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United Skates Documenary HBO Premiere Party
POSTED 2.11.19

HBO Premiere Party
Photo Credit: Saletta Coleman Pierce

HOLLYWOOD, CA – The United Skates Documentary has entered a new phase in its release after its yearlong run at film festivals worldwide.  This film has been recognized as a worthwhile piece as evidenced by the multiple awards it has received and the reviews by Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and other notable publications.  For those who did not have an opportunity to see the film, it will now be available this month on HBO.

HBO Premiere Party
Photo Credit: Saletta Coleman Pierce

On Wednesday, February 5, filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler , along with several of the cast and crew: Phelicia Wright, Reggie Brown, Natasha Thurman, Josh Smith, Darius Stroud, Buddy Alexander, Kamille Boyd and Saletta Coleman-Pierce, Travis Johnson (just to name a few), arrived on the red carpet at the Avalon in Hollywood for the HBO Premiere Party launching its cable television run starting February 18.

Joining in on the festivities were a few well-known stars including Salt of Salt N Pepa fame, Corey Hawkins, Raz B and the executive producer, John Legend.  But the true stars of this production were the skaters and they showed everyone what they do with an entrance that only skaters can truly understand and a skating show on stage that dazzled the audience.

CHICAGO!  Skate and Celebrate the HBO Documentary United Skates at the Rink on 87th Street, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 rom 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM.  Guests must RSVP and be 21 or older to enter.

Skaters on the MOve

Rockin' Richard on a Roll in Motown
POSTED 2.10.19

DETROIT, MI – Skaters nationwide are making moves to turn their passion into something more by sharing their love for skating and what motivates them to roll.  Detroit skater, Rockin’ Richard Houston is doing just that through his autobiography titled “The Motown Sound on Wheels”.  On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Richard will appear on local Detroit Channel 2, WJBK’s morning show at 7:00 AM along with Deena Centofanti, Marielle Lue and Alan Longstreet.

The Motown Sound on Wheels

His book has reached number one on Amazon.com’s list in the Roller Skating and Rollerblading category for new releases.  His work focuses on his life, and growing up listening and skating to Motown music that started in the 1950’s and continues to present day.  There will be a book signing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20 in the G.M. Auditorium Theatre.  In addition to the book signing there will be skating videos from all over the country and live skating shows performed by Richard, Centofanti, Lue, Longstreet and local Michigan skaters. 

Be sure to tune in to the morning show and come out and support Richard and the local skate family. 

Congratulations to Rockin’ Richard and thank you for your contributions to Detroit’s roller skating history.
~Desi
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New Party Announcement

3rd Annual State 2 State Skate Off
POSTED 2.11.19

HEMET, CA – State2State Productions is bringing you to the wood,  September 13-15, 2019.  Join them for the 3rd Annual State2State Sk8Off, starting Thursday, September 12 rolling with DJ Big Bert at Fountain Valley Skate Center.  Friday Meet and greet and Derby’s Bar and Grill for a party hosted by Smooth Rolling Skate Crew.  Friday night roll with DJ Big Bert Lopez and DJ D Slydz, hosted by Artistic 8.  Saturday, wet your taste buds poolside at the wine tasting event (must RSVP) followed by the main event at Wheel House Roller Rink with DJ Mike Smoove and DJ Teezie, hosted by Crowd Cutta Productions.  Sunday brings one more night of skating at the Sunday Night After Party at Sk8 Express with DJ Mike Smoove.  There will be a skate contest so be ready to perform.  Purchase your tickets in advance to receive the discounted rate.
3rd Annual State to State Skate Off

5th Annual All White Yacht Party
POSTED 2.9.19

CHICAGO, IL – ALL ABOARD!  SKATERS! . . . . .STEPPERS! . . . . BIKERS! . . . . .and all the grown and classy people!  Choose your groove and make your move to the marina, May 18, 2019 for a night of elegance under the stars.  Rain or shine, there will be dancing, food, a cash bar and entertainment at the 5th Annual All White Yacht Party hosted by Sandice Entertainment.  Part I starts with the party yacht departing at 7:30 PM sharp.  Part II departs at 11:30 PM.  Purchase your tickets in advance for a discounted rate.  Limited VIP tickets available.
5th Annual All White Yacht Party

Curvy Roll
POSTED 2.4.19

CLEVELAND, OH – Friday, March 22, curvy girls will be rolling and they invite you to come out and skate at the Curvy Roll Skate Party, at Mig’s Pla-Mor in Euclid.  The party starts at 11:00 PM and goes until 3:00 AM.  Special Guest DJ’s will be DJ Moon of Detroit and DJ Iceman of Cleveland.  Food, a cash bar and prizes will be presented to the best skaters.  Admission is only $10 and available online. 
Curvy Roll

10th Roll for Soul
POSTED 2.3.19

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Naptown Real Rollers are hosting their 10th Roll for Soul skate party the weekend of August 2-4, 2019.  Come and get down in Naptown for three nights of skating at Skateland Indy.  Purchase tickets in advance to receive a discounted rate.
10th Roll for Soul

 

Rolling in the Carolinas
POSTED 1.31.19

CHARLOTTE, NC – March 14-17, the NSC Freestyle Rollers are hosting their annual Rolling in the Carolina’s Skate Party Weekend.  Friday, meet and greet at the Sheraton followed by Black Out Night with DJ Joe Bowen.  Saturday’s daytime activities include bowling, pool, and a dance party.  The main event follows with DJ Arson and DJ Soul at Kates.  Sunday kick it at the Fish Fry at the White House with a wrap up skate party with DJ Brian on the wheels.  The host hotel is already sold out so get your room now at the overflow hotel.
Rolling in the Carolinas

19th Annual True Skater Weekend
POSTED 1.26.19

CAMDEN, NJ – Saturday, March 2, 2019, Millennium Skate World is hosting the 19th Annual True Skater Weekend.  Roll to the sounds of DJ Jammin and DJ Soul from 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM.  Admission is $12 which includes dinner.  Skate rental is $3.50.
True Skater Weekend

Cali Slide 9 - Save the Date
POSTED 1.26.19

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mark your calendars and save the date for the 2019 Cali Slide 9 hosted by the Sk8 Fanatics.  Start making plans to make your way to LA the weekend of November 8-10.  The hotel block is ready for reservations at the Residence Inn Los Angeles Redondo Beach under group code SKFSKFA.  Book by October 29 to get the special rate.Cali Slide 9 Save the date

 

The INFERNO: 10th Annual Grown Folks Experience
POSTED 1.12.19

ORLANDO, FL – Celebrate Summer Caribbean style without leaving the states.  The Inferno Team is hosting the 10th Annual Grown Folks Experience - - The Inferno:  Caribbean Style, June 14-16, 2019.  Pack your beach gear, your tropical prints and your island whites because the Inferno is going to be hot.  The weekend’s events include a Meet and Greet, Cookout and Pool Party, A Beach Bash and three nights of skating.  Book your room now at the Staybridge Suites Orlando Airport. Group Code: INF
10th Annual Grown Folks Experience:  The Inferno



 
 

Next on the Calendar . . .

February 22, Dayton, OH
Final Friday - All Black Edition

February 22-25, Atlanta, GA
12th Annual Jivebiscuit Family Reunion

February 28, Charlotte, NC
CIAA Old School Skate Party

March 2, Camden, NJ
True Skater Weekend

March 14-17, Charlotte, NC
Rolling in the Carolinas

March 22, Cleveland, OH
Curvy Roll


Save The Date

Cali Slide 9
November 8-10, 2019




Weekly & Monthly Jamz

Weekly Jamz

GA: Sparkles Smyrna
NC: Flash Back Sundays

 
 

Final Friday All Black Edition Skate Party

DAYTON, OH – Celebrate Black History Month on Friday, February 22.  Roll with DJ Swift at the Final Friday Skate Night, All Black Edition, hosted by Tommy Owens and Friends.  Orbit Fun Center in Huber Heights is the place to be starting at 10:00 PM and goes until 2:00 AM. 

Jivebiscuit Family Reunion

ATLANTA, GA – Are you ready for one of the biggest family reunions you’ve ever been to?  Come and kick it with your brothers and sisters from your nationwide skate family at the 12th Annual Jivebiscuit Family Reunion, February 22-25, 2019.  Friday burn the floor with DJ Arson wearing your favorite team jersey.  Saturday, roll with DJ Brian and DJ CJ the Prince of JB reppin’ your crew.  Sunday it’s Chicago’s DJ Joe Bowen on the wheels at Sparkles.  Display your family pride while wearing your favorite Jivebiscut shirt.  Additional planned activities will be announced at the event.

In Skating News

ATL Superbowl Live Performance and the Experience Behind it
POSTED 2.5.19

ATLANTA, GA – On Saturday, February 2, the ATL Squad were selected to perform at Superbowl Live.  The following is a recap of the awesome performance and their experience – in their own words.

Needless to say, performing for the Super Bowl was our biggest opportunity to represent the skating culture, Atl style skating, and to not just put on for our city, but to showcase our type of skating to the world. The experience was unbelievable and the energy was through the roof. Leading up to the big performance we put in a lot of practice time and practices were intense. We were constantly changing and tweaking the routine, trying to come up with a routine that would fit the allotted performance time slot and do something that would be captivating and leave a great impression on the world about the type of skating we do in our skate culture. We were so focused and had to be very professional. Several artists were practicing for their set the same time as us. Ultimately, our goal was to bring the heat, provide a good show, and give all of us skaters something else to be proud of.

ATL Squad

~Atl Squad members:
Mikeal Collins a.k.a Mr. Man
Shawnra Dillard a.k.a Sk8 Fiend
Nikki Garland a.k.a. Dr. Freestyle
Dexter Easley Jr. a.k.a. DJ Dex
Antwan Warner a.k.a. Tweezy

This is what Atl Squad members had to say about the experience:

“This whole Super Bowl live show was a blessing. Just feels so good for us, Atl Squad, to have been a part of this. Much love yall.” Atl Squad, Mikeal Collins (Mr. Man)

“It was a great experience. I was excited Atlanta could experience the true Atl skate style. Yeek/Atl style dancing came from the original Atl skaters. The crowd showed so much love and participation, it made the experience even better.” Atl Squad, Dexter Easley Jr. (DJ Dex)

“The experience turned out to be way bigger than I could have imagined. It was surreal. The energy during the entire production was on 10. The other performing artists showed mad love and were so supportive and geeked up about us performing on skates. The opportunity was priceless and very humbling” Atl Squad, Nikki (Dr. Freestyle)

“I enjoyed it. It was out of this world!” Atl Squad, Shawnra Dillard (Sk8 Fiend)

Story submitted by:  Melanie Garland
Photo Credit: ATL Squad

Skate Session

Adult Night Sundays at Sparkles

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.  Start with the New Years Bash rolling all the way through Jive Biscuit and beyond.  DJs include DJ Greg Nyce, DJ Wiggles, DJ Brian, J Fly Ty, DJ Smooth and more. Adult beverages will be available with proper ID. Session times and admission will vary.
Adult Night Sundays