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7th Annual Parking Lot Pimpin
POSTED 6.2.23

COLUMBUS, OH - The Tru Striders of Columbus would like to invite one and all to a fun-filled weekend of rolling and non-stop entertainment. Friday, August 11 come early when the weekend starts poppin at the Tru Fan Poppin Workshop at 1:00 PM.  Then grab your skates and roll over to the Tru Street Sk8 Sonic Takeover starting at 5 PM. Saturday Party with Tru at The Social with DJ Hop.  The weekend wraps up with the Tru Stride Session at USA East immediately followed by some Tru Parkin Lot Pimpin.  Free food, drinks, gifts and more will be available.
Parking Lot Pimpin

3rd Annual Rhythm N Bounce Skate Party
POSTED 5.25.23

ST LOUIS, MO -The weekend of October 20-21, be in the STL for the 3rd Annual Rhythm N Bounce Skate Party!  Friday the Naptown Real Rollers are hosting the Link Up at HeyDays from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM.  Then roll at Skate City in East St. Louis at the RNB Party: Lingerie and PJs Edition featuring DJ Tycoon.  Saturday SkateLove is hosting “Let the Games Begin” at the Start Bar.  Complete the weekend with a roll at the main event, Bounce House with DJ Bounce at Skate King.  Skaters must be 21 or older to attend.
3rd Annual Rhythm N Bounce Skate Party

Let's Roll 3
POSTED 5.13.23

ST LOUIS, MO - For the 3rd annual Midwest Greek skate night, OverGrind is partnering with the Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to bring out the entire Saint Louis and Midwest region. This year’s event will include skate performances, small business vendors, and a scholarship giveaway to an undergraduate college student. Sounds powered by STL’s DJ JAZZY J, vibes provided by Kansas City’s Deona Hustle. The historic Skate King is the official location at 2700 Kienlen Ave, St. Louis, MO 63121! Early arrival is heavily suggested! See you there.
Let's Roll 3 Save the Date

The Butta Roll
POSTED 5.12.23

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Are your skate skills smooth like butta?  If so, then join the Butta Babies for The Butta Roll as they celebrate their one year anniversary, June 24 at The Roller Cave.  The DJ lineup includes DJ Sneaks, DJ Jigg and DJ Bounce.  Admission is $20 per person.
The Butta Roll

Inferno 12th Annual Skate Event
POSTED 4.3.23

ORLAND, FL - This Summer, turn Orlando red, yellow, black and green at The Inferno 12th Annual Skate Event, June 16-18.  The agenda includes a Mix and Mingle at TGI Fridays, a pool party and brunch for the daytime activities.  The nightly skate events  will take place at Astro Skate where the music will be played by DJs arson, Fanatic, Soulnificent, Brian and MB.  Book your room at the host at the rate of $115 per night.  Save on admission by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Vendor and media passes are available in limited quantities.
Orlando 12th Annual Skate Event

What's with BOB?

PHOENIX, AZ – SkateGroove is introducing something new, the BOB designation.  You may have noticed some of the rinks on the Rink Link pages and some businesses have the letters BOB next to their company name.  The BOB notates this is a Black Owned Business.  Please check your state’s page and if you see a rink that you can confirm is BOB, please send an email with that information to Desi at  In addition, if you know of any Hispanic (HOB) or Female Owned (FOB) that information is also being requested.

Thank you.

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Roll in Peace

NATIONWIDE – Hello SkateGroovers.  It is not widely known but since 2003, to preserve our history, SkateGroove has been keeping a database of beloved skaters who are no longer rolling with us.  There are many skaters not listed and I would like to ask for your assistance.  If have a loved one, family, friend or someone you rolled with that is not included on this list, please send an email with the skater’s first and last name, skate name/club/organization, date of passing (if known), city and state.  Here is a link to those names already collected.



June 8-12, Atlanta, GA
For the Love of Skating - Volume 4

June 16-18, Orlando, FL
The Inferno

June 16-18, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin's 2nd Annual Juneteenth Roll

June 24, Indianapolis, IN
The Butta Roll

July 1, St. Louis, MO
Let's Roll 3

Weekly & Monthly Calendar

Queen Creek (Phoenix)

Roller Skate 48
1st Saturday Adult Skate

Roller Skate 48
2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday Family Skate

Sparkles Adult Skate Sundays

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For the Love of Sk8ing – Volume 4

ATLANTA, GA – This summer, Jody and the For the Love of Sk8ing Team are hosting Volume 4 of the “For the Love of Skating” weekend.  June 8-12, roll in the ATL for five nights at five different rinks:  Skate Zone, Golden Glide, Cascade, Sparkles and SkateTown.  The DJ lineup will be lit with DJs Yoga, 23, Dream, Money Mike, Yungstylez, Arson, Nile, Ham, Brian, Mz. Tone, Prodigy, Craig and Alley Al.  Save some cash by purchasing your tickets for the events in advance and booking your room at the host hotel, Holiday Inn Express Atlanta East Lithonia.

Jun 5 - Charles Dendy, NSC Freestyle Rollers
Jun 5 - Kekoa Edwards, Burlington, NJ
Jun 5 – Alisha Craigen, Icy Rock, Waukegan, IL
Jun 6 – Linda Taylor, Kennesaw, GA
Jun 6 – Katrina December, Suitland, MD
Jun 7 - Charles Edwards, Burlington, NJ Skate 22
Jun 8 - Montrell Pointer “StayFresh” One Wheel Motion Nashville, TN
Jun 8 - Sydnee Wade, Houston, TX
Jun 9 - Rita RahRah Louise, KC, MO
Jun 12 - Al Foreman aka "2Smooth", Minneapolis, MN
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 – Miss Raw Talent, C-Land Freestyler, 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

Jul 1 – Smooth Ki, Chicago Ruff Ryder Rollers
Jul 2 - Tamiko Holmes, Military
Jul 4 - Venessa Raigns aka Sexcee Caramel, Ettrick, VA
Jul 4 - Tyrone Dixon, Jammin Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 4 - Dori Smith, Kansas City, MO
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 20 – Vanessa Baker-Alford, Dayton, OH
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 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

Jun 3 - Dee and Denise Knowles, Nashville, TN Celebrating 17 years of marriage
Jun 7 – Charles and Kiyomi Edwards, 20 years of marriage
Jun 24 - Phil & Rose Bean, Towson, Dynasty Sk8 Club 29 years of marriage

July 17 – Rich and Karen, As The Wheels Turn Skate Club, Northern California, 38 years
July 18 – Milo and Patrice, Louisville, KY
July 18 – Denis (NYC/KY) and Patrice (CA/Sparkles)

Do you know a skater who has a birthday, graduation or anniversary in June or July? 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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