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Newz Updated: Thursday, August 6, 2020

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GreatSkateShow (OH)
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon (GA)
State 2 State Sk8 Off (CA)
SkateLove Barcelona (SPAIN)
JBX Reunion: The Return of JBX (IL)
Texas Skate Fair Classic (TX)

all postponed or canceled until further notice

New Party Announcement

The Weekend
POSTED 7.13.20

CHARLOTTE/INDIAN TRAIL, NC  – Get ready for “The Weekend”.  November 6-8, 2020, roll at Kate’s Skating Rink Indian Trail for three nights with a weekend pass at the low rate of $30 for the entire weekend. Admission varies per night so save some green with the weekend pass. DJ Joe Greene, DJ D Smooth and DeeJay Soulnificient will be spinning Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights respectively.  Skate rental is $4 per night.  Skaters must be 18 or older to attend.
The Weekend

Toy Drive Skate Party
POSTED 7.12.20

DAYTON/HUBER HEiGHTS, OH  – Do something good and feel good at the same time by attending the Toy Drive Skate Party, Saturday, December 19 hosted by All 8’s.  Orbit Skate Center will be rocking from 11:59 PM until 3:30 AM with DMARSH at the wheels.  Admission is $10 with a new toy and $15 without.
4th Annual Toy Drive Skate Party

10th Annual Texas Sk8 Fair Classic Canceled
POSTED 7.4.20


DALLAS, TX - Thanks for your support.  We are officially cancelling the 10th Annual Texas Sk8 Fair Classic, but we’re just going to do the 10th and 11th Annual together in 2021.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We love y’all.

If we can’t do it big, why do it at all?  See y’all @ the Classic’s 2021.

Odis Rowlett

4th Annual State2State Sk8 Off Postponed
POSTED 7.3.20


HEMET, CA - State2State appreciates all your continued support and patronage over the years in supporting our Kid’s Take over Skate Party and State2State Sk8-off Skate Party. Due to the COVID-19 and its current strict guidelines. We’ve decided to postpone State2State Friday September 11th 2020 and Wine Tasting September 12th 2020. There is still a possibility we may move forward with PLAYA’S SK8 BALL W/ PERFORMANCE BY SUGA FREE (A ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT) Again, it will be based on COVID-19 government rules and regulation according to the respective City of Hemet County of Riverside ordinance.

State2State Productions

25th Annual Joi's Sk8-A-Thon Update!
POSTED 7.2.20


ATLANTA, GA - I'd like to first Thank You ALL for your patience. These last couple months has been very STRESSFUL for me, trying to decide whether or not Sk8athon 2020 would be practical. 
Due to Major factors beyond our control it is impossible to plan this event and give you the Experience you look forward to and Deserve every year. There are too many variables and challenges that we predict could change Sk8athon with only a moment’s notice, that could change the entire event. 

I have consulted with my team, a couple DJs, rink owners, non-skaters, promoters and of course God, with whom I felt would advise me wisely. SAFETY has always been the first priority for Sk8athon and we all feel due to COVID-19, your SAFETY will be COMPOMISED and we're NOT willing to put so many skaters (and others) LIVES at RISK!!!

We know so many people look forward to and have/is making plans to attend Sk8athon 2020 and we apologize for any inconvenience.  

I will contact all Vendors, Sponsors and VIP Pass Holders next week. As of 7/1/20, Sk8athon has been cancelled until 2021. 

Hotel update
... The Westin Hotel will cancel ALL RESERVATIONS but I advise if you don’t receive an email confirmation about cancellation within a week please call them! Thanks

Love Is (Still) The Message. Stay Safe.
God Speed

On the Flat Screen
Skate Dreams: A Rollerskating Documentary

Roller Dreams

LOS ANGELES, CA – Check out Roller Dreams (2017) on HULU.  Sun, sand and skates is the way of life for skaters of all races but particularly for those of color at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA.  Watch a typical day for these skate enthusiasts as they spend their day being creative, having fun and entertaining crowds.  But all is not at peace as you would think at the public beach.


Aug 14-16, Cleveland, OH
GreatSkateShow - CANCELED

Sep 3-7, Atlanta, GA
Joi's Sk8-A-Thon - CANCELED

Sep 11-12, Hemet, CA
State 2 State Sk8 Off

Sep 17-20, Barcelona, SPAIN
Skate Love Barcelona - CANCELED

Sep 25-26, Chicago, IL
JBX Reunion: The Return of JBX

Oct 1-4, Dallas, TX
Texas Skate Fair Classic - CANCELED


Southern Roll - Memphis in May
Rescheduled to October 30 - November 1, 2020


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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Jul 29 - Joshua Johnson, Chicago, IL
Jul 29 - Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN
Jul 29 - Rocky Lassiter, Newport News, VA
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 31 - Wood, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22, Union, NJ

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 13 years of marriage.

Aug 23 - Big John and Stacie, Former members of Good Time Rollers, Suitland, MD. Celebrating 17 years of marriage

Sep 1 - Twiggy Skater - Skate 22, BBP - NY/NJ
Sep 1 - Jojo, Universal Madness Skate Team, Washington, DC
Sep 6 - Rita and Gwen, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 7 – Niecy Famble, Cincinnati, OH, Rolling for 54 years!
Sep 8 - Tracey aka Ms. Sexy, Da Unpredictablez, Washington, D.C.
Sep 10 – Ron, DC/MD
Sep 12 – Pooh, JB Elite, Flint, MI
Sep 13 – Babycakes, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 14 - Stan “Middle Man” Ferguson, Atl, GA
Sep 15 - Derrick "Turtle" Eason, Empire Refugee
Sep 15 - Ben Blume AKA 'Boo Boo', Baltimore, MD
Sep 15 - Tina Aka Lady T, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 15 - Moxie!, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 17 - Trendsetta Rico Hill, TSC
Sep 18 - Nikki Bowens, Adrenalin Awards and Style Skaters TV Network, Washington, DC
Sep 18 - Rob Lynch, DC
Sep 19 - Latoyah aka Jonesy, Kitty Kat Ladies, Skate 22 Fam, Union, NJ
Sep 22 - Doarian aka French Vanilla, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22 – MoCa, Butterflys-N-Unity, DC/MD
Sep 22 - Lady Lee, Pearlers of Distinction Skating Club, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Mike "Groove" Blackwell,, Columbus, OH
Sep 23 - Cathy Hawkins, “The Glam Squad” CA
Sep 24 - DJ Mama Mia, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 26 - Ms Netta "The Whistle blower", Philly/S. Jersey
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 27 - Debra Mitchell, "Ms. St. Louis", Atlanta, GA
Sep 27 - Theresa (Ms. Tee) Jones, Detroit Rhythmic Rollers, Detroit, MI
Sep 27 - Hosea, Northwest Rollers, Baltimore, MD
Sep 29 - Michelle Wilson (Slim-Tall Drink)
Sep 29 - Kent A.K. Fresh, 704 Flyy Boyz, Charlotte, NC
Sep 29 - Tiffany aka "Sista Souljah", Fam Affair, Orlando, FL
Sep 30 - Andre "Drizzy" Poe, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Slyvella "Sly" Davis, Ohio Originators, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 - Mr. G, FunkySkatesProductions, ATL/NY


Sep 12 – DeWayne and Channa Goodlow, JBXperience, 11 yrs

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