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Flashback Sundays in Raleigh
POSTED 6.6.19

RALEIGH, NC  –  Rollback in time musically every Sunday night  at “Flashback Sundays” hosted by Tobe Jacobs.  Roll as #1DJ will be mixing nothing but the hottest music for you from 8:00 PM until 12:00 AM at United Skates.  Admission is $8 per person and skaters must be 18 or older to be admitted.
Flash Back Sundays

Best Beat Jam
POSTED 6.5.19

CLEVELAND, OH  –  Get more at the Mig’s Pla-Mor, each and every Monday night at the Best Beat Adult Night Skate Jam.  Mondays, starting June 10, roll from 8:00 PM until 11:30 PM.  Purchase your tickets online for the advance price of $7.  Admission is $10 at the door.  This event is for adults 21 and older.
Best Beat Skate Jam

New Party Announcement

9th Annual Texas Skate Fair Classic
POSTED 6.13.19

DALLAS, TX  - October 2019, get ready for the 9th Annual Texas Skate Fair Classic Skate Jam and the Pink and Black Breast Cancer Awareness Gala!  Friday, is the Skater’s Happy Hour at the Daiquiri Shoppe.  Free food and daiquiris.  Bring your vocal game for the Apollo Style Karaoke, skater will choose the winner.  Skaters must be 21 or older to drink.  Saturday, meet and greet at Ingrids wearing your formal pink and black attire.  Roll for four nights starting on Thursday with DJ G Brown, Friday with DJ Wildchild and Mz DJ Tone, Saturday with DJ Joe Bowen and Sunday with DJ Arson.  Book your room before September 20 to get the block rate.
Texas Skate Fair Classic

Independence Roll 9
POSTED 6.9.19

CHICAGO, IL  - Head to Chicago for an Independence Day blast.  July 5-7, 2019, D-Breez and JB Elite will be hosting the 9th annual Independence Roll.  Friday, July 5, meet the skate family at the Meet and Greet Party and later, cap off the evening with skating to the sounds of DJ Fly Ty and MzDJ Tone at Lynwood Skate Center from midnight to 5 AM.  Saturday, meet at the Pullman Community Center for an afternoon of sports, vendors, music and a producer battle.  The fun starts at 2:00 PM and goes until 6:00 PM.  Saturday night wear your IR shirt to the main event at Lynwood from midnight to 5:00 AM with DJs Arson, DMC and Joe Bowen.  Stick around Sunday for an afternoon bowl and the final evening of rolling at Glenwood Roller Rink with DJs Brian, DJ Narsistic and DJ CJ.
Independence Roll 9

Rollin “N” White Adult Skate Party
POSTED 6.4.19

RALEIGH, NC  –  Saturday, August 3, wear your whites and join Hayes and Tobe at the 5th Annual Rollin “N” White Adult Skate Party.  Roll to the magic of the legendary DJ Wiz for 5 hours of skating at USA Raleigh.  Special guest artist will be R&B singer and JB skater, Tito aka Torranio, straight out of Chi.  Admission is $12 per person.
Rolling in White

One Night Affair
POSTED 6.3.19

ATLANTA, GA  –  Join VA Legendary Ms. Angie and Joi, Queen of the South, for a One Night Affair in the ATL.  Saturday, June 29, DJ Killa B and DJ Greg Nyce will be spinning as you roll from midnight to 4:00 AM at Golden Glide Rink.  Admission is $10.
One Night Affair

The GreatSkateShow
POSTED 5.27.19

CLEVELAND, OH – Coming to you once again in Cleveland, it is the GreatSkateShow, August 16-17, 2019.  Take in some maritime fun at the All-White Dance Cruise on the Goodtime III Cruise Ship.  Wear your all white attire while you dance the night away.  RSVP for the cruise ahead of sailing.  Get fit now so you will be ready for the Kickball and Dodgeball Challenge at Edgewater Park.  Top off your Saturday with five hours of skating at Mig’s Pla-Mor.  Skaters must be 18 or older to attend and admission is $10.
The Great Skate Show 2019

Super Roll Weekend 2019
POSTED 4.25.19

SACRAMENTO, CA –California Skate-Line Co. invites you all to the Super Roll Weekend 2019.  Roller King Skate Center in Roseville is the place to be July 12-13.  Friday, The super Roll Mix and Mingle kicks off at 5:00 PM at the Best Western.  From 11 to Midnight, learn to Ballroom Skate immediately before Super Roll Friday where music will be provided by DJ lady P and DJ Majic Mike.  Saturday is the Block Party and Cookout.  If you missed Friday night’s ballroom lesson then you are in luck because there will be another on Saturday 1 hour before the main event.  DJ Wildchild will provide the jams for your skating enjoyment through the night.  Book your hotel now at the Best Western Orchid Hotel & Suites.
Super Roll Weekend 2019

Contest Announcement

Cleveland Annual Skating Competition
$3,000 in Cash Prizes!

Preliminary Rounds
September 14, 21, 28, 2019

Semi Finals

October 5, 2019

October 12, 2019
$500 Grand Prize for Each Category

Plamor Skating Rink, Cleveland, OH

All contestants must pre-register
See flyer for details

In Skating News

Saying Goodbye to a Roller Rink is Never Easy
POSTED 5.27.19

NEW YORK, NY  – Skaters said a tearful goodbye to Hot Skates Roller Rink in New York which closed March 2019.  New York skater, James Thomas (native of Detroit) recently wrote an article published in the Daily Beast covering the story.  Read about it here.



Next on the Calendar . . .

June 22, St. Louis, MO
Water Saves Lives Benefit Skate

June 22, Dayton, OH
Dayton Tornado Relief Benefit Skate

June 29, Atlanta, GA
One Night Affair

July 5-8, Chicago, IL
Independence Roll IX

July 12-13, Sacramento, CA
Super Roll Weekend


Oct 26, 2019
Sin City Skate Jam Halloween Bash

November 1-3, 2019
Legends in the Sky

Weekly & Monthly Jamz



Adult Sundays

Sparkles Smyrna

Flash Back Sundays

Kate's Adult Nights

Best Beat Jam


Sparkles Smyrna

Water Saves Lives Benefit
POSTED 6.5.19

ST LOUIS, MO   - Water Saves Lives Today (WSLT), a non-profit organization is doing their part to help people in South Africa who do not have easy access to fresh clean water, mankind’s most critical natural resource.  WSLT is hosting its first annual fundraiser help build water wells for South Africa’s citizens.  For more information about the organization, go to

The event will take place at Skate King on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 PM until 12:00 AM.  Purchase advance tickets online or mention you saw this ad on SkateGroove to get a $2 discount at the door.

Prayer Corner

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Jun 12 - Al Foreman aka "2Smooth", Minneapolis, MN
Jun 13 - Terrence Sherrer, Detroit, MI
Jun 14 - Jeron Land, The Rock Star,, Atlanta, GA
Jun 14 - DeWayne Goodlow, JBXperience, Chicago, IL
Jun 15 - Brian Mullins, Columbus, OH
Jun 15 - Hezekiah Barnette, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Sk8 Xpressions (3/4 Muslim)
Jun 15 – Essie Desamours, Atlanta, GA
Jun 16 - Pam Burns, ATL Skater, Atlanta, GA
Jun 16 – Raw Talent aka Chantel, Cleveland, OH
Jun 20 - Phyllis Jones, Atlanta, GA
Jun 21 - Tamecka “Mecka” Yancey of Mil-Town Rollers of Milwaukee, WI
Jun 26 - Rickey Davis AKA Tip Toe, Houston Texas, SpaceCity Rollers
Jun 28 - Shaquana Verne, Phase V, Camden, NJ
Jun 28 – DJ Mike Music, Atlanta, GA
Jun 28 - Lavette, Empire Roller Rink, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 29 - Desi,, Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 – Janie Cosby, Virginia

Jun 7 – Charles and Kiyomi Edwards, 16 years of marriage
Jun 24 - Phil & Rose Bean, Towson, Dynasty Sk8 Club 25 years of marriage

Jul 1 – Smooth Ki, Chicago Ruff Ryder Rollers
Jul 2 - Tamiko Holmes, serving our country in Korea
Jul 4 - Venessa Raigns aka Sexcee Caramel, Ettrick, VA
Jul 4 - Tyrone Dixon, Jammin Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 4 - Dori Smith, Kansas City, MO
Jul 6 - Vince "Ice V" with Fam Affair, Orlando,FL
Jul 8 - Bridget Grier, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Charlotte, NC
Jul 10 - Matthew Davis, Montgomery, AL
Jul 11 - Cherry Williams aka" Mz. Dimples" of GemCity Striderz
Jul 12 - Robert "DJ Big Bob" Clayton, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 12 – Rennette, aka Baby Girl
Jul 13 - Joe "So Kashmir" Hart, Livin the ATL bwo MC IND.
Jul 14 - JuJuan (JJ) Blunt, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Charlotte, NC
Jul 17 - Patrice Koonce, Kansas City, MO
Jul 19 - Chucky, Butterflys N Unity
Jul 20 – Vanessa Baker-Alford, Dayton, OH
Jul 22 - Sharon Kimpson, former Master Roller “DC Style”
Jul 22 – Ms. Tracy, Millennium Skate World, Camden, NJ
Jul 22 - Jeff "Silk" Carpenter, Chicago, IL
Jul 23 – Misha “China Doll” Goins, Chester, VA
Jul 25 - Dwayne Bailey, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 29 - Joshua Johnson, Chicago, IL
Jul 29 - Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN
Jul 30 - David Beasley aka "BLAZZE" of GemCity Striderz, Dayton, OH
Jul 30 - Kina Aka Ms. Kina‏, Louisville Rail Ridaz's, Louisville, KY
Jul 30 – Markina (Thunda) Thompson, Louisville, KY
Jul 30 - Phil, Orchard Skateland, Towson, MD
Jul 30 – Tamla, San Diego, CA
Jul 30 – Huriya Abdullah, Kansas City, MO
Jul 29 - Rocky Lassiter, Newport News, VA
Jul 31 - Wood, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22, Union, NJ

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