Archive for April, 2012

Exercise: Practice and Beyond

By Hellevator on Friday, April 27th, 2012 in Health & Fitness, Uncategorized. No Comments

It is hard to believe that tomorrow evening is The Outfit’s home opener! Eager fans will pack into the Windy City Fieldhouse to watch the exciting double header. First, the Outfit’s Shade Brigade is going up against Iowa City’s Old Capital City Rollers. The headlining game will be the Outfit’s Syndicate vs. the Houston All-Stars. […]

The Chicago Outfit’s Trip to Fort Wayne

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Every week, as a derby player, you see one another and skate together at practice. Even though you see each other every week it takes time to really feel part of a team and truly trust your teammates. I feel that when you are a new player or transfer it is always that first away […]

The Chicago Outfit’s Trip to Fort Wayne

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Every week, as a derby player, you see one another and skate together at practice. Even though you see each other every week it takes time to really feel part of a team and truly trust your teammates. I feel that when you are a new player or transfer it is always that first away […]

Homemade Energy Bars

By Flutter on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

When I’m really busy with work and going to practice, it is easy for me to get in the habit of grabbing a granola bar for fuel. Unfortunately most commercial granola bars are just high-calorie cookies in disguise. They’ve got too much fat, too much sugar, and are low in fiber. Even my old favorite […]

Homemade Energy Bars

By Flutter on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

When I’m really busy with work and going to practice, it is easy for me to get in the habit of grabbing a granola bar for fuel. Unfortunately most commercial granola bars are just high-calorie cookies in disguise. They’ve got too much fat, too much sugar, and are low in fiber. Even my old favorite Clif Builder’s […]

C2E2 2012

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

  I was more than pleased to have the honor to represent the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby as the “rolling dead” at C2E2. Shawn from the Box O Zombies booth was fantastic. For those who are unfamiliar with Box O Zombies…Let me fill you in… Box O Zombies founded and operated by Shawn Recinto since […]

The Outfit- Off Skates

By Hellevator on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

As the months have passed since I became a member Outfit, I find that I’ve been devoting most of my free time to activities that are league related. Gone are the days when I panicked about whether I’d be able to do 6 hours of league work off of skates (the amount required in order […]

2012 Home Opener: Calendar Listing/PR

By Flutter on Sunday, April 8th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Chicago Outfit Roller Derby: Home Opener On Saturday 4/28, watch the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby take on Houston and Iowa City in the opening double-header of their 5th home season. The evening’s battles of speed, guts, and grit will begin at 7 pm (door at 6) at Chicago’s Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 West Logan Boulevard). […]

Another Kind of Victory

By Flutter on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

It’s that moment right before the bout that is the most unnerving. Being comfortable with feeling uncomfortable in those pauses in-between is something I’ve been focusing on. Waiting around is never something I’ve been comfortable with, even after a lifetime of performing on stage. This time I would be displaying brand new skills in an […]

Another Kind of Victory

By Flutter on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

It’s that moment right before the bout that is the most unnerving. Being comfortable with feeling uncomfortable in those pauses in-between is something I’ve been focusing on. Waiting around is never something I’ve been comfortable with, even after a lifetime of performing on stage. This time I would be displaying brand new skills in an […]

Why You Should Support Our Kickstarter – A Plea from Ivana Schoop

By The Chicago Outfit on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Chicago Outfit launched it’s first ever Kickstarter project to help us develop a web series (appropriately titled “Derby Little Secrets”) in partnership with EGen.TV!  With only 4 days left, we are just over 50% of our goal! You may ask yourself:  Why does the Chicago Outfit need an Internet TV show?  Shouldn’t they focus […]