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Newz Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

 
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CORONA UPDATE:

Shodown N' Seatown (WA)
GreatSkateShow (OH)
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon (GA)
State 2 State Sk8 Off (CA)
SkateLove Barcelona (SPAIN)
Texas Skate Fair Classic (TX)

all postponed or canceled until further notice

10th Annual Texas Sk8 Fair Classic Canceled
POSTED 7.4.20

MESSAGE FROM EVENT HOST

DALLAS, TX - Thanks for your support.  We are officially cancelling the 10th Annual Texas Sk8 Fair Classic, but we’re just going to do the 10th and 11th Annual together in 2021.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We love y’all.

If we can’t do it big, why do it at all?  See y’all @ the Classic’s 2021.

Odis Rowlett

Shodown N' Seattle 2020 Canceled
POSTED 7.4.20

MESSAGE FROM EVENT HOST

SEATTlE, WA - On behalf of the ShoDown N SeaTown Committee, The Pattison Family and The SeaTown Community, it is with sadness and disappointment that I deliver this message. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s event SNS2020 is officially cancelled. We will keep you all informed of future events as conditions permits.

4th Annual State2State Sk8 Off Postponed
POSTED 7.3.20

MESSAGE FROM EVENT HOST

HEMET, CA - State2State appreciates all your continued support and patronage over the years in supporting our Kid’s Take over Skate Party and State2State Sk8-off Skate Party. Due to the COVID-19 and its current strict guidelines. We’ve decided to postpone State2State Friday September 11th 2020 and Wine Tasting September 12th 2020. There is still a possibility we may move forward with PLAYA’S SK8 BALL W/ PERFORMANCE BY SUGA FREE (A ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT) Again, it will be based on COVID-19 government rules and regulation according to the respective City of Hemet County of Riverside ordinance.

State2State Productions

25th Annual Joi's Sk8-A-Thon Update!
POSTED 7.2.20

MESSAGE FROM EVENT HOST

ATLANTA, GA - I'd like to first Thank You ALL for your patience. These last couple months has been very STRESSFUL for me, trying to decide whether or not Sk8athon 2020 would be practical. 
Due to Major factors beyond our control it is impossible to plan this event and give you the Experience you look forward to and Deserve every year. There are too many variables and challenges that we predict could change Sk8athon with only a moment’s notice, that could change the entire event. 

I have consulted with my team, a couple DJs, rink owners, non-skaters, promoters and of course God, with whom I felt would advise me wisely. SAFETY has always been the first priority for Sk8athon and we all feel due to COVID-19, your SAFETY will be COMPOMISED and we're NOT willing to put so many skaters (and others) LIVES at RISK!!!

We know so many people look forward to and have/is making plans to attend Sk8athon 2020 and we apologize for any inconvenience.  

I will contact all Vendors, Sponsors and VIP Pass Holders next week. As of 7/1/20, Sk8athon has been cancelled until 2021. 

Hotel update
... The Westin Hotel will cancel ALL RESERVATIONS but I advise if you don’t receive an email confirmation about cancellation within a week please call them! Thanks

Love Is (Still) The Message. Stay Safe.
God Speed
Joi

GreatSkateShow - Canceled until 2021
POSTED 5.14.20

MESSAGE FROM EVENT HOST

CLEVELAND, OH - The Rollinbuckeyez would like to thank each and every one of you for your unconditional support over the years. We have continued to do our best at hosting events that bring the community together. Well the current COVD19 epidemic doesn't help our cause at all.

Although there are signs that things are going in the right direction. At what point are we willing to take risk I'm personally on the fence and feel as though I don't want to panic and hold out with canceling of events.

For a long time we will all be put in a situation where we want to get back to normal. At what point are we going to feel safe around 25, 50, let alone 100 people or more at cookouts, on boat rides and at skate parties?

With that being said, it saddens me to have to CANCEL this year's GREATESTSKATESHOW. There are just too many uncertainties that lie between now and August. 
Although things won't be as we are used to for some time, hopefully this time next year there will be some reminiscing. Some will understand and some will not. I will remain diligent with my decision because I care about the well-being of my family as well as yours.
You have supported us for over 10 years now. Watch us continue to grow. We will remain active in the community and plan on a much higher level as we move forward.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Humbly submitted, 
Kenneth Perdue 
#rollinbuckeyez 
#GSSCLE

New Party Announcement
11th Annual Roll for Soul
UPDATED 4.14.20

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  – Happening in July, it’s the 11th Annual Roll For Soul “Red Light Special”.  The Naptown Real Rollers have four days of activities planned for you starting Thursday, July 30 with an R&B Skate session.  Friday it’s the Players Ball so dress to impress.  Friday night, skate from 10:00 PM until 3:00 AM.   Saturday afternoon there will be a Beach Madness Meet and Greet followed by skate sessions Saturday night and Sunday. Book your room at Home 2 Suites by Hilton Bloomington at the Naptown Real Rollers rate.

If you booked your room before April you will need to rebook your room due to the changing of hotels due to unforeseen circumstances. Also, THE PRICE HAS BEEN LOWER TO $99/per night. Contact the Naptown Real Rollers if you have questions concerning the hotel change.
11th Annual Roll for Soul

On the Flat Screen
Skate Dreams: A Rollerskating Documentary
POSTED 5.2.20

Roller Dreams

LOS ANGELES, CA – Check out Roller Dreams (2017) on HULU.  Sun, sand and skates is the way of life for skaters of all races but particularly for those of color at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA.  Watch a typical day for these skate enthusiasts as they spend their day being creative, having fun and entertaining crowds.  But all is not at peace as you would think at the public beach.

 
 

Jul 31-Aug 2, Seattle, WA
Shodown N' Seatown - CANCELED

Aug 14-16, Cleveland, OH
GreatSkateShow - CANCELED

Sep 3-7, Atlanta, GA
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon - CANCELED

Sep 11-12, Hemet, CA
State 2 State Sk8 Off

Sep 17-20, Barcelona, SPAIN
Skate Love Barcelona - CANCELED

Oct 1-4, Dallas, TX
Texas Skate Fair Classic - CANCELED

SAVE THE DATE

JBX Reunion: The Return of JBX
Rescheduled to September 25-26, 2020

Southern Roll - Memphis in May
Rescheduled to October 30 - November 1, 2020


COVID19 - CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

During this unprecedented time of turmoil in this country and around the world, SkateGroove will try to keep you up-to-date on events that have been canceled or postponed due to the Corona virus. Updates will be provided as they are received.



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JULY
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 29 - Rocky Lassiter, Newport News, VA
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 31 - Wood, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22, Union, NJ

AUGUST
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 (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

Anniversaries
Aug 18 - Yogi White (Louisville RailRidaz) and LaTasha Marie "Shorty" White (Louisville Gurlz) of Louisville, Ky celebrating 13 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 17 years of marriage .


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