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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 hoe, 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

Cincinnati Ohio's 22nd Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 6.28.18

CINCINNATI, OH –  DJ Rob “Showtime” Hunter and the ‘Nati Skate Train is hosting Cincinnati Ohio’s 22nd Annual Skate Extravaganza, Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:30 PM until 3:30 AM.  Admission is $12 before midnight and $15 after so get to Skatetown USA early!
Cincinnati Ohio's 22nd Annual Skate Extravaganza

Carolina Cruisers Skaters Association
12th Annual Summer Celebration
July 21, 2018
POSTED 6.27.18

RALEIGH, NC –  We would like to welcome everyone to the Carolina Cruisers Skaters Association 12th Annual Summer Skate Celebration on July 21, 2018!  The Carolina Cruisers are anticipating another great year with family and friends!  Everyone is invited to our annual summer event!  Come out and enjoy United Skates of America and the superior floor!  This year we have DJ Mike Music from Philadelphia on the 1’s and 2’s!  He will make this one of the best parties ever so you will get your sweat in!   For great people and great music this will be the place to be.  All friends, family, and skaters from NC, SC, GA, DMV, FL, TN, AL, and surrounding states will be rolling at this Summer Event!  Participate in our fun raffles and ticket door prizes!  Also, we will have special guest coming to this event so come out and celebrate 12 years of “Summer Fun” with us.  Get a room at our famous host hotel “The Best Western Raleigh North” located on 2715 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC.  We have the best skaters rates ever!  We have King Suites and Queen Studios for $62.00 plus tax per night.  You will not find that rate and quality room at any other skate party!  Block name: Carolina Cruisers

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Carolina Cruisers Summer Skate Celebration

Rolling "N" White Skate Party
POSTED 6.26.18

RALEIGH, NC –  Wear your nice bright whites and roll at the Rolling “N” White Skate Party with music by DJ Smooth “Queen City”, Saturday, August 11, 2018. It’s all happening at United Skates of America, 2901 Trawick Rd in Raleigh.  Admission is $10.
Rolling in White Skate Party

Mz. Nese's 6th Annual Birthday Skate Party
POSTED 6.26.18

PHILLY/NJ –  Mz. Nese is celebrating her birthday Wakanda style, August 10-12, 2018.  Start Friday night with Mz. Nese and Just Skate at the Bowling Pre Party in Philly.  Saturday, there will be a Tour of the City of Brotherly Love on a double decker bus starting at 11:00 AM followed by a Meet and Greet at Dave and Busters.  Saturday night is the main event at Millennium Skate World with music provided by DJ Soul and DJ D starting at 11:00 PM.  Sunday close it out with a final skate at Sk8 47 (formerly Franklinville Skating Rink) with DJ TNice and DJ Ed.  Host hotel is at Towne Place Suites in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Mz. Nese's 6th Annual Birthday Skate Party

Doin' it on the Wood
POSTED 6.20.18

KANSAS CITY, MO –  Come to the KC and enjoy rolling on the smooth 15,000 sq ft. wood floor at the 2018 Doin’ it on the Wood Skate Jam.  August 10-11, 2018 roll Friday night from 11:30 PM until 3:00 AM.   Then kick it with the KCCUTUP BOYZ at the Saturday afternoon cookout followed by the main event on Saturday night starting at 11:30 PM.  Food will be provided.  Music played by DJ Wild Child and DJ Joe Bowen.
Doin it on the wood


July 27-28, Nashville, TN
10th Annual Skate Extravaganza

August 3-5, Seattle, WA
9th Annual Shodown 'N Seatown

August 4, Cincinnati, OH
22nd Annual Skate Extravaganza

August 10-11, Kansas City, MO
Doin it on the Wood

August 11, Raleigh, NC
5th Annual Rollin "N" White Skate Party

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

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

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

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

10th Annual Skate Extravaganza

NASHVILLE, TN –  The Nashville Quadz and Dymes are hosting their 10th Annual Skate Extravaganza, July 27-29, 2018.  Meet and Greet your fellow skaters on Friday night from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Baileys.  Friday night, warm up from Midnight to 4:00 AM with DJ Joe Bowen from Chicago.  Saturday, there will be a fun day at Hartman Park Community Center with lots of games, music and dancing to the sounds of DJ Jay Biz from Louisville.  Saturday night, join the crew for the main event with DJ Brian aka “Killa B” from the ATL.  LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Goodlettsville is the host hotel.  Book your rooms now.
10th Annual Skate Extravaganza 2018

Around Town

Soul Skate: Brooklyn Roll - It's a Funky Skate Thing

BROOKLYN, NY -Make it funky Brooklyn, every Tuesday night at Prospect Park.  Mr. G of FunkySkatesProductions invites you to roll at LeFrak Roller Skating Rink/Prospect Park, each and every Tuesday from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM.  Join the crew for weekly Soul Skate events and reunite with the Brooklyn skate fam.  Music will be provided by Brooklyn Bad Boy DJ T-Groove along with guest DJ Horace, Empire’s original DJ.  Wear your Empire tee shirt and represent.  Free music CD’s will be available while they last.  Also, get your lifetime membership card for future FSP events.
Soul Skate Brooklyn Roll



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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

July 17 – Rich and Karen, As The Wheels Turn Skate Club, Northern California, 33 years
July 18 – Milo and Patrice, Louisville, KY

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

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.

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