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Legends Weekend 2022

New Party Announcement

3rd Annual Peach Roll
POSTED 7.24.22

SAVANAH, GA – The 3rd Annual Peach Roll is happening the weekend of September 23-25 in Savannah.  Friday, Meet and Greet at the AMF Bowling Alley, then get warmed up rolling with DJ Yoga, DJ Fanatic and DJ Two2Much.  Saturday, the day party will be at Lake Mayer with DJ OneWay.  Enjoy food, drinks and fun from 2 PM to 6 PM.  The main event will be later that night starting at 10 PM with DJ Mz Tone, DJ Moony Dee and DJ MasterToby musically entertaining you.  Sunday rounds up the activities with a final skate from 8 PM until 12 AM.
3rd Annual Peach Roll

8th Annual Rollin-N-White Adult Skate Paty
POSTED 7.21.22

RALEIGH, NC – The 8th Annual Rollin-n-White Adult Skate Party is coming soon.  Mark you calendar for August 20 to head to Raleigh and join Tobe and his DJ lineup that includes DJ Killa B, DJ Young Soul and DJ Money Mike as they set the floor on fire from midnight until 5:00 a.m. Admission is $20 per person and guests must be 18 or older to enter.
8th Annual Rollin-N-White Adult Skate Paty

SK812 Winter Skate Party
POSTED 7.8.22

EVANSVILLE, IN – Mark your calendar for skating December 3 in Evansville as SK812 would like to invite you to their Meet and Greet at Plush Event Center followed by the Winter Skate Party at Skate World.  DJ D and DJ Yung Angel will be spinning from 11:59 to 4:00 AM.  Admission is $10 in advance, more at the door.  Skaters must be 21 and older to attend.
Skate 812 Winter Skate Party

6th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin Skate Weekend
POSTED 7.2.22

COLUMBUS, OH – The True Striders are inviting all skaters to Columbus for the 6th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin Skate Weekend featuring music by the legendary Mix Master Ice of UTFO.  The weekend includes a car and bike show, Meet ‘N Greet and of course, Parking Lot Pimpin’ with free food afterwards.  Book your room now at the Holiday Inn Express in Groveport.
6th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin Skat Weekend

11th Annual Texas Skate Fair Classic
POSTED 6.29.22

DALLAS, TX – September 29 through October 2, the Texas Skate Fair Classic weekend is going to big as the state of Texas with lots of activities planned for your roller skating enjoyment.  Four nights of skating are planned with a host of your favorite national skate DJs on the ticket including DJ G Brown featuring DJ Niya on Thursday, DJ Wildchild and Mz DJ Tone featuring DJ Koolin on Friday, DJ Joe Bowen and DJ Jammin on Saturday, and DJ Arson featuring DJ Slim on Sunday.  Additional weekend activities include a Sip and Service with DJ Suave to get you started followed by a Skaters Happy Hour, Meet and Greet, Texas State Fair Day and two workshops.  See flyer for all the details of the weekend including the theme attire for Friday and Saturday day parties. 
Texas Skate Fair Classic 2022

26th Annual Joi's Sk8-A-Thon
POSTED 6.22.22

ATLANTA, GA – Labor Day Week will be here before you know it and all true skaters know what that means . . . . time to head to the ATL for Joi’s Sk8-a-Thon.  Roll with skaters from all over the world from August 31st to September 5th.  See how many nights you can roll all as there will be a mix of some of the hottest skate DJs in the country spinning each night.  The week’s itinerary includes a Detroit Style Workshop, a dance, an All White Party and a Day at the Park.  Visit the Sk8-A-Thon website for details.

3rd Annual ATL Sk8 Party
POSTED 5.15.22

ATLANTA, GA – Head to the ATL and get a good roll in the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The weekend of November 18-20, the ATL Squad invites one and all to roll at Sparkles Skating Rink for 3 nights of fun.  There will also be a meet and greet cookout and volleyball tournament on Saturday afternoon so be ready for battle on the court.
ATL Squad Skate Party event information


Summer Skate on the Wharf
POSTED 7.2.22

WASHINGTON, DC – Get Your Sk8 On at The Wharf Roller Rink, our free outdoor roller skating rink on Transit Pier. The Wharf Roller Rink will become the hottest party on 8 wheels during the second weekend in August. Skate outdoors for free, vibe out to great music, and watch incredible skate performances by the professionals.

Event Hours

Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 3pm - 7pm
Come and GetYourSk8ON!

The Wharf Roller Rink will be open on August 13-14.

Admissions are free for all ages, and no pre-registration is required. Skate rentals are $10 and will be available for children only (size 12 junior - 6). Adults must bring their own skates.



Aug 12-13, Dallas, TX
3rd Annual It's All Wood in My Hood

Aug 13, Columbus, OH
5th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin'

Aug 13, Atlanta, GA
1st Annual Midnight Ramble

Aug 20, Raleigh, NC
Rollin-N--White Skate Party

Aug 31 - Sep 5, Atlanta, GA
26th Annual Joi's Sk8-A-Thon

Weekly & Monthly Calendar

Queen Creek (Phoenix)
Brand new skate floor!

Roller Skate 48
1st Saturday Adult Skate

Roller Skate 48
2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday Family Skate

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3rd Annual It’s All Wood In My Hood Skate Jam

DALLAS, TX  - It’s all about the wood in the Big D, August 11 – 14, 2022.  The Wood Rydrz Skate Club is hosting a full weekend of activities and events for all skaters to enjoy.  Start early on Thursday night at Forum Roller World with DJ G Brown.  Friday, bowl before you roll at Alley Cats.  First 15 people at the door will be admitted free.  Then at the rink, it’s Jersey Night, rep your skate club, team, city or yourself.  Saturday there will be a picnic in the park with optional skating in the afternoon.  The main event starts at 11:55 PM with DJ Joe Bowen.  Wear your black and white skate attire.  Sunday, roll again at Forum Roller World with DJ Slave before you roll out of the weekend.  Only 75 VIP tickets are available so get yours early.

6th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin Skate Weekend

COLUMBUS, OH – The True Striders are inviting all skaters to Columbus for the 6th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin Skate Weekend featuring music by the legendary Mix Master Ice of UTFO.  The weekend includes a car and bike show, Meet ‘N Greet and of course, Parking Lot Pimpin’ with free food afterwards.  Book your room now at the Holiday Inn Express in Groveport.

1st Annual Midnight Ramble!!!

ATLANTA, GA – Sk8luv33 Films and Diggin in the Crates is inviting all skaters to join them for a night of nostalgia and smooth adult skate vibes at the 1st Annual Midnight Ramble, Saturday, August 13th starting at 11:30 PM.  Admission is $14 and skaters must be 25 and older to be admitted.

What's with BOB?

PHOENIX, AZ – SkateGroove is introducing something new, the BOB designation.  You may have noticed some of the rinks on the Rink Link pages and some businesses have the letters BOB next to their company name.  The BOB notates this is a Black Owned Business.  Please check your state’s page and if you see a rink that you can confirm is BOB, please send an email with that information to Desi at  In addition, if you know of any Hispanic (HOB) or Female Owned (FOB) that information is also being requested.

Thank you.

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
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 15 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 19 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, Cincinnati, OH, Rolling for 56 years!
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', 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 - 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

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