Low Contact Roller Derby-That Has To Be Canadian

Low Contact Roller Derby-That Has To Be Canadian

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 […]

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Totally Awesome Derby Pics

Totally Awesome Derby Pics

We love action-based roller derby photos and have taken a few ourselves. Nothing we have seen comes close to those posted on Facebook by Tyler Shaw. By the way, Shaw’s roller derby name is “Prints Charming”!  

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Need Some New Ideas For Your Web Site-Check This One Out

Need Some New Ideas For Your Web Site-Check This One Out

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 […]

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Need A New Helmet?  Make Sure It Is CPSC Certified

Need A New Helmet? Make Sure It Is CPSC Certified

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.  

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2800 Miles! Ark ValleyHigh Rollers Take It Coast To Coast

2800 Miles! Ark ValleyHigh Rollers Take It Coast To Coast

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.  

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Are Rat City Rollergirls Destined To Join The Homeless?

Are Rat City Rollergirls Destined To Join The Homeless?

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 […]

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Is Roller Derby Ready For Rocket Skates

Is Roller Derby Ready For Rocket Skates

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 […]

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California Derby Teams Spill Blood For A Cause

California Derby Teams Spill Blood For A Cause

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. […]

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Kansas City Bomber-When Derby Went Mainstream

Kansas City Bomber-When Derby Went Mainstream

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 […]

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Derby Girls Roll Into A Home Of Their Own

Derby Girls Roll Into A Home Of Their Own

The Hurricane Alley Derby Girls, representing Corpus Christi, TX played their first match in their new home last weekend. A sold out crowd watched them win their game at the American Bank Center, where they will play future matches.  

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