Canadians have long been known for their easy going, low confrontation approach to life. Now that attitude has found its way into roller derby. Halifax’s Anchor City Rollers is now offering what they call “low contact” derby, in hopes of developing interest among skaters who are interested in the activity but would rather forego the […]
We love to look at derby web sites, but usually only have enough time to peruse the ones of our customers. The Boston Derby Dames aren’t a customer (yet!), but they have one of the most engaging roller derby team sites we have ever seen. Lots of pictures, good team info, scheduling and merchandise sales […]
Nobody needs the government to stick their noses into derby, but when it comes to helmets, it’s a different matter. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is the government agency that certifies that a helmet is appropriate for a specific activity. Click here to learn more.
Colorado Roller Derby team the Ark Valley High Rollers recently finished a fund raising skate trip that spanned the country from Florida to California. Over 78 days, three members of the team raised $26,000 for the Joyful Heart Foundation. They called their trip ‘States On Skates”. Click here to read more.
Shoreline Washington’s Rat City Rollergirls are worried that they may be losing their home rink. Rinks’s aren’t cheap and the Rat City rollers are facing a rent crisis. They are the host team for a rink that is used by a number of teams, and that puts Rat City on the hook for $14,000 a […]
Anybody who watches derby regularly knows that speed on skates is definitely one of the most important skills a competitor can possess. Obviously, speed alone doesn’t get the job done, but it sure does help. Rocketskates are motorized electric skates that will propel the wearer at a neck breaking speed of 12 mph! They’re designed […]
Eight San Francisco area roller derby teams are banding together to sponsor the “Make ’em Bleed” blood drive. Beginning on August 9 and running through mid-October, the blood drive, one of the most successful in California, will promote donations thru personal appearances, autographs and giveaways. Last year over 600 San Franciscans stepped up and donated. […]
Many of today’s skaters may never have heard of the movie, Kansas City Bomber. This classic film featured Raquel Welch as a banked track skater and introduced the country to what had been, up to that date, an obscure sport that was treated much the same as professional wrestling. The poster for the movie proclaimed […]