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Chicago Athletic Association Skate Night Series Queens on Wheels

09/08/2017 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Daily until 09/10/2017
Chicago Athletic Association
12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

Chicago Athletic Association Skate Night Series Queens on Wheels

Chicago Athletic Association Skate Night Series Queens on Wheels

Back by popular demand – with bigger hair, broader shoulders, and a whole lot more attitude – the latest iteration of Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s skate night series rolls out at 12 S. Michigan Ave., now with extra room to groove inside the hotel’s newly-outfitted larger skating rink. Put on in partnership with Do312, Queens on Wheels offers a weekend packed with skate sessions honoring influential divas who’ve defined the times and serve as an inspiration to many still today. Whether through music, performance, and of course, personality, Queens on Wheels pays tribute to magical mavens of all shapes, genders, and forms who’ve paved the way for decades. *

Queens on Wheels takes over Stagg Court Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10 for an admission price of $20 per person, ages 18 and over with valid ID; attendees are welcome to bring their own roller skates, or rent adult sizes for $5 on location, cash only. Accompanying concession food, beverages will be available for purchase throughout each session. When registering for specific sessions, guests should note there will be a 60-minute break between sessions to reset the room.

Friday, September 8

  • Peach (7 – 9 p.m.): Peach is a pop-up party series dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ women and femmes. With their diverse crew of DJs, hosts, and performers, this peachy skate takeover co-curated by CPR & Events will be extra sweet and juicy!
  • Femme’s Room (10 p.m. – 12 a.m.): Voted Chicago Reader’s #1 LGBTQ Dance Party 2017, Femme’s Room is here to celebrate all identities and forms of femininity and femme expression with sexy house music from DJ Harry Cross, paired with sensual hosts from Chicago’s diverse nightlife community in this session co-curated by CPR & Events.

Saturday, September 9

  • Bey Skate (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.): Whether Drunk In Love or a Single Lady, Queen Beyoncé and the leading ladies of music from the 2000s until now will fill the room and your soul.
  • Whip it to Whitney (9:30 – 11:30 p.m.): Big hair and bigger attitudes. Sing along to the divas of 70s, 80s, and 90s-wearing shoulders if you Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Sunday, September 10

  • Every Queen Needs a Pop King (5 – 7 p.m.): Don’t stop us now, because we’ve havin’ a good time. A queen can embody everybody; join in on this session to groove to power pop kings who aren’t afraid to reign like royalty.
  • Head Over Heels (8 – 10 p.m.): Stand tall and proud in our final skate session of the weekend. Bring your ‘A-GAME,’ dancing queen.

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel will donate a portion of all tickets sold to Transformative Justice Law Project, a local group of activists, social workers, and organizers who provide support and advocacy to transgender people in Illinois.

To learn more about Queens on Wheels and purchase tickets for one or several sessions, visit

*Queen-icon-inspired attire highly encouraged

About Chicago Athletic Association hotel
Located on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue across from iconic Millennium Park in the city’s Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel combines its storied legacy as one of the nation’s most revered social clubs with modern day sophistication.  The historic building’s transformation into a 241-room boutique hotel is a result of a visionary partnership among international hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality, AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and the award-winning design firm Roman and Williams Building and Interiors. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly-appointed guest rooms – including 23 uniquely-designed suites – an interactive game room, curated retail space by Madison Hall and multiple innovative culinary experiences. The food and beverage outlets include a rooftop bar with captivating views of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept. and Shake Shack by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality.  These exceptional offerings for incoming visitors and locals alike make Chicago Athletic Association poised to once again become the epicenter of the city’s thriving social scene. For reservations or more information, please visit or call 312.940.3552. Stay connected with Chicago Athletic Association on Facebook and Twitter (@ChiAthletic).

CPR and Events
With more than a decade of experience representing artists, brands, festivals, restaurants, and more, Cramer PR takes pride in working closely with clients to help build their brand in every arena. Cramer PR and Events develops unique ideas, dynamic campaigns, and captivating events in order to respond to the particular needs and goals of each client. As a boutique firm in the heart of Logan Square, Chicago, Cramer PR is uniquely positioned to respond to the ever-changing atmosphere of promotion, public relations, event curation and talent management with fresh ideas and evolving strategy.

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