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Roller Skating Archives is collecting a list of rinks that have closed as far back as you can remember. If you have one that you can contribute, some place you use to enjoy skating, please feel free to submit it to Please include the name of the rink, the city and state, and when you recall it closing. Here is a list of what we have so far.

Event Update

Rolling Wheels of Memphis: Book Hotel By Sunday!
POSTED 9.25.15

MEMPHIS, TN - There are a few more rooms left (kings and doubles) at the host hotel, the Marriott.  Room Special is $90/night plus tax.  Includes a free breakfast.  All other hotels in the area may be higher due to lack of hotels from a moajor soccer game in the surrounding area.  Hotel special room rate deadline is THIS WEEKEND!  Book your room directly at 1.888.236.2427, Group Code RWMR or book from the RWOM website at

Rink for Sale

Successful Rink for Sale
POSTED 9.22.15

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 an email to

New Party Announcement

8th Annual Rolling for a Cause
POSTED 9.26.15

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY – Rolling Out Entertainment is hosting its 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 15-18.  Start Thursday, October 15 with the kick off at Hot Skates.  Friday, say hello and hang out with your skate family at Dallas BBQ.  Friday night, wear your Monique Sk8 Vixen “PUSH” T-shirt and roll with DJ E-Kim and DJ RayRozay.  Saturday morning, take a tour of NYC or dance the afternoon away in Peach and Khaki.  Follow it up at the main event at Branch Brook with DJ Arson.  Sunday, wrap up the weekend at the Breast Cancer Walk, have lunch and then return the Hot Skates for the final skate event.
Rolling for a Cause

Beechmont Adult Skate Night
POSTED 9.25.15

CINCINNATI, OH –Friday, October 16, kick off your weekend at Beechmont Rollarena. DJ Narsistic of Columbus will be providing the sounds as you roll from 11;00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Admission is only $10, skate rental extra..  Guests must be 18 or older to enter the building.
Beechmont Adult Skate Night

Skate-O-Ween #13
POSTED 9.25.15

DETROIT, MI – Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia? Well no need to worry about that at the 13th Annual Skate-O-Ween.  Wear your best Halloween costume and roll into the wee hours of the night with DJ Ken Smallz and DJ 2Hype at the Skatin Station in Canton.  Admission is $14 in advance, $16 at the door.  If you’ve been to this event before, you know to what to expect from Cookie and Tee’s lavish buffet.

7th Annual Houston Rolling Round Up
POSTED 9.19.15

HOUSTON, TX – February 19-21, grab your cowboy hat and skates as you head out the door to the 7th Annual Houston Rolling Round Up.  An entire weekend of fun is planned for you.  Friday, meet and greet with the skaters followed by a warm up skate with DJ Wild Child.  Saturday is the Wild ‘N’Out Cook Out at Klassic Stables.  Start getting in shape now to tame that mechanical bull. The main event is Saturday night with DJ Joe Bowen.  Close out the weekend Sunday with a Mix and Mingle and the Sunday Smasher with DJ Arson. Book your hotel now at the Doubletree Hobby Airport to get your $85/night rate.
Houston Rolling Round Up

The Encore
POSTED 9.17.15

BALTIMORE, MD – Come and share in the unity of passionate skaters with the love of 8 Wheels from ONE Coast for ONE Roll at “The Encore”.  Saturday, November 14, roll to the sounds of DJ Double A of the DMV, DJ Chris of Philly/S. Jersey/Delaware and DJ D of New Jersey for 5 hours of rolling at Shake and Bake Skating Center.  Admission is $15 and includes a delicious buffet.
The Encore

Super Roll Weekend 2016
POSTED 9.10.15

SACRAMENTO, CA – Pull out your 2016 calendar and save the date for California Skate-Line Co.’s Super Roll Weekend! The weekend of July 15-17, 2016 promises to be hot with DJ WildChild and DJ DubCee.  Stay in touch at for details or visit to shop for the hottest skate gear.
Super Roll Weekend 2016

Octoberfest Skate Jam
POSTED 9.7.15

BALTIMORE, MD – The Low Riderz Skate Club would like to invite all skaters to come and enjoy an evening of partying on eights at their Octoberfest Skate Jam.  Saturday, October 24, roll to the sounds of DJ Jammin of Jersey/Philly and DJ Double A of Baltimore/DC.  Wear gold and black or your favorite Halloween costume.  Admission is $10 in advance at $14 at the door.  There will be door prizes, giveaways and a free buffet will be served.
Octoberfest Skate Jam

MLK Sweet 16 Ladies Edition
POSTED 9.5.15


Thursday 1-14-16:
Meet & Greet:  3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Main Hotel.

8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.  $10 at the door with DJ FLY TY

Friday 1-15-16:
Meet & Greet: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Main Hotel (42nd Street Hospitality Suite)

FREE DANCE: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Grand Ballroom with DJ WILD CHILD!!!

$14 in advance or $16 at the door with DJ JOE BOWEN (CHICAGO)

SATURDAY 1-16-16:
Meet & Greet: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Main Hotel (42nd Street Hospitality Suite)
Tickets & T-Shirts can be purchased here!!! FREE Buffet from 1:00 PM - Until it's ALL GONE.

GAME ROOM!!!: In Grand Ballroom. 
Here is where you can Play Cards, Checker, Chess, Domino, Taboo & much much more!!!

Coordinators Meeting:  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
Twister Contest, Family Feud, Talent Contest & Dance Party with DJ BRYAN (ATL):  4:30 PM to 10:0 PM.  Grand Ballroom, ALL FREE...
DPSC MLK SKATE JAM Part 3: MAIN EVENT:  12:00 AM to 5:00 AM
$14 in advance or $16 at the door with DJ BIG BOB (New York) DON'T MISS STYLE SKATING!!!!

SUNDAY 1-17-16:
Bowling Party:  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Plamor Lanes.  Cost $15 for 3 games and shoes.
Trophies will go to Best 5 Man Bowling Team, Best Male High Scorer & Best Female High Scorer.

DPSC MLK SKATE JAM Part 4: Birthday Skate Jam, 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. 
$10 Admission. There will be cake, chips & dip for EVERYBODY with DJ BRYAN (ATL, GA) 

MONDAY 1-18-16:

Longest Distance Traveled: ???
Largest Uniform Group: ???
Best Club Participation: ???
Best Male Skater: ???
Best Male Skater In The Middle: ???
Best Female Skater: ???
Best Female Skater In The Middle: ??
Best Couple Skate: ???
Five Man Bowling Team: ???
Best Male High Scorer: ???
Best Female High Scorer: ???
Karaoke Contest 1, 2 & 3 Place: ???
Best Twister 1 & 2 Place: ???
Best Family Feud 1 & 2 Place: ???

January 14-18 2016!!!!!
MLK Skate Jam

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, CA
Jul 28 Seattle, WA
Aug 04 Las Vegas, NV
Aug 11 Minneapolis, MN
Aug 18 Chicago, IL
Aug 26 Columbia, SC
Sep 3 Atlanta

Sep 15 Kansas City - Shegeki and Diane

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.


October 9-10, Camden, NJ
Sunrise Skate Weekend

October 9-11, Tampa, FL
5th Annual MoneMaker's October SKATEFEST

October 16, Cincinnati, OH
Beechmont Adult Skate

October 16-18, Memphis, TN
Rolling on the Bluff

October 15-18, NY/NJ
8th Annual Rolling for a Cause

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
FL: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sat
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
NY: Super Saturdays

Sunrise Skate Weekend

CAMDEN, NJ  –  Test your endurance at the 15th Annual Sunrise Weekend, October 9-10 at Millennium Skate World.  Friday, party with the skate family starting at 7:30 PM at the Meet and Greet hosted by the Philly Bombshells.  Bring your cowboy duds and take a chance on riding that bull.  Then head to the rink for the warm up skate featuring the DJ Jammin Fashion Show.  Saturday afternoon take in some sightseeing or prepare yourself for a long skate night.  Starting at 11:00 PM at Millennium Skate World, roll with DJ Jammin and DJ Arson all the way until 6:00 AM at the Sunrise Session.  Admission is $15 with Skates.

MoneyMaker’s Octoberfest 2015

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.

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

Desi's Desk

Letter to Desi:
New Jersey Skating Rink Closes its Doors
POSTED 9.15.15

Hi Desi,

It is with great sadness to my heart that one of the tri-state and New Jersey finest skating rinks, Skate 22 in Union, NJ, closed its doors for the final skate groove this past Sunday night...9/13/15...Dj Niles and Dj Smooth B were the rink’s resident DJs for years giving skaters the kind of skate music that you was not getting elsewhere in the tri-state...real skate music....and one of the smoothest wood floors in the tri-state.......enjoy until next time.

Peace and Love

BeeOne Anthony
Columbus, OH

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Oct 6 - Crystal "Chill" Kirk, Dayton, OH
Oct 6 - Angela Price, Atlanta, GA
Oct 7 - Medina Jones, Flint, MI
Oct 8 - Latoya "jazzy tee" Mason from Memphis, TN
Oct 9 - Michael Stokes aka Slide, ATL bwo Glass City Toledo
Oct 10 – CoCoa, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Oct 11 - Cheron Henderson, Detroit, MI
Oct 16 - Eugene, Temple Hills Skating Center
Oct 17 - Jules DeShazor Thomas, Philly, PA (Big 3-0!)
Oct 17 – “Pretty Nikki”, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 18 - Everett Mims, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 - Cedrick "Ceddy Bear" Harrell - Detroit, MI

Oct 9 - Stacey "Mrs. RollinDiva" & Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis

Oct 21 - Angela Simmons- Hill (Pooh) and Luther (YounggunLou) Hill of Louisville, KY will be celebrating 10 years of marriage.

Nov 2 - Michelle "Bright-Eyes" Harper, RWOM, Memphis, TN
Nov 2 - Racquel Ms. Peaches-(VaSkateConn.), Norfolk, VA
Nov 4 - Marilyn Moore, Silver and Gold, Unlimited
Nov 7 - William (Quietstorm b.k.a. E-Tap) Tapley, Lebanon, TN
Nov 10 - "The Sk8 Dr." Damon Garrett
Nov 10  - Donna Miller, Roosevelt, NY
Nov 11 - Ice from Philly
Nov 11 - Lady CeCe, NY
Nov 13 – Freelo, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Nov 18 - Donny K, DNice Entertainment, TX bwo MI/Chi
Nov 18 - Carey Hairston
Nov 19 - Mr. Lee Knowz, Skate 22, NJ
Nov 20 - Treva "1st Lady" Backus / JB Inc., Little Rock, AR
Nov 20 – Brian “One Time” Dickerson, Pearlers of Distinction, President, Columbus, OH
Nov 21 - Ricky "9th wonder" Cager / JB Bootcamp, Baltimore, MD
Nov 21 - Devine Clayton, ATL bwo Philly
Nov 23 - Amanda Christy, ATL
Nov 24 – Baby, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Nov 25 – Quintin “Lil Daddy” Collins, Texarkana, AR
Nov 27 - Tiffany "Youngin" Warfield, Low Riderz, Baltimore, MD
Nov 28 – Nino, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD

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

Have a news item you would like to submit to the Groove? Send e-mail to Desi: Desi [at] SkateGroove [dot] com

All submissions will be reviewed by the SkateGroove crew prior to posting. SkateGroove reserves the right to accept or reject submissions.

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