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22nd Annual Sk8-A-Thon
POSTED 7.22.17

ATLANTA, GA –August 31 through September 4, Joi’s 22nd Annual Sk8-A-Thon has it all! Vendors, skate performances, raffles, bowling, cookout, dancing and plenty of skating.  Skate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND Monday.  Get your groove on Friday at the Welcome Dance at the Westin.  Saturday, leave your favorite bowling ball and shoes at home.  The challenge will be to see who still has an “A” game using House Balls and Shoes.  Saturday evening wear white to the All-White Dance.  Sunday, get your BBQ on at the Cookout at International Park – The Beach.  The weekend DJ lineup includes:  DJ Wiggles, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Joe Bowen, DJ Big Bob, DJ Soulnificent, DJ Brian, DJ Jammin, DJ Mz. Tone, DJ Double A., DJ Teezie, DJ MzThickness, DJ Gnice, DJ Mar, DJ Tranz, DJ Spin, DJ Warlock, DJ Arson, and DJ Wildchild.  (I need a manicure after typing this DJ list!) This is an “advanced skater” event.  No rentals allowed!   
Skate A Thon

State 2 State Sk8 Off
POSTED 7.22.17

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Got skate skills?  Here’s your opportunity to show them off for a chance at a cash prize at the 1st Annual State 2 State Sk8 Off.  September 29-30, 2017 join Fred and Deleshia in Huntington Beach, CA for a weekend of fun.  Friday night is the Meet and Greet at Palmz Lounge from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  Friday night, warm up at the Sk8 Kick off with DJ Lady P.  Saturday, have fun at Dave and Buster’s starting at noon.  Saturday night is the Main event with DJ Ray.  Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Group, Best Couple, Best Male and Best Female Single Skater.  Advance tickets are $15 and free food will be available.   
State to State Skate Off

Skating Out Lupus
POSTED 7.18.17

CAMDEN, NJ –Lupus is a disease that triggers cells in your body to attack you instead of invaders like viruses, bacteria and other germs.  The results of these attacks are very painful and disruptive to everyday living and there is currently no cure. Do your part to help raise money to help find a cure for this disease by heading to Millennium Skate World for the Skating Out Lupus Jam hosted by Lady B, Saturday August 12 from 11:00 PM until 3:00 AM.  Special appearance by the Full Force Brothers and DJ Brent Rock will be providing the music. 
Skating Out Lupus

8th Annual ShowDown 'N Seatown
POSTED 7.16.17

SEATTLE, WA –It’s almost time for the ShoDown ‘N Seatown!  August 4-6, 2017.  Friday night meet and greet your skate family at the host hotel.  Then rep your city that night at the warm up skate with DJ Legaci.  Saturday, enjoy a feast from the grill at the ShowDown in Seatown BBQ at Central Senior Center with DJ NYICE Guy.  That evening is the main event and Camo Night at Pattison’s West with DJ Wild Child.  A buffet dinner will be served.  There will also be a Sunday night skate from 8:30 PM until 12:00 AM with DJ Arson.  Save some cash and purchase your presale tickets in advance.
Showdown in Seatown

Texas Sk8 Fair Classic - PinkAPalooza
POSTED 7.15.17

DALLAS, TX –Get ready to roll in the 214!  October 6-8, 2017, O.D and Randie invites all skaters to come to Dallas for the Texas Sk8 Fair Classic - PinkAPalooza Skate for a Cure. Friday wear your 90’s gear to the Meet and Greet and dance to DJ Slave.  A prize will be awarded for best outfit.  Friday night, roll with DJ Wildchild and Mz. DJ Tone at “Favorite Sk8 Jam T-Shirt Night”.  Saturday, take over the Daiquiri Shoppe with DJ G Brown hosted by the Justice League and T.S.F.C.  Saturday night wear pink and blue to the main event, PinkAPalooza, and roll to the sounds of DJ Joe Bowen and DJ Jammin.  Wind down at the Sunday Night Adult Skate with DJ Soul Train.  Hotel rooms available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott for $99/night with Texas Sk8 Fair block.
Texas Skate Fair Classic 2017

Kickin' it in the 'Ville
POSTED 6.25.17

LOUISVILLE, KY – Bowling, Horseshoes, Corn Hole, Basketball, Kickball, Card Games, Food . . . SKATE!  The Louisville Rail Ridaz invites skaters from around the country to Kick It In The ‘Ville, September 15-17, 2017.  Friday, bowl before the warm-up roll with DJ Rollbounce.  Saturday Meet and Greet at George Rogers Clark Park from 2 PM until 7:00 PM.  Saturday night roll at the Roost with DJ Joe Bowen.  Sunday, cool down from the hot weekend from 9:30 PM until 2:00 AM.  Book your hotel room under the RailRidaz block.
icking it in the Ville

3rd Annual Cancer Sk8 Jam
POSTED 6.25.17

ATLANTA, GA –Tee and Kojak would like to invite all skaters to the 3rd Annual Cancer Sk8 Jam, October 15, 2017.  DJ Smooth will be spinning the jams from 8:00 PM until midnight.  Ladies wear pink and guys wear blue as you roll and celebrate Yoster’s birthday.  Admission is only $10.
3rd Annual Cancer Skate Jam

2nd Annual Code Blue Skate Jam
POSTED 6.22.17

KENDALL PARK, NJ –Rolling Royalty presents . . . .the 2nd Annual Code Blue Skate Jam, celebrating the men and women in blue!  First responders and police officers get in free with RSVP and current ID.  Great food, prizes and vendors will be available.  The party starts at 10:00 PM and goes until 2:00 AM with DJ Nile and DJ D on the turntables.  Admission is $13 in advance, $16 at the door.
Code Blue Skate Jam

21st Annual Skate Extravaganza
POSTED 6.17.17

CINCINNATI, OH –The ‘Nati Skate Train is rollin’ again, bringing you the 21st Annual Skate Extravaganza, Saturday, August 5, 2017.  Climb onboard at 11:30 AM and roll until 4:30 AM.  Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door.
21st Annual Skate Extravaganza

Doin' it on the Wood
POSTED 6.15.17

KANSAS CITY, MO –What will you be doin’ August 11-12, 2017.  How about taking a roll on 15,000 square feet of nothing but wood?  Skaters nationwide are invited to come to Winnwood Skate Center for the Doin’ it on the Wood Sk8 Jam.  Friday rolls off from11:30 PM until 3:00 PM at Winnwood with $10 admission.  Saturday, hang out with the KCCutUp Boyz at the Hidden Valley Park.  Top off the weekend with a roll from 11:30 PM until 4:30 AM with DJ Joe Bowen.  Admission is $15 and food will be available.
Doin' it on the Wood


July 29, Atlanta, GA
Peanut Butta Jam

Aug 5, Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati's 21st Annual Skate Party

Aug 11-12, Kansas City, MO
Doin' It On The Wood

Aug 12, Camden, NJ
Skating Out Lupus

Aug 17-20, Cleveland, OH
Greatest Skate Show 5

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
Monthly Jamz
No current listings

Peanut Butta Jam

ATLANTA, GA – Skate while doing something great!  Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Skate Nation TV is hosting the Peanut Butta Jam to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at All-American Skating Center.  Enjoy and opening performance, a musical guest and roll to the sounds of DJ Black.  There will be races, prizes and vendors.  Fun for everyone!  Admission is $9 and skate rental is included.

If it's Happening in the ATL, it's Happening at Sparkles Smyrna!

ATLANTA, GA – Roll twice per week at ATL’s Sparkles Family Fun Center of Smyrna.  Thursday nights, get it in from 9:00 PM until Midnight with DJ L3EK and DJ Wiggles.  Admission is $5.  Sundays, roll to a rotation of DJs that include DJ Soulnificent, DJ Brian, DJ Smooth, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Greg Nyce and DJ Wiggles.  The session starts at 8:00 PM and ends at Midnight.  Admission is $8.
Sparkles Thursdays and Sundays

Rink for Sale

Rink for Sale
POSTED 5.30.17

WISCONSIN   –  If you've ever dreamed of owning your own roller rink, here's the perfect opportunity.  Located in central Wisconsin, this successful rink has been in business since the early 1960's and is continuing to grow!  The rink building is just over 12,000 sq. ft and sits on just under 10 acres in a great location.  Outstanding report with the community, open year 'round and low overhead.  Completely turn-key for $459,000. If you are a seriously considering owning your own rink, and are interested in the central Wisconsin area, please email Dan Veglahn at and let's talk. 

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Jul 17 - Patrice Koonce, Kansas City, MO
Jul 19 - Chucky, Butterflys N Unity
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, 32 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 10 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 14 years of marriage

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