Archive for March, 2013

Home Opener 2013 Season

By The Chicago Outfit on Friday, March 29th, 2013 in Events, News. No Comments

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), announces its home opener for the 2013 Season. Doors will open at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W. Logan Boulevard) in Chicago. The exciting, fast-paced action starts with The Outfit’s Shakedown […]

Coming Out

By Guest Blogger on Monday, March 25th, 2013 in Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

After playing with the Outfit for over three months now, I’ve been going through the process of telling my friends, family and coworkers what I’ve been up to. When I started talking to people I knew, I had no idea that roller derby would have its own “coming out” process.  It’s just a sport—I had no idea I’d be […]

Meet Dr. Sarah Ghorbanian, D.C. (“Miss Alignment”)

By Flutter on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 in Sponsor Interviews. No Comments

Every Wednesday at practice I look forward to seeing Dr. Sarah Ghorbanian (“Miss Alignment”), and not just because she adjusts me. She has an amazing bedside manner, sharing life insights with me even if only for a brief moment. Dr. Ghorbanian exemplifies doctor as teacher and having medical volunteers like her on the team is […]

No ‘fresh meat’ here. Just Family.

By The Chicago Outfit on Friday, March 15th, 2013 in Skater Articles, The Family. 2 Comments

There comes a moment in every new Outfit skater’s career when she looks back at the line-up for a scrimmage jam, maybe her blocking line is a skater or two down because of penalties, and she sees Suzie Crotchrot behind her, ready to blow open a hole for a jammer like the Joan Ranger. And […]

Girls to the front! (of the pack)

By sneerandloathing on Monday, March 11th, 2013 in Skater Articles. No Comments

It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I truly appreciated how hard the lives of adolescents are. I started nannying for a family with two young girls under the assumption that it was just going to be another high school job, but four years later and I can’t imagine my life without them. […]

Ode to Helmets

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 in Health & Fitness, Training Tips. No Comments

I went to put on my thinking cap before writing this blog and realized my thinking cap is a helmet. Helmets are a big part of my life.  I spend so much time wearing a helmet that when I actually bother to  style my hair, I have it cut it in a way that will […]

Featured Skater – March 2013

By Flutter on Monday, March 4th, 2013 in Featured Skater. 2 Comments

[moover id=”2″] Robot Unicorn Attack (Bot) #9 Q: How did you first become involved in roller derby? A: I started playing with Arch Rival Roller Girls back in early 2009. Polka Dot Yr Eyeout (Arch Rival Roller Girls) threatened to beat me up if I didn’t get on skates, pads, a helmet, and a mouthguard and […]

So What’s the Deal with Crossfit Anyway?

By Guest Blogger on Monday, March 4th, 2013 in Health & Fitness. No Comments

I’ve been going to Chicago Elite Fitness, a Veteran owned and operated gym in Bucktown, since May 2012. You may or may not have heard of it. “Boxes” and Crossfit gyms are popping up left and right. Crossfit is a “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” Which basically means every time you […]

So What’s the Deal with Crossfit Anyway?

By Guest Blogger on Monday, March 4th, 2013 in Health & Fitness. No Comments

I’ve been going to Chicago Elite Fitness, a Veteran owned and operated gym in Bucktown, since May 2012. You may or may not have heard of it. “Boxes” and Crossfit gyms are popping up left and right. Crossfit is a “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.”  Which basically means every time you […]

Falling and Failing

By Guest Blogger on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Health & Fitness, Training Tips. 1 Comment

Skate skate skate skate, failed plow stop. Skate skate skate skate, failed plow stop. On and on it goes. I get small glimmers of improvement, but some plows are only alleged stops, nothing more than plow slow-downs. A league-mate wizzes by, executes a perfect stop, and throws out one of these bits of advice: “You’re […]