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Skate Session
Super Saturdays w/DJ Arson
POSTED 5.25.15

LONG ISLAND NY – This Saturday, head to Hot Skates for this month's Super Saturdays' skate party featuring two hot DJs: DJ Arson along with special guest DJ Wild Child all the way from Houston, TX. Roll from 10:00 PM until 3:00 AM. Admission is $15.
Hot Skates Super Saturdays

Cruise News

2016 Cruise Skate and Dance Check List
POSTED 5.22.15

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

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.


New Party Announcement

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

1st Annual OKC Soul Roll
POSTED 5.6.15

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

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

Lone Star Skate Jam
POSTED 5.3.15

DALLAS, TX – Mark your calendar for the Lone Star Skate Jam, June 12-14, 2015, hosted by the Texas-sized DFW Skate Alliance.  All skating events will take place at Forum Roller World in Grand Prairie.  Tickets are $12 in advance.  Friday night, represent your favorite sports team while rolling with DJ Classick and DJ Wild Child.  Saturday at the main event, Roll to DJ Soulnificent and DJ G. Brown.  The weekend includes a kid-friendly cookout and a Meet and Greet.
Lone Star Skate Jam


May 30, Columbia, SC
Stop the Violence Skate Jam

May 30, Long Island, NY
Super Saturdays

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

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

Rolling for A Cause: Stop the Violence

COLUMBIA, SC – The Capital City Rollaz would like to invite all skaters to the 2nd Annual Rolling for a Cause, Stop the Violence skate jam.  May 30, 2015, come to Three Fountains Skating Rink and roll to the sounds of DJ Soulnificent, the Music Director.  The party starts at 11:30 PM and admission is $10.

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


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May 19 - Michael Moss, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 19 - Miss Cookie, DC/MDC
May 20 - Tanisha Davidson, Master Rollers, DC/MD
May 20 - Stich, Ruff Rollerz, DC/MD
May 21 - Jeanette J.L Littlejohn, Indianapolis, IN
May 21 – Milo, Louisville, KY
May 23 - Ebony Hood VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
May 23 - Brandi "Fancy" Christia, Richmond, VA
May 24 - Marcial Wiggins, aka Mouse, Diamond State Rollers, Wilmington, DE
May 28 - Shawn Lo-Key Lawhorn, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 31 - Marsha Cepeda "Heaven on Wheels", North Jersey
May 31 - Khannie Butler, The Scenario, Philly, PA
May 31 - Chel SoChic Mason, Jacksonville, FL

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

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