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« Wednesday, February 10 »
Cornfed Derby Dames ready to start sixth season
Muncie Star Press - MUNCIE - Muncie's own Cornfed Derby Dames have spent the last four ... The Dames will take on the Derby City Roller Girls of Louisville, Ky., in a ...

« Monday, February 8 »
4 the 412: Steel City Roller Derby
WTAE Pittsburgh - Sports fan or not Roller Derby is super fun for all ages! Trish went out to Steel City Roller Derby 's Battle of the Burgh: Bruisers vs Monsters + Heroes ...

Derby Girls win home opener
News Sentinel - The Fort Wayne Derby Girls home opener ended in a 219-124 victory over Canadian Hammer City Roller Derby. This bout marks the beginning of the ...

Meet Your Neighbor: John Patrick Ryan Jr.
Las Cruces Sun-News - What do you do with your free time? I MC bouts for Crossroad City and El Paso woman's flat track roller derby.

« Sunday, February 7 »
Roller derby rolls on in St. Joseph
News-Press Now - Blacksnake Roller Derby, the local flat track roller derby league, will begin its 2016 competitive season on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Civic Arena.

Roller Derby PANSKATE BREAKFAST!
The Hudson Reporter - The Garden State Rollergirls are having our annual PanSkates fundraising breakfast on Saturday, February 6th from 8:30-11:30am. Everyone of all ...

Roller-skating scene heats up at Skate Club Missoula
The Missoulian - Roller-skating scene heats up at Skate Club Missoula ... She joined the Hellgate Rollergirls, a local roller derby league, and realized she loved skating ...

« Saturday, February 6 »
Aggressive, Abrasive, Inclusive. Boston Roller Derby Not Just for Dames.
Scout Somerville - And while the athletes skating for Boston Roller Derby, née Derby Dames, are well-acquainted with taking a beating and staying strong, there's no ...

Roller Derby 101: Free introductory sessions in South Bend
WNDU-TV - Organizers say roller derby is all about core and leg strength and if you're interested, they recommend getting on skates as soon as possible.

« Friday, February 5 »
Roller derby advocates press for the right to hit in Maine
Albany Times Union - Heather "Hard Dash" Steeves wears a roller derby uniform as she makes a photo of another roller derby player testifying at a hearing by the The ...

celebrating the diverse bodies of Roller Derby
SBS - For the uninitiated, roller derby is a speed-skating team sport that's been around for decades, but has experienced a resurgence - particularly as a ...

EXCLUSIVE: "A-Force" #3 Hits the Roller Derby Track in New Cover by Mark Brooks
Comic Book Resources - EXCLUSIVE: "A-Force" #3 Hits the Roller Derby Track in New Cover by ... as a roller derby team -- with the "Gal-Axies" taking on "The Smash-Hers.

Roller derby "boot camp" held in Great Falls
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - When you think of womens' sports, roller derby may not be the first thing that comes to your mind, but a Great Falls non-profit is bringing this sport to ...

Clarksvillains prepare for first roller derby bout of the year
Clarksville Now - CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The Clarksvillains Roller Derby Team will hold its fist bout of the year Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will be held at the Clarksville ...

Off the Clock: Things to do in and around Akron
Crain's Cleveland Business - Akron's roller derby team rolls out its first home bout of the season. The team is now a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

Clarksvillian Roller Girls open season on Saturday
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era - The Clarksvillian Roller Girls will open their roller derby season against Nashville on Saturday at the Clarksville Speedway. Tickets are available in ...

North Coast Nightmares ready to roll
Terrace Standard - Roller Derby North Coast Nightmares are geared up for the 2016 season. In photo, back L-R are Terra 'Terra Fire' Nord, Coach Chris 'Skimo' Thomas, ...

« Thursday, February 4 »
Roller derby players fight to legalize hits
WMTW Portland - Maine Roller Derby is a nonprofit group that has been skating in Portland for 10 years. Recently, one of its members did a statute search on the ...

Roller derby players press for the right to hit in Maine
WCSH-TV - AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Young women named Hard Dash, Kill Any and Betty B. Tough are putting the squeeze on Maine lawmakers to make it easier for them to expand the sport of roller derby.

Roller derby players press for the right to hit in Maine
KOB.com - Roller derby advocates told a legislative panel Tuesday that an old statute that prohibits skaters from hitting each other is preventing them from building a new rink.

Roller derby players press for the right to hit in Maine
Business Insider - Christine "Betty B. Tough" Blais of Livermore Falls, Maine, holds up a roller skate during a hearing by the The Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development ...

Staff Picks: Roller Derby, Disc Golf and Kendo provide active alternatives
Gauntlet - I started playing roller derby because my job stressed me out. I work long hours and wanted a hobby that didn't have anything to do with newspapers.

This Saturday - AASRD Brawl Stars vs. ACRD Battery Brigade!
Albany Times Union - The Brawl Stars are taking the track again, this time against Assault City Roller Derby's Battery Brigade! Here are the ladies who will be playing for ...

Geo-Hazard seeks fresh meat. This is not a personal ad
TimminsToday.com (press release) (registration) - The Gold Miners' Daughters are Timmins' entry in the Northern Ontario Roller Derby (NORD) League. And they are looking for "fresh meat" - new ...

New coach brings different goals, perspective to Derby Girls
News Sentinel - During a 12-year career, Amber O'Daniels has been a roller derby skater, referee, coach, board member and even an announcer. Still, she's doing ...

This is illegal in Maine!
WMTW Portland - Hitting in roller derby is illegal, and players have been breaking the law for 10 years. Now they want lawmakers to change that.

Medina: Team sports make fitness fun
Pensacola News Journal - My friend and teammate Cheleen Figueroa, a stay-at-home mother and wife known as Warrant Beauty on the track, said she just fell into roller derby.

Siren call for smashing pursuit
The Nelson Mail - Nelson's roller derby team is looking for women keen to have a "smashing" good time while getting fit. The Nelson Bays Sirens of Smash is recruiting ...

High Rollers to host open skate and bake sale
Mountain Mail Newspaper - The Ark Valley High Rollers roller derby team will host an open skate and bake sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. The event ...

Lights shine for eating disorder awareness
Powell River Peak - Town Roller Derby, Leishman said she hopes to create a supportive environment with the sports team where people of all body types can participate ...

« Wednesday, February 3 »
Roller Derby Advocates Press for the Right to Hit in Maine
ABC News - Roller derby advocates told a legislative panel Tuesday that an old statute that prohibits skaters from hitting each other is preventing them from ...

Roller derby skaters head to State House to tout rough stuff
Press Herald - AUGUSTA - Young women nicknamed "Hard Dash," "Kill Any" and "Betty B. Tough" are putting the squeeze on Maine lawmakers to make it easier for them to expand the sport of roller derby.

Roller derby skaters to skate into committee hearing
WGME - AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Roller derby skaters are heading to the Maine State House in Augusta to testify in favor of a bill that legalizes the bumps and hits that accompany the sport.

Roller derby skaters to skate into committee hearing
Washington Times - AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Young women named Hard Dash, Kill Any and Betty B. Tough are putting the squeeze on Maine lawmakers to make it easier for them to expand the sport of roller derby.

Roller Derby Skaters Want Hard Hits Legalized
NECN - Roller derby skaters are heading to the Maine State House in Augusta to testify in favor of a bill that legalizes the bumps and hits that accompany the ...

East Vic Roller Derby league hosts charity match in Knox
Herald Sun - Jam E Oliver (front), Spawn of Skatin' (centre) and Iron Meaghan (left), of the East Vic Roller Derby team, at Knox Skate Park. Picture: Stuart Milligan.

Tonight's roller derby event to benefit Children's Trust
Roanoke Times - Area roller derby teams are coming together for an important cause and ... 2, the Star City Roller Girls, Rail City Roller and New River Valley Roller ...

Pottstown Roller Derby makes a call for skaters, announces tryouts
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers - The Pottstown Roller Derby is not only looking for skaters - they need ... The Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars (PRDR) is a non-profit organization ...

FIRS President awards Nanjing "world capital of roller sports" title
Insidethegames.biz - Events will consist of artistic, speed, rink and inline hockey, roller freestyle, skateboarding, inline freestyle, inline downhill, roller derby and inline ...

« Tuesday, February 2 »
Roller derby girls defy stereotypes
The Salem News - A-Town Roller Derby competes in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, an organization governing more than 300 roller derby leagues around ...

Roller derby
Mankato Free Press - By day, Fran Tomlinson is a grandmother of five. But as soon as she hits the track, she turns into Goldy Blox, a pigtailed, purple starred, tights-wearing beast on roller skates.

Don't Miss This: Roller derby fans, players honor lost teammate
Belleville News-Democrat - The 27-year-old was a member of the local roller derby team called the Confluence Crush which on Saturday night saw its first action since Miller died.

Seniors return to roller-skating roots
The News-Press - Evelyn Harriman can't roller skate anymore because of arthritis and ... interest in artistic, figure, dance, speed, roller derby, and freestyle roller skating.

Transgender Hoosiers speak out about exclusion in Indiana's civil rights protections bill
Greensburg Daily News - He owns and operates Vital Skates, the only roller derby store in Indiana, but he has been spending a lot of time away from work at his store, learning ...

« Monday, February 1 »
Roller derby community turns out to salute the late Samantha Miller
Belleville News-Democrat - Samantha Miller was known as Slam Van Diesel on the Confluence Crush roller derby team. Miller's nickname matched her style of play: flint-hard and ...

Mass Attack Roller Derby finds new home in Fairhaven
SouthCoastToday.com - Last summer, after a change in ownership at their practice space, players with Mass Attack Roller Derby, a flat track women's roller derby league, ...

Turning into a derby girl
The Herald Bulletin - By day, Fran Tomlinson is a grandmother of five. But as soon as she hits the track, she turns into Goldy Blox, a pigtailed, purple star tights-wearing beast on roller skates.

« Sunday, January 31 »
TOMORROW: Southside Revolution back on the rink, for bout and benefit
West Seattle Blog - Saturday night brings the second bout of the season for Southside Revolution Junior Coed Roller Derby. The Cherry Bomb Brawlers from Spokane ...

Cincinnati Rollergirls 2016 recruitment event
Examiner.com - This is a phenomenal opportunity learn about current and upcoming opportunities to learn the game of roller derby, and be a part of the fastest ...

« Saturday, January 30 »
Meet the Captains of AASRD - Part One: Scarlet
Albany Times Union - These are only a few of the words that come to mind when I think of one of Albany All Stars Roller Derby's (AASRD) star jammers, Scarlet O'Hackya.

Nanjing to replace Barcelona as host of first World Roller Games in 2017
Insidethegames.biz - Events will consist of artistic, speed, rink hockey, inline hockey, roller freestyle, skateboarding, inline freestyle, inline downhill, roller derby and inline ...

Charlotte: Skaters, soirée, Pride
QNotes - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Roller Girls have announced its 2016 season schedule, hitting a 10-year milestone anniversary in the roller derby ...

« Friday, January 29 »
Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success
Valley News - The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as an apprentice affiliate of the Women's Flat ...

Eye on Augusta: Riverview, Roller Derby, Narcan & Needle Exchanges
Freepress Online - On February 1, the Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to take up a proposal from Gov. Paul LePage to borrow up to $165 million to upgrade the ...

Roller Girls to hold open auditions
The Daily Republican - The team, along with the Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen, held three separate meetings where those interested in roller derby could come in, ...

We're Denton Dammit
Denton Record Chronicle - Shelby Nichole, training director for the local coed junior roller derby organization the Rolling Rebellion, was recently selected to be a coach for the ...

Barrow MP champions rollerskating stars
NW Evening Mail - The Furness Firecrackers roller derby outfit are on the search for a new venue to use for training and have enlisted the support of a major supporter.

5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend
CBC.ca - What: Edmonton's only all-female roller derby league is starting 2016 off with a double bang. First, the Berzerkhers take on the Slice Girls Saturday ...

« Thursday, January 28 »
Huddle up for roller derby double headers
WOODTV.com - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Roller derby is an international sport that combines roller skating, a little pushing and shoving, and some colorful ...

Hamilton Area Roller Derby offers tripleheader
HamiltonScores - Hamilton Area Roller Derby stages its first game of the year, a triple header Saturday, Jan. 30. Starting off the night is HARD's Junior team, the Flat ...

Coaler Rollers getting back on track
Estevan Mercury - The Estevan Coaler Rollers junior roller derby spring season is set to get underway with registration nights scheduled for the end of this month and ...

Bringing the pain: Prairieland Punishers open boot camp
Herald & Review - DECATUR - Prairieland Punishers roller derby team members learn to take it on the chin. Or the body. Or the legs, arms and various other extremities ...

Health insurance deadline looms large
KSDK - The injuries caused chronic pain and ultimately Pate's roller derby retirement. Dealing with chronic pain became even more stressful when Pate lost ...

Roller Derby Team Accepting New Members
WOAY-TV - The Beckley Area Derby Dames are accepting new members. The Dames are a roller derby team that practices out of the MacArthur Skating Rink.

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