Archive for September, 2012

Heroes and Fakes: A New Girl Makes it Through the Pack

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 in Skater Articles, The Family. 1 Comment

“Hi, I’m Sue Flay.” “Hey Sue, I’m Hero Shima.” “Oh, I KNOW.” Dude, I say to myself. Be cool. Be. Cool. It’s hard to shut down the fan girl inside. She’s been watching these women kick butt and take names for two years. Without having met them, I fell in love with them all. Now, […]

you are what you think

By Guest Blogger on Monday, September 17th, 2012 in Uncategorized. No Comments

I still remember the night I passed all of my (WFTDA) minimum skills – it was at the end of a Monday night practice when Smashley Destructo gave me the good news. Why is that significant? Because it meant that my first practice with the league was on a Wednesday night – guided scrimmage! I […]

Confessions of a New Skater

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 in Skater Articles, The Family. 3 Comments

My name is SheWanna Rock, and I am a new skater.  I joined the league in June after advanced tryouts, but that wasn’t my first try.   My first attempt was during new skater recruitment in November 2011– I didn’t make the cut.  I was determined though, and you know what they say, if at first […]

New Kid on the Block

By Guest Blogger on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 in Uncategorized. 2 Comments

My stomach churns uncomfortably and I recognize my growing panic ̶  sweaty palms, short, sharp breaths, and I think I might possibly vomit. I’m freaking out. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. It’s June 6th, my first practice with The Chicago Outfit. I watch the other skaters, so agile, tough, and completely intimidating. […]

Skater of the Month Coaches Edition

By Flutter on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 in Featured Skater. No Comments

[column size=”1-2″ last=”0″] [/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″] Smashley ‘The Spaniard’ Destructo #110% Featured Coach Q. How long have you been a member of the Chicago Outfit, and how did you get involved in derby? A. This is my 5th season playing roller derby. I originally saw the Chicago Sirens play and instantly fell in love […]