Photos: Roll Goes Retro with a Roller Rave Skate Party

Roller skating is even more fun when it glows in the dark. And that's what happened last Friday night at the Exdo Event Center, where the November edition of Roll! turned on the black lights while skaters spun around the rink in their best retro-rave wear. Photographer Ken Hamblin caught all the action in the following images.

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Photos: A Zombie Apocalypse Descends on Exdo for the Roll Skate Party

Zombies -- and other random costumed skaters -- took to the rink Friday at the Exdo Event Center for a Halloween edition of the monthly Roll skate-dancing party. Photographer Scott Lenz dared to shoot these Zombie Apocalypse photos; keep reading for a sneak peek at the slide show.

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Photos: Roll! skates back to the '70s with a Polyester theme

Denver roller disco fans were in their element Friday night, when the monthly Roll! party at Exdo returned to the heyday of disco for one "Polyester" blast from the past. Photographer Danielle Lirette caught all the bling, shiny fabric and afro wigs for our Roll! slide show; some of our favorite images follow.

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Photos: The colors of Colorado, once around the rink at Roll: Colorado Proud

Over the weekend, some folks went to church and others basked in the sun while celebrating Colorado's favorite plant. But others laced up their skates and took to the floor at the Exdo Event Center dressed head-to-toe in the red, blue and gold, not mention the orange and blue. Ken Hamblin took these shots of the Colorado-centric fun at Roll: Colorado Proud.

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Photos: Wipeout! turns black light on decked-out skaters at Exdo's Roll night

Roll, the monthly roller-skate party at Exdo Event Center, took on a neon glow on Friday night with Wipeout!, a chance for skaters to don dayglo paint, lace up and circle the floor under black lights. Photographer Ken Hamblin was there to catch all the colors swirling; have a look at the action on the rink, below.

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Photos: Down & Derby was for lovers at City Hall over the weekend

Categories: Photos, Skating

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All photos by Jim Wills.
Down & Derby's first night at City Hall was a romantic one. The monthly adult skate night, formerly held at the Exdo Event Center, took on Valentine's Day (albeit a little belatedly) over the weekend with a love-filled, heart-bedazzled party. Roving Westword nightlife photographer Jim Wills stopped by to capture the love in the air and the moves on the rink. Continue reading for a few highlights, and visit our full slide show for more.

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- Slide show: Down & Derby is For Lovers
- 50 Best Halloween Costumes at Down & Derby
- Down & Derby Denver December

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Photos: Roller disco is alive and well at Down & Derby

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All photos by Jim Wills.
Is roller disco dead? From the looks of Down & Derby's monthly party at Exdo this weekend, the answer is a firm, "Hell no." That didn't keep the group from borrowing that idea for its weekend theme, however -- or drawing on disco style while doing some legitimate boogying on the rink. Continue reading for the highlights, and visit our full Down & Derby slide show for more photos.

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- Down & Derby: Roller Disco Is Dead
- 50 Best Halloween Costumes at Down & Derby
- Down and Derby's First Anniversary

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Guess where I'm skateboarding next to a taxi-related locale to win local skate swag

Categories: Skating

Show and Tell has created a new weekly feature that we're excited to share with you: Spot of the Week. Every Wednesday, we'll post a short clip of a local skateboarder shredding at a local spot. And you can win skate swag as a result: All you have to do is be the first to guess the location of the spot (bonus points if you can correctly name the trick), and we'll hook you up with a prize pack from a local skateboard company. This week's spot is brought it you by Conkwear, and if you guess correctly, you'll win a T-shirt and a sticker pack from the local brand. Good luck!

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Skate into the holiday season at the Rink at Belmar

Courtesy of Belmar
Even though it's not that nippy, the skate must go on at Belmar today, where the shopping center rink will open for the season with a toy drive for Cops Fighting Cancer. Bring a new toy to donate, and you'll hit the ice for free; without a contribution, skate for the regular admission fee of $4 to $6 (skate rentals are an additional $3). Either way, you'll grind your axels to the tune of live music all day.

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- The Rink at Belmar

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