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Capital Skate Fest 2019

New Party Announcement

Cali Slide 9
POSTED 10.15.19

LOS ANGELES, CA  – If you haven’t booked your room for one of the year’s hottest Cali parties yet you need to jump on it.  The Cali Slide 9 Skate Party is happening November 7-10, 2019 and the deadline for hotel reservations is October 26.  Call now to take advantage of the room block rate.

Then pack your bags and head out on Thursday to the Fountain Valley Skate Center to roll with DJ Big Bert and DJ Slydz.  Friday, return to WOW with DJ Spin and DJ Arson.  Saturday is the Shop Takeover at the Sk8 Fanatics Shop in Paramount from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  Food will be catered by Hambone’s Bar and Grill and it is free for all ages.  Saturday night is the main event at World on Wheels from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM for skaters 18 and older.  Presale tickets are $18, admission is higher at the door.  DJ Arson and DJ Spin will be lighting up the turntables.  Sunday wrap up the weekend with a celebration of Pete’s Birthday at Skate Express.   Be there to celebrate with him from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  This event is presale only, no tickets will be sold at the door.
Cali Slide 9

Bounce Rock Roll Skate Party
POSTED 10.15.19

ODENTON, MD  –  Come out and Bounce Rock Roll and Skate at Wheels Skating rink in Odenton, MD.  Sunday, November 10 will be for the 21 and older crowd at Wheels rolling to music by DJ_Go from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM.  Food will be provided and this is a BYOB affair.  Purchase your tickets in advance, admission will be higher at the door.
Bounce Rock Roll Skate Party

It's a NATIONAL JBXperience: The JBXperience Reunion
POSTED 10.11.19

CHICAGO, IL  –  The JBXperience Skate Club is reuniting, hosting a big JB skate family extravaganza, April 17-18, 2020.  Calling ALL JB Skaters nationwide to come and GET DOWN to the music played by some of Chi-Towns hottest skate DJs.  Old School JB, New School JB - come out and show your footwork.  The weekend starts on Friday with a Meet and Greet at the Accelerate Indoor Speedway.  Friday Night warm up at the Homecoming where you can rep your state/region.  Saturday, JB Skate Lessons will be available from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Take this opportunity to learn or teach.  Then from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM dance the evening away at the Grown & Sexy Steppers Day Party.  Dress to impress for this one.  Saturday night is “The Reunion:  The Return of JBX” from 11:59 PM until 4:00 AM.  Wear your flyest gear and rep your group.
JBX Reunion

7th Annual Rolling "N" Black Adult Skate Party
POSTED 10.3.19

RALEIGH, NC  –  Saturday, November 16, get ready for the 7th Annual Rollin “N” Black Adult Skate Party at USA Raleigh.  Bring your adult skate game and wear black as Queen City’s DJ Smooth and VA’s DJ G-Nice will be providing the sounds as you roll from 11:30 PM until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $12.  A free breakfast will be served all night . . . or all morning.
7th Annual Rolling "N" Black Adult Skate Party

The Big Pre Thanksgiving Adult Skate Party
POSTED 10.3.19

RALEIGH, NC  –  Get a roller skating workout BEFORE you get a workout on the turkey this Thanksgiving.  Wednesday, November 27, 2019 roll with DJ Highrise from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM at United Skates of America Raleigh.  Admission is only $8.

Don’t forget about the Flashback Sundays Adult Skate each and every Sunday at USA Raleigh from 8 PM until 12 AM.
The Big Pre Thanksgiving Adult Skate Party

Rolling in the Rockies
POSTED 10.1.19

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  –  The Colorado Skate Connection would like to invite you to the “Rolling in the Rockies” skate party, Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM. DJ Arson (NYC) and DJ Taz (Bay Area, CA) will be spinning as you skate on a new wood floor at Xfinity Roller Sports Arena.  Admission is $15 per person.  Guests must be 18 or older to. 
Rolling in the Rockies

Scorpio Skate Reunion 2019
POSTED 9.29.19

CHESAPEAKE, VA  –  Skaters, come out and celebrate with the Scorpio’s at the Scorpio Skate Reunion 2019.  It’s happening at Greenbrier Family Skate Center, November 16, 2019 from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.   DJ Freestyle will be providing the sounds.   
Scorpio Skate Reunion

Special Skate Session

Making History at Capitol Skate Fest
POSTED 10.12.19

WASHINGTON, DC - Tell a friend – Bring a Friend.  Take a drive up or down the I-95 corridor.  Catch a plane, train or GET ON THE BUS!!!! This is OUR COMMUNITY, OUR MOMENT! 

Be there to make them aware that “Yes – We Still Skate!” This will be a historic event hosted by The District of Columbia - you don’t want to miss it.

When we go to a state fair or music festival and hear a song with a beat that makes us bounce, as skaters the first thing we do is daydream and imagine we have skates and wood. 

Dreams can come true and they will on Saturday, November 2 in Washington DC.  Food, skate vendors only, our music, our community, our skates and wood will be in a 10,000 square foot space customized for us.  Capital Skate Fest is NOT your weekend national skate party it is a never seen before tribute celebration of OUR roller skating!  For the DMV community of skaters, non-skaters and all of us within reach out DC to come together and show the country that “YES, we still skate and you should too!”  

Two rinks are being constructed to encourage new skaters and less experienced skaters to feel welcomed. The other for us more advanced.

One of the key goals of the event is to allow a new generation to experience the joy of skating while highlighting the past and present. 

The District of Columbia city government is looking to cultivate the arts and believe roller skating is a great one to start.  They have heard our song and witnessed our pain depicted in the documentary, United Skates.  They asked, if we consider supporting roller skating in this community, we need to know that the community will support it.

From this, Capital Skate Fest was conceived.  The DC Government would like to see for themselves what we do, how we roll and witness the collective spectacular talent we bring to the wood.  

Make plans to be a part of this historic and important event. Here is what you need to know in a nutshell about attending Capital Skate Fest

Location:  DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Public Transit accessible

Event RSVP:
Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2019
Doors open: 3:30 PM Ticketmaster box office, vendors 
Skate floor 1: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM All ages session
Skate floor 2: 4:30 PM to Midnight adult skaters, must own your OWN SKATES

Festival Highlights:

DC Skate historians, Gerald & Mary Chase will be on site with a DC Skate History exhibit. 

Our best skate vendors have been exclusively invited to shop skate apparel, art and accessories. Interested in vending at Capitol Skate Fest? A couple of spots are left, contact Saletta ( 

The DC Armory holds 10,0000 people and has seating for 4 to 6,000. 

Alcohol and food are available for purchase. Adults 21 and older will receive a wristband. Bring your ID.

If you are an advanced skater, come for doors open at 4:30PM and skate early as much as you want!

Visit the rental skate floor, teach someone a skill, surprise someone by offering the community your expertise.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Info You Need to Know:

  • You must RSVP to for the event.  Bring your ticket on your phone or a printout for faster entry.
  • This is taking place on federal property therefore all persons and property will go through security screening.
  • Admission is $9.40, includes Skate Rental
  • Skate bags are welcome. Leave valuables at home or hotel. No lockers will be available.
  • Doors open at 3:30 for people who want to:
    • Purchase tickets
    • Visit vendors
    • Socialize
    • Talk to the media
    • Skating will not begin until 4:30 PM
  • Rental skates will need to be returned before Adult Night at 7:00 PM.
  • Advanced skaters bring your skates but make sure they have toe stops or dance plugs
  • The first row of bleachers will be for changing in and out of your skates.  Please do not wear your skates on higher levels of the stands.
  • Weapons are prohibited
  • Outside food is prohibited
  • Photographers and news media will be on site and will have ownership and full rights to images in this public space.

We want you to represent so wear you skate shirt/city shirt and show where you are from!



Next on the Calendar

Oct 26, Cleveland, OH
Creep and Roll Skate Jam

Nov 1-2, St. Louis, MO
Fall Roll Fest CANCELLED

Nov 1 and 3, DC/Virginia
Legends in the Sky: Heels, Hats and Wheels

Nov 2, Washington, D.C.
Capital Skate Fest

Nov 8-10, Los Angeles, CA
Cali Slide 9

Nov 10, Odenton, MD
Bounce Rock Roll Skate

Nov 16, Chesapeake, VA
Scorpio Skate Reunion

Nov 16, Colorado Springs, CO
Rolling in the Rockies

Nov 16, Raleigh, NC
Rollin 'N" Black Adult Skate Party


July 10-11, Sacramento, CA
Cali in July - Super Roll Weekend

Skate Session

Adult Night Sundays at Sparkles
POSTED 8.15.19

ATLANTA, GA –Each and every Sunday night, Sparkles of Smyrna has something special for you.  A rotating DJ line up is in store for you every week.  DJs in the weekly lineup include DJ Brian, DJ Fly Ty, DJ Reggie, DJ Mike Music and DJ Donnie Smooth.  Adult beverages will be available at the Adult Night weekly DJ session with proper ID. Session times and admission will vary.  Don’t forget about the R&B in Motion Adult Skate every third Sunday.
Sparkles of Smyrna Events

Tuesday's Adult Skate - Ladies Night
POSTED 7.28.19

INDIAN TRAIL, NC –Hey ladies!  Starting Tuesday, October 1, come down to Kat’s Skating Rink in Indian Trail for the Tuesdays Adult Skate Ladies Night.  Ladies get in for $5 before 9:30 PM and $8 after.  Fellas come and roll with the ladies for $10.  All guests must be 18 or older and skate rental is $3.
Tuesday's Adult Skate

Adult Skate Nights at Kate's
POSTED 7.27.19

INDIAN TRAIL/LOWELL, NC – Get your roll on each and every week from 9:30 PM until 1:00 AM at two Kate's locations, Indian Trail and Lowell. admission is $10 and $3 for skate rental. Guests must be 18 or older.
Adult Skate Nights

Event Recap

All Skate for Alzheimer's: Caring for the Caregivers
POSTED 10.6.19

LOS ANGELES, CA  –  It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans of all ages are currently living with Alzheimer’s dementia and younger people are not immune.  Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that has a debilitating effect on the patient and in addition, family members, loved ones and caretakers suffer as well. In downtown Los Angeles, the weekend of September 20-22, the Grand Park Foundation, in collaboration with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, hosted the inaugural All Skate for Alzheiemer’s Skate event.  This was a spectacular outdoor event that included information for Alzheimers awareness and education, skate exhibitions and skating for all.  This year’s theme “Caring for the caregiver” gave those who have been challenged with caring for an Alzheimer’s patient an opportunity to share the trials of their experience with other to provide support for one another.  Taking on this task can be emotionally and financially draining and it is always a great thing to help those who help others.

Special thanks to the team that coordinated this event including Starlett Quarles, Cathy Hawkins and Phelicia Wright; live skate performers Frressh, the Scooby Brothers, West Coast Cali Soul Rollers and the Crowd Cuttas; and DJs Al Jackson, Mike Smoove, Mark, Clyde the Glide, and DJ Ray.


Visit SkateGroove's Facebook page for images from the event.

Prayer Corner

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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
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

Oct 21, 2005 - Angela Simmons- Hill (Pooh) and Luther (YounggunLou) Hill of Louisville, KY will be celebrating 13 years of marriage.

Nov 2 - Michelle "Bright-Eyes" Harper, RWOM, Memphis, TN
Nov 2 - Racquel Ms. Peaches-(VaSkateConn.), Norfolk, VA
Nov 4 - Marilyn Moore, Silver and Gold, Unlimited
Nov 7 - William (Quietstorm b.k.a. E-Tap) Tapley, Lebanon, TN
Nov 10 - "The Sk8 Dr." Damon Garrett
Nov 10  - Donna Miller, Roosevelt, NY
Nov 10 - Pepzi, C-Land Freestylers, Cleveland, OH
Nov 11 - Ice from Philly
Nov 11 - Lady CeCe, NY
Nov 13 – Freelo, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Nov 18 - Donny K, DNice Entertainment, TX bwo MI/Chi
Nov 18 - Carey Hairston
Nov 19 - Mr. Lee Knowz, Skate 22, NJ
Nov 20 - Treva "1st Lady" Backus / JB Inc., Little Rock, AR
Nov 20 – Brian “One Time” Dickerson, Pearlers of Distinction, President, Columbus, OH
Nov 21 - Ricky "9th wonder" Cager / JB Bootcamp, Baltimore, MD
Nov 21 - Devine Clayton, ATL bwo Philly
Nov 23 - Amanda Christy, ATL
Nov 24 – Baby, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Nov 25 – Quintin “Lil Daddy” Collins, Texarkana, AR
Nov 27 - Tiffany "Youngin" Warfield, Low Riderz, Baltimore, MD
Nov 28 – Nino, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD

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

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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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