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« Saturday, May 27 »
CNY photographer, roller derby skater Laura Laurey dies days after 35th birthday
Syracuse.com - Laurey's former teammates have also posted tributes on social media as well, including making her picture the profile photo for CNY Roller Derby's ...

Simcoe.com's 10 things to do on the weekend of May 27-28
Simcoe.com - Presented by Team Pretty In Pink, along with the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers. Barrie Junior Roller Derby & Friends Expo Bout starts at 12 p.m. Rebel ...

« Friday, May 26 »
Where is roller derby star and mom Melinda McCaffrey?
The South Bayview Bulldog - A simple release from the Toronto Police Service about the disappearance last week of Toronto Roller Derby star Melinda McCaffrey has created ...

Skating rink in Ukiah closing its doors
Ukiah Daily Journal - “It was a blow, to be honest,” she said, explaining that the rink is not only great for roller derby practices and bouts, but she also can't imagine Ukiah ...

Go & Do: 5 things to do this weekend
Foster's Daily Democrat - The Seacoast Roller Derby's season opener will be at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 27 at the Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave., in Dover. See the Poison ...

Things to do this week
Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Roller Derby Season Opener, Dover Arena, 110 Portland Ave., Saturday, May 27, 5:30-9 p.m. Poison Pixies vs. Monadnock Roller Derby ...

Surly Griffins look to take points from Brindabelters
The RiotACT - Game 3 of Canberra Roller Derby League's 2017 home season is on Saturday 27 May, when the Surly Griffins will take on the Brindabelters.

« Thursday, May 25 »
39-year-old roller derby player last seen near Greenwood and Danforth
Beach Metro News - Melinda McCaffrey, 39, was last seen May 17 near Greenwood and Danforth Avenues. PHOTO: Toronto Police Services. Police are requesting the ...

Derby Dames come up short in home opener
Los Alamos Monitor - In its season home opener, the Los Alamos Derby Dames fell to Albuquerque Roller Derby 212-71 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It was the first ...

Put on your skates and be your own hero
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - Women seeking a new, fun and challenging sport are being encouraged to try roller derby. Training begins on Sunday 4th June 4-6pm at Avonside ...

« Wednesday, May 24 »
Roller Derby Revival Continues: All-Star Team Puts El Paso on the Map
El Paso Herald-Post (press release) - El Paso's only banked-track roller derby league was founded in June of 2008, and has continued to grow and develop as they approach their 10th ...

Skating under the summer sky: Outdoor roller rink coming to MacArthur Center in June
Virginian-Pilot - The first night will feature the Dominion Derby Girls in an Army vs. Navy-themed match, “so people can see what a real roller derby bout looks like,” ...

Devil State Derby League hold inter-club match at Westbury
Tasmania Examiner - “Roller derby is for anyone, so you can be who you want to be and that name gives you a facade from the minute you put your helmet on,” she said.

Juggernauts taken down on their home track
Jackson Hole News&Guide - The Jackson Hole Juggernauts roller derby team suffered a tough home-track loss Saturday to a Laramie team stacked with veteran skaters.

Camp Funshine gets started in Temple
Temple Daily Telegram - On Tuesday, three members of the Central Texas Roller Girls, the local roller derby team, gave a demonstration for the campers. Roller Derby skaters ...

« Tuesday, May 23 »
All Stars Welcome Strawberry Shortfuse
Albany Times Union - How long have you been involved with Roller Derby/All Stars? 2 seasons with the North Star Roller Girls in Minneapolis, MN. Just transferred to ...

Bristol set to host Roller Derby Championships
Bristol24/7 - Expect excitement and high speed action as some of the country''s best skaters head to Bristol for the 2017 British Roller Derby Championships.

Big Island Brawl: International Roller Derby Tournament in Hilo
Big Island Now - The Paradise Roller Girls are hosting the first annual Big Island Brawl tournament from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 at the Afook-Chinen Civic ...

Derby Dames prepped for home opener
Los Alamos Monitor - For the first time in 2017, the Los Alamos Derby Dames roller hockey team is gearing up to play in front of its home crowd. The team will play its home ...

Windy City Rollers league on a winning streak
The Independent - 28, Chicago's own Windy City Rollers women's roller derby league has been ranked No. 35 out of 399 member leagues belonging under the umbrella ...

Norfolk's MacArthur Center to open roller rink in June
Virginian-Pilot - The first night will feature the Dominion Derby Girls in an Army vs. Navy-themed match, "so people can see what a real roller derby bout looks like,"

No slowing down 66 year-old badminton player
Sudbury.com - Despite tweaking her knee slightly while at roller derby practice (yes, you read that correctly), the native of Cape Breton Island maintained enough ...

« Monday, May 22 »
580 RollerGirls finish 3rd at tournament
The Lawton Constitution - The RollerGirls lost their first game to Twin State Derby, 278-87. ... to the wall, the team followed up with a 265-138 win over Roughneck Roller Derby.

« Sunday, May 21 »
From a Freshie: Join the Albany All Stars!
Albany Times Union - Listening to what roller derby was like, the type of people they look for, and all the reasons why people play derby made me actually realize that this is ...

Memorial Day Mayhem roller derby benefits Pervasive Parenting Center, autism understanding
Charleston Express - LeFlore County Roller Derby will present Memorial Day Mayhem as the Oklahoma Victory Dolls take on the Maidens of Mayhem at 5 p.m. May 27 at ...

Bruises and blood are a game for these 'Girls'
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Roller derby is a relatively simple game: Each team puts five players on the track. Four blockers attempt to pave the way for a "jammer" to pass each ...

Landslide win culminates Derby Girls' 12th season
News Sentinel - The Fort Wayne Derby Girls ended their 2017 season on a high note against Memphis Roller Derby on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum. The Derby ...

Hel'z Belles blow past Queens at Ice Arena
Helena Independent Record - Helena's roller derby team rallied from an early hole on Saturday, storming past the visiting Copper City Queens from Butte, 213-130 at a raucous ...

Blue Ridge Roller Derby seeking practice space in Asheville
Asheville Craigslist - Blue Ridge Roller Derby (a.k.a., The Blue Ridge Rollergirls) is looking to rent or purchase a venue in Asheville that will be used as our practice space ...

« Saturday, May 20 »
Forx Roller Derby taking over Blue Line Arena
WDAZ - Forx Roller Derby taking over Blue Line Arena. By Taylor ... The Forx Roller Derby team has been around the area for seven years now. And their ...

Memorial Day Mayhem roller derby benefits Pervasive Parenting Center, autism understanding
Times Record - Looking for a family fun good time for Memorial Day weekend to help out a good cause? LeFlore County Roller Derby will present Memorial Day ...

Sun State Roller Girls prepare for European adventure with match against Adelaide
Courier Mail - EXTRA training time has taken the Sun State Roller Girls to a new level as they ... for the Finvitational, a tournament to qualify for the Women's Flat Track Derby ... Sun State Roller Girls v Adelaide, 7pm, Saturday, at the Eagles Sports ...

Dead River Derby returns to Lakeview Arena
ABC 10 News NOW - MARQUETTE - The Rolling Riptide of Dead River Derby will have their first bout this Saturday at 6 o'clock. They will take on the Harbor City Roller ...

SUNNY Fringe Pick 5.20.17: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
1059 Sunny FM - Roller Derby Saved My Life can be seen in the Green Venue at the Orlando Rep, 1001 E. Princeton, Orlando, FL 32803. The show will have 6 ...

« Friday, May 19 »
Roller Derby: Northland dominate Hamilton
New Zealand Herald - Northland's premier roller derby team has secured its first win of the season, bringing home a whopping success from Hamilton on Saturday.

« Thursday, May 18 »
Roller Derby: the Hamburg Harbor Girls
Deutsche Welle - Roller Derby is a full-contact sport -- sort of like rugby on roller-skates. The Hamburg Harbor Girls are one of Germany's best roller-derby clubs. Bumps ...

Meet AASRD Skater, Surly Trample!
Albany Times Union - When you join derby, you have to be all in, says Surly Trample. Surly, who joined Albany All Stars Roller Derby in 2014, is now on both the A and B ...

Founders delighted with Derby Girls' success
News Sentinel - Five years later they were vacationing with their husbands in Seattle and walked into an airport hanger to watch a women's roller derby event.

Bumps and bruises just a small part of Revolution Derby League
Tampabay.com - In the big picture of roller derby, the Revolution Derby League is grass roots - a nonprofit sporting league that currently draws players from Pinellas, ...

Greater Morristown weekend preview: From ballet to roller brigades
Morristown Green - Greater Morristown weekend preview: From ballet to roller brigades ... with Central New York's Wonder Brawlers in rock 'em sock 'em roller derby ...

« Wednesday, May 17 »
Roller Derby 101 with the Mid-State Sisters of Skate
WSAW - WAUSAU, Wis., -- It's a sport known for its hard hits and fast wheels and it's growing in popularity across the country. Flat Track Roller Derby ...

Hurricane Alley Roller Derby team has first bout this weekend
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - Hurricane Alley Roller Derby team is getting ready to kick off its 12th season. Fares Sabawi/Caller-Times. 0926-loc-roller-derby4.JPG Buy Photo.

Post-TiFf Interview: Fringe veteran Nancy Kenny talks roller derby, the Tampa fest, and life on the ...
Creative Loafing Tampa - Nancy Kenny performing “Roller Derby Saved My Soul” at the Tampa International Fringe Festival.Jennifer RingNancy Kenny taught me what Fringe is ...

Video Clip Of New Song "With My Friends" Issued By Insanity
Metal Underground - The clip shows the band surviving a beating at the hands of Roller Derby girls and fleeing to an empty concert hall to remember the good times.

This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.
Life in Quebec - The sport of roller derby (RD) is unique in that it was originally for women, although men also play. In RDQ, men are welcome, but in supportive roles ...

Tillamook Coast Derby Dames: Divas of dangerous discipline
Tillamook Headlight-Herald - The pack is ready to begin the jam or start play. Tillamook's very own Roller Derby team, the Tillamook Coast Derby Dames, had humble beginnings ...

Five things to do this weekend in Salem: May 19-21
Statesman Journal - Cherry City Roller Derby hosts a day of derby action that will wrap up its eighth season on May 20. The Rydell Belles take on the Thrill Kill Kittens for ...

Strimling might veto the budget
Bangor Daily News - A dramatic double header on wheels - Maine Roller Derby is presenting a two-fer of spinning mayhem at the Portland Expo on Saturday night.

Wanna Win Roller Derby Tickets? Here's How [WATCH]
Q-106.5 - Erik Owens will play roller derby trivia each day through Friday at about 4:30 p.m. The first caller with the correct answer to the question of the day will ...

Dairyland Dolls roller derby fundraiser
Our Lives Magazine - Meet your favorite skaters and break bread for the love of roller derby. A percentage of sales during this time will be donated to help the team cover ...

Fort McMurray Roller Derby set for home game on June 3
MyMcMurray - The Fort McMurray Roller Derby League is excited to host the Nuclear Free Roller Derby on Saturday, June 3. The women's team from Fort McMurray ...

Roller derby and women's rugby top this week's Teddy Awards
Montana Sports - And staying with strong female sports, a Teddy to the Gallatin Roller Girlz roller derby team for dominated this weekend at their opening Montana ...

« Tuesday, May 16 »
Connecticut roller derby queens find camaraderie, fitness and fun on flat tracks
New Haven Register - “It's just so much fun,” said Barron, who was athletic but not much of a skater. “Once you join, people joke around that roller derby becomes your life ...

Keiki Koa 2 draws kids eager to compete in roller derby
Hawaii Tribune-Herald - They had been at it for hours but showed no signs of slowing down. That's not the roller derby way. Dozens of girls from around Hawaii Island — along ...

Glasgow's first gender inclusive roller derby launches this weekend
Glasgow Live - Glasgow's first all-gender roller derby, Mean City takes place this weekend - and we think this forward thinking sporting event looks brilliant. Roller ...

All Star hits the runway for Special Olympics
Albany Times Union - Albany All Star Roller Derby's fierce and fiery skater, Di Tryin' will be representing the All Stars on the runway. She is a capital region native with a ...

Meet the Roller GrrrlZ: Courtney Klemencic
Great Falls Tribune - Name: Courtney Klemencic. Derby Name: Court'r Pound-Her. Age: 35. Hometown: Great Falls. Occupation: Respiratory therapist for Benefis Health ...

North Lincolnshire slimmer wins award after losing more than five stone
Scunthorpe Telegraph - A NORTH Lincolnshire woman said being awarded the best newcomer trophy at a roller derby was a "dream come true" after she shed more than 5st ...

« Monday, May 15 »
Family of murdered roller derby player pleads for answers
Fox 59 - Since then, there has been little information as to who killed him and why, leaving his family and his roller derby teammates to wonder and grieve.

Roller derby event draws youth from around the island
West Hawaii Today - HILO - They had been at it for hours but showed no signs of slowing down. That's not the roller derby way. Dozens of girls from around Hawaii Island ...

Santa Cruz Derby Girls demolish Beach Cities Roller Derby
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Pigeon of the Beach Cities' Riptide Rollers busts through a tough Santa Cruz wall of blockers. (Lauren Macadaeg/PurpleTurtlePhoto.com ...

Spotlight on Demolition City, the Evansville roller derby team
14 News WFIE Evansville - When you think roller derby you think big hits, hard falls, and lots and lots of bruises. Although that is all part of the sport, it is more than just that.

NEW Roller Derby Back in Action This Saturday
VOCM - Keep your eyes on the star. The 709 Roller Derby League is back this weekend for the start of their 2017 season. This week on Web Trawler, Andrew ...

A reporter's eight wheel obsession : Off the Clock
Press of Atlantic City - That explains why when I tell people four years ago, I joined a roller derby team ... I first saw Shore Points Roller Derby during the Ocean City Doo-Dah ...

#Pride30: Roller derby skater finds community in queer Winnipeg league
MetroNews Canada - She also saw the Winnipeg Roller Derby League at that first Pride event. Krosney joined the league in 2011 when she was still in university, and it was ...

Royal Rumble Roller Derby Tournament
Ticketbooth - Royal Rumble Roller Derby Tournament Sat. 10 Jun, 2017 at 9:00am - Mon. 12 Jun, 2017 at 3:00pm AEST.

« Sunday, May 14 »
Roller derby home opener will benefit Foodnet Meals on Wheels
14850 - The all-female flat-track roller derby league is beginning its tenth season on Saturday, May 13th, after a change of schedule. The league has two ...

Photos: Royal City Roller Girls host Royal Brawl in Guelph
GuelphMercury.com - Jess Johansson (aka Swedish Meat Brawl) of the Rum Rollers chats to a teammate during roller derby action today at Centennial Arena (Ned Bekavac ...

Providence Roller Derby Pop vs Rock
Ticketleap - Join us for a night of roller derby as we introduce our newest skaters in this Exhibition bout of ROCK vs POP!Thayer Arena 975 Sandy Ln. Warwick, ...

Watch Live Roller Derby - Mean City vs Granite City Fight Hawks & Portsmouth Scurvy Wenches
Gumtree - Sparks will fly and tape will tear when Mean City's Coed Team takes on the wrath of the Portsmouth S. ...

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