NEXT GAMEMAR 23
Remembering our strong and fearless former teammates. Friends, you're welcome back any day!!!
Year Started Derby: 2015
Main Position: Blocker / Jammer
Occupation: Sandwich Maker
Main Position: Blocker
Occupation: Billing Department of Dr Office
I joined Roller Derby to get out of the house and find a hobby, but it turned into so much more. It has made me more confident in myself and pushed me past where I thought my breaking point was. I really enjoy working with all these strong, independent women. Oh each and it's a great was to get out some aggression!!
A few bruises here and there, nothing major..yet!!
Year Started Derby: 2006
Occupation: Marketing Manager
I love that roller derby offers an automatic community of acceptance. Meeting people I never otherwise would have had the chance to know over the last 10 years has been incredible. Also, skating, I love roller skating.
concussion, broken ankle, sprained ankle, too many bruises to count
Year Started Derby: 2011
I love the aggression of the sport and I love the people that roller derby has brought into my life.
Year Started Derby: 2007
Main Position: Jammer
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Year Started Derby: 2010
Occupation: Sales Associate
it made me so much more confident, it makes me feel like I can do anything & it creates a family with everyone who plays
Ankles Ankles ankles...
Year Started Derby: 2008
Occupation: Orthopaedic Medical Assistant / Nurse
I love the people, the hits and the things we survive.
MCL tear, several broken noses and fingers, bruised femur, arthritis in my 20's, bursitis and a labral tear in my hip(I'm old!) and too many bruises to remember. Also one very big broken heart when my derby wife moved away 3
Year Started Derby: 2012
I love that people accept each other no matter what. I couldn't skate when I started and I was still treated the same as everyone else.
I have had a concussion and numerous bruises.
Year Started Derby: 2013
Main Position: Jammer / Blocker
Roller derby is the best workout! I have NEVER played a sports before this. Derby completely changed the way I treat my body - the way I exercise on and off skates, and how I eat. I fall down a million times every week, but I have never felt so great!
Bruised ego, occasional butt-hurt.
Occupation: I rule the world from my cube. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I have NO IDEA, but I keep coming back for more.
My only actual roller derby injury is a jammed finger. A hyperextended knee/subsequent surgery and broken wrist from other adventures kept me from playing though.
Occupation: Home Care Campanion
Its a unique sport, with a lot of opportunities for women.
Photography Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator
Year Started Derby: 2014
Occupation: USPS Mail Carrier
Skating has been in my blood for many years since my first job at a skating rink in high school. Why not join a Roller Derby team - skates, high-contact, adrenaline, girls? But the more you skate the more you learn Roller Derby is so much more. Its challenging your self to do things that in all aspects of sense and self-preservation are crazy. And its perfect! A girl hits your hard and you return the favor in kind. Someone out smarts you and you take note to not fall for that trick again. You get faster, quicker, and trickier on your feet. You are constantly growing and learning not just as a skater, but as a teammate, as a person, and as a friend.
Array, Array, Array
Member at Large
Occupation: Executive Assistant/Office manager
The comradery, competiveness and the physical activity
Nothing directly related to derby. Had two knee scopes since starting and have a lot less meniscus then when I started!
Occupation: Digital Developer
I love the intensity of roller derby. It pushes your limits, emotionally and physically. My favorite part is "levelling up" even if it is small skills you master one at a time. Nailing a hip hit, owning a power jam, jumping the apex or even just soul crushing a jammer. When it clicks— and you make it happen it feels good, really really good.
When ICT plays and WE make it happen as a team, that also feels really really good.
Sponsorship Committee Head
I love paying a sport that makes you push your body more than you thought you could! I also love how derby brings so many different types of people together, and anyone can play!
Torn ankle tendons/ligaments
Occupation: Owner of Red Line Kart & Mower Supply
The hits, the bruises, and the friendships
I love the camaraderie of our league working in an entirely DIY environment building on our own, and each other's, strengths to set and accomplish our goals season after season. Also, the hitting, obvs.
Broken ankle, torn PCL, broken tailbone
Occupation: Fashion, Interiors, Couture: Designer, Decorator, Seamstress & Fit Expert Extraordinaire
Skating. I think the skating is completely addictive and that feeling is what got me hooked initially. The endorphin high you get from so much speed and calorie burn is fantastic! Also, I love how the game is continually challenging, no one in the sport is an expert, there are always new ways to learn and adapt and have something unexpected from your opponents or team mates! I love that it brings people together for something healthy, active, and fun and creates family and community all over the world.
Injuries survived: messed up knee/PCL & hip/piriformis injury. Never have I torn or broke anything in the game or practice of derby (tore my meniscus in a running injury during my third season and had to have knee repair surgery and sit out for a bit) but I have injured my muscles through repeated abuse or overuse of the muscle and have gone through lots of physical therapy and even Chiropractic treatment to help muscles heal or strengthen them after abuse or overuse during games or practice.
Occupation: Cashier at Sprouts
It keeps me active and gives me motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Also, roller skating is cool and the people in the scene are even cooler.
Membership Committee Head
Occupation: Structural Design Engineer
I love how inclusive roller derby is. Every woman who needs some where to fit in, fits in here.
nothing serious, gestation...
Occupation: Aspiring Graphic Designer
The most rewarding thing about roller derby is just how empowering it is.
It’s a good way to stay in shape, is incredibly fun, and has some of the nicest, sweetest, most awesome girls/friends I have met.
I fell/sat on a skate wheel once. I had a bruise in the perfect shape of a wheel. That was fun.
Occupation: Crisis Counselor
Besides being a part of such an inclusive feminist sport- I love the challenge that roller derby gives me, both physically and mentally. It forces me to really be mindful of where I am in the present moment. It's basically the best self-care ever!
Just a few bruises, so far!
Member of Marketing Commettee
Year Started Derby: 2016
Occupation: Retired military, Grad Student
The camaraderie, and the adrenaline rush it provides. Also, it's a different type of activity for me to do.
none so far
Skater Coach, Training Committee
Year Started Derby: 2009
Occupation: Head of YMCA Youth Activities
The people in roller derby are incredible. I also love the sport and love being a part of something that is so empowering for women. When you play roller derby you find your voice and discover how strong you really are.
Torn ACL, MLC, lateral and medial meniscus. Multiple ankle sprains, torn rotator cuff