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New Party Announcement

15th Annual Icy Hot Skate Jam
POSTED 9.8.19

COLUMBUS, OH  –  Did you see the weather report?  Something wild is in the atmosphere as a storm is heading to Columbus.  The forecast predicts that on January 30, 2020, both a cold front and a heat wave will hit the city in one weekend and they call it ICY HOT!  The storm will last 4 days and it will be the culmination of five hot DJs who are cold on the wheels of steel.  Thursday’s forecast calls for a warm-up skate which signals the start so you know it’s coming.  Friday the thunder starts with strikes at Capri Lanes at 9:00 PM.  Friday night, the phenomenon will Bounce in at 11:59 PM.  Saturday, you will experience a power failure as the lights go out at the Black Out Party from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Then comes the heat wave at 11:59 PM as the doors open at Skate Zone 71.  Your temperature will be sure to rise as you skate with hundreds of skaters from across the country.  You don’t want to miss this one!
Icy Hot Skate Jam

Fall Roll Fest
POSTED 8.14.19

ST. LOUIS, MO  –  Get your roll in this fall at the 2019 Fall Roll Fest, November 1-2, 2019 hosted by the STL Rollers.  The weekend’s activities consist of a Meet & Greet, a Bowl for Soul, games, friends, fun and of course – skating with DJ Slim and DJ Lowrida on the wheels.  Book your room at the Super 8 before the block fills up.
Fall Roll Fest 2019

The Legends in the Sky - Heels, Hats and Wheels Gala
POSTED 8.11.19

WASHINGTON, DC/ARLINGTON, VA  - You are invited to enjoy a once in a lifetime roll! We aim to offer a unique upscale and pampered celebration with spectacular 360° panoramic views of the District’s most iconic landmarks and northern Virginia.  Come and skate in the sky on the 31st floor of an extraordinary space. Go even higher and venture out onto our open-air rooftop deck for a closer view and enjoy the champagne bar!

A limited number of tickets are available so get yours before you miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.   Due to the venues security requirements and its location (a stones throw from The Pentagon) advanced ticket purchases are required and are available here. Deadline to purchase tickets for the Legends gala is September 30, 2019.

The event weekend is package-priced to include extra special offerings that will make your weekend spectacular! You DON'T want to miss this once in a lifetime roll!  This event is brought to you by GetYourSk8On Entertainment.

Friday, November 1, 2019
For those traveling by air, make sure you land in DC on Friday before 3:00 to make sure you don’t miss a beat for this spectacular skating weekend. 

Sunset Welcome Party

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Event sponsor, Celebrity Cruises will be present to announce the winner of a Caribbean vacation.  You must be present to win. 

The Legends Gala

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Dress Code:  Heels, hats and wheels.  Dress to impress and skate.  This is an adult affair.  Music will be played by DJ Joe Bowen (Chicago) and DJ Freestyle (N.Carolina)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Skaters staying at either of the two designated Host Hotels at the Hyatt or Marriott will receive a shuttle bus transportation to the DC Armory for the Saturday skating events. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

VIP ALL ACESS Tour of DC’s Newest Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian has extended a special invite for 200 skaters to tour DC’s newest landmark. The museum boasts 8 floors of African American history in music, arts, entertainment, sports, education, history and culture for every corner of the country. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture turns 3 years old this year and this is a rare invitation and opportunity to see and explore what DC locals are still calling the hottest and hardest ticket to get in town

Hotel Accommodations

Book your room at the overflow hotel, The Courtyard Marriott, at an unheard of DC metro rate of $109 /per night!

Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn, 1533 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209. 703.528.2222

The overflow is a blocks walk from the host, Hyatt Centric. Both hotels are within walking to the Friday night venue.
The Legends in the Sky

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.  August 18, roll with DJ T. Smooth and a week later, roll into Joi’s Sk8-a-Thon August 29 with DJs Fly Ty and Greg Nyce.  Other 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



Next on the Calendar . . .

Sep 13-15, Hemet, CA
3rd Annual State2State Skate Jam

Sep 20-21, Dallas, TX
Smooth Groove Skate Experience

Sep 20-21, Louisville, KY
Kickin' it in the 'Ville 2019

Sep 20-22, Los Angeles, CA
All Skate for Alzheimers

Oct 4-6, Dallas, TX
Dallas Texas Sk8 Fair Classic


July 31-Aug 2, 2020
11th Annual Shodown N Seatown

2019 Smooth Groove Skate Experience

DALLAS, TX - Head to Dallas this weekend for the Smooth Groove Skater’s Association's Smooth Groove Skate Experience: the Dallas edition. Get your roll on in at Southern Skates Roller Rink from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  For more information, visit the website at

3rd Annual State2State Skate Off

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. 

Kickin’ It in the ‘Ville 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY  –  This weekend, September 20-21, ride to the ‘Ville where the Louisville Rail Ridaz will be ready to meet and greet you Friday at Strike and Spare beginning at 7:00 PM.  Roll that evening at the Blackout skate to the sounds of Montez “DJ Rollbounce”.  Saturday the party continues with outdoor fun at George Rogers Clark Park from 2 until 7 PM.  Saturday night is the main event at Robben’s Roost. 

Special Skate Session

All Skate for Alzheimer's - Caring for the Caregiver
POSTED 8.17.19

LOS ANGELES, CA In 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association identified Alzheimer’s disease as a “silent epidemic” and emerging health crisis among aging African Americans. As a result, it has now become crucial to address the impact of the disease on the health and well-being of the African American family, community and caregiver.

Therefore in recognition of “World Alzheimer’s Day” on September 21, 2019, the Grand Park Foundation is launching its inaugural signature fundraising event, “All Skate for Alzheimer’s.” The overall goal of this extraordinary 3 day event is to better educate Los Angeles’ African American community on Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of brain wellness and caregiver support.

And in homage to the recent resurgence of LA’s urban roller skating culture,"All Skate for Alzheimer's" is also bringing the first ever outdoor roller rink to Downtown LA's Grand Park. So come out and SKATE, LEARN & CARE!

If you are a skater who has been affected by Alzheimers as a caregiver and you would like to make a difference, there are a couple of things you can do. 1) Make your way to the All Skate Event and 2) share your story in support for solidarity. Contact for information on how to share your story.
All Skate for Alzheimers

Contest Announcement

Cleveland Annual Skating Competition
$3,000 in Cash Prizes!

Preliminary Rounds
September 14, 21, 28, 2019

Semi Finals

October 5, 2019

October 12, 2019
$500 Grand Prize for Each Category

Plamor Skating Rink, Cleveland, OH

All contestants must pre-register
See flyer for details

Prayer Corner

Prayer Corner

Are you seeking prayer from the community?
Send your prayer posting request to
Desi [at] SkateGroove [dot] com

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', 50th, 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, 2009 – DeWayne and Channa Goodlow, JBXperience, 10 yrs

Oct 6 - Crystal "Chill" Kirk, Dayton, OH
Oct 6 - Angela Price, Atlanta, GA
Oct 6 - Lennell "CD Man" Savage, St. Louis, MO  
Oct 7 - Medina Jones, Flint, MI
Oct 8 - Latoya "jazzy tee" Mason from Memphis, TN
Oct 8 - "Shostoppa", Capital City Rollaz, Columbia, SC (Big 3-0!)
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 9, 2009 - Stacey "Mrs. RollinDiva" & Neal "Freaky Deaky" Artis 10 yrs

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

Do you know a skater who has a birthday, graduation or anniversary in September or October? 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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