Archive for August, 2012

Cancer Made Me Derby

By Guest Blogger on Sunday, August 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Derby can be dangerous-it’s very physical, you fall, you get hurt, you are sore and bruised, and mentally it can be just as scary for a new skater like me.  So what made me do it and what keeps me coming back?  Well, it has a lot to do with the kids I work with […]

Let There Be Chocolate

By Guest Blogger on Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Q:  What do chocolate and roller derby have in common? A:  Keli KaPOWsk8s. My 7 year old niece tells people I work at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  And while that may not be true, you could say I’m a bad ass Umpa Lumpa (minus the orange face and green hair).  I do in fact work […]

Roller Therapy

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

    So I have an intense day job.  I run the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline.  It’s a 24 hour program and I supervise 4 staff and several volunteers.  Obviously the subject matter I deal with daily is heartbreaking and upsetting, but the stress of running a 24 hour crisis line also takes a toll […]

Nowhere Sneer Unusual

By sneerandloathing on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

I should start this off by apologizing for having such a misleading name. While most of you might be reading this assuming “A skater making a Fear and Loathing reference! Oh man, she must be crazy!” I’m finally being forced to admit that, no, I do not spend my free time dropping acid while wandering […]

Home Closer 9/8

By Flutter on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Home Closer 9/8 The Chicago Outfit offers the final bout of their 2012 home season on Saturday, September 8th at the Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W. Logan Boulevard).  Doors open at 6:00pm for this double-header, with the Chicago Outfit Shade Brigade vs. downstate Illinois’s Confluence Crush at 7:00, […]

Prissy Pants, or “I can’t believe YOU are in roller derby.”

By Guest Blogger on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

“What do you mean, like that thing on skates, where people skate around and hit each other?” “Well, there are rules and stuff. We don’t just haul off and clock each other in the face…but, yeah.” “That’s what I thought. I just never would imagine YOU doing it.” Maybe it’s the pretty shoes I wear. […]

Double Dose of Win

By Hellevator on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 2 Comments

By Hellevator and Loka in Motion “DO THE DAMN THING!” Most sports teams have a pre-game chant before hitting the field, rink, track, etc. Roller derby teams, and the Outfit, are no exception to this rule. Before the jammer takes the line or the pack forms we get together and chant “OUTFIT OUTFIT DO THE […]

My Trip to RollerCon 2012

By Guest Blogger on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

This was my second time going to RollerCon; last year I went just days after trying out for The Outfit. Even though I felt comfortable on my skates I really didn’t have the knowledge of the game back then. This year was an incredible learning experience as well as a ridiculously fun time. I participated […]

Q&A with Our New Marketing Coordinator

By Flutter on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Outfit has gone through many changes this season. Adding another item to the list is our election of a new Marketing Coordinator. Hero Shima has stepped up to the immense role and we wanted to hear more about her decision to run for the position and her ideas for the future marketing of the […]

Skater of the Month: Officials Edition

By Flutter on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 in Featured Skater. No Comments

[column size=”1-2″ last=”0″] [/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″] Code Adam Featured Referee   Q. How and when did you come to join the Outfit? A. The first roller derby bout I ever attended as a fan turned out to be the Chicago Outfit’s inaugural bout back in 2008. I fell in love with the sport and […]