Say Hello to the King and Queen of Roller Derby (Matt and Ailie)

Used with permission | Originally featured in Orange Theory Fitness' September newsletter | check out Orange Theory Fitness here What made you come try out Orange Theory Fitness? We had actually been looking around for some time for a workout...

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Animal rescuers to the rescue!

The Charlottesville Derby Dames were gracious hosts to us once again this past weekend amid the terrible events in their hometown. We also made some new friends in our travels to play our final away game of the season....

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5 Reasons Why You Should Make Derby Gifs

by Crash Catch 'Em 1. To learn new skills Watching video footage is a great way to learn, but gifs take it even further. Instead of watching an entire game for example, you watch a short clip repeatedly. You mind isn’t...

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Buffy Shover’s Ventures into Powerlifting

by Buffy Shovers As skaters we have all been told the importance of cross training. Over the four or so years I have been involved in roller derby, there have been times that I have picked up some sort of...

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What Do You Get When You Mix Rink Rats, Twin Pines, a Musical, the Storm of the Century, and the Number 333?

By Bookin Banshee Quad skating has played a significant role in my existence since before I was conceived. When my mother was a teenager, she saw the musical film Xanadu in theaters and became an instant fan. Xanadu is a...

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People You Will Meet In Derby

By Elektra Q-tion Published with permission from the author | Originally published Here Derby is such a diverse sport when it comes to personalities; it takes all kinds to make a team successful, and even more to make a league successful....

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What Announcers Bring to Derby

by Rippi Longstocking Over the past several months, I have attended and/or volunteered as an NSO at bouts in my area.  I am first an announcer, but, if the league doesn’t want an announcer, I will volunteer or at least...

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Broken Plates Do Not Equate to Broken Fate

by Bookin Banshee It’s 9:15 AM on Saturday morning at the warehouse on the day of tryouts and assessments, and the “raw” and “fresh” meat skaters have just finished warming and gearing up. We are taking our first few laps...

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Why You Should Go to Basic Skills Practices in the “Off Season”

By Elektra Q-tion Published with permission from the author | Originally published Here I'm heading into my seventh year of derby, and sometimes, I'm just tired. Yeah, I know; some people are going in their tenth or eleventh year, but seriously...

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Seventeen Things I Learned in Rhode Island with the Carolina Rollergirls…

by Paina Skully CRG went north of the wall, took on some white walkers in the tundra of New England, and left having laughed to the point of crying a non-zero amount of times. I’m so glad I went on...

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