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Homegoing Service

Carolyn Louise (Watson) Hayes
Easy Roller Skate Club
Columbus, OH

Monday, November 30, 2015
New Birth Christian Ministries
3475 Refugee Road
Columbus, OH

Family will receive friends at 6:00 PM until time of service

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
10:00 AM 
Greenlawn Cemetary

New Party Announcement

The Inferno: 7th Annual Skate Jam
POSTED 11.18.15

ORLANDO, FL – Set your eights on FIRE, June 17-19, 2016 at The Inferno Skate Jam.  Friday, June 17, meet and greet fellow skate family members at the host hotel followed by dinner and drinks.  Later that evening warm up the wheels with DJ Soulnificent behind the steel.  Admission is $13 in advance.  Saturday join the crew for the Luau Cookout and Pool Party with free food and a Crab Boil.  That night DJ Arson will set the rink on fire from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Sunday, hitch a ride to The Inferno Beach Bash at Cocoa Beach followed by one last roll with DJ Arson.  Book your hotel suite now at the Orlando Airport Hotel.
The Inferno

Red Alert Skate Party
POSTED 11.12.15

RALEIGH, NC – United Skates of America, Raleigh is rolling out the RED carpet to welcome the Fresh Prince of Philly, DJ Jammin’.  Wear your red skate attire, Saturday, February 6 as you roll to Hip Hop, R&B and House music.   The after roll will be at IHOP so you can get a bite of their famous pancake stacks after a hard skate workout.  This event is for adults 18 and older and admission is $12.
Red Alert Skate Party

True Skater Weekend 2016
POSTED 11.12.15

CAMDEN, NJ – Calling all True Skaters!  Bring your eights to Millennium Skate World, Saturday, March 5 and show that you are a true skater.  Roll to the sounds provided by DJ Jammin and DJ Arson from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $12 per person and includes a delicious buffet.  It doesn’t get any better than that!
True Skater Weekend


5th Annual Sk8cation: All-Inclusive Edition
POSTED 11.5.15

Top 10 Reasons to Attend SK8CATION in 2016

#10 You've probably never been to Arizona (and if you've probably never skated here). By coming, you'd accomplish your goals of going somewhere different and attending a new skate party. #SK8CATION

#9 It's one of the few National Skating Parties on the West Coast (and the only one in the state of Arizona). #SK8CATION

#8 This year's event marks our Silver Anniversary (5th Annual)! You'll be able to join us and celebrate history in the making. #SK8CATION

#7 Recently, AZ has become the most popular location for national events. In the past 7 years, we've hosted the Super Bowl (2x), NBA All-Star Game, WNBA All-Star Game and the PGA Tour. Next year, we're scheduled to host the BCS College Football Championship and the Men's Final Four. Events like these are only held in great locations. #SK8CATION

#6 The "Stop Light Party" (Meet & Greet) is guaranteed to be EPIC! Get dressed to impressed in red, yellow or green and mingle with the SK8 Fam as you partake in music and cocktails. #SK8CATION

#5 Skating + Vacation = SK8CATION! This party is literally a skating vacation. You can't beat 85 degree weather in the Winter! Pack your shorts and tank tops and get ready to enjoy the sunshine during the day and scenic views at night. #SK8CATION

#4 It's home of the "Pre-Roll Bowling Party". We've rented out the entire bowling alley for 3 hours strictly for the SK8 Fam. It's COMPLETELY FREE (shoes, games, food and soft drinks). Just show up and get your bowl on! #SK8CATION

#3 There are 3 great DJs (S.W.A.T Team) from different parts of the country who are guaranteed to bring a diverse set filled with great energy. #SK8CATION

#2 It's the Most Inexpensive National Skate Party in the Country! Our "All-Inclusive" Wristband allows you to skate all weekend long for just $10. You won't find a deal like that anywhere else. #SK8CATION

#1 Phoenix is known as the "Melting Pot" which derives not only from the hot weather, but from the fact most skaters here are from somewhere else (Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Cleveland, New York, Philly and more). As a result of that, our goal is to make sure that local residents and out-of-town guests feel at home through our hospitality and the music. #SK8CATION

Mark your calendar – February 12-14, 2016!
The Toe Stoppas
"What Rolls Around...Comes Around"
5th Annual Sk8cation: All-Inclusive Edition

Swerve: A Boston Skate Situation
POSTED 11.4.15

BOSTON, MA – Coming April 2016, the folks at Chez Vous would like to invite you to come and get your skate swerve on in Beantown.  April 15-17, kick off the weekend at the Welcome Party followed by skating.  Saturday, get up and enjoy a breakfast buffet in your jammies at the Eggs n’ 8’s Pajama Morning Skate.  Later that afternoon, meet and greet more skate family at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.  Then it’s the main event featuring DJ-D (NYC) and DJ Big Papa (Boston).  A free full dinner buffet will be served.  Stick around on Sunday for a tour of Boston and a bonus night of skating.  Book your room now.
Swerve:  A Boston Skate Situation

17th Annual Scenario Weekend
POSTED 10.10.15

TOWSON, MD – The mother/daughter skate duo, Khannie and Marilyn of Silver and Gold, Unlimited, are hosting their 17th Annual Scenario Skate Weekend, December 11-13, 2015.  The DJ lineup includes:  DJ Fly Ty, DJ Jammin, DJ Nile and DJ Ed.  Kick the weekend off Friday night with a warm up skate and then wrap it up on Saturday at the main event.  For the best rate at the host hotel, book your room now at the Towson University Marriott.
The Scenario


December 5, Raleigh, NC
9th Annual Holiday Skating Affair

December 11-13, Baltimore, MD
17th Annual Scenario

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
FL: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sat
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
NY: Super Saturdays
Save the Date
June 10-12, 2016 2nd Annual Lone Star Skate Jam

9th Annual King's Rockskate

RALEIGH, NC – You are invited to the 9th Annual King's Rock Skate Holiday Skate Party! On deck for this year’s event is Donnie Dj D-Smooth Mayes from Charlotte NC and DJ How Smoove from the Bronx. It's happening Saturday, December 5, 2015 at United Skates of America, 2901 Trawick Road, Raleigh NC! Skate time is 11:59 pm to 5:00 am! Food will be served! We will be rolling to R&B, JB, House, Funk, GoGo, Old Skool, etc... We have music for everyone! Come and get it in! Book your rooms now at the host hotel for only $55 per night + tax.

- ML King

Message to Skaters

Behind the Scenes – What Event Coordinators Do For You
POSTED 11.3.15

USA - Every time you plan to attend a skate party, you go online to get the information that the coordinator as provided for you, arrange your transportation, book your hotel and decide on what to wear.  Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes to make all of this happen for you?  For each event, the skate coordinators sit down and negotiate with several vendors to get the best deal they possibly can for you.  They work hard to get the best rate with your financial bottom line in mind.  So please, try to make using the hotels, flights, car rentals, restaurants, bowling alleys, skating rinks or whatever business the coordinator for each event has a contract with.  These business are tracking numbers and when the numbers show the skater’s support, it allows the coordinators to obtain better negotiations and rates in the future for you and to keep the skate parties going year after year. Please keep this in mind when making your arrangements to attend an event.

The national skate coordinators would like to thank you in advance for your support.  #KnowledgeIsPower

James Cooper Sr

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

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

Carolyn "Platinum" Hayes
Easy Roller Skate Club
Columbus, OH

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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

Dec 1 – Rain, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Dec 3 - Foxy D, Dyme Rollerz, Columbus, OH
Dec 5 – Monique a.k.a. SkateVixen, NJ
Dec 7 – LaClaudia Dyson, Washington, D.C.
Dec 7 - Dee, "Fly Girl", Fam Affair, Florida
Dec 8 – Tracy “Lil Tracy” Wright, Jr. 2 Smoov Rollers, Little Rock, AR
Dec 10 - Kim Moore, Philly
Dec 10 – David Pippen, Alanta, GA
Dec 12 – Khalilah “KY” Yasmin, NE
Dec 13 - Preschuz, Washington, DC
Dec 14 – Wontaz “White Boy” Wallace, KY
Dec 14 – Latasha Tolbert-White, KY
Dec 15 - Darren Skinner, NSC Freestyle Rollers, N.C.
Dec 16 – DJ Keifer Bass, Dayton, OH
Dec 22 – Keona Edwards, Future NJ Skate 22 skater turning 9
Dec 24 – Stacy aka “Baby Stace”, Cincinnnati, OH
Dec 25 - Alisa "Bam Bam" Bailey, Milwaukee, WI
Dec 26 – Demetrius Anthony, Wilmington, DE
Dec 27 – Caring Stewart, Columbus, OH
Dec 28 – AK Role Model, Dayton, OH
Dec 30 – Darnell Bailey, NSC Freestyle Rollers, N.C.
Dec 30 - Rachael "SK8 Rebel", Cleveland, OH
Dec 31 - Michelle Porter, Chicago, IL

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