United Skates (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO

As America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, United Skates spotlights a community of thousands who fight to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating.


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  1. Dedric There on March 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Gentrification is a disease.

  2. catastrophicized on March 11, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I need to see this movie so bad

  3. sheryle williams on March 11, 2021 at 12:02 am

    looking at this makes me want to skate again coming out of PHiLLY

  4. Rhianna M on March 11, 2021 at 12:03 am

    As a derby girl I’m feeling a level of skate solidarity tbh

  5. ilias on March 11, 2021 at 12:04 am

    😒 i thaught it was a got trailer 🖕🏿

  6. A Cooper on March 11, 2021 at 12:04 am

    They didn’t even show Cascade or any ATL

  7. APPLE Job on March 11, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Who else read as “UNITED STATE”.

  8. cinnamonstar808 on March 11, 2021 at 12:08 am

    THE OWNER DID NOT NEED TO MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT. [on a party night]. I was irked he ruined the skate party crowd vibes.

  9. Mrbee Henderson on March 11, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Thanks HBO for putting our story out. Just need it released to other venues so everyone can see that they are closing Skating Rinks down all across the USA. Those are my friends and skate family. Love them ALL

  10. Fox Foxx on March 11, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Crazy. I worked on this years ago.

  11. William Kim on March 11, 2021 at 12:10 am

    watched this in my english class almost teared up at the end. it was hella good

  12. gospelevans on March 11, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I watched. I live in nc. There are EIGHT rinks within 30min of my home. Greensboro north has a thriving"adult night". The guy from nc was either lying, exaggerating-but truly mistaken. There are more than 14 rinks in nc.there is a black skate culture in nc.

  13. ThatKiwiGuy on March 11, 2021 at 12:13 am

    meh where’s GoT s8 trailer?

  14. duke silver on March 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Omg are you seriously fucking tellimg me that closing skate rinks is a racist plot? Give me a fucking break. You liberals have reached an entire new level of stupidity with this one. HBO is pure garbage

  15. Shilvio D. Linton on March 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Seems a bit sensationalized. I wonder if it’s worth the attention.

  16. Chan J on March 11, 2021 at 12:19 am

    So here for this!!!

  17. Arrogant Goddess on March 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Yessssss World on Wheels raised me

  18. Stet-G Voicey on March 11, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Shake n bake baby Baltimore

  19. Niv on March 11, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Excellent documentary, well deserved that Emmy nomination.
    Always makes me pumped and ready to go out and improve my skating when I watch it

  20. ThisDigOl'Bi©k! on March 11, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I just watched it. Of course it was about race….
    "On white nights. No security no police but on black night, tons of security and tons of police" – black soman2

    blah blah blah. As if there is such a dividing night anyways.

    Facts, on those said nights, on "white nights" its much calmer not 1/3 of the amount of people, a different crowd and rarely drama. On "black nights", its hip hop music and draws a different crowd. Place is packed to the rafters and there is always beef mulitple times in a night.

    Enough is enough. Look in the mirror and quit playing the poor me im a victim bullshit. Its beyond getting old now ppl!

    Everything has to be so dividing now a days its disgusting.

  21. Just4Fun on March 11, 2021 at 12:26 am

    anyone got the full doc ?

  22. felicia watson on March 11, 2021 at 12:26 am


  23. Israel Strong on March 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

    This is not game of thrones so take that bullshit to game of thrones related content this about the skate community and the community I’m in so please leave that hateful stuff over that way ✌🏾

  24. KINGKAOS518 on March 11, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Well done. I learned a lot. One of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. Respect!!

  25. Rosa Molina on March 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Me gusto el video mui conmovedor. 😣👍❤😘

  26. Mark Jones on March 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Salute to all the experienced backward skaters #Elmwood millennial

  27. Brook’s Wolf Squad on March 11, 2021 at 12:34 am

    My dad was in this He was there to represent Baltimore with his club

  28. PhilFREE MEDIA on March 11, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Love it

  29. Zach Richie on March 11, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Man I miss skating, grew up doing it my whole life. Both my parents were skaters and worked at my hometown rink (skate castle in Decatur Al) just closed the doors, new owner ran the place in the ground.

  30. Dave Jones on March 11, 2021 at 12:35 am

    $96,000 city taxes a year on a business that keeps a community of all colors out of trouble ? Insane !
    We live in sad times 2021 my comment will be filed as racist. Skate On👍

  31. Chris Collett on March 11, 2021 at 12:42 am

    My wife’s a national champion …..

  32. Stazia Kibera on March 11, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Sinister cause presents sequoia blues on YouTube

  33. Snow Helation on March 11, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I miss rich city skate

  34. Starmarie Jackson on March 11, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I need to watch this Documentary.

  35. LEAH9M on March 11, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Used to be part of this community in atl I’m going to dust off my skates I’m ready, can’t wait to see this documentary.

  36. HexenDefinitive on March 11, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Just saw this on BBC4. It was great – I had no idea this existed.

  37. Lydia O'Neil on March 11, 2021 at 12:48 am

    This is such an AWESOME documentary-just beautifully done, super entertaining and moving -;)

  38. Linda Simms on March 11, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Twin City Skate, Elizabeth, NJ….RIP closed years ago….We won’t be stopped tho!!! I”ve been skating since birth!! Skating out of my mama’s womb!! LOL!!

  39. Marcie Nelson on March 11, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Thank u❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️sharing our story…I need this after 6 year depression burying my parents

  40. AmyBEgirl on March 11, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Watched it yesterday and it was great! I really had no idea that skating was such a big family thing in the African-American community. That’s awesome. It definitely made me want to skate again.

  41. Eri on March 11, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I’m looking forward to this documentary!!!

  42. the grand canyon is Egypt on March 11, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I’m all over this 1
    & got my skates ready

    some of ur sis & brothers have built
    stake rinks in their own private basements(🖕toodles 👮 ) so we can
    still enjoy this pastime
    thank u Fam

  43. Baby Machine on March 11, 2021 at 12:53 am

    OMGoodness this movie makes me SOOOOOo happy!!! I LOVE roller skating!!!! SOOO glad to see there are ppl out there who love it too!!!!

  44. jamessomying on March 11, 2021 at 12:54 am

    I just watched this on bbc4 in UK today and it was great.

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