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Newz Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Tears for Tee

POSTED 4.13.21

DETROIT, MI –  On the morning of Friday, April 9, we learned that our skate sister, Mrs. Theresa “Tee” Jones, was called home after a year-and-a-half battle with cancer. In the skate world, Tee was a member of the Detroit Rhythmic Rollers, the skate club responsible for the infamous Cruise and Skate onboard Royal Caribbean.  It was on Royal’s best ships that we skated and shut down the clubs on the high seas before exploring the sights in places like Jamaica, Bermuda, Barbados and Cozumel.  It was at dance halls where we Bopped and stepped Chicago style.  It was at the skating rink where we showed off our favorite Halloween costumes and overstuffed ourselves at the lavish buffet table that she prepared for Skate-O-Ween. 

Tee was many things to many people:  wife, mother, grandmother, friend, auntie, skater, bopper, stepper, cook, skate event coordinator, exercise enthusiast and more.  She was an extraordinary woman who touched many people of any age, race, gender, or orientation, from babies to elders.  She had a gift for bonding with people and building lasting friendships. 

It was an honor to be with her at her last (known) national skating event, 2019’s “Legends in the Sky” where she wore a beautiful black sleeveless dress accenting her prized muscles (complements of workouts at Planet Fitness) and white skates with extended toe stops.  She was full of joy as she fellowshipped with fellow seasoned skaters, rolling 30 stories high, in a rotunda with floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows that provided breathtaking views of DC, Maryland and Virginia.  How appropriate for someone who is herself, legendary.

Please say a prayer for her family as they mourn the loss of this beautiful soul. Homegoing services are planned for Saturday, April 17.  Click here for details.

New Party Announcement

State 2 State 4th Annual Sk8 Off
POSTED 4.11.21

HEMET, CA –  Mark your calendar and make travel arrangements to enjoy a weekend of roller skating and more at the 4th Annual State 2 State Sk8 Off - The Resort Experience Part 2.  September 10-11, State2State Productions is hosting a weekend with all kinds of activities which include the Kick Off skate jam and competition Friday night. Participants must register in advance.  Saturday morning there will be a skate workshop with techniques for everyone to learn.  After class, Meet and Greet at the Poolside Wine Tasting event.  Top off the weekend at the main event, the Playa’s Sk8 Ball with a live performance by Suga Free.  Book your room by August 11 to get the negotiated block rate.
State 2 State 4th Annual Skate Off

All Star Skate Night 2
POSTED 4.2.21

HUNTSViLLE, AL –  May 8, for one night only, get your roll on in Huntsville a the All Star Skate Night 2 brought to you by For the Love of Skating.  DJ-D and D Carl will be spinning the wheels for your skating enjoyment.  Guests must be 18 or older to attend.
All Star Skate Night 2

1st Annual San Antonio Riverwalk Roll
POSTED 3.2121

SAN ANTONIO, TX –  Skaters nationwide are invited to come to the 1st Annual 2021 San Antonio Riverwalk roll.  Skate for three nights with five great DJs:  DJ Wildchild, DJ Suave, Mz. DJ Tone, DJ Arson and DJ E.  Weekend activities include a fiesta style Meet and Greet, an outdoor roll, and a catered happy hour.  Book your room at the Marriott Plaza hotel.
San Antonio Riverwalk Roll Skate Jam

S3 All Access Granted
POSTED 3.16.21

MEMPHiS, TN/HORN LAKE, MS  –  The Secret Skate Society would like to invite all skaters to their First Annual All Access Granted Skate Weekend.  Skate Thursday through Sunday, April 29 through May 2 at two different rinks, East End Skating rink in Memphis and Skate Odyssey in Horn Lake.  The weekend includes a Warm Up Meet and Greet, SSS Takeover Day Party and three skate sessions with five awesome DJs in the lineup.  Book your hotel now at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis Southaven.
First Annual All Access Granted Skate Weekend

5th Annual Memphis in May Southern Roll "Major League"
POSTED 2.19.21

MEMPHiS, TN  –  Roll with the major league of skaters!  The 5th Annual Memphis in May Southern Roll, is coming May 14-16, 2021.  Settle in at “The Pregame” Friday Hangout in the Savor Lounge.  Arrive early for hours of fun before the “Batter Up” Jumpoff Skate Party Friday night.  Saturday afternoon’s game will be the “All White Affair” Ultimate Meet and Greet with soul food, music and family fun.  Saturday night, white continues to be the uniform color for the penultimate inning at the “Main Event” where everyone will roll at East End Skating Center.    Sunday’s final inning will start with the “Bottom of the Ninth” where you can get one more roll in before game over.  Book your room at the host hotel before they are all gone.
Memphis in May Southern Roll Major League

25th Annual Joi's Sk8-A-Thon - Silver Edition
POSTED 2.14.21

ATLANTA, GA  –   Celebrate the silver anniversary of one of the largest and most attended skate parties of the year!  Mark your calendar, September 1-6, 2021 for Joi’s Sk8-A-Thon and plan to participate in the big 25-year celebration! Book your room at the Westin Atlanta before the block is gone.  Details will be posted on the Sk8-A-Thon website.
Joi's Skate A Thon


Apr 15-19, Atlanta, GA
AJAX 9 Skate Jam - All Women DJs Weekend

Apr 29-May 2, Memphis (TN)/Horn Lake (MS)
1st Annual S3 All Access Granted Skate Weekend

May 7-9, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio's 1st Riverwalk Roll


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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AJAX 9 – All Women’s DJ Weekend

ATLANTA, GA  –  Sisters everywhere are making moves and handling their business on the turntables.  April 15-19 in the ATL, it is going to be a 4-day all women DJ skate weekend featuring DJ Tootz, DJ Bomb Jahlaam, DJ Lady P, Teezie, DJ Double A, Boss Lady J, Mz DJ Tone and a special guest DJ.  Arrive in town early on Thursday and enjoy the experience of the skate party hosted by Live Life Headphones from 8 PM until 12 AM.  Friday night, jam in your jammies and Saturday, wear your AJAX shirt and represent. 

Prayer Corner

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Apr 6 - Trina Edmondson, Columbus, OH
Apr 8 - KatchmeifuKan~~KK, Kansas City
Apr 8 – Stanley a.k.a. “A Beast”, MD bwo NJ
Apr 9 - Darryl "Crazyleggs" Byrd, Columbus Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 10 - Daryl "DemoD", Columbus, OH
Apr 10 – Troy Myree, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 10 – Gerrold Givens, Dallas, TX
Apr 11 – Travis Givens – Memphis, TN
Apr 12 – Darlene Washington, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 12 – Davinea Johnson, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 13 - Andre Dean aka Dre, DC/MD
Apr 14 - Wesley "Wes Jiggs" Jones, Jr., President, Crowd Cutta Productions, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Easter aka "Spicy-E", Columbus, Finest, Columbus, OH
Apr 15 - Ms. Lisa, Ohio Skaters, Akron, OH
Apr 15 - Felicia “Bambi” Fluitt, Brooklyn, New York
Apr 15 – Amy Givens, Houston, TX
Apr 16 – Marcia Bowie, West Coast Skater, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 17 - Loretta Cobb, VA Skate Connection, Hampton, VA
Apr 17 – Toni “Tot”, Kansas City. MO
Apr 18 - Tony "Big Body" Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 - Nina Watson, Columbus, OH
Apr 18 – Rose Bean, Dynasty Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Apr 19 – Patrice aka “Sparkle”, Louisville, KY
Apr 20 - Dee, Rolling Wheels of Memphis, Nashville, TN
Apr 20 – DJ Storman Norman, DC/MD/VA
Apr 20 - Rhonda aka "Skater Gurl", Seattle, WA
Apr 22 - Tiffany, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 22 – Edna Davoll, aka “Ms. Edna”, Bronx, NY
Apr 23 - Mr. Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis, Skate Freaks, NC
Apr 23 - Baby DJ, Nashville Quad Dymes, Nashville, TN
Apr 24 - Phelicia Wright, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25 - Wanda, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 25 - Daryl "D-Mac" McNeil of Mil-Town Rollers, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 25 – Alicia Reece, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 26 - Lauretta Lawrence, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 26 - Dre MJ Thomas, Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 27 - Lance Hull, Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 28 - April “N2SK8N” Major, Skate King, St. Louis, MO
Apr 29 - Margaret "Killer", Branch Brook Park, NY-NJ
Apr 30 - Myles "Chilly-Mac" McPherson¸Ohio Legends, Huber Heights, OH

May 1 - Charlene (Winky) Demby, Unique Rollers, Delaware, Tri-State Area
May 1 - Darrell "Jokey" Martin, Vice President, Crowd Cutta Productions, Columbus, OH
May 2 – Andrea “Moneymaker”, Tampa, FL
May 3 - Edward "Speedy" James, Virginia Skater BWO Michigan
May 3 - JuJu, Secret Skate Society (owner), Memphis, TN
May 4 - Lauren Fountain, Little Rock, AR
May 9 - Tammi "Dark Chocolate" Williams, Cincinnati, OH
May 10 - Sharnell "Ms. Charm, DMV
May 11 - Anthony "Tee" Baker, Rock Town, Hell on Wheels
May 13 – Tom White, Pittsburgh Steel City Rollers, Pittsburgh, PA
May 14 - Joanne Fountaine, Prescious Productions
May 16 - Dawn Hilton, Jus Sk8, New Jersey
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, Clevelan, OH (Mig Skating Rink)
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 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

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