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Newz Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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POSTED 6.20.18

CHICAGO, IL –  Ahhhhhhh, Summertime!  Loaded Hot Dogs . . . Deep Dish Geno's East . . . .Garrett's Popcorn . . . and some nut-crackin’ skating!  Where else can you get all of this but Chi-Town? 

Get down in the Chi for the Fourth of July.
Celebrate and skate after the date at iR8!

Friday, July 6 meet and greet at the Hilton Garden Inn before rolling at Lynwood Sport Center with DJ Fly Tye and Jz DJ Tone.  Saturday take a break at the lake for a cookout in Calumet Park.  Saturday night head to the main event at The Rink Chicago with DJ Arson, DJ Joe Bowen and DJ DMC.  Sunday wrap it up with a bowl before the roll at Burr Oak Bowl before heading to Glenwood for a Sunday night skatedown with DJ Brian, DJ Narsistic and DJ CJ.  Book your rooms now if you haven’t already.
Independence Roll 8

Doin' it on the Wood
POSTED 6.20.18

KANSAS CITY, MO –  Come to the KC and enjoy rolling on the smooth 15,000 sq ft. wood floor at the 2018 Doin’ it on the Wood Skate Jam.  August 10-11, 2018 roll Friday night from 11:30 PM until 3:00 AM.   Then kick it with the KCCUTUP BOYZ at the Saturday afternoon cookout followed by the main event on Saturday night starting at 11:30 PM.  Food will be provided.  Music played by DJ Wild Child and DJ Joe Bowen.
Doin it on the wood

POSTED 6.10.18

CLEVELAND, OH –  Skaters are you ready for the "GREATESTSKATESHOW"!  Come up to Cleveland, August 17-19 and be joyfully entertained the entire weekend.

The RollinBuckeyez of Cleveland invites you to have fun and roll all weekend long.  Friday kicks off on the Goodtime III Cruise Ship.  Take a ride on the tide and dance the night away on the All White Dance Cruise starting at 9:00 PM. 

Saturday, will be a school days throwback, Recess Cleveland.  Return to your youth days and play Dodgeball, Kickball and more at Edgewater Park from Noon until 6:00 PM.  There will also be a famous rib cookout.

Saturday night is the main event, The Great Skate Show National Skate Jam featuring Cutmaster Slice (Cleveland), DJ Arson (New York) and DJ Keifer B (Columbus) at Loraine Skate World.

Sunday, bowl before you go at Cosmic Bowl.  Bowl as much as you can for two-hours.  At Wickliffe Lanes in Euclid.

Need a hotel?  Search your favorite booking site for Downtown Cleveland properties.  Don’t miss the fun, August 17-19, 2018.

For more information contact Ken/Crash@216-201-0429
Great Skate Show

2nd Annual After The Back to the Bricks Skating Party
POSTED 5.10.18

FLINT, MI –  Saturday, August 18, grab your wheels and roll out to Skateland Arena in Mt. Morris for the 2nd Annual After the Back to the Bricks Skating Party. Flint’s own DJ Jeff will be on the 1’s and 2’s from 11:30 PM until 4:00 AM.  Dinner will be served.  Advanced tickets are $15, admission slightly higher at the door.
2nd Annual After the Back to the Bricks Skating Party

Passing of a Skater

Everett "Eric" Mims
Posted 6.13.18

Everett Eric Mims

NEW JERSEY – The skate nation is mourning the loss of another family member, brother Everett “Eric” Mims.  Eric passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 8, 2018.  Although he was a native of New York, he also resided and skated in Atlanta and New Jersey. 

A Go-Fund-Me page has been created by a close friend, Reggie Houston, to help offset the cost of funeral expenses.  If you would like to contribute, please go to

Information about his Homegoing services will be posted when received.

In Entertainment News

Next Sell-Out Screening Challenge:
United Skates Documentary

Portland, Oregon - Peace of the City
July 10, 2018
The Armory Theatre

128 Northwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Screening followed by a Q&A with United Skates co-directors Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler.

Bring your family and friends. Or purchase a ticket as a gift for someone else.

To purchase tickets, go to:

Roller-skating has played a critical role in modern African-American culture, with rinks serving as both a haven of community and of artistic expression, and a flashpoint in the civil rights movement. UNITED SKATES chronicles the fight to save these rinks and the souls of communities nationwide.

PRESS: — with Tina Brown.


July 6-9, Chicago, IL

July 13-14, Sacramento, CA
Super ROLL Weekend 2018

July 20-22, Oklahoma City, OK
4th Annual 2018 OKC Soul Roll Skate Jam

Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz
GA: Sparkles Smyrna
NY: Prospect Park BrooklynNew
Monthly Jamz
NC: Roll "N" Back 90's


Around Town

Soul Skate: Brooklyn Roll - It's a Funky Skate Thing

BROOKLYN, NY -Make it funky Brooklyn, every Tuesday night at Prospect Park.  Mr. G of FunkySkatesProductions invites you to roll at LeFrak Roller Skating Rink/Prospect Park, each and every Tuesday from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM.  Join the crew for weekly Soul Skate events and reunite with the Brooklyn skate fam.  Music will be provided by Brooklyn Bad Boy DJ T-Groove along with guest DJ Horace, Empire’s original DJ.  Wear your Empire tee shirt and represent.  Free music CD’s will be available while they last.  Also, get your lifetime membership card for future FSP events.
Soul Skate Brooklyn Roll

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Jun 13 - Terrence Sherrer, Detroit, MI
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 – Raw Talent aka Chantel, 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 24 - Phil & Rose Bean, Towson, Dynasty Sk8 Club 24 years of marriage

Jul 1 – Smooth Ki, Chicago Ruff Ryder Rollers
Jul 2 - Tamiko Holmes, serving our country in Korea
Jul 4 - Venessa Raigns aka Sexcee Caramel, Ettrick, VA
Jul 4 - Tyrone Dixon, Jammin Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 4 - Dori Smith, Columbus, OH bwo Kansas City
Jul 6 - Vince "Ice V" with Fam Affair, Orlando,FL
Jul 8 - Bridget Grier, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Charlotte, NC
Jul 10 - Matthew Davis, Montgomery, AL
Jul 11 - Cherry Williams aka" Mz. Dimples" of GemCity Striderz
Jul 12 - Robert "DJ Big Bob" Clayton, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 12 – Rennette, aka Baby Girl
Jul 13 - Joe "So Kashmir" Hart, Livin the ATL bwo MC IND.
Jul 14 - JuJuan (JJ) Blunt, NSC Freestyle Rollers, Charlotte, NC
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, 33 years
July 18 – Milo and Patrice, Louisville, KY

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