Dress Code: Black Tie, With Blood!

It cometh to our attention that many of thee are new this year. Novates. Virgins. Well perhaps not virgins. Innocents, nevertheless. Never before have ye rolled through the valley. Never before have ye felt the power of the dark, the dark draped with sparkly lacy things, gothic and depraved, piratic and demonic.

Learn it well then – the practical fact of things is that Halloween Skate is a dress up skate. Not your fluffy, pink, Easter Bunny Stroll sort of dress up skate. Not your unthreatening eclectic techno-folk Eurovision Song Contest sort of dress up skate. Not your sentimental, jolly, red, don’t-we-all-look-happy-dressed-alike Santa Skate sort of dress up skate. Ohhh no.

Forget your chocolately bunny ears, your banal tunes and your vomitous cheerful good will. Halloween is the witching hour. Halloween is the jagged razor edge. Night of mischief and mayhem, thumping tunes and dancing bodies. Ghouls and demons, nymphs and nerds, come all ye creatures of the night. Dress! Dress, come ye and skate!

Mwahaahahahaahhaaa ahaaaaaaaaha hahaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaahahaaaaaaaaa!!

New ASBOmbs on the LondonSkate!

If you made it to last night’s LondonSkate you would have seen the fruition of several months dedicated and painstaking work – no less than six new music backpacks, affectionately known as ASBOmbs, made it to the skate for the first time. The ASBOmbs are lovingly custom built by our lovable own Mick, who devotes his creative efforts purely for the enjoyment of it. It pays off – you can see the care and attention that goes into each one and you can certainly hear it!

There are several more ASBOmbs to come and we hope to sincerely noise up the forthcoming Halloween Skate in October.

If you missed LondonSkate last night well unfortunately that was it for the year! No more until next April, save for just one rather special LondonSkate on December 17th…!

That day we do so fear, is once again drawing near!

It’s time! Tiiiiiime! Time once again, fools! Have you enjoyed your summer? Your saccarine time of warmth and light? Awww. How nice…

Well it’s over! Gone! Ha haaa! Over and gone! Daylight is fleeting, fools. Have ye not learned by now? Night cometh. Night! The shortening of days, the blood-cold freeze of winter. No more lovers lazing in the sun. No more picnics and easy days. Look forward fools. What do you see? What does your future hold? Toward what malign and singular event do the currents of time inevitably sweep you? Hmmmm? Hah ha haaaa! What event? Hmmm?

Santa Skate?


No! Not Santa Skate! Since when is Santa Skate ‘malign’? Pah! Before that, fools! Halloween Skate! We’re talking about Halloween!

For once again it cometh. Mark the date! HALLOWEEN SKATE 2011 shall burst forth like the stench of 10-day old roadkill punctured by a small boy with a stick upon Saturday 29th of October 2011. Gather 5.30pm near the bandstand on Serpentine Road, Hyde Park. Rain down upon the streets of London with music and wailing, then swarm upon the Smithfield Tavern and dance zombie-like until 2am to the ghastly tunes of skater DJs.

Think black thoughts. Wear black tights. Dress sharp enough to kill. Let there be blood, and for once this year can we please just do it right? Stop having FUN. This is Halloween, darn it. Evil has a reputation to maintain. Time of mayhem and mischief? Quit having such a good time every year we do this and BE WICKED! The only bit you got right last year was debauchery. Shape up! And be on time, evil has a schedule to keep!

Mwwwaaahaa ahahaha ahahahahahahahahaahaaa! Haaa hha haahhhhhaaaa hahaaa!!!!!


Music… Makes The People… Come Together!

With all the rain and rioting lately we thought you might like to see a good news story. Do you like having music on the skate? Well this might just float your boat. Perhaps we should let the pictures do the talking.

Not long ago, in a workshop not far South of London …

All new ASBOx speaker boxes, crafted

All new ASBOx amplifier circuitry

All new ASBOx battery packs

All new ASBOx speaker boxes, primed

All new ASBOx speaker boxes, painted


Goodwood Results Are IN!

Did you take part in the Goodwood Roller Marathon last weekend? If so, your results are IN! You can find the full race standings with timing information at the link below. We’re sure the Camberly crew will be along to let us know the charity fundraising figures when they’ve done recovering from post marathon organizational stress disorder. In the meantime though we’d like to congratulate and thank Dan and the crew for running such a sterling event yet again. Well done guys! Goodwood seems to get bigger and more successful every year, may it continue for years to come!

Well done everyone who took part!


Goodwood Roller Marathon 2011 is this Sunday!!

Yes the 6th annual Goodwood Roller Marathon is this Sunday 14th August!

Goodwood Roller Marathon is a charity race in aid of the NSPCC and  run by Camberley Skaters.

It’s the largest roller race in the UK takes place at  the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, Sussex.  Skaters and non powered small wheeled transport of all abilities and styles can participate in one of four races: 5 Miles, 12 Miles, 26 Miles or 53  Miles. It is a great family day as all ages and abilities are welcome and a perfect introduction to distance events.

Online Registration closes at Midnight on Thursday 11th August. There are only 1332 timing chips, allocated on a first registered first served basis. Once they’re gone they’re gone!

Sign up now at http://skate.to/grmreg

Much more information can be found on the Goodwood Roller Marathon website including pictures and video from previous years events:  http://skate.to/goodwood

Help this year’s Goodwood break all records and register today 🙂

See you all on the 14th August!

Brighton Skatefresh Day – 6th August 2011

It’s time to plan a day of skating by the sea! Each August Asha from Skatefresh invites you for a fun, free day of skating, chilling and seaside frollicks on the Brighton sea front. This year’s Brighton Skatefresh day is Saturday 6th August – this coming Saturday!

Skating starts at 1pm at the West Pier skate area (see map link below). There will be spots for slalom all day, general skating and some time set aside for dancing with some impromptu classes for sure. There will be a roller disco style set up and a slow gentle street skate along the seafront and back at 4pm. Skatefresh encourage picnics, refreshments and there are lots of shops and supermarkets close by and excellent Fish and Chips at the Regency.

Musical atmosphere will be supplied courtesy of Paul’s thumpers and a number of the LondonSkate & LFNS ASBOxes which will travel down for the day.

Buy your train tickets before the day at southern rail and you can get them as cheap as £4 a journey. Free parking at the Marina all day.

Asha hopes to see all the usual faces and representatives from Eastbourne and Camberley as well as the London crew. This is a rare opportunity for Skatefresh instructors and friends to have a whole day off, skating and not teaching and getting to know everyone better and welcoming more students (past and present) into the scene. The goal is also to show Brighton what a real skate scene is, as the local skating contingency is growing and will benefit from the encouragement of seeing so many good skaters in town.

Asha hopes you can make it and says “It’s always so much fun for me to have everyone down and share my gorgeous skate spot on the beach. Bring swimsuits, although [the lack of them] never stops the essential cool down swim. Great weather has been ordered once again!”

Map of Brighton Skate Pad: http://tinyurl.com/Brighton-SkatePad

More info: http://www.skatefresh.com/skatefresh-brighton/brighton-skate-party-2011/

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170026316394299

Eastbourne Extreme 2011 (Sat 16th & Sun 17th July)

Fancy a change of skating scenery? Then why not head down to the South coast for some seaside rolling at the Eastbourne Extreme 2011 festival.

Taking place from 10am on Sat 16th and Sun 17th July, Eastbourne Extreme is one of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK. It features a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits as well as live bands, DJ sound systems, shops, stalls and rides.

In addition to sporting attractions such as windsurfing, zorbing, jet ski displays, BMX bike displays, land yachting, street surfing, kite buggies and kite surfing (to name just a few) there’ll be a whole range of inline / roller skate based activities including:

Roller Hockey (Pro team tournament as well as open public games)
UK Freestyle Slalom competition (part of the UK Slalom Series)
Roller Derby
Roller Dance
Roller Jousting
Roller Basketball
Roller High Jump competition
3 Street Skates
3 Roller Discos
Aggressive skate / Ramp competition (Professional and Open Public)

The BRIGHTON SKATE crew sends us word that they will be there to do a street skate on the Saturday (at 6pm) which will be followed by a roller disco at Eastbourne’s Redoubt (7pm to 10pm). The Redoubt is an old fortress building overlooking the sea with skating areas on two levels (the main lower floor and up on the circular turret). It’s a unique venue, and we’re told that it really adds to the atmosphere of the roller disco. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melita666/4921370899/

All skate events (including the Saturday evening Redoubt Roller Disco) are totally FREE of charge.

Eastbourne is about 60 miles drive from London (just along the coast from Brighton) and direct trains run regularly from London Victoria Station.

Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102313853141117
Skate Event Timetable: http://www.sk8school.co.uk/skateevents-eastbourneextreme.html
Main Eastbourne Extreme web site: http://www.visiteastbourne.com/extreme/
Serpentine Road forum discussion thread: http://www.serpentineroad.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36939

Dave Peck – Funeral Arrangements

As mentioned last week, Dave Peck our good friend and LFNS music bike team member passed away tragically as a result of a cycling accident en route to Paris two weeks ago. We now have confirmation of the funeral arrangements for Dave, which are as follows:

Ceremony: Friday 8th July, 4pm at Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Richmond, TW9 4EN. http://www.mortlakecrematorium.org/  The ceremony will be conducted in the humanist tradition of celebrating Dave’s life as a person. There will be an opportunity for private prayers during the ceremony. Black dress is not desired, white and colour is preferred.

Tributes: Family flowers only for the funeral but donations to the Dave Peck Memorial Fund will be accepted as follows:
– Electronically at www.twickenhamcc.co.uk
– By cheque payable to Twickenham CC sent c/o Miss B. Vance, 7 Abinger Gardens, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6LH.
– By cheque payable to Twickenham CC or in cash presented by hand at the Crematorium to either Andy Peck, Sol Findley or Barbara Vance.
– In cash to Barbara Vance at Twickenham CC Clubnight on Tuesday 12th July.

Wake: The Town Wharf, Isleworth, Swan Street, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 6RJ (Parking in multi-storey car park on right hand side before reaching the Pub). For those who cannot make it to the Crematorium you will be very welcome to join at the Wake any time from about 5.30pm/6pm.

Tuesday Night is Brighton Skate Night!

If it’s Tuesday evening it must be time for the Brighton Street Skate! ‘Brighton Skate’ is not a formal organisation, it’s just the name given to a gathering of individual skaters who meet up for a skate each TUESDAY evening (weather permitting) from May to September, in Brighton. Rules and guidelines are available on the Brighton Skate website – http://www.brightonskate.co.uk

Brighton Skate now have a mobile SOUND SYSTEM to provid music on the roll!

MEETING POINT: West Pier Skate Pad – Map
TIME: 7.30 pm
SET OFF: 8.00 pm
RETURN: 9.30 pm (approx.)

The Skate Pad is the large area of tarmac on the beach front ajacent to the old West Pier (the derelict one). Weather call is made through the Brighton Skate Facebook page, here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110656268980882

Come join the fun in Brighton on a fine summer Tuesday!