Josh Smith aka Batsmoke

Josh Smith

Better known by his skating entertainment name “Batsmoke” or “Batman”, is a nationally and internationally recognized elite roller skater within the skating community. He is best known for his involvement with the award winning documentary, United Skates, which can currently be seen on HBO. The documentary spotlights a community fighting to save roller rinks all over the United States that are being threatened with closure. In addition to not only being a subject in the film, he was selected to do live stage performances and serve on panel discussions at several film festivals all over the U.S. during the films debut. The greatest highlight was when the film won the Audience Award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Personal Experience

Prior to his involvement with the United Skates documentary, he and two skating partners formed a roller skating entertainment group called the Glide8orz in 2015. They recently auditioned for Season 15 of “America’s Got Talent” and were selected to pass through to the next round. The Glide8orz have performed all over the U.S. at weddings, corporate and political events, parades, talent shows, birthday parties and so much more. They can be seen performing live every month at the Chicago supper club, Untitled.