Saturday, February 15th
Afternoon - Hospitality Suite
The vendors were set up with plenty of fantastic
attire and memorabilia for skaters. Among them were Freestyle Fashions
(an Adrenalin Award Nominee) who carry a large assortment of t-shirts, head gear
and embroidered attire. Flint Roller Skating Association came with T-Shirts
and skate towels, a must for any true skater that is ready to sweat. And new on
the scene was Hezekiah Barnett of the North & South Carolina Freestyle
Rollers with "Skate Xpressions".
Skate Xpressions are hand made candleholders depicting skaters from different
cities in poses that reflect their city's unique skate style.
The skate clubs and organizations came in to join us watching skating videos,
playing games, and chatting about our favorite subject - skating.
Youth Performance on Skates
that evening, a few hours before the main event, the Easy Rollers (ER)
and Skatemasters USA were invited to the Elsmere Skating Center to put
on a performance for the youth skaters who attended the regular Saturday evening
session. "Livin' it Up" by Ja Rule was played and the two groups sprang into action.
The Easy Rollers with their step routines and the Skatemasters with their synchronized
performance, each group mesmerizing the children as they watched in awe. They
witnessed skate moves from different parts of the country right in their home
rink. "Mr. Wiggles" (Columbus) stole a young boy's heart as he partnered
with him on the skate floor to perform a skating trick. I don't think this young
man will ever forget that he had a chance to roll with Mr. Wiggles. The children
also learned a lesson about customizing their own roller skates from Big Los.
They saw the unique pair of skates that he wears, made from a pair of Nike Pureposites
and wanted to know how he made them.
Then it was time for the children to flip the script and show the adults what
they could do. DJ "JL" called for the "Booty Call Line Dance". They did it as
it was taught to them by Nikki, who was taught to do it Kansas City style by Player
Mike. It had been some time since they were shown and some of the moves were lost
but they had no problem adding their own creativity to the dance. The Skatemasters
and Easy Rollers tried hard to keep in step with the young people but . . . .
.hummm, we will leave it at that.
it was time for Delaware to put it down for the old timers. Fast Backwards
Skate was called by the DJ and the children gathered in their groups, doing
the Delaware/Philly/S. Jersey Roll along the inside wall of the floor, backwards,
with interlocked arms and hands at a high rate of speed. The snaked it, formed
circles, went in and out and of course, took it down. How low can you go? Dimples
of ER was very impressed. "I thought our children were good skaters, I wish they
could see the kids here in Delaware skate", she exclaimed.
USA and the Easy Rollers watched the children through the duration of one song
and then decided to give it a try. Oh boy, that was something to see. Great attempt
but they could use a little more speed! It was quite comical and everyone enjoyed
spending the evening with the children.
The Main Event
It was 12:00 midnight and everyone was ready to roll.
The guest received both a personal and televised welcome as they entered the building.
From the DJ booth, Nikki, DJ Wiz, DJ Rob and I gave everyone a warm
welcome as they entered the building. Meanwhile G-Man made sure the buffet was
ready to feed a hungry crowd.
skaters were fired up and it was showtime. Cameras were flashing as people took
pictures to capture memories of the event.
Desamours of Atlanta was on site to work her magic with the video camera.
Look for Essie at future skating events.
the Adrenalin Website stated, "It is going to be hot in February" and that was
the case indeed. DJ Wiz and DJ Rob put it down in the booth as everyone continued
to come in the door. Skaters from Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California,
Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, North
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Maryland, D.C. and other states all came
with their Adrenalin pumping.
Mike of Kansas City had such a good time, |
he couldn't move after the party
skaters chose to roll on the outside of the rink, others chose to take to the
middle, which was alive with action. Just to name a few, Skate Assassins
of Virginia, the Chi-town High Rollers, Wizards on Wheels of Philly
as well as the smooth styles of Mr. Irv from Philly were there to exhibit
year, we found out through a represent that there is a gentleman that resides
in Philadelphia, a motorcycle rider whose skate name is "Mr. Wiggles".
What a coincidence that "Mr. Wiggles" of Columbus is also a motorcycle
rider. Due to the distance, the two had never met. The Adrenalin Skate Jam changed
that. Mr. Wiggles (Philly) and Mr. Wiggles (Columbus) finally met face-to-face.
The talked, got to know one another and got their roll on.
to the event, G-Man hosted a 72-hour "Adrenalin Represent" contest. Skaters who
logged on to SkateGroove.com
and posted a represent that included the phrase "See You at the Adrenalin" were
eligible for a prize and their name would be announced at the Adrenalin Skate
Jam. The winner, Michael Brown of Kansas City, KS submitted a represent
that was pure poetry. His entry was as follows:
Kansas City we knew there would come a day;
When the Skatemasters would travel
half way across the USA.
To join our national skating family for a special
And to share the good times with people who we know was heaven sent.
God has blessed every skating group with talented skaters;
there are no losers, therefore, it should not be no "haters."
No matter where
you come from near or far;
It doesn't matter if you come by bus, plane, or
either by car.
Black or White, no matter the color of your skin;
God bless us all, See You At The Adrenalin
Love and Peace
will receive two complimentary tickets to any skate jam of his choice that is
advertised on SkateGroove.com, paid by G-Man and SkateGroove.com.
must give props to the group that showed in the largest numbers. Columbus Finest
on Wheels showed up with more than 25 members and we applaud them for their
support. They came adorned in their red outfits and represented during Ohio's
Roll Call with their signature "Bounce" skating style.
Skate Clubs and Organizations
Chi-Town High Rollers - Chicago
Columbus Finest - Columbus, OH
Skate Club - Columbus, OH
Flint Roller Skating Association - Flint, MI
J&J Skate Productions - Atlanta, GA
Kansas City Roll Patrol - Kansas City,
Midnight Angels - Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Midnight Rollers 2000
- Washington, D.C. Metro Area
'Nati Skate Train - Cincinnati, OH
Freestyle Rollers - North & South Carolina
Roll With It Productions - Atlanta,
Skate 22 Family - Union, NJ
Seville on Wheels - Jacksonville, FL
Skatemasters USA- Kansas City, KS
The JB's - Chicago
Wheels of Pleasure
- Dayton, OH
Wizards on Wheels - Philadelphia, PA
Please pardon us if we missed anyone
Flint Angels of
Skate Xpressions by Hez held a raffle where two winners each received
a three-foot tall Skate Xpressions candleholder. The raffle winners were Leroy
from New Jersey and Donahue a.k.a. The Bodyguard from Atlanta. Each
candleholder was handmade and had to weigh at least 30 pounds. How they got them
home is yet to tell.
We didn't want to put a damper on the festivities
but mother nature put her foot down. The local weather reports called for 12 -
24 inches of snow to hit the Delaware area in the next 12 hours. A decision had
to be made. In the interest of the safety of the skaters. The second skate party
that was scheduled for Sunday night had to be cancelled. The skaters who drove
knew they must depart early.
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