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Roller Skating in the News #22

(09/09/2023 to 09/15/2023)

Let the good times roll! The NMRS is here to update you with recent news from around the country and abroad. The NMRS hopes to share the most recent news each week on all areas of roller skating -- sport, recreation, and business. If you know of any news articles highlighting roller skating and would like us to share them, don't hesitate to get in touch with directorcurator@rollerskatingmuseum.org!



Massachusetts roller skater Ashley Holtkamp dominating sport after years of injury challenges

09/13/2023 | Katrina Kincade | Boston, MA

After eight years off the rink, Ashley Holtkamp is back and now a champion. See more: https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/massachusetts-roller-skater-ashley-holtkamp/


901 Now: Skate instructor electrifying Downtown Memphis

09/14/2023 | Taylor Tucker | Memphis, TN

The electric sounds of roller skates carving on concrete will ring in Downtown’s Riverside Garden for Memphis River Parks’ “Sunset Skate” one final time this year, before the end of the summer. See more: https://www.actionnews5.com/2023/09/15/901-now-sunset-skate/


Joycrest Skating Rink for sale, will still reopen

09/14/2023 | Nicolas Dubina | Elmira, NY

The Joycrest Skating Rink, where families have roller-skated since the 1930’s, is up for sale. Warren Real Estate listed the property at $849,900. 18 News has confirmed Joycrest will still reopen in October as it searches for a buyer. See more: https://www.mytwintiers.com/news-cat/joycrest-skating-rink-for-sale-will-still-reopen/


Roller derby extravaganza rolling in Valpo on Saturday

09/14/2023 | Grace Opinker | Valparaiso, IN

The South Shore Roller Derby Derailers and Runaways will leave people at the edge of their seats when the flat track roller derby league competes in a double header Saturday. See more: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/valparaiso/porter-county-valparaiso-south-shore-roller-derby-double-header-roller-derby-league-derailers-runaways/article_49fcc134-5272-11ee-8e59-9be3c1ed7de4.html

Chip, Joanna Gaines Announce Roller Dancing Competition Series

09/15/2023 | Movieguide® Contributor | Virtual

FIXER UPPER duo Chip and Joanna Gaines are adding another fixture to their slate of shows with a roller dancing competition series. Magnolia announced that the couple will produce “the first ever nation-wide roller dancing competition series.” See more: https://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/chip-joanna-gaines-announce-roller-dancing-competition-series.html


Watch: Meet the Birmingham Skate Buddies set to celebrate their community at Big Green event

09/14/2023 | Fionnuala Bourke | Birmingham, England























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