Archive for February, 2013

New Girls on the Track

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

The Chicago Outfit has had the great honor of accepting a TON of new members for this up-coming season and we couldn’t be more excited to get to know them. You know the usual babes, but what do you know about #smashtag? Not nearly enough! She’s a bigger badass than you could possibly imagine and […]

New Girls on the Track

By Guest Blogger on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

The Chicago Outfit has had the great honor of accepting a TON of new members for this up-coming season and we couldn’t be more excited to get to know them. You know the usual babes, but what do you know about #smashtag? Not nearly enough! She’s a bigger badass than you could possibly imagine and […]

The Mommy Track

By Guest Blogger on Monday, February 25th, 2013 in Derby Moms. No Comments

“Hi, mom, it’s me, Kevin. I just wanted to see how roller derby was, and did you do good, and see if everybody did the whip….” And so begins another voice mail from my six-year-old son, the older of my two boys, on a night when I’m at practice when he goes to bed. With […]

The Mommy Track

By Guest Blogger on Monday, February 25th, 2013 in Derby Moms. 1 Comment

“Hi, mom, it’s me, Kevin. I just wanted to see how roller derby was, and did you do good, and see if everybody did the whip….” And so begins another voice mail from my six-year-old son, the older of my two boys, on a night when I’m at practice when he goes to bed. With help from […]

#smashtag

By Guest Blogger on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. 1 Comment

New skater here–#smashtag. Engineer, nerd, bicyclist, and a new blogger for the Outfit. I just graduated from college and found myself with a void in my life. With no homework, classes to attend, or student org meetings, what was I supposed to do with my free time? Five months into my post-graduation life of 9-to-5, […]

“Z” as in Zee

By Guest Blogger on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

I’m Laurie/Killer Zee. I’m a recent addition to the Outfit and it’s awesome. I’m slowly starting to remember everyone’s names and faces as well as make new friends. Sometimes it’s hard for me to come out of my shell, so getting the chance to introduce myself seems like a good place to start. I’m not […]

Another Life

By Flutter on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. 1 Comment

After practice on Sunday at Big Star, Nikita was joking with me about my “secret life” outside of roller derby. Sometimes it feels more like a past life. I started skating with Derby Lite in 2010 as a social outlet, not to mention a needed diversion from my art. For well over a decade I […]

Too Weird to Whatever

By sneerandloathing on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

Well not a lot has changed since the last time I wrote one of these, but I’m crazy excited about the new season so let’s see what I can come up with! I guess a good place to start is that I’m one of the youngest ladies on the league, but never fear! I’m old […]

Introducing Puck!

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

Hello, there. I am Puck. I am a coffee and beer-swilling, bike-riding, vegan-food-eating, animal-loving, cupcake-hating nerd who loves strategic board games, street photography, urban planning, and long walks on the beach. The beach of lake Michigan, that is, because Chicago is awesome and we don’t need a stinkin’ ocean. Most importantly, I am a brand […]

Who’s Wholigan

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

The following scenario occurs at least once a week. In this case, I was in a sporting goods store looking to pick up a few pairs of extra long socks. One of the salespeople was making small talk when I revealed the nature of my purchase.  [Insert jazz hands here.] “So…what do you play? “Roller […]

Some Sue Flay

By Guest Blogger on Monday, February 18th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

Hello roller-friends, and greetings from a new blogger on the block. Here are some things about me you should probably know. 1. I am not a monster. 2. Many have said something along the lines of, “Derby saved me.” I have never really felt like someone in need of saving, and myself pre-derby was no […]

Undead Miss Red

By Guest Blogger on Monday, February 18th, 2013 in Events, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

I’m Undead Miss Red, mama, wife, teacher and derby girl. This will be my first season with The Outfit, but I’ve been back on skates for a couple of years now, after starting with Derby Lite as a way to get some exercise doing something far more my speed than a treadmill. I skated like […]

An Ode to Sneer and Loathing

By Guest Blogger on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 in Events, Skater Articles, The Family. 4 Comments

– to the tune of “Birthday Song” by 2 Chainz’ She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty Scrr Scrr, Wheels moving, skatin’ to it She out at Fleetwood, Jams everywhere Made the lead jammer, she got fans everywhere She the realest blocker breathin’ if I hold my breath Referee, with the […]

Finding Derby Love as a New Girl

By Guest Blogger on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 in Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

I’m Killer Zee. I’m new, shy, and a little awkward.  I’m still getting to know everyone, and have come across many girls I view as my heroes. You all inspire me! I have not yet proclaimed my love to a specific partner in crime, but there’s one person who comes to mind. Anny SMACKquiao I […]

Ode to Mimi Furst

By Guest Blogger on Monday, February 11th, 2013 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

Ode to Mimi Furst By Undead Miss Red The girl I’m hugging in this picture  You could call my derby wife I hadn’t known that I was missing her, And now we’re stuck for life. From the first day when I met her And she smacked me on the rear And complimented my…pop cans… As […]

Skater of the Month: Officials Edition

By Flutter on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Featured Skater. No Comments

Ref Furry Featured Referee Q. When and how did you become involved with roller derby and the Chicago Outfit? A. I joined in the pre-season of 2011. One of the NSOs for the Outfit, Anachronism, suggested it as an activity that I might enjoy.I had free time and enjoyed working out and meeting new people […]

Back on Track

By Flutter on Monday, February 4th, 2013 in Health & Fitness, Skater Articles, Training Tips. No Comments

Last night was my first scrimmage back since my toe injury. It wasn’t anything serious but still managed to keep me off skates for three weeks. Before the injury I was feeling confident and stronger, ready to take on my second season of roller derby. Although it was frustrating to have that momentum interrupted, I always learn […]