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Screening Sell Out Challenge #3

United Skates Documentary Screening: 2018 DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF), Washington, DC 

Friday, August 17, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Miracle Theatre
535 8th Street SE
Washington, DC  20003

For Festival Schedule and additional information, visit (Film Screening Block 4)

Screening Sell Out Challenge #4

United Skates Documentary Screening: 2018 Women Texas Film Festival, Dallas, TX

Friday, August 17, 2018
5:30 PM

Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
13933 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243

For Festival Schedule and additional information, visit

Screening Sell Out Challenge #5

United Skates Documentary Screening: 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, AL

Sunday, August 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

First Church Birmingham
518 19th St. N
Birmingham, AL 35203

For Festival Schedule and additional information, visit

New Party Announcement

10th Annual Roll for Soul
POSTED 8.5.18

INDIANAPOLIS, IN –  The Naptown Real Rollers are hosting the 10th Annual Roll for Soul January 18-20, 2019.  Roll three nights at Skateland Indy on Glen’Arm Road.   Mark your calendar as more details are coming in the near future.
Roll for Soul

Tampa Soul Roll Invitational 2019 - Royalty Edition
POSTED 7.23.18

TAMPA, FL –  You are invited to skate in the Sunshine State, Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend 2019 at the Tampa Soul Roll Invitational.  The party kicks off Thursday the 17th for the early arrivals.  Tickets sold at the door.  Meet and Greet the Friday arrivals at the Marriot before rolling the night away with DJ Freestyle.  Saturday enjoy the Turkey Fry Cookout and dance to the sounds of DJ One-way and DJ Warlock.  Then the fire goes from the cookout to the rink as your wheels burn the floor to music provided by DJ Arson on Saturday Night.  Sunday, it’s a la carte fun as you make a choice on a three great activities to choose from before rounding out the weekend at United Skates Armenia with DJ Fanatic. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival will be happening too so make sure you check that out.  Book your hotel now to get the group rate at the Tampa Westshore Marriott.
Tampa Soul Roll Invitational 2019 - Royalty Edition

Kickin' it in the 'Ville 2018
POSTED 7.15.18

LOUISVILLE, KY –  Come to the ‘Ville and ride those rails September 14-15, 2018.  The Louisville Rail Riderz invite you to join them on Friday for a meet and greet and Strike and Spare bowling alley.  Then on Friday night, rock it out at the Roost for the warm up skate with St. Louis’ own Montez aka “DJ RollBounce” from 11:30 PM until 2:30 AM.  Saturday, get up and do it all over again at George Rogers Clark Park.  Plenty of activities are in store for you such as horseshoes, corn hole, basketball, kickball and more.  Saturday night is the main skate night.  Kick it in the Ville at Robbens Roost as you roll to the sounds of DJ Joe Bowen from midnight until 5:00 Am.  Book your hotel at the Breckenridge Inn and don’t forget to ask for the Rail Ridaz special block rate.
Kickin' it in the Ville

Beware the Cause Skate Party
POSTED 7.15.18

INDIANAPOLIS, IN –  Represent your crew and state your cause October 12-13 in Indianapolis, IN.  Beware Bad Wolf and DHawk Fitness would like for you to join them at the “Beware the Cause” Skate Party.  It will be a two night event from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM at Skateland Indy!  Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.  Incentives for advance purchase include reserved parking, priority entry and automatic entry for door and cash prizes.
1st Annual Beware the Cause Skate Party

Joi's 23rd Annual International Sk8-A-Thon
POSTED 6.29.18

ATLANTA, GA –  It’s Joi’s 23rd Annual  Sk8-A-Thon 2018.   Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 3, skaters worldwide will travel to Atlanta to take part in one of the largest skate parties of the year!  Love will be the message this year as you roll from Wednesday through Labor Day Monday.  Skate each night to a wide variety of DJ’s including DJ T-Smooth, DJ Greg Nyce, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Narsistic, DJ Brian, DJ Soulnificent, DJ Blaq Label DJ Arson, DJ Joe Bowen and DJ Big Bob.  The week’s activities also include an opportunity to explore the ATL, a Black and Red dance at the Westin and a cookout.  Book your room at the Westin Atlanta Airport soon because rooms will not be available for long.
Joi's Skate A Thon 2018

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August 17-19, Cleveland, OH
6th Annual Great Skate Show

August 18, Flint, MI
2nd Annual After the "Back to the Bricks" Skate Party

August 29 - September 3, Atlanta, GA
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon

September 14-15, Louisville, KY
Kickin' It In The 'Ville

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
NY: Prospect Park Brooklyn
Monthly Jamz
NC: Roll "N" Back 90's

6th Annual Great Skate Show

CLEVELAND, OH – Skaters are you ready for the "GREATESTSKATESHOW"!  Come up to Cleveland, August 17-19 and be joyfully entertained the entire weekend.

The RollinBuckeyez of Cleveland invites you to have fun and roll all weekend long.  Friday kicks off on the Goodtime III Cruise Ship.  Take a ride on the tide and dance the night away on the All White Dance Cruise starting at 9:00 PM. 

Saturday, will be a school days throwback, Recess Cleveland.  Return to your youth days and play Dodgeball, Kickball and more at Edgewater Park from Noon until 6:00 PM.  There will also be a famous rib cookout.

Saturday night is the main event, The Great Skate Show National Skate Jam featuring Cutmaster Slice (Cleveland), DJ Arson (New York) and DJ Keifer B (Columbus) at Loraine Skate World.

Sunday, bowl before you go at Cosmic Bowl.  Bowl as much as you can for two-hours.  At Wickliffe Lanes in Euclid.

Need a hotel?  Search your favorite booking site for Downtown Cleveland properties.  Don’t miss the fun, August 17-19, 2018.

For more information contact Ken/Crash@216-201-0429

2nd Annual After the Back to the Bricks Skating Party

FLINT, MI  –  Saturday, August 18, grab your wheels and roll out to Skateland Arena in Mt. Morris for the 2nd Annual After the Back to the Bricks Skating Party. Flint’s own DJ Jeff will be on the 1’s and 2’s from 11:30 PM until 4:00 AM.  Dinner will be served.  Advanced tickets are $15, admission slightly higher at the door.

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 (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 11 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 15 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, Rolling for 52 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', 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, 9 yrs

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