It was built with the skater's needs and interests in mind.
The site contains skating related content which includes
news, editorials, a communications/message board, photos
of skaters, a calendar of events, directory of skating rinks,
links to other sites and businesses and much more. SkateGroove serves as the media
for roller skating entertainment, by promoting the event through
online advertisements and posting photographs taken
during an events.
For skaters who want to continue that roller skating excitement,
they can visit the Skate Jamz calendar to see where the next
event is being held and make plans to attend.
have also used the message board to get information about
skating sessions at rinks, where to buy skates, make business
deals or simply introduce themselves and make new friends.
Entertainment has been credited for assisting with the casting
of roller skaters as skate doubles and extras for the 2005
motion picture "Roll
Bounce" starring Bow Wow, Meagan Good, Nick Cannon
and Wesley Jonathan by Fox Searchlight Pictures/State Street
In 2007, SkateGroove
was once again asked by Chelsea Productions to not only help
cast skaters for a McDonald's commercial, but to assist with
the choreography, coordination on the set and still photography
during the commecial shoot.
SkateGroove has also received credit for the 2018 HBO documentary film, United Skates, directed and produced by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown; and Executive Producer John Legend. This documentary takes you on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of a world that most people do not realize exists. It is a depiction of the African American experience throughout the history of Amerian Rollerskating, exposing the struggle for the right to skate from the patron's perspective and the rink owner's fight to keep the doors open. No one is immune from the threat of potential extinction of this long-running American pastime.
in January 2000, the site was created and designed by Desi. Event advertisements are submitted by coordinators to be posted on the site. Photographs in
Groove Cliques are taken by SkateGroove photographers unless
Our mission is to continue to provide an up-to-date
online resource for news and information that skaters need. Our goal is to fuel
the "Renaissance of Roller Skating" by continuing the tradition through
future generations and stimulating an interest in people who used to skate, bringing
them back to the rink.