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Safe Viewing of the Solar Eclipse
POSTED 7.31.17

PHOENIX, AZ –As you all have heard by now, there will be a major lifetime event happening on Monday, August 21 – Solar Eclipse 2017!  Total solar eclipse only occurs once or twice in your lifetime and a large population of this country will be able to view it in its totality.  The path of totality will span from Oregon to South Carolina hitting major cities like Kansas City and St. Louis.  If you are not on the path you will still be able to see a partial eclipse  from anywhere in the country.  I want everyone to be equipped with the knowledge of how to view this phenomenon safely. 
To view the solar eclipse, you must wear certified eclipse glasses, regardless of whether it is a partial or total eclipse. If you do not protect your eyes, the UV light from the sun will cause retinal damage and/or blindness. Only wear glasses certified with the ISO 12312-2 standard imprinted on the glasses. When wearing these glasses, you will not be able to see your hand in front of your face. Therefore, regular sunglasses WILL NOT protect your eyes. These glasses are available on but selling out fast. Be careful and make sure they are certified.  You can also use Google to find out where you can get glasses in your area.

If you are going to take photos, please know that your camera, cell phone or whatever device you use must be protected also.  For larger lenses, you should have a special solar eclipse filter.  For cell phones and mobile devices, you can use the glasses by placing the lens of the glasses in front of the camera lens.  Totality will only last about 2.5 minutes so you have to know what you are doing when it comes to moving targets and be quick.  Do not zoom in.  Zooming in or not using a filter will destroy your camera.  Looking through the camera to view the eclipse damage your eyes as well.  Loss of eyesight is permanent so please take this seriously.

Keep Rollin’

New Party Announcement

12th Annual Fall Roll Fest
POSTED 7.31.17

ST. LOUIS, MO –It’s the 12th Annual Fall Roll Fest hosted by the STL Rollers coming to you, November 3-4, 2017.  Friday night, skate from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM at Skate City.  Saturday, roll from midnight to 5 AM at Skate King.  DJ line up includes DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Slim, and DJ Low Rida.  Book your room by October 20 for the discount rate. 
Fall Roll Fest 2017

Beechmont Adult Skate Night
POSTED 7.30.17

CINCINNATI, OH – Saturday, August 26, roll into Sunday morning at Beechmont Rollarena’s Adult Skate night.  Enjoy skating to the sounds brought to you by DJ Narsistic of Columbus, from midnight until 4:00 AM.  Admission is only $10, skate rental extra.  Must be 18 or older to ender the building.
Beechmont Adult Skate Night

22nd Annual Sk8-A-Thon
POSTED 7.22.17

ATLANTA, GA –August 31 through September 4, Joi’s 22nd Annual Sk8-A-Thon has it all! Vendors, skate performances, raffles, bowling, cookout, dancing and plenty of skating.  Skate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND Monday.  Get your groove on Friday at the Welcome Dance at the Westin.  Saturday, leave your favorite bowling ball and shoes at home.  The challenge will be to see who still has an “A” game using House Balls and Shoes.  Saturday evening wear white to the All-White Dance.  Sunday, get your BBQ on at the Cookout at International Park – The Beach.  The weekend DJ lineup includes:  DJ Wiggles, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Big Bob, DJ Soulnificent, DJ Brian, DJ Jammin, DJ Mz. Tone, DJ Double A., DJ Teezie, DJ MzThickness, DJ Gnice, DJ Mar, DJ Tranz, DJ Spin, DJ Warlock, DJ Arson, and DJ Wildchild.  (I need a manicure after typing this DJ list!) This is an “advanced skater” event.  No rentals allowed!   
Skate A Thon

State 2 State Sk8 Off
POSTED 7.22.17

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Got skate skills?  Here’s your opportunity to show them off for a chance at a cash prize at the 1st Annual State 2 State Sk8 Off.  September 29-30, 2017 join Fred and Deleshia in Huntington Beach, CA for a weekend of fun.  Friday night is the Meet and Greet at Palmz Lounge from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  Friday night, warm up at the Sk8 Kick off with DJ Lady P.  Saturday, have fun at Dave and Buster’s starting at noon.  Saturday night is the Main event with DJ Ray.  Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Group, Best Couple, Best Male and Best Female Single Skater.  Advance tickets are $15 and free food will be available.   
State to State Skate Off

Skating Out Lupus
POSTED 7.18.17

CAMDEN, NJ –Lupus is a disease that triggers cells in your body to attack you instead of invaders like viruses, bacteria and other germs.  The results of these attacks are very painful and disruptive to everyday living and there is currently no cure. Do your part to help raise money to help find a cure for this disease by heading to Millennium Skate World for the Skating Out Lupus Jam hosted by Lady B, Saturday August 12 from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Special appearance by the Full Force Brothers and DJ Brent Rock will be providing the music. 
Skating Out Lupus

Texas Sk8 Fair Classic - PinkAPalooza
POSTED 7.15.17

DALLAS, TX –Get ready to roll in the 214!  October 6-8, 2017, O.D and Randie invites all skaters to come to Dallas for the Texas Sk8 Fair Classic - PinkAPalooza Skate for a Cure. Friday wear your 90’s gear to the Meet and Greet and dance to DJ Slave.  A prize will be awarded for best outfit.  Friday night, roll with DJ Wildchild and Mz. DJ Tone at “Favorite Sk8 Jam T-Shirt Night”.  Saturday, take over the Daiquiri Shoppe with DJ G Brown hosted by the Justice League and T.S.F.C.  Saturday night wear pink and blue to the main event, PinkAPalooza, and roll to the sounds of DJ Joe Bowen and DJ Jammin.  Wind down at the Sunday Night Adult Skate with DJ Soul Train.  Hotel rooms available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott for $99/night with Texas Sk8 Fair block.
Texas Skate Fair Classic 2017

Kickin' it in the 'Ville
POSTED 6.25.17

LOUISVILLE, KY – Bowling, Horseshoes, Corn Hole, Basketball, Kickball, Card Games, Food . . . SKATE!  The Louisville Rail Ridaz invites skaters from around the country to Kick It In The ‘Ville, September 15-17, 2017.  Friday, bowl before the warm-up roll with DJ Rollbounce.  Saturday Meet and Greet at George Rogers Clark Park from 2 PM until 7:00 PM.  Saturday night roll at the Roost with DJ Joe Bowen.  Sunday, cool down from the hot weekend from 9:30 PM until 2:00 AM.  Book your hotel room under the RailRidaz block.
icking it in the Ville

3rd Annual Cancer Sk8 Jam
POSTED 6.25.17

ATLANTA, GA –Tee and Kojak would like to invite all skaters to the 3rd Annual Cancer Sk8 Jam, October 15, 2017.  DJ Smooth will be spinning the jams from 8:00 PM until midnight.  Ladies wear pink and guys wear blue as you roll and celebrate Yoster’s birthday.  Admission is only $10.
3rd Annual Cancer Skate Jam


Aug 17-20, Cleveland, OH
Greatest Skate Show 5

Aug 26, Cincinnati, OH
Beechmont Adult Skate Night

Aug 31 - Sep 4, Atlanta, GA
Joi's 22nd Annual Sk8-A-Thon

Sep 1-2, Sacramento, CA
6th Annual ColLABORation Weekend

Sep 4, Atlanta, GA
Peachie's Silent Skate

September 15-16, Louisville, KY
Kickin it in the 'Ville

September 16, Kendall Park, NJ
Code Blue Skate Jam

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
Monthly Jamz
No current listings

5th Annual GreatSkateShow

CLEVELAND, OH   –  The Rollin Buckeyez welcome you to Cleveland, OH this summer for a wild weekend of fun and entertainment.  The weekend starts on Thursday, August 17th with an Adult Warm up skate.  Get your sea legs together for the All White Dance Cruise on Friday evening.  Saturday head to the park for a cookout/Beach Party/Kickball Challenge starting at noon.  Saturday night is the main skate event at Pla-more Roller Rink.  OH! It’s not over yet!  Sunday bowl before you go at Wickliffe Lanes.  Admission and prices vary per event.  See ad for more details.

Rink for Sale

Rink for Sale
POSTED 5.30.17

WISCONSIN   –  If you've ever dreamed of owning your own roller rink, here's the perfect opportunity.  Located in central Wisconsin, this successful rink has been in business since the early 1960's and is continuing to grow!  The rink building is just over 12,000 sq. ft and sits on just under 10 acres in a great location.  Outstanding report with the community, open year 'round and low overhead.  Completely turn-key for $459,000. If you are a seriously considering owning your own rink, and are interested in the central Wisconsin area, please email Dan Veglahn at and let's talk. 

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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 10 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 14 years of marriage

Sep 1 - Twiggy Skater - Skate 22, BBP - NY/NJ
Sep 1 - Jojo, Universal Madness Skate Team, Washington, DC
Sep 6 - Rita and Gwen, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 7 – Niecy Famble (57), Cincinnati, OH
Sep 8 - Tracey aka Ms. Sexy, Da Unpredictablez, Washington, D.C.
Sep 10 – Ron, DC/MD
Sep 12 – Pooh, JB Elite, Flint, MI
Sep 13 – Babycakes, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 14 - Stan “Middle Man” Ferguson, Atl, GA
Sep 15 - Derrick "Turtle" Eason, Empire Refugee
Sep 15 - Ben Blume AKA 'Boo Boo', 50th, Baltimore, MD
Sep 15 - Tina Aka Lady T, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 15 - Moxie!, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 17 - Trendsetta Rico Hill, TSC
Sep 18 - Nikki Bowens, Adrenalin Awards and Style Skaters TV Network, Washington, DC
Sep 18 - Rob Lynch, DC
Sep 19 - Latoyah aka Jonesy, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 22 - Doarian aka French Vanilla, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22 – MoCa, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 22 - Lady Lee, Pearlers of Distinction Skating Club, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Mike "Groove" Blackwell,, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Cathy Hawkins, “The Glam Squad” CA
Sep 24 - DJ Mama Mia, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 26 - Ms Netta "The Whistle blower", Philly/S. Jersey
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 27 - Debra Mitchell, "Ms. St. Louis", Atlanta, GA
Sep 27 - Theresa (Ms. Tee) Jones, Detroit Rhythmic Rollers, Detroit, MI
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 29 - Michelle Wilson (Slim-Tall Drink)
Sep 29 - Kent A.K. Fresh, 704 Flyy Boyz, Charlotte, NC
Sep 29 - Tiffany aka "Sista Souljah", Fam Affair, Orlando, FL
Sep 30 - Andre "Drizzy" Poe, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Slyvella "Sly" Davis, Ohio Originators, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Mr. G, FunkySkatesProductions, ATL/NY

Sep 12, 2009 – DeWayne and Channa Goodlow, JBXperience, 8 yrs

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