Fritzy's 2021 Sponsored Skaters 

Fritzy's Sponsored Skater

Francesca "Frank" Smith

Francesca is a Mexican Freelance content creator, blogger and roller skater born and raised in San Diego. When she isn’t roller skating, she spends most of her time behind a computer editing photos, writing for her blog and creating content while working with fashion and lifestyle brands. 

Francesca started skating in February 2019 when she was looking for a different kind of outlet to help get her creative juices flowing and her body moving. She wanted something that would be a healthy pass time to counteract all the hours she spent behind a computer. Something to clear her mind from her work, keep her present in the day to day life and also a good challenge. Thats when she came across a video of an old friend who was roller skating in her garage and she fell involve with the idea of learning how to dance on her skates and be able to express herself through rollerskating and music. 

Francesca has been documenting her skate progress on IG from day one to keep track of her journey, to connect with anyone else who may be on the same path or that is in the skate community and in an effort to hopefully encourage others to also try out roller skating! She hopes to continue to grow and learn while sharing it all with her community. She is a big believer in always growing, learning and challenging yourself. Francesca also believes that you can do anything you put your mind to and with practice and determination you can always get better. 

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Fritzy's Sponsored Skater

Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood is an Entrepreneur, Artist and Multipotentialite. A mover, shaker, out-of-the-box thinker, mystic and seeker. Her vast interests and creative pursuits range from health and wellness ventures to manifestation coaching and intuitive oracle readings.

 A lover of nature, the ocean, animals and the Earth, she is always looking to leave every place she goes, better and brighter than she found it. She has spent the last decade traveling the globe working on passion projects, studying with various teachers and attending a handful of mystery schools. 

Sarah got her first pair of skates at 5 years old. It became her favorite pastime and she and her brother spent every weekend at the roller rink for nearly 10 years. When she was 15, she managed to score a job working the concession stand for a whole year. When she turned 16, she asked to be promoted to the floor and was told that she couldn’t because that job was for “guys only”. After her dreams of being a Roller Rink DJ were crushed, she quit her job, bought a car, and her passion for skating took a back seat in her life for nearly 18 years. 

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, her work and travel halted. It gave her the space to tune in with her inner child and started asking what she needed most. She had an impulse to pull out the skates she has had since she was 12 years old. Due to the lockdown, she practiced in a 5x8 sq foot space, in her tiny cabin in Topanga, CA. She eventually took it to the streets when the lockdown lifted, and hasn’t stopped skating since. Skating has provided many golden opportunities such as meeting incredible people, building new friendships, skating in music videos, and being featured on CBS Sunday Morning.Sarah is passionate about combining skating with her embodiment practice. Flowing, moving and grooving in a way that feels good and authentic to the body. 

“Most of our lives we walk around living in our head, and we forget that we have this amazing vessel of Divine Intelligence we call our body. I love to put my skates on, throw my Spotify on shuffle, get completely out of my thoughts, and drop fully into my body. It’s not about what it looks like, it’s about how it feels. The practice is about tuning into what the body needs, and how it wants to move. When you get out of your own way, and give the body permission to do it’s thing, miraculous things start to occur, not only in the skate session, but in life.”

Hopefully Sarah’s story will inspire you to reconnect to your passion, tune in with your inner child, connect to your center and find your own flow. 

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Fritzy's Sponsored Skater

Amelia Hinton

Amelia is a San Diego Native who grew up roller skating at Skateworld San Diego! While attending Kearny High School, she worked as a Floor Guard and DJ. She spent many weekends keeping order on the skating floor and passing on skating knowledge during all skate sessions as well as lessons. 

Although she mostly only skated recreationally, Amelia has some competition skating under her belt with a handful of Jam Skating competitions, as well as playing roller derby for just shy of 4 years. She played for the San Diego Roller Derby Starlettes as a Angeroo, and also spent time playing on an elite Co-ed team alongside the mighty Fritz and Mr. Fritzy (B.Stang). For a short time she also coached an inner-league team, The Roller Rebels, who went on to make it to the championship for the one and only season.

After leaving Skateworld in 2014 for a new entry level job opportunity at Chuze Fitness, Amelia continued to visit Skateworld regularly on Tuesday evenings for Adult Night, her favorite skating session offered. While climbing the leadership ladder of Chuze Fitness, Amelia put skating on the back burner and it wasn't until the COVID-19 pandemic that she found roller skating to be just what she needed to bring some joy into very dark times for the world. 

In April of 2020, Amelia posted her first Tiktok right as the interest in roller skating was really starting to ramp up, and to her surprise, there were thousands of people who wanted to learn more! From posting simple yet helpful tutorials, to offering small group as well as one on one private lessons, Amelia is finding ways to bring her 16 plus year of skating knowledge and experience to a the fast growing skating community. 

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Bayan "Persian Skater" Ghahramani

She was born in Iran and raised in San Diego and started her skating journey September 2016.

It all started with a few emergency room visits that informed her she was having severe anxiety. Bayan decided it was time to make a change in her life and she chose 
quads as the tool to get her to the beach for a nice exercise and a breath of fresh air. She tells us skating is her therapy, meditation and anxiety medication. She listens to Persian/Iranian, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, Hip hop, jazz, EDM, country and anything else that has a dance worthy melody. Curly hair, fanny pack and a pair of quads.

@persianskater is always on her way to either the closest boardwalk or a low rider car show in town! If you see her around, be sure to say hi because she will definitely acknowledge you with a jolly friendly smile! 

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Kim Villarreal

Kim is a San Diego native and enjoys being near the water as much as possible. She’s adventurous, outgoing, and always willing to try something new.

Kim used to rollerblade and skateboard in her free time when she was younger. She was inspired by her older siblings who used to skate and was very involved with action sports. Skating wasn’t her first priority back then since she had various sports that she participated in but now she loves learning how to park & jam skate.

Aside from roller skating, she loves to teach paddle boarding, work out, and cycle through the city. Staying active is a very important aspect of her lifestyle and skating has become one of her favorite things to do.

Currently, Kim has been working to perfect her waltz jumps and dips. She is always learning new things every time she skates and loves to meet new people in the skate community. If you see her out skating, be sure to say hi!

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Channon Medeiros

Channon was born and raised on the island of Oahu as the youngest of 5 kids. Channon has traveled the world in many different professions, but says "nothing makes me feel more alive than being on wheels, inspiring people to give it a try"

After the gyms closed their doors to the public, Channon started skating in April 2020 as a way to stay active and never imagined his new hobby would become his complete and total obsession. 

With the help of his closest friends, Channon was determined to create a safe space for the masses of fledgling new skaters like himself, and thus, Sunset Roller Club was born. He has recently been spending his time between San Diego and Hawaii, starting a Hawaii chapter of SRC and  trying to spread his sunshine as far as possible. Channon is incredibly proud to represent Hawaiian people in any way he possibly can. 

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Gigi "Diamond Kut" Ferguson

Gigi, also known as Diamond Kut, is a super shiny skater from Houston, Texas. She has played roller derby for 5 seasons. Currently she plays for Texas Rollergirls, and Black Diaspora International Roller Derby Team, a team which she co-founded. You can’t miss her in her one of a kind flip, sequin skate pads.

Gigi is passionate about advocating for the equal treatment and welfare of black women and children throughout the community. She strives to align herself with diverse and inclusive organizations focused on improving representation for people of color.

In her spare time, you can catch her stylishly moonlighting in the skatepark or on trail skating with friends. Outside of skating, she enjoys the spa, crystalizing items, and traveling. Her Blinged out persona embodies “Time to Shine”! 

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Euther Garcia

Euther Garcia is a professional aggressive skater and has been skating for over 20 years.  Euther was born in Venezuela and raised in Orlando, Florida where he started his skating career. 

He knew from early in his skating journey that he wanted to dedicate his life to skating but little did he know he was going to make a career from his passion. 

Euther began his skating career skating for Universal Studios and little after he was skating for Disney World.  This quickly opened a broad of other opportunities for Euther introducing him to other skating styles such as slalom skating, roller skating, choreographed skating, and acrobatic entertainment.  Euther is currently a professional acrobatic entertainer and performs shows in different disciplines such as skating, stilt walking, and power skips. 

Euther is very active in the skating community especially in the roller skating community.  He has made it his life passion to motivate, educate and promote skating in his local community and around the world.

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Looking for Sponsorship?

We usually start recruiting for sponsored skaters in the fall for the following year, be sure to follow us on instagram or send us an email stating your interest. 

Photographers

Our in house photographer Melinda Humphries keeps Fritzy's looking great during all our shoots! Several other photographers support our skaters on an individual basis including Vin Khommarath.

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Our Skaters love to test and sample products. Please send us an email with details and interest!