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Information for Skater's Memoriam Database
POSTED 9.11.21

PHOENIX, AZ - Hello Skaters - I need your assistance.

SkateGroove is making a record of skaters we have lost, and we have lost more than usual during the pandemic. If you know of a skate family member that is no longer with us, please send me an email with their first and last name, skate name (if applicable), city/state of residence and date of transition, please send an email to me using Desi@SkateGroove.com.

Thanks,
Desi

New Party Announcement

STL Legacy Skate & Paint Experience
UPDATED 9.9.21

ST. LOUIS, MO –  On September 24-25, the STL Legacy Skate & Paint Experience is bringing The Legacy of Art and Skating under one roof. We plan to move forward hosting this event annually. Guests may skate and/or paint during the Friday session while shopping and/or viewing art created by artists from various surrounding areas. Saturday night is a full-on skate event with adult vendors including bar services, catering and other skate and art merchandise for purchase.

Our STL Union Station Meet & Greet is a great opportunity to explore the heart of STL at your leisure. We look forward to showcasing the Legacy of Art & Skating not only of St. Louis Natives; but of ALL who share the love of all forms of art; especially the Art of Painting & Skating!

~Claire McGale
JACCK Art Studio, LLC
STL Legacy Skate & Paint Experience

17th Annual Icy Hot Skate Jam International
POSTED 9.2.21

COLUMBUS, OH –  Not many look forward to winter’s cold temperatures but they do when it comes to skating in the C-O.  Experience two extreme temperatures at the same time as you enjoy a weekend at the always packed Icy Hot Skate Jam.  February 3-5, 2022, five Columbus DJs will bring it for three nights at the rink.  The weekend also includes a meet and greet, the forever-lit Blackout Dance Party at the Savoy Club, giveaways, food, prizes and more.  Get there early and save!  Admission is $16 in advance, $18 at the door and $35 after 2:00 AM.
Icy Hot Skate Jam

10th Annual Dallas Sk8 Fair Classic
POSTED 8.31.21

DALLAS, TX –  Kick off National Roller Skating Month in a big way by attending the 10th Annual Dallas Sk8 Fair Classic, October 1-3, 2021.  The weekend will be as big as the state of Texas with 7 DJ’s on the ticket.  Start off on Friday with a Skaters Happy Hour and Mardi Gras Day Party with free food and daiquiris.  Friday night, it’s the Helen Washington Pinkapalooza/Ribbon Roll hosted by Cali/Texas Woodrydrz.  Saturday, join the day party and workshop which will include a book signing and a live performance.  Saturday is the main event with DJ Joe Bowen at Arlington Skatium.  Sunday’s festivities end with enjoying food, rides and games at Fair Park and then the final roll that night with DJ Arson.  In addition, a lucky skater will win a free month of skating at any rink in the US in the month of October!  VIP packages are available for those who want to get more from the weekend.  This is a “No Rental Skate” event.
Dallas Skate Fair Classic 2021

Adult Late Night Skate Session
POSTED 8.30.21

HUNTSVILLE (MADISON), AL –  Insanity and Alex of We Sk8 HSV would like to invite one and all to the Adult Late Night Skate Session.  Saturday, September 25 skate on two floors to two DJ vibes at the Insanity Complex, the largest indoor skate center in the country.  The party starts at 10:00 PM and goes until 1:00 AM and admission is only $10.  Guests must be 18 or older to skate.
Adult Late Night Skate Session

White Attire Skate Party - 21+ Fundraiser
POSTED 8.18.21

DONORA (PITTSBURGH), PA –  Roller Sk8 Connection of Pittsburg is inviting all skaters to come and join them as they present to you the White attire Skate Party.  This is a 21 and older Fundraiser to benefit RSCP’s Skate-in-School Program. Saturday, September 18, put on your white attire and head to Valley Skating Center in Donora and roll from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  Free food and vendors will be on site. Book a room at the host hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites in Belle Vernon.
White Attire Skate Party

10th Annual Ohio Roll Call - Bring the Funk
POSTED 8.16.21

CINCINNATI, OH –  Bring the boots, bring the funk.  Come funk and represent your city at the 10th Annual Ohio Roll Call.  This year there will be a video shoot for the Funk Master himself, Bootsy Collins for his upcoming single release.  Get your skates shined and be camera ready as filming begins at midnight.  All skaters will need to sign a release for this event.  It goes down Saturday, September 25 at The Place Cincy, in the ‘Nati.

"There's a magical layer of love that's laced, designed to take us to a higher place"
~Bootsy Collns

Ohio Roll Call

 

On the Flat Screen

Air and Ground Travel Information
UPDATED
7.15.21

NATIONWIDE - Here is some news for making it to your next skate destination on a budget.

International Travel
CHECK YOUR PASSPORT - If you need a passport, apply ASAP. There is a backlog for getting passport applications processed. If is taking on average 18 weeks from application to receipt. There is no way to expedite the process. If you already have a passport, check the date. If it is expiring soon, it is recommended that you reapply even if you do not have plans for immediate travel.

Flights
If you have booked a flight, be sure to check your departure times before you head to the airport as many flights are currently being changed or delayed across all airlines and some are being cancelled without notice to the passenger.  If your flight has been changed, double check your connecting flights as your new route could include a layover as long as 5 hours. Consider using the Flight Aware app to check your flight status before leaving for the airport.

If your flight is delayed or cancelled, rebook immediately.  There are hundreds of others rebooking as well and you will want to get your seat.

Wearing masks in the airport and on the plane during your entire travel period is federally mandated, regardless of your vaccination status.

Travel by Car

  • Drive time delays are projected to increase by330%.
  • Gas prices are the highest in 7 years. 
  • Check Gas Buddy for the cheapest gas prices.  Consider fueling up before crossing the state line as some states have higher prices than others.
  • Some gas stations may run out of fuel due to tanker truck shortages.

Rental Cars
Rental car prices are projected to increase by 300%.  A rental car for the weekend could be as much as $2,000. Check for a car before you book a flight and if you find a deal, do not pass it up. Keep in mind that it is possible that despite booking a car and locking in a rate, it is possible that the rental car company may still increase the price and notify you by email.

Hotels
Hotel rates are steady right now. You may be able to find a deal if you book at the last minute.

Any change in your travel plans could add additional costs that are not covered by the airlines such as additional nights in a hotel or the difference in price for a rental car or flight change. 

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Sep 17-18, Louisville, KY
Kickin it in the Ville

Sep 18, Donora, PA
White Attire Skate Party

Sep 24-25, St. Louis, MO
STL Legacy Skate & Paint Experience

Sep 24-26, Savannah, GA
2nd Annual Peach Roll

Sep 25, Huntsville, AL
Adult Late Night Skate Session

Sep 25, Cincinnati, OH
Ohio Roll Call

Sep 25, Cleveland, OH
Rolling in 2021


RECURRING SKATE EVENTS

ARIZONA, Queen Creek (Phoenix)
1st (Adult) and 3rd (Family) Saturday
RollerSkate 48

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Up Next . . .

Kickin’ it In The ‘Ville

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  –This weekend, September 17-18, the Louisville Rail Ridaz will be opening their doors to you, Friday with a Black Out Skate Warm Up at Robben’s Roost with DJ Fanatic of Tampa.  Saturday, meet your skate family at George Rogers Clark Park starting at 2:00 PM for fun, games and good times.  Saturday night is the main event, “Salute to the Rail Ridaz” from midnight until 5 AM.  Wrap it up Sunday with The Close Out, skating from 9:30 PM until 1:00 AM with DJ Ray Ray.

Or you can travel North to the . . .

White Attire Skate Party

DONORA (PITTSBURGH), PA  – Roller Sk8 Connection of Pittsburg is inviting all skaters to come and join them as they present to you the White attire Skate Party.  This is a 21 and older Fundraiser to benefit RSCP’s Skate-in-School Program. Saturday, September 18, put on your white attire and head to Valley Skating Center in Donora and roll from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  Free food and vendors will be on site.



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SEPTEMBER

Sep 6 - Rita and Gwen, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 7 – Niecy Famble, Cincinnati, OH, Rolling for 55 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, SkateGroove.com, 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

ANNIVERSARIES
Sep 12 – DeWayne and Channa Goodlow, JBXperience, 12 yrs

OCTOBER
Oct 6 - Crystal "Chill" Kirk, Dayton, OH
Oct 6 - Angela Price, Atlanta, GA
Oct 6 - Lennell "CD Man" Savage, St. Louis, MO  
Oct 7 - Medina Jones, Flint, MI
Oct 8 - Latoya "jazzy tee" Mason from Memphis, TN
Oct 8 – “Shostoppa”, Capital City Rollaz, Columbia, SC
Oct 9 - Michael Stokes aka Slide, ATL bwo Glass City Toledo
Oct 10 – CoCoa, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Oct 11 - Cheron Henderson, Detroit, MI
Oct 16 - Eugene, Temple Hills Skating Center
Oct 17 - Jules DeShazor Thomas, Philly, PA (Big 3-0!)
Oct 17 – “Pretty Nikki”, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 18 - Everett Mims, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 19 – Blue Jay, Elite Squad, Cleveland, OH
Oct 21 - Cedrick "Ceddy Bear" Harrell - Detroit, MI
Oct 24 - Kaylene "K-Dot" Miller, Toledo, OH

ANNIVERSARIES

Oct 21, 2005 - Angela Simmons- Hill (Pooh) and Luther (YounggunLou) Hill of Louisville, KY will be celebrating 15 years of marriage.

Do you know a skater who has a birthday, graduation or anniversary in September or October? Show your love by sending e-mail letting SkateGroove know the name, city, state, and birthday/anniversary and we will post it.

Have a news item you would like to submit to the Groove? Send e-mail to Desi: Desi [at] SkateGroove [dot] com

All submissions will be reviewed by the SkateGroove crew prior to posting. SkateGroove reserves the right to accept or reject submissions.

 

 

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