Made in Chicago: Roller Derby Inspires World Celebration August 13 through 19

Made in Chicago: Roller Derby Inspires World Celebration August 13 through 19
Roller Derby, at the Chicago Coliseum Aug. 13, 1935 (Image Provided) World Roller Derby Week Aug. 13-19 will include an inaugural annual public celebration, retro-style games and a national community service blood drive in honor of the invention of Roller …
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK (JTA) — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty Jewish, too: “Hebrew-Ham Lincoln” — yes …
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It’s not your grandmother’s roller derby
Dave and Beth Corson drove in from Tampa Sunday afternoon to watch their daughter participate in a new team sport that involves knocking other players to the ground. “I just hope she doesn’t get hurt,” said Beth Corson, repeating the mantra of mothers …
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Latest Roller Derby News

The New Internationalisms in Roller Derby
Unless you’ve been hiding your face in the stinky gear bag you keep swearing to your significant other or roommate you’ll get round to cleaning one of these days, you’ll have noticed that recent tournament announcements have revealed locations that …

From roller derby owner to Sonoma film festival founder
Jerry Seltzer’s home office is filled with memorabilia, including a television set by Francois Kneider. Seltzer, 84, is a co-founder of the Sonoma International Film Festival. The 2012 installment of the Sonoma International Film Festival served up a …
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Connecticut roller derby queens find camaraderie, fitness and fun on flat tracks
Engineer Heather Barron deals mostly with men on workdays, but said she finds balance in her free time skating on the flat track with other Connecticut roller derby queens. One of several derby leagues in the state, the teams draw skaters from far and wide …
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5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories

5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories
5 Louisville pianists share their favorite Derby memories Louisville pianists (and musical legends) share the best memories of their careers and of the Kentucky Derby Check out this story on
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Syracuse Cinefest pianists bring music to silent films
During the last 30 years, Cinefest, the annual convention/film festival presented by the Syracuse Cinephile Society, has screened several hundred silent films that have been accompanied by some of the best and well-known silent film pianists in the world.
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PianoMaestro guides pianists through the music
Like many people, I once bought myself a digital piano and had every intention of teaching myself to play. However, when faced with a very steep learning curve and the prospect of spending weeks or months learning to play a simple prelude, such thoughts …


Why Roller Derby is the Official Sport of Feminism (Interview)

Why Roller Derby is the Official Sport of Feminism (Interview)
Roller derbying has been around since about the 1930s, although not in the same modern, empowering context. In the early 2000s, a women’s derby team started up in Austin, Texas called the Texas Rollergirls. Now, according to the Women’s Flat Track …

Roller derby league slamming into Graham County
Local roller skating enthusiasts Kara Larson and Brooke Ells are forming a women’s roller derby league in Safford. The first team is called the Bombshell Boomerangs, and they are looking for additional members who can skate and have no problem with …
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Tuscaloosa’s Druid City Dames to host first home roller derby bout Saturday
On Saturday, the Druid City Dames roller derby team will host its first-ever home bout in Tuscaloosa. The bout against the Fayetteville, Georgia Southern Harm Derby Dames will be held at Super Skate, located at 5900 McFarland Blvd East. Doors will open to …
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Roller Derby and Diversity

sportRoller Derby and Diversity
In 2007, I attended a roller derby bout in Atlanta, GA for the very first time. Outside of the pageantry of the many derby personas and fast hits, one thing stood out to me: there were only 2 black skaters on the track. At the time, there were five active …

Roller Derby Chicago The Local Leagues
If you trace history back to the late 1800s, you may be surprised to find that there are roller derby Chicago origins. That is correct, roller derby was essentially formed in Chicago although, it has evolved over the years. During the 1930s is when …

Roller Derby
When you think of roller derby you might picture a fierce competition of players colliding at high speeds as they skate around a track, but it’s not just a sport of brute force and skill on wheels. Today the Hamilton Area Roller Derby put on a special …
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Latest Roller Derby News

sportRoller Derby Championships Roll Into Portland
The London Rollergirls jammer (in black, with pink star on helmet) attempts to break through the Arch Rival Roller Derby blockers at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during the WFTDA championships. Rob Manning Fans line up at Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum for the …
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2014 WSSF Roller Derby Rematch Date Set
The Sea To Sky Sirens and The Whistler Black Diamond Betties roller derby rematch event date is set for April 14, 2014 which it is shaping up to be the wildest indoor sports event that the Sea To Sky Corridor has ever seen. This year the event organizer …

Roller Derby Growing In Vermont
Roller Derby is a rough-and-tumble sport played mostly by women, and it’s sweeping through Vermont. Skaters try to lap each other as they wheel around a flat rink. They wear funky costumes, adopt loopy names, and enjoy knocking each other down. On a …
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Southshire Battle Cats: Five roller derby facts to stay ahead of the pack

sportSouthshire Battle Cats: Five roller derby facts to stay ahead of the pack
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT. — Grab your pads and your best bleacher creature yell — it’s roller derby time. Thinking about rolling over to the see the Southshire Battle Cats take the track against the Twin City Riots from Barre-Montpelier on Saturday, July 30?
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Roller Derby Players Roll into Croghan
Story Updated: Jul 31, 2016 at 11:21 PM EDT Blocking, jamming, and the occasional tumble. It’s part of playing the sport of roller derby. “It’s rough it’s definitely not for the faint of heart it’s very much an athletic sport,” Nicole Lee, captain of the …
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Festa Major 2016: Gràcia’s big party!
In C/Perla check out the Roller Derby (7pm) tease, and in Plaça del Diamant (known as Plaça del Swing these days) you can dance the lindy hop at 10pm. Kids will have a great time with the inflatable pool set up in Espai Joanic (from 11am). Kids can work …
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Auckland Roller Derby League vs Dead End Derby All Stars

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Dead End Derby Roller Girls are proud to present our first home competitive bout for our 2016 season Auckland Roller Derby League vs Dead End Derby All Stars Fresh from a win at their latest bout down in Dunedin in June, Christchurch’s original Rollergirls …
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Exclusive: BOOM! Box Announces New Roller Derby-Themed Comic, SLAM!
As part of BOOM! Studios’ “Road to San Diego” campaign, we here at The Mary Sue are proud to help announce a brand new comic coming to shelves this November from their imprint, BOOM! Box. SLAM! is a comic book that revolves around a women’s roller …
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Hospital offers free session on bariatric surgery
For more information call Deb Whittingham at (215) 342-2167. Philly Roller Derby hosts blood drive Philly Roller Derby will host the Blood for Life blood drive following the humanitarian organization’s report of a critical blood shortage and an emergency …
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Local roller derby goes recreational

sportLocal roller derby goes recreational
Though it’s been some time since the past roller derby teams Mendo Mayhem and the Deep Valley Belligerents have flooded the the tracks at Skate City and the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, there are locals keeping the sports alive for the deepest of fans.
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Juggernauts Roller Derby Season Opener
… Saturday, April 16th, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM MDT. Details Contact. Don’t miss the fast-paced, hard-hitting action as the Jackson Hole Juggernauts take on the Cheyenne Capidolls in their Roller Derby season opener. Family …
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‘Frenemy’ roller derby teams prepare for Leeds clash
Hot Wheel Roller Derby take on Middlesbrough Milk Rollers (MMR) at Leeds University as part of preparations for the Skate Odyssey tournament in Ghent, Belgium next month, while MMR travel to the USA in June for a tour of the East Coast. Hot Wheel …
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Bellingham’s Cog Blockers defeat JBLM Bettie Brigade in roller derby action

sportBellingham’s Cog Blockers defeat JBLM Bettie Brigade in roller derby action
The Dockyard Derby Dames do not hold a monopoly on flat track roller derby action in Tacoma. Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Bettie Brigade roller derby league is a military-affiliated outfit open to women and children of the local military bases. On Feb …
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Durham Roller Derby get their skates on ahead of hosting first competitive match
A FLEDGLING team is getting their skates on as they prepare to host County Durham’s first ever roller derby match. Durham Roller Derby, which has been skating together since 2014, is playing its first match in the British Roller Derby Championships, …
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Learn More About Our Roller Derby 2 0 Pads
We have just released a brand new video techisode about our new Roller Derby 2.0 pads. Flash Bo-Dash of the team S.W.A.T. Roller Derby UK helped designing those knee and elbow pads and did another great job in explaining some of the …