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Big Wheel Blowout 3 Weekend
POSTED 3.31.15

CHICAGO, IL – Coming May 15-16, 2015 to Chi-Town, it is the Big Wheel Blowout 3 Weekend!  Friday, put on your best whites and take a cruise at the Appreciation/Award Yacht Party hosted by Snoop and Sandice.  Skaters, Steppers, and Line Dancers can get your dance on with DJ Calvin of V103 and DJ DMC.  Two DJ’s playing the jams for skaters, steppers and line dancers.  The weekend also includes G Slide lessons with Juice and a special performance by S.EX.I. Kitties of Chicago.  Saturday is the main skating event at Rich City Skate in Richton Park featuring Chicago’ own DJ Joe Bowen and DJ CJ. 
Big Wheel Blowout 3 Weekend

The Greatest Skateshow in the Land
POSTED 3.19.15

CLEVELAND, OH – The RollinBuckeyez welcome you to Cleveland, Ohio for the "3rd annual Greatest SkateShow in the Land", August 14 -16, 2015.

Experience the "Greatest SkateShow in the Land" One of Cleveland's premier events of the summer featuring four of the country’s HOTTEST DJ’s:  DJ Joe Bowen, MzTone, DJ Brian and DJ Arson.  Friday come to Happy Hour on the Goodtime Cruise at the North Coast Harbor.  Follow it up with the All White After Party.  Saturday there will be a Cookout, Beach Party and Kick-Ball Challenge at Edgewater Park.  Saturday Night is the Main event.  Admission is $12.  Stick around Sunday for the Adult Sunday Night skate session at United Skates Wickliffe.
The Greatest Skateshow in the Land

Back to the 80's Skate Party
POSTED 3.18.15

LANHAM, MD – Kandy Konnections invites skaters to take a roll “Back to the 80’s”! Come dressed with big hair, bright neon clothes, fat wide belts, colorful socks, headbands stockings, leg warmers and bright sneakers!  Saturday, April 18 from 11:30 PM until 2:00 AM at Lanham Skating Center, enjoy music by DJ Swizzy who will be taking it back to the 80’s.  Admission is $10 in advance.
Back to the 80's Skate Party

5th Annual ColLABORation Sk8 Jam
POSTED 3.15.15

SACRAMENTO, CA – Labor Day Weekend 2015 it’s the 5th Annual ColLABORATION Sk8 Jam at Roller King in Sacramento.  Two nights of skating, Saturday and Sunday with the main event on Saturday night from Midnight until 4:30 AM..  Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door.  Sunday, roll from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  These events are for adults only. 
5th Annual Collaboration Skate Jam

West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam
POSTED 3.2.15

LOS ANGELES, CA – Are you planning to Go Back to Cali?  Get ready because it is coming in a few short months.  DJ Big Bert would like to invite skaters nationwide to the 10th Annual West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam, May 21-24, 2015 featuring DJ Keifer B and DJ Dub Cee. The weekend includes a free BBQ, the infamous White Linen Dance, a Cookout, brunch and 4  nights of skating.  This is one you don’t want to miss.
West Coast Back to Cali Skate Jam

Spring Bling Skate Jam
POSTED 2.27.15

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – “If you ain’t sweating, you ain’t skating!”.  The Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers are hosting their Spring Bling Skate Jam, May 16, 2015 at Youngstown Skate.  Come to town early and enjoy a Meet and Greet at Camelot Bowling Lanes.  Then sweat it out at Youngstown Skate from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM to the sounds of DJ Narsistic. A free buffet will be available until it all gone. This is a 21 and older No Tolerance Event.
Spring Bling Skate Jam

7th Anniversary Dance, Bowling and Skate Party
POSTED 2.7.15

BALTIMORE, MD – The Low Riderz Skate Club is celebrating its 7th Anniversary of being a skate family.  Come and party with them April 24 -26 at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.  The weekend’s activities include a two-part Meet and Greet Dance Party and Bowling party and two nights of skating.  Music will be provided by DJs Miss Classy, Jammin, JB, and Nile. Free food will be served.
7th Anniversary Dance, Bowling and Skate Party


Rollin' in the Sunshine
POSTED 1.22.15

ORLANDO, FL – Sunshine, sand, seafood,  luau, cookout, pool party, skates and the hard wood . . . .sound good to you yet?  This June, take a trip to Orlando to Roll in the Sunshine, June 19-21.  Friday, kick it off with a Meet and Greet at the host hotel, followed by dinner, drinks and then the warm up skate party w DJ Brian and DJ Soulnificent.  Saturday, party all day at the Luau cookout and pool party and then party all night at the main event.  Sunday, hang around and roll at the Official After Party at United Skates of America, Tampa with DJ Arson.  Two great cities, one great weekend. 
 Rollin' in the Sunshine

All Sweat Weekend
POSTED 1.20.15

RICHMOND, VA – Pack your towels and extra change of skate outfits for the 6th Annual All Sweat Skate Weekend hosted by the Virginia Skate Connection and Hoodtimes.  Friday, bring the hot sauce and partake in a Fish Fry Feast that includes a Spades and Chess Tournament.  Then simmer up at Ashland Skateland with DJ Jammin and DJ Soul.  Saturday Skaters will takeover Applebees starting at 4:00 PM with DJ Jammin followed by an All-Star Basketball game.  Then hit the “Boiling Point – Sweat Night” with DJ Arson and DJ Brian who are sure to set the place on fire.  It all goes down May 8-9, 2015.
 All Sweat Weekend

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


THIS JUST IN! Cruise and Skate is Back!
POSTED 2.26.15

DETROIT, MI – Plans are in the works for the 2016 Cruise and Skate hosted by the Detroit Rhythmic Rollers.  If you have always wanted to go but did not get the chance then here is another opportunity.  Plans are currently in the works and when the information is available, it will be posted on  Why the heads up? Start saving your money.  If you need a savings plan, check out the 52 Week Savings Challenge.  We are already almost into March so play catch up and you will be ahead of the game.

In the News

The Struggle for Survival Among US Skating Rinks
POSTED 2.9.15

MSN.COM –There is an article on recently published titled “Urban Roller Skating Fight for Survival as U.S. Rinks Close” that talks about the current financial state of American roller rinks and their continuous struggle to keep their doors open.  Despite the renaissance of roller skating over the past two decades, it still hasn’t been enough.  What more can be done to keep the rinks in operation allowing us to continue to pass the joy of Rollerskating down to future generations? That is a question we should ask ourselves.


April 3-5, Atlanta, GA
9 DJ's - 3 Nights

April 10-12, New Orleans, LA
4th Annual Let the Good Times Roll

April 16-19, Sacramento, CA
6th Annual Spring Skate Jam

April 18, Lanham, MD
Back to the 80's Skate Party

April 24-25, Baltimore, MD
Low Riderz 7th Anniversary

April 24-25, Atlanta, GA
AJAX Skate Jam

April 24-26, St. Louis, MO
20th Annual Super Skating Extravaganza

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jarmz
FL: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sat
GA: Sparkles, Skatetowne
Monthly Jamz
IL: 4th Sat
MD: 2nd & 4th Sun

9 DJ's - 3 Nights

ATLANTA, GA – 9 (DJ’s) + 3 (Nights) = ???  1 (Fantastic Weekend) where you are sure to have a good time.  April 3 – 5, 2015 come to the ATL and roll to the lineup of nine great DJs:  DMC, Soul, Arson, Narsistic, Wildchild, Brian, Mike Music, Jammin, and Greg Nice all brought to you by your host, DJ Moony Dee.  Roll Friday and Saturday at Skate Towne and Sunday at Sparkles.  The weekend also includes a meet and greet and a Skater’s Bull Ride at Camp Creek.  Admission for each event varies so see the ad for details.

4th Annual Let the Good Times Roll

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Skaters Association would like to invite skaters nationwide to come down to the Bayou and Let the Good Times Roll¸ April 10-12, 2015.  Make plans to enjoy the sights and cuisine that New Orleans is famous for.  The St. Charles street car, Bourbon Street, those delicious Beignets and all the seafood you can stand.  There will be three nights of skating with three hot DJs in the weekend lineup:  DJ WildChild, DJ Big Bob and DJ Joe Bowen.  Book your hotel room today.

2RAW Spring Skate Jam

SACRAMENTO, CA – Spring is almost here and it’s time to get RAW. . . 2RAW.  April 16-19, 2015 join 2RAW as they host their annual Spring Skate Jam, a full weekend with four nights of skating!  Other activities include a Meet and Greet, a cookout, a bowling party and more. Book your hotel room now at the Marriott Sacramento Rancho Cordova.


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Mar 26 - Glenn Carr, OL' SKooL, Lou, KY
Mar 29 - Xandria "BEIJING" Slay-Watkins
Mar 29 - Kenny “Stepquick” Eaddy, Solid Gold Skaters, Columbus, OH
Mar 30 – Zena Ray, aka Zee, Camden, NJ
Mar 31 - April Lassiter, Sophisticated Lady, Skatemasters USA, KC, Kansas
Mar 31 – Darryl Meadows, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers¸ Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 31 – Steve McGee, Columbus Pearlers, Columbus, OH

Apr 1 - Tanya Mallett, Mil-town Rollers, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 1 – Xavier “Lil Xa” Berry, Jr., 2 Smoov Rollers, Arkansas
Apr 2 - Trenaye Neequaye, Detroit, MI
Apr 4 - Metromike, Master Rollers Sk8 Club, Washington, D.C.
Apr 4 - Darnell a.k.a. Unpredictable D, Da Unpredictablez, Cleveland, OH
Apr 4 - Virginia Mz. Dee, CCP, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 4 - Kraz'e CoCo, ATL, GA
Apr 6 - Trina Edmondson, Columbus, OH
Apr 8 - KatchmeifuKan~~KK, Kansas City
Apr 8 – Stanley a.k.a. “A Beast”, MD bwo NJ
Apr 9 - Darryl "Crazyleggs" Byrd, Columbus Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 10 - Daryl "DemoD", Columbus, OH
Apr 10 – Troy Myree, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 12 – Darlene Washington, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 14 - Wesley "Wes Jiggs" Jones, Jr., President, Crowd Cutta Productions, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Easter aka "Spicy-E", Columbus, Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Ms. Lisa, Ohio Skaters, Akron, OH
Apr 15 - Felicia “Bambi” Fluitt, Brooklyn, New York
Apr 16 – Marcia Bowie, West Coast Skater, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 17 - Loretta Cobb, VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
Apr 17 – Toni “Tot”, Kansas City. MO
Apr 18 - Tony "Big Body" Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 - Nina Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 – Rose Bean, Dynasty Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Apr 19 – Patrice aka “Sparkle”, Louisville, KY
Apr 20 - Dee, Nashville Quad Dymes, Nashville, TN
Apr 20 – DJ Storman Norman, DC/MD/VA
Apr 22 - Tiffany, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 23 - Mr. Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis, Skate Freaks, NC
Apr 23 - Baby DJ, Nashville Quad Dymes, Nashville, TN
Apr 24 - Phelicia Wright, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25 - Wanda, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 25 - Daryl "D-Mac" McNeil of Mil-Town Rollers, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 26 - Lauretta Lawrence, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 26 - Dre MJ Thomas, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ|
Apr 27 - Lance Hull, Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 28 - April “N2SK8N” Major, Skateking, St. Louis, MO
Apr 29 - Margaret "Killer", Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 30 - Myles "Chilly-Mac" McPherson¸Ohio Legends, Huber Heights, OH

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