February 2016 – Teaching Schedule

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Classes will now resume at San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels, after a floor remodeling! All wood baby!! Skate class is from 1-2pm. We have several wonderful instructors on rotation. I’ll be teaching on the following dates in February:

  • February 20
  • February 27
  • March 5

Class is for kids as well as adults! Drop ins welcomed and encouraged!

Private lessons can also be arranged at the Church from 2-3pm on the open green dates. Please reserve in advance by email.

Additionally, The Church of 8 Wheels offers 2 more public skating sessions on Saturday. It’s a great way to get more practice!

  • 3-5pm – Afternoon family skate
  • 7-11pm – Roller Disco Party (18+ only)

See you there!

Super Skate Sunday – February Adult Skate

Bay Area Skate Family, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!
It’s time to start planning your night out!
February 14th ❤️
WE are Ready to Party & Roll with YOU!
SUPER SKATE SUNDAY!

Come roll with us 9PM-MIDNIGHT!
Presidents Day Weekend…No work on Monday!

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Connect to & share the event on Facebook!
Super Skate Sunday Event on Facebook

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REDWOOD ROLLER RINK
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RRR
A rink that Welcomes, Listens to and Respects US!
✅ ROLL HOW YOU WANT.
✅ WEAR WHAT YOU WANT.
✅ SKATE TO WHAT YOU LIKE.
✅ IT’S ADULT NIGHT.
✅ ACTUALLY…IT’S YOUR NIGHT!

Admission $11, Skate Rental $4

With your support, we will make this a regular event!

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MUSIC
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DJ: White Chocolate
(Church of 8 Wheels Saturday Night Roller Disco,
Richard Humphrey Ballroom Skate)

Playing your favorite R&B, Soul & Hip Hop Skate
Music!
(…and some you may have forgotten about )

Here’s a little taste:

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Bring your Friends, Bring a Date!
BRING YOUR SKATES!

We can’t wait to roll with you! ❤️

December 2015 – Teaching Schedule

Skate Lessons

Every Saturday at San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels, we hold skate class from 1-2pm. We have several wonderful instructors on rotation. I’ll be teaching on the following dates in December:

  • December 12
  • December 19

Class is for kids as well as adults! Drop ins welcomed and encouraged!

Private lessons can also be arranged at the Church from 2-3pm on the open green dates. Please reserve in advance by email.

So if you’re looking to get a jump start on your new year’s fitness resolution, this is a great form of exercise. It’s also super fun!

Additionally, The Church of 8 Wheels offers 2 more public skating sessions on Saturday. It’s a great way to get more practice.

  • 3-5pm – Afternoon family skate
  • 7-11pm – Roller Disco Party (18+ only)

Hope to help get you started on your skate journey soon!

My Skate Life (in GIFs) Part 4 – Cat Edition!

1. Unloading the carpool at the late night skate jam

 

 

 

2. Watching the fast backwards skaters

 

 

 

3. That one reckless skater who never watches out for anybody

 

 

 

4. That one time you fell, but totally played it off…kinda

 

 

 

5. Trying to figure out if it’s your skates that stink

 

 

 

6. When you see a sweet move for the very first time

 

 

 

7. When someone comes up to the DJ Booth and requests “Funkytown”

 

 

 

8. Selfie Spin

 

 

 

9. Trying to walk after Skate-a-thon weekend

 

 

 

10. When the DJ got you in the zone

Required Reading for all Skaters

Some time last year, a brilliant article was published in Electronic Beats magazine.

“Sound in Motion” provides an in-depth look at the origins of style-skating and the music that provided the infinite loop which feeds the culture even to this day.

It’s divided into 4 chapters:

  • Style Skating, Civil Rights and the Evolution of Rink Music
  • New York City – Disco, Boogie and Beyond: Danny Krivit
  • Style skating and James Brown remix culture in Chicago: ShaProStyle
  • From the rink to the dancefloor: DJ Spinn & RP Boo

I hope this link never goes down, because this story is to pivotal to understanding the issues that created the skating culture, and the pioneers who paved the way.

It’s a long read, but it’s worth it. There’s also some great media bits included throughout.

Click the image to transfer to the article.

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Enjoy!!

Skate-a-thon 2015 – Class is in Session

Showcasing some of the great skaters I captured during Atlanta’s 20th Annual Skate-a-thon.
Take notes, class is in session!!

Chapter 1: The Spin

Dan “Kno Limitz” – Seattle

“T-Stacks” – Tennessee

Chapter 2: Floorwork

“Sensai” – Kansas City

“Bee1ne” Anthony – Ohio

Chapter 3: Footwork

Hezekiah – North Carolina

“Batman” Smith – Chicago

Unknown Skater – Chicago

Amazing skating fellas, thank you for the inspiration!