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Cali Slide 6 Skate Party
POSTED 10.24.16

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Sk8 Fanatics of LA would like to invite skaters to come and roll with them Veteran’s Day weekend!  Kick it off with the Early Bird Skate on Friday at Fountain Valley Skating Center with DJ Big Bert.  Friday night is the official kick-off at Chino Skate Express with East Coast DJ, DJ Arson. Prizes will be awarded to Best Male, Best Female, Trio’s and Trains so bring your best skate game.  Saturday, kicks off with at Shop Takeover at the Sk8 Fanatics Shop.  DJ Legaci will be rocking with live music, and food and drinks will be available.  Saturday’s main event will be at the Next Level Sports Complex.  Bring your own skates to roll on the maple wood floor.  Sunday night is the Cool Down skate at Chino Skate Express with DJ Taz and DJ Lady P.  Discounted presale tickets are available for Friday’s and Saturday’s events.
Cali Slide 6 Skate Party

Rollin' in Black Skate Bash
POSTED 10.23.16

RALEIGH, NC – Saturday, December 17, Five Brothers Entertainment brings to you, The Rollin’ in Black Skate Bash.  Everyone is invited to United Skates of America Raleigh to roll in Black from midnight until 5:00 AM.  Tickets are $10 and free food will be available.  Roll with DJ Wiz of Maryland, D-Smooth of the Queen City, DJ K-Diggar of Jersey and DJ High rise of Bull City.  So give yourself an early holiday gift and come enjoy the roll before Christmas.
Rolling in Black Skate Bash

Last Sunday R&B Adult Night
POSTED 9.28.16

ATLANTA, GA – East Side ATL!  Want to get a good roll in without traveling across the city?  Joi’s Sk8-A-Thon is hosting an R&B Adult Skate each and every last Sunday of the month.  Get rolling from 7:30 PM until 11:30 PM for the price of $8.  Music will be played by DJ Soulnificent of Baltimore.
Hard Hitters' Third Annual Halloween Party

Hard Hitters' 3rd Annual Halloween Party
POSTED 9.28.16

ATLANTA, GA – October is Breast Cancer Awareness and National Rollerskating Month so wrap up the month by “Hittin’ Da Rynk n Pynk”at the Hard Hitter’ 3rd Annual Halloween Party.  Saturday, October 30, 2016, come to Sparkles in Smyrna and roll with DJ Brian and DJ Soul from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  Admission is only $10.
Hard Hitters' Third Annual Halloween Party

6th Annul Sk8cation Skate Jam
POSTED 9.27.16

PHOENIX, AZ – The Toe Stoppas invite you to come to the Valley of the Sun, February 10-12, 2017.  Let Phoenix be your Winter oasis in the middle of February.  Lots of activities are planned for your enjoyment including a meet and greet at the park, a bowling alley take-over, two nights of skating and more.  The DJ lineup includes, DJ Taz, DJ WildChild, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Selectah Slam and DJ Joe Bowen.  Check out the ad to see what else the Toe Stoppas have planned for you.
Sixth Annual Toe Stoppas Skate Cation

17th Annual MLK Skate Jam
POSTED 9.27.16

HUNTSVILLE, AL – ARE YOU READY FOR HOTTEST INTERNATIONAL KICK-OFF SKATE JAM OF 2017!!!!  The Dogg Pound Skate Crew is hosting its 17th Annual MLK Skate Jam -  - calling out all superhero skaters to take over the city on the wood!!!" January 12-16 2017!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017:

  • Meet & Greet 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at main hotel
    WARM-UP SKATE 8:00 pm to 2:00 am $10 at the door with DJ FLY TY & DJ WILD CHILD

Friday, January 13, 2017:

  • Meet & Greet 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at main hotel
  • FREE DANCE 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom with DJ WILD CHILD!!!
    From 12:00 am to 5:00 am. $14 in advance or $16 at the door with DJ JOE BOWEN & DJ NARCISSISTIC 

Saturday, January 14, 2017:

  • Meet & Greet 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at main hotel in Grand Ballroom.  Tickets and T-Shirts can be purchased here!!! FREE Buffet from 1:00 pm until it's ALL GONE. Be ready to play cards, Checker, Chess, Dominos, Taboo & much, much more!!!
  • Coordinators meeting from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Then at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm in Grand Ballroom; ALL FREE... Twister contest, Family Feud, talent contest and  dance party with DJ KILLA B (ATL).
  • DPSC MLK SKATE JAM Part 3: MAIN EVENT 12:00 am to 6:00 am.  Admission $14 in advance or $16 at the door with DJ BIG BOB & DJ SOULNIFICENT 

Sunday, January 15, 2017:

  • Bowling Party from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Madison Lanes.  Cost is $15 for 3 games and shoes. Trophies will go to Best 5-Man Bowling Team, Best Male High Scorer and Best Female High Scorer.
  • DPSC MLK SKATE JAM Part 4: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am.  $10 Admission with DJ KILLA B & DJ CJ PRINCE OF JB

Monday, January 16, 2017:


Longest Distance Traveled: ???
Largest Uniform Group: ???
Best Club Participation: ???
Five Man Bowling Team: ???
Best Male High Scorer: ???
Best Female High Scorer: ???
Karaoke Contest 1st, 2nd and 3rd  Place: ???
Best Twister 1st and 2nd  Place: ???
Best Family Feud 1st and 2nd  Place: ???

January 12-16 2017!!!!
17th Annual MLK Skate Jam


October 28-29, Bakersfield, CA
3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam Bakersfield

October 28-30, Detroit, MI
Skate-O-Ween 15

October 30, Atlanta, GA
Hard Hitters' 3rd Annual Halloween Party

November 4-5, Kansas City, MO
Fall Roll Fest

November 11-12, Little Rock, AR
1st Annual Midsouth Meets East Coast Skate Classic

November 11-13, Los Angeles, CA
Cali Slide 6 Skate Party

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
Monthly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Gwinnett

3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam

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.

Skate-O-Ween 15

DETROIT, MI –  This year, Skate-O-Ween has added an additional night.  Friday night get your Hallow Skate Weekend started with a treat before Skate-O-Ween.  From midnight until 3:30 PM roll with DJ Soulnificent at the Skatin’ Station, hosted by Tony and Tee.  Saturday is the main event, the 15th Annual Skate-O-Ween by Cookie and Tee, the Detroit Rhythmic Rollers. Wear your best costume for a chance to win a prize.  Sunday night is the After Glow where admission is $5 with a band.  Rooms are available for booking at the Comfort Inn, Red Roof Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

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Oct 17 - Jules DeShazor Thomas, Philly, PA (Big 3-0!)
Oct 17 – “Pretty Nikki”, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 18 - Everett Mims, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 19 – Blue Jay, Elite Squad, Cleveland, OH
Oct 21 - Cedrick "Ceddy Bear" Harrell - Detroit, MI

Oct 9, 2009 - Stacey "Mrs. RollinDiva" & Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis

Oct 21, 2005 - Angela Simmons- Hill (Pooh) and Luther (YounggunLou) Hill of Louisville, KY will be celebrating 11 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 10 - Pepzi, C-Land Freestylers, Cleveland, OH
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

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