Netflix’s ‘Skater Things’ Features Summer Walker and Some of Atlanta’s Best Skaters at Cascades

Long-time skaters have Cascade Family Skating on their to-do list. Atlanta’s roller rink, the famous backdrop of the movie “ATL,” was the favorite location for Netflix’s “Skater Things” private party. As editor-in-chief of RST, I was invited and my curiosity was satisfied.

I showed up at the event on behalf of The shadow room without any expectations and felt a sense of appreciation from the Southwest Atlanta community as I drove off in my SUV.

There was a strict security check before visitor parking. People without a special invitation from Netflix turned around before going down the ramp to the main parking lot.

My face lit up at the “Skater Things” signage before entering the building, lined with additional reminders of the upcoming “Stranger Things 4” season coming to Netflix later this month.

Some Atlanta stars were in the building, but the event itself was a nod to the Atlanta skate community at its heart.

Skaters and celebrities took to Cascades for “Skater Things”

Inside, the atmosphere was joyful. The ones I assumed were regulars casually performing their choreographed skate routines in brightly colored outfits. I recognized Kamille, a professional roller skating instructor who is considered a phenomenon due to her dance style in the skating community.

Before she leaves viral on Instagram, Kamille established herself as THE skating instructor for Cascades, having also served as a personal instructor for Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys in the past.

Priah Ferguson, star of “Stranger Things 4,” posed with Kamille, who told me the two had a history. Ferguson grew up in the same area where the legendary skating center is located, and his mother has a relationship with Kamille.

There was a stage and rehearsal for the stars to take pictures, which I completely missed as I was distracted by the ‘regular’ excitement inside. Priah also posed alongside the singer summer walker and the “Stranger Things 4” co-star Myles Truit.

Other notable guests of the evening included Omeretta La Grande and ATL Diamond of Crime Mob fame.

(Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images for Netflix)

Although stars were present in the building, the highlight of the evening was the general atmosphere. A dance battle between two skaters from different teams ignited on the skating rink. This brought the whole party together for a spontaneous show. The Cascade Skate Crew also performed a skate routine to Corey Hart’s 1980s hit “Sunglasses at Night.”

Guests previewed “Stranger Things 4”

The night seemed to end with Netflix dimming the lights. They shared a long trailer for “Stranger Things 4” right on the skate floor. The guest entered, taking a criss-cross style seat, in front of a spotlight. Lighting effects exploded on the ceiling as the images scrolled by.

I received a souvenir photo from the night, courtesy of Strong Black Lead, Netflix’s sub-brand aimed at amplifying black voices. Overall I had a blast as did my two college guests. Thanks, Netflix, for the memories.

Aiesha Letman is the editor of TheShadeRoom.com and has been covering celebrity news and social discussion since 2014. Her writing style has been featured in The New York Times and The Fader. Previously, she appeared on “MTV’s Yo Momma”, winning $1,000 CASH MONEY. When she’s not writing viral headlines, she loves to travel and share beauty tips with her daughter.


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