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Countdown to 2023: 
23 Pop-Up Skate Party
gift giveaway

We're here to pay it forward into the new year 2023. In support of the AARSM's commitment to ensuring that there are always free, affordable and accessible options for our community to roller-skate, its sister company, Upscale Mobile Entertainment (UME) will be gifting twenty-three (3hrs) Pop-Up Skate Parties, which includes 25-rental roller-skates and a skate host delivered to your location.

Submission Information

Now accepting submissions for consideration through December 30th, 2022. 

The questionnaire responses that present the best alignment to the African-American Roller-Skate Museum’s values and missions are the ones most likely to receive the Pop-Up Skate Parties as gifts

What's included

  • Each complimentary Pop-Up Skate Party is for 3-hours at the location of your choosing.

  • It includes 25 rental skates, wrist-guards and a skate host.

  • Free delivery to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Queens. Other locations require a travel charge.

who's eligible

  • We encourage representatives of schools, after-school programs, child and adult daycare centers, community-based organizations, colleges, social groups, and individuals to submit for consideration.

  • We serve people of all ages beginning at 5-years-old.


Winners of the Pop-Up Skate Party Gift Giveaway must provide their own space.

  1. Spaces may not be private homes, apartments or rooms.

  2. Parties must be held in publicly accessible spaces.

  3. Space must be indoors.

  4. Spaces must have smooth, open floors without obstructions.

  5. Spaces must have the capacity to accommodate a minimum of 30 people on wheels.

    We reserve the right to cancel a party and revoke a gift if upon arrival, we determine the place to be inappropriate and a misrepresentation of what was presented during the scheduling process.

submission process

  • Read Submission Information completely.

  • Complete and submit the eligibility questionnaire.

  • Selected applicants will receive a message to schedule a mandatory videochat Q&A session.

  • Winners will be announced on a rolling-basis.

  • Email to schedule your party after you have identified and confirmed that you will have permission and access to the space.

  • Parties require a14-day buffer between the date it is confirmed and the date it takes place.

  • Be sure to schedule your party by March 31st on a date of March 31, 2023 or earlier as gift expire on April 1, 2023.

You may reschedule your party but a second reservation may not be available and is not guaranteed.
We reserve the right to reschedule your party if circumstances arise that require it. 


  • Submissions are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Winners announced on a rolling basis via email.

  • Winners have 7-days to accept gift.

  • Unclaimed gifts may be regifted to the next eligible winner.

  • First-come, first-served Pop--Up Skate Party gifts distributed through December 30th, 2022.

Submission Process
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