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First Annual Juneteenth Roll
POSTED 5.22.22

MILWAUKEE/RACINE, WI – Celebrate the red, the black and the green in Milwaukee and Racine at the Juneteenth Roll’s inaugural skate with Chicago’s own, DJ Bam, DJ Calvin Small and DJ Doc B.  Thursday, early bird arrivals should report to the Lanes on 20 Bowling Alley prior to rolling that evening at Star Roller Rink.  Friday, there will be a skate workshop at Butler Skateland before the second night of skating.  Saturday, meet, greet and eat at the Cookout in Humboldt Park.  That evening, wear your red, black and green to the Emancipation Proclamation Roll.  Sunday night wrap it up with one last roll starting at 7:00 PM at Butler Skateland.  Skaters must be 30 and older to attend.
First Annual Juneteenth Roll Event Details

3rd Annual ATL Sk8 Party
POSTED 5.15.22

ATLANTA, GA – Head to the ATL and get a good roll in the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The weekend of November 18-20, the ATL Squad invites one and all to roll at Sparkles Skating Rink for 3 nights of fun.  There will also be a meet and greet cookout and volleyball tournament on Saturday afternoon so be ready for battle on the court.
ATL Squad Skate Party event information

10th Annual GreatSkateShow - Back Down Memory Lane
POSTED 5.13.22

CLEVELAND, OH – August 19-21 2022, come to Cleveland for a weekend of cruising, dancing, games, skating and fun.  On Friday night, from 8:00 PM until midnight, take a cruise on the Good Time III Cruise Ship to attend the All White Cruise and then head to the After Party at the FWD Day & Night Club and dance to smooth Jazz, Motown, R&B and more.

Saturday afternoon, grab a plate at the Cookout at the Beach at Edgewater Park.  Guests will be able to participate in games of Dodgeball and Kickball hosted by Recess Cleveland.   

Saturday evening, the main event, the 10th Annual GreatSkateShow National Skate Jam kicks off at midnight with DJ Keifer B, DJ Iceman and featuring the legendary, DJ Big Bob.  It’s all taking place at Mig’s Pla-mor skating rink.

Sunday, take a roll of another kind, Bowling at Cosmic Bowl from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM.

Need a hotel? Visit our ad for more information about the event and book your hotel.

"The 3rd weekend in August...we claiming it."
For more information contact Ken a.k.a Crash@216-201-0429

10th Annual Great Skate Show

Red Wing Reunion IV
POSTED 4.21.22

W. COLUMBIA, SC – Saturday, October 15, skaters will be heading to South Carolina for the 4th annual Red Wing Reunion Skate Party.  MzDJTone and DJ Killa B will be providing the sounds as you get down from midnight until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $12 in advance and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.  Door price is higher and cash only.
Red Wing Reuion 4 event  information

POSTED 4.11.22

DAYTON, OH – It has been sixteen years that we have watched them grow as both individuals and as a skate organization.  Let’s celebrate and skate with the Trend$ettas as they celebrate their anniversary at Orbit Fun Center in Dayton, Saturday, June 18, 2022.  DJ Jay Biz and DJ Technical will be providing the music you love to roll to from 10:30 PM until 3:00 AM.  Admission is $14 and skaters must be 21 and older to attend.
Trend Settas 16th Anniversary Skate Party information


13th Annual Roll For Soul Weekend
POSTED 4.7.22

INDIANAPOLIS, IN –  The Naptown Real Rollers invite you to join them at their 13th Annual Roll For Soul Skate Party Weekend.  Friday July 29, Meet and Greet at the AMP and then roll at Franklin Skate Club with DJ Fanatic and DJ Jay Biz.  Saturday, It’s the Playas’ Ball at the EPIC Ultra Lounge.  Wear all white to set the party off right from 5 PM until 9 PM.  The main event, Roll For Soul Skate Jam, starts Saturday night promptly at 11.  Visit the Naptown Real Rollers website for more information.
13th Annual Roll For Soul Skate Party Information

POSTED 4.6.22

DAYTON, OH –  Ohio and Bama are coming together to roll and they would like to invite all skaters to come out and join them, Saturday, July 23 at Orbit Fun Center in Dayton.  Roll from 10:30 PM until 2:00 AM with DJ DMarsh, DJ Carl and DJ B Short.  Admission is just $10.  Skaters must be 18 or older to enter.
Ohio and Bama Skate Party Information

3rd Annual It's All Wood in My Hood Skate Jam
POSTED 3.30.22

DALLAS, TX –  It’s all about the wood in the Big D, August 11 – 14, 2022.  The Wood Rydrz Skate Club is hosting a full weekend of activities and events for all skaters to enjoy.  Start early on Thursday night at Forum Roller World with DJ G Brown.  Friday, bowl before you roll at Alley Cats.  First 15 people at the door will be admitted free.  Then at the rink, it’s Jersey Night, rep your skate club, team, city or yourself.  Saturday there will be a picnic in the park with optional skating in the afternoon.  The main event starts at 11:55 PM with DJ Joe Bowen.  Wear your black and white skate attire.  Sunday, roll again at Forum Roller World with DJ Slave before you roll out of the weekend.  Only 75 VIP tickets are available so get yours early.  There are a limited number of rooms available at the host hotel at the room rate of $129/night so don’t sleep on it.
It's all Wood in My Hood Skate Jam 2022 information




Jun 3-4, Nashville, TN
Dee and Denise Sweet 16 Anniversary

Jun 3-5, Dayton, OH
2nd Annual Underground Skate Party

Jun 10-13, Atlanta, GA
For hte Love of Sk8ing - Volume 3

Jun 16-18, Milwaukee/Racine, WI
1st Annual Juneteenth Roll

Weekly & Monthly Calendar


Queen Creek (Phoenix)
Roller Skate 48
1st Saturday Adult Skate

Roller Skate 48
2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday Family Skate

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Dee & D Sweet 16th Wedding Anniversary Sk8 Extravaganza

NASHVILLE, TN  – One of our family’s favorite couples, The Knowles, are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary and they want you to share in their happiness, June 3-4, 2022 at Rivergate Skate Center.  Friday, the Anniversary Dance Party will be a dressy affair at I Studio on Madison Square.  Dress to impress.  The wedding anniversary Love Roll Lifetime Skate starts at 12:00 AM (Friday night/Saturday morning) with DJ Jay Biz and DJ Soulnificent.  Wear all white with a splash of green or blue.  Saturday will begin with a meet and greet hosted by the Trendsettas at 2:00 PM.  The main event, the Anniversary Sk8 X-Travangaza Still Rolling Part 2 will begin at 12:00 AM (Saturday night/Sunday Morning) and music will be provided by DJ Killa B. 

2nd Annual Underground Skate Party

DAYTON, OH –   The Underground is hosting their 2nd annual skate party weekend “Where The Talent Is Brought to Light”.  The weekend includes a Dance Party, Style Call, Roll Call, Split Contest and more.  You do not want to miss this event.  Host hotel is at the Marriott on Patterson Blvd.  Use code “Underground” for the block rate of $144/night + tax for one king or two queen beds.  Vendors, contact Chris “Ghost Landrum II @ 937.620.6967 or Ciera Nicole at 937.414.9992.

What's with BOB?

PHOENIX, AZ – SkateGroove is introducing something new, the BOB designation.  You may have noticed some of the rinks on the Rink Link pages and some businesses have the letters BOB next to their company name.  The BOB notates this is a Black Owned Business.  Please check your state’s page and if you see a rink that you can confirm is BOB, please send an email with that information to Desi at  In addition, if you know of any Hispanic (HOB) or Female Owned (FOB) that information is also being requested.

Thank you.

May 17 – Kendra Davis, Flint, MI
May 17 – Shakiyla Smith, Decatur¸GA
May 17- DaLisa Ball, As The Wheels Turn Skate Club, Oakland, CA
May 17 - Jai Bounce, C-Land Freestylers, Cleveland, OH
May 17 – Hotshot, C-Land Freestylers, Cleveland, OH (Mig Skating Rink)
May 17 - Angel "Code Redd" Redd, Skate Sistas, Columbia SC
May 18 - Delores Donald, NSC Freestyle Rollers
May 19 - Michael Moss, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 19 - Miss Cookie, DC/MDC
May 20 - Tanisha Davidson, Master Rollers, DC/MD
May 20 - Stich, Ruff Rollerz, DC/MD
May 21 - Jeanette J.L Littlejohn, Indianapolis, IN
May 21 – Milo,  NYC BX /Louisville, KY
May 21 - Cynthia "Storm" Shingler, Roll Call, Ontario CANADA
May 23 - Ebony Hood VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
May 23 - Brandi "Fancy" Christia, Richmond, VA
May 24 - Marcial Wiggins, aka Mouse, Diamond State Rollers, Wilmington, DE
May 28 - Shawn Lo-Key Lawhorn, Skateology, Columbus, OH
May 31 - Marsha Cepeda "Heaven on Wheels", North Jersey
May 31 - Khannie Butler, The Scenario, Philly, PA
May 31 - Chel SoChic Mason, Jacksonville, FL

Jun 5 - Charles Dendy, NSC Freestyle Rollers
Jun 5 - Kekoa Edwards, Burlington, NJ
Jun 5 – Alisha Craigen, Icy Rock, Waukegan, IL
Jun 6 – Linda Taylor, Kennesaw, GA
Jun 6 – Katrina December, Suitland, MD
Jun 7 - Charles Edwards, Burlington, NJ Skate 22
Jun 8 - Montrell Pointer “StayFresh” One Wheel Motion Nashville, TN
Jun 8 - Sydnee Wade, Houston, TX
Jun 9 - Rita RahRah Louise, KC, MO
Jun 12 - Al Foreman aka "2Smooth", Minneapolis, MN
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 – Miss Raw Talent, C-Land Freestyler, 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 3 - Dee and Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN Celebrating 16 years of marriage
Jun 7 – Charles and Kiyomi Edwards, 19 years of marriage
Jun 24 - Phil & Rose Bean, Towson, Dynasty Sk8 Club 28 years of marriage

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