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Beechmont Adult Skate Night - One Year Anniversary
POSTED 7.24.16

CINCINNATI, OH – On August 20, celebrate one year of rolling at Beechmont and get your skate on Saturday night into Sunday morning at Beechmon Rollarena’s Adult Skate night.  Enjoy skating to the sounds of Columbus’ own, DJ Narsistic from 11:59 PM until 4:00 AM.  Admission is only $10, skate rental extra.  Must be 18 or older to ender the building.
Beechmont Adult Skate Night

'Nati Skate Train 20th Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 7.13.16

CINCINNATI, OH – The ‘Nati Skate Train is celebrating 20 years of rolling hard in the midwest.  Get onboard Saturday, August 6 at Skatetown USA.  Roll to some of your favorite old school, funk and more.  Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 after 2:00 AM at the station.  Don’t miss that train!  Choo! Choo!
20th Annual Skate Extravaganza

7th Annual Showdown N Seatown
POSTED 6.29.16

SEATTLE, WA – Add Seattle to your Summer vacation plans and attend the 7th Annual Showdown N Seatown, showcasing T-Stacks and B Fresh, August 5-7, 2016.  Roll all three nights to music provided by DJ Fly Ty on Friday, DJ Wild Child on Saturday and DJ Sketch on Sunday.  Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  Also included in the weekend’s festivities is a SNS BBQ at the Central Senior Center with DJ NYICE Guy on the wheels.  For more information, visit ShoDown N SeaTown on Facebook.
Showdown in Seatown

Doin' It On The Wood!
POSTED 6.24.16

KANSAS CITY, MO – Let’s do it on the wood!  Winnwood Skate Center invites you to come and roll August 12-13, 2016 on their 15,000 square ft. wood floor.  DJ Low Rida and DJ Joe Bowen will be providing he sounds all weekend long.  Purchase your combo ticket at the door on Friday night to gain admission to both nights for just $20.  Food will be provided at each event.  Guests must be 18 or older to be admitted. Book your hotel now. 
Doing it on the wood

Joi's Sk8-A-Thon 2016
POSTED 6.16.16

ATLANTA, GA – The event you have been waiting for is just around the corner.  Joi’s 21st Annual International Sk8-A-Thon is coming September 1-5.  Roll for five nights straight at ATL area rinks.  The DJ lineup includes DJ Fly Ty, DJ Spin, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Wildchild, DJ Brian, Mz DJ Tone, DJ Big Bob, DJ Jammin, DJ Narsistic, DJ Soul and DJ Jammin.  Whew!  New this year, Ms. Peachie will be hosting her Silent Skate party at Skate Towne.  Admission is limited to the first 300 skaters so purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets can be purchased online through PayPal.  See flyer for additional information.   In addition to great skating to a fantastic crew of musical maestros, get your party on with DJ Wiggles at the Weston on Friday.  Saturday kicks off with a Pool Party followed by a White Linen party.  Later, enjoy a cookout at the Bransby YMCA with DJ Spin and guest DJs and round up the party with a Line Dance After Party with DJ Allusion.  Book your hotel now because rooms will go fast.
Joi's Skate A Thon 2016

Tampa Soul Roll 2017 - The Weekend Bash
POSTED 6.15.16

TAMPA, FL – Take a break from the winter blues and head to sunny Tampa, FL in January 2017.  Roll for three nights the weekend of January 13-15 at three different rinks with DJ Fanatic and DJ Arson.  Other weekend activities include a Meet-N-Greet at the host hotel on Friday evening, a Get-Together at Rowlett Park and on Sunday, enjoy a free concert at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival.  Book your room at the Tampa Marriott Westshore.
Tampa Soul Roll 2017

Mz Nese's 5th Annual Birthday Skate Affair
POSTED 6.5.16

CAMDEN, NJ – ***NEW LOCATION***  Come to Camden August 12-13, 2016 and celebrate Mz Nese’s birthday all weekend long.  Friday is a Bowling Pre Party at South Bowl from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM in Philly with an after party at Penn Landing.  Saturday meet and greet Pool Side from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Towne Place Suites in Mt. Laurel. Later that evening, cap off the celebration with her during an all-night skate from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.  Wear your purple and roll for four hours to D Brian and DJ D.  Admission is 12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Book your hotel now.
Mz Nese 5th Annual Birthday Celebration

3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam
POSTED 5.26.16

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.
3rd Annual Sin City Skate Jam


August 5-7, Seattle, WA
7th Annual Shodown N Seatown

August 6, Cincinnati, OH
20th Annual Skate Extravaganza

August 12-13, Camden, NJ
Mz. Nese' 5th Annual Birthday Skate Affair

August 12-13, Kansas City, MO
Doin' it On The Wood Skate Jam

August 19-20, Cleveland, OH
Rollin Buckeyez Greatest Skate Show 2016

August 20, Cincinnati, OH
Beechmont Adult Skate Night

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
NY: Super Saturdays

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Jul 19 - Chucky, Butterflys N Unity
Jul 22 - Sharon Kimpson, former Master Roller “DC Style”
Jul 22 – Ms. Tracy, Millennium Skate World, Camden, NJ
Jul 22 - Jeff "Silk" Carpenter, Chicago, IL
Jul 23 – Misha “China Doll” Goins, Chester, VA
Jul 25 - Dwayne Bailey, Milwaukee, WI
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

July 17 – Rich and Karen, As The Wheels Turn Skate Club, Northern California, 31 years
July 18 – Milo and Patrice, Louisville, KY

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

Aug 18 - Yogi White (Louisville RailRidaz) and LaTasha Marie "Shorty" White (Louisville Gurlz) of Louisville, Ky celebrating 9 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 13 years of marriage.

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