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Headed For New Hampshire? Check Out The Bruised Boutique

Headed For New Hampshire? Check Out The Bruised Boutique

Not only does Bruised Boutique bill it self as “The Worlds Biggest Derby Store”, It might just be the world’s best, too. Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, the Bruised Boutique has an amazing selection of equipment, supplies and gifts for anybody who loves derby. New England is a hot bed of derby activity and this […]

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Want To Solve The Middle East Problem?  Take It To The Track!

Want To Solve The Middle East Problem? Take It To The Track!

Womens’ Flat Track roller derby is making its debut in the Middle East, with an international match pitting Egypt against Abu Dhabi. Egypt’s CaiRollers are slated to take on the Abu Dhabi Desert Divas in a match that will be the first international competition in the region. Click here for a slide show feturing the […]

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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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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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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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Will Rink Closing Put Silicon Valley Roller Girls “On The Street”?

Will Rink Closing Put Silicon Valley Roller Girls “On The Street”?

The imminent closing of the San Jose Skate, a bay area roller rink, will mean that this area of Northern California is losing its last roller rink. Known as Golden Sate Roller Palace during its peak in the 1980’s, the rink is set to close later this spring. With the closing of the rink, the […]

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Can I Major in Derby?

Can I Major in Derby?

The Morgantown, WV Roller Vixen claim to be the only roller derby team in the world with an “official” college affiliation. The Vixen call themselves an “athletic organization” and are proud of their connection to West Virginia University. Home matches are played at Mylan Park or the Boparc Ice Arena. This weekend they will participate […]

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Roller Derby’s Origins Were “Coast To Coast”

Roller Derby’s Origins Were “Coast To Coast”

Historians generally agree that the origins of modern flat track roller derby date back to the end of the depression. Promoter Leo Seltzer organized skating endurance races that involved teams. There were 25 two person teams involved and collectively they would skate what amounted to a trip from coast to coast-57,000 laps around the roller […]

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Smoky Mountain Rollergirls Set To Open 2014 Season

Smoky Mountain Rollergirls Set To Open 2014 Season

Western North Carolina’s premier roller derby team is set to open their 2014 season this Saturday, Feb. 15, when they travel to Greenville, SC to take on the Bad News Babes. Their home opener, back in Asheville features a showdown with G Force on March 1.  

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Derby In North Carolina-Time To Take It Seriously

Derby In North Carolina-Time To Take It Seriously

A recent in depth article in ┬áSBNation.com about the rise of womens’ flat track derby featured Greensboro North Carolina’s Gate City Rollergirls. ┬áThe article, a great example of long form journalism, followed the Rollergirls in order to show how this sport is helping to define the role of womens’ sports today. You can read the […]

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