Roller Derby world mourns the loss of a Legend

Roller Derby world mourns the loss of a Legend
There is a heavy cloud of sadness today in the Roller Derby world, as one of the greatest derby legends to ever step foot on a track, former professional roller derby player Judy “The Polish Ace” Sowinski, has passed away. Coach Judy was one of my coaches …
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Roller derby ready for Pan Am?
Dedicated followers of women’s roller derby see big things for the sport’s future. “It has spread like wildfire,” said Amanada “Psycho Magnet” Smith, 41, who has been involved in roller derby since 2009. She sees it as a form of female empowerment.
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CLE Program Includes Roller Derby Tickets, Lesson on Rules of Game and Civil Procedure
What can roller derby teach lawyers about civil procedure? That question will be explored in an unusual continuing legal education program on Jan. 29 sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. Registrants for the one-hour CLE credit course will get tickets to a …
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Midday Fix: World Roller Derby Week

Midday Fix: World Roller Derby Week
Athletes from across the Midwest will launch World Roller Derby Week, Aug. 13-20, on the 82nd anniversary of Chicagoan Leo Seltzer presenting his creation, Roller Derby, at the Chicago Coliseum Aug. 13, 1935.
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Feedback: What’s your roller derby name?
I’m Eff Bomber and I play for the Snake Pit Derby Dames out of CDA. My daughters also play for the “Sweet Fangs” junior derby also out of CDA and their names are Kick N Ash and Hurts Donut. They also play for the Pixies. Lilac City Roller Girls!
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Roller derby season begins
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Kayla was live at Skaters Choice in Panama City where the Sugar Sands Roller Dolls are getting ready for their home opener. The first bout will be Sunday, June 11th at 7 p.m. at Skaters Choice. The cost will be $ 10 and the …
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Longtime Boise bowling alley to close, will be replaced by roller skating rink

Longtime Boise bowling alley to close, will be replaced by roller skating rink
BOISE – After nearly 60 years of strikes and spares, a Boise bowling mainstay will close its doors at the end of June. 20th Century Lanes announced on its Facebook page that its lease offer has been rejected by the property’s owners, and that a new tenant …
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Bowling alley helps victims, including a monkey
Among the places to open their doors to victims of Harvey’s flooding is a bowling alley in the coastal Texas city of Port Arthur. Max Bowl general manager Jeff Tolliver says firefighters called Tuesday night to ask him to turn off the venue’s alarm system.
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Inside Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory, with a bowling alley, a speakeasy behind a safe, and 18,000 square feet of whiteboards
Sure, Scotiabank’s Digital Factory, a cool new space dedicated to digital innovation (and the first of its kind globally), has a neon-lit bowling alley and a vaulted speakeasy bar—but those aren’t even the coolest parts for staff. Digital Banking SVP …
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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 …
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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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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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