Three Friends Make History with Charlotte’s First Black Woman-Owned Skate Park, Rollin’ CLT

by Gee NY

Three friends in Charlotte, North Carolina, have made history by opening Rollin’ CLT, the city’s first and only Black woman-owned skate park.

Kendria Holmes, Brandi Fox, and Sh’niqua Ussery joined forces to create a unique skating destination that offers much more than just ramps and rails.

Rollin’ CLT is not your typical skate park. It’s a vibrant hub that combines the thrill of skating with the comfort of a lounge. Visitors can enjoy skate rentals, food trucks, a hookah bar, and live DJ sets, making it a perfect spot for a night out with friends or family.

For Holmes, this venture is the realization of a long-held dream. “It’s always been a dream of mine to open up a skating rink because we don’t currently have any in Charlotte. Everything else is on the outskirts,” she shared with Travel Noire.

The idea for Rollin’ CLT came together when Holmes met Fox in 2018, and later they connected with Ussery in 2020. United by their passion for skating and community, they set out to fill a void in Charlotte’s entertainment scene.

Rollin’ CLT operates outdoors every weekend, with Friday and Saturday nights catering to adults and Sundays welcoming families. Guests have the option to bring their own skates or rent them on-site. The park also offers the flexibility to host private events and parties.

Looking ahead, the trio has ambitious plans for Rollin’ CLT.

They aim to expand their offerings by launching an indoor rink next year, further solidifying their place as innovators in Charlotte’s skating community.

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