeover at Rum Bullions Island Bar from 12 to 4 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  Roll two nights at Roller Kingdom with DJ Narsistic and DJ Joe Bowen.  Rooms are only $59 per night so book early to make sure you get your spot in the block.
Sin City Skate Jam Reno

MoneyMaker's Octoberfest 2015
POSTED 5.15.15

TAMPA, FL – Get ready to rock it in Tampa at Moneymaker’s October Skatefest, October 9-11, 2015.  Friday, meet at the Mix and Mingle at Bar Louie at International Plaza.  Saturday meet and greet at the Tampa Westshore Marriott at 3:00 PM.  There will be food, drinks, games and line dancing.  “The Takeover” is happening Saturday night from Midnight to 4:00 AM at Skateworld of Tampa featuring DJ Soulnificent and DJ Joe Bowen.  Sunday, join the family gathering at Bahama Breeze on Rocky Point followed by the finale at USA Tampa with DJ Arson.
October Skatefest

2016 Tampa Soul Roll Invitational
POSTED 5.5.15

TAMPA, FL – Are you ready to start planning for 2016?  Here’s one to kick off your year.  In January, get away from old man winter and head to the beach!  The Tampa Rollers are hosting the 2016 Tampa Soul Roll Invitational.  The weekend ‘s events include two nights of skating, a Meet and Greet, a comedy show, a cookout and more.  Hotel reservations can be made at the Marriott for just $99 per night.
Tampa Soul Roll Invitational

8th Annual Rolling for a Cause
POSTED 5.4.15

NY/NJ – Save the Date!  Rolling Out Entertainment is hosting it’s 8th Annual Rolling for a Cause.  The fight against Breast Cancer has been a long bout and raising money to support the battle is still needed.  You can do your part and have a good time skating, dancing and walking the weekend of October 16-18.  There will be three nights of skating, a morning tour, a day party, dinner in the city, a Sunday morning walk and lunch at City Island.
Rolling for a Cause

Cruise News

2016 Cruise Skate and Dance Update
POSTED 6.10.15

If you have not made up your mind about going on the cruise you must act now.  All of the cabins in the Detroit Rhythmic Roller’s block have been sold except for the “M” inside category.  The final date is June 19th to book your room.  Contact Pat Slack at 313.218.2661 to book your cabin.

Travel Insurance is $59.00 per person.  This fee is due before your final payment.

If you plan to join us for the cruise, please pay your deposit of $100 per person by Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to secure your cabin.  THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE DATE!

Click here to download your registration form.

Contact:  Patricia Slack, 313.281.2661

Contact:  Lorna @ 313.304.2877, Theresa @ 313.574.3064

Make sure you have a valid Passport. Birth Certificates are no longer accepted for identification.
2016 Cruise Skate and Dance


The Smooth Groove Skaters Association
is currently accepting new applications for membership

Is your skating style soulful and smooth?

Do you prefer to roll to rhythmic, R&B, groove style music?

Do you enjoy rolling in a rink environment where traditional rules of courtesy, considerateness and safety are strictly enforced?

Would you enjoy rolling in a session that guarantees your kind of music, traditional rink rules and skaters with compatible skating styles?

If your answer to each of these options is an emphatic YES, the SGSA is for you. It’s an alternative skating experience. The SGSA is a momentary escape; an oasis on the wood. It’s the only skating opportunity in the world where smooth, groove skaters can find all these components in a contemporary urban skating session.

All SGSA skating sessions are private, members only events. Membership is limited, so take advantage of this chance to get in on this opportunity while you can.

Learn more about the SGSA and apply for membership here:


July 3-6, Chicago, IL
iRV - Independence Roll V

July 17-19, Oklahoma City, OK
OKC Roll

July 18, Flint, MI
My Skate Night

July 24-26, Nashville, TN
7th Annual Skating Extravaganza

Independence Roll V

CHICAGO, IL  –  INDEPENDENCE ROLL V, July 3-5, 2015.  Friday, come and enjoy fun and games at Whirlyball in Lombard.  Join your fellow skaters for music, games, vendors and food.  Then Friday night skate at Rich City with DJ Fly Ty, Mz DJ Tone and DJ DMC.  Saturday come to Skate U Workshop with DJ Tone followed by fun on the Lakefront.  Then the party goes out to Palentine for “Silver Night” with DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Narsistic and DJ DMC.  Sunday, party with Jeremy at Macarthur’s Restaurant and round out the weekend at Glenwood Roller Rink.

1st Annual OKC Soul Roll

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Soul Entertainment, Tha 405 Skate Club and Skate Galaxy is hosting their 1st Annual OKC Soul Roll, July 17-19, 2015.  Friday meet and greet with your Oklahoma skate family from 3 PM until 7 PM.  Friday night, roll from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM with DJ Mayo.  Saturday at 2 it’s GAME TIME at the Main Event Entertainment Center.  Saturday night head to the main event with DJ Mayo and DJ Wild Child.  Hang around Sunday evening for the adult skate from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.  Free food will be served.
OKC Soul Roll

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

Passing of a Skater

Joe Smith of Joe's Pro Skate Shop
POSTED 5.21.15

WASHINGTON, DC – Attn:  Skating World
Joe Smith of Joe Pro Skate Shop, has passed, I will share further information as I get it, my heart is deeply sadden, we share a common ground when it came to skating, which we both dedicated our time to the sport unconditional, I send Joe a copy of our flyer for "Show on Skates" - Sunday July 12 of this year, not knowing he never received it, I want to "Thank", everyone @ the skating rink last night, who asked about me, and the acknowledgement of  Joe Smith passing, knowing Joe and my relationship in this skating world, I'm very much confused right now, Joe was one of the good "Guys". Betty Dodds aka The Show Master of Show on Skates in Anacostia Park, I will truly miss you Joe, from the bottom of my "Heart".

Here it is:                       
Joe Smith of Joe Pro Skate Shop, memorial will be on Tuesday May 26th, 2015, service will be held @ Saint Luke Roman Catholic Church 4925 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, D.C. 20019. 

Viewing: 9 am - 10 am - Going Home Service will be be  @ 10 am - 11 am, Joe Smith will be laid to rest at Ouancico Air Force Base in Virginia.

May God Bless
Betty Dodds aka “The Show Master”, here in Washington, D.C.


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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

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 - Carolyn Hayes, Columbus, OH
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

Jun 3 - Dee and Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN Celebrating 9 years of marriage (2015)

Jun 24 - Phil & Rose Bean, Towson, Dynasty Sk8 Club (21 years), 2015

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