Archive for May, 2013

Home Bout to Benefit the Broadway Youth Center

By The Chicago Outfit on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 in News, Press Release. No Comments

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), takes the track for their third home bout of the season on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Doors open at 6:00pm at the Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W. Logan Boulevard) in Chicago. The double-header kicks off with The Outfit’s […]

Outfit Volunteers at JUF’s Uptown Café

By The Chicago Outfit on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 in News. No Comments

On Sunday, May 26, 2013, skaters from the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby team and their family members volunteered at JUF’s Uptown Café. Together, they served over 80 meals to the Uptown Café clients, socializing and providing them with a hot meal while preserving their sense of dignity. “I thought it was really great to meet […]

Rejuvenation from an O.G.

By Guest Blogger on Monday, May 27th, 2013 in Skater Articles. 2 Comments

    I have seen the awesome, unique, empowering sport of roller derby change dramatically during my 6 year career…and it’s not, in any way, done changing. The Chicago Outfit remains a major challenge in my life, both positive and not-so-positive (having taken the not-so-positive and learned from it.)  Yet, after 6 years I feel like I […]

Take Off Your Outfit!

By DA GAWD on Friday, May 24th, 2013 in Events. No Comments

Coming into the league last year as the formal “baby” has me excited for this Saturday’s burlesque night for a number of reasons. Most importantly I won’t have to duck into a bathroom stall when the door guy comes around for Outfit ID checks. Admittedly that was me during last year’s Spaghetti Wrestling, but I […]

Take Off Your Outfit!

By sneerandloathing on Friday, May 24th, 2013 in Events. No Comments

Coming into the league last year as the formal “baby” has me excited for this Saturday’s burlesque night for a number of reasons. Most importantly I won’t have to duck into a bathroom stall when the door guy comes around for Outfit ID checks. Admittedly that was me during last year’s Spaghetti Wrestling, but I […]

Not In Our House

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 in News. No Comments

Shakedown and Shade Brigade Take Home Wins The Chicago Outfit bounced back from their home opener losses when they had a double win this past Saturday. After suffering a loss of almost 400 points against the Quad City Rollers the Shakedown came back looking stronger than ever when they took down Northwest Indiana’s Region Rat Rollers […]

All Bout Everything

By Guest Blogger on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 in Events, Skater Articles. No Comments

  May 11, 2013. Bout day. Although we start playing at 7pm, for me, as soon as I wake up, I’m in bout day mentality. Everything is about the bout– bout day breakfast, bout day shower, bout day outfit, etc. The reality of my bout day begins around 3pm with a stop at the storage […]

All Bout Everything

By Guest Blogger on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 in Events, Skater Articles. 1 Comment

  May 11, 2013. Bout day. Although we start playing at 7pm, for me, as soon as I wake up, I’m in bout day mentality. Everything is about the bout– bout day breakfast, bout day shower, bout day outfit, etc. The reality of my bout day begins around 3pm with a stop at the storage […]

Outfit Fans Get a Lyft

By The Chicago Outfit on Monday, May 20th, 2013 in News. No Comments

Need a ride? The Outfit can help. For a limited time you can get a discount on Lyft. Lyft is your friend with a car. (It is like a taxi service run by background-checked fellow citizens.) Drivers are matched with passengers who request rides through the Lyft iPhone or Android app. Drivers are screened with […]

Outfit Fans Get a Lyft

By The Chicago Outfit on Monday, May 20th, 2013 in News. No Comments

Need a ride? The Outfit can help. For a limited time you can get a discount on Lyft. Lyft is your friend with a car. (It is like a taxi service run by background-checked fellow citizens.) Drivers are matched with passengers who request rides through the Lyft iPhone or Android app. Drivers are screened with […]

The Mommy Track: #derbymomproblems

By Guest Blogger on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 in Derby Moms. No Comments

Generally speaking, yoga moms don’t come home with impact bruises. Zumba moms don’t have a cadre of friends who call them by a different name – possibly one implying violence and/or debauchery. And it’s usually frowned upon when PTA moms knock each other down. Derby moms are a breed unto themselves, and the Outfit boasts […]

The Mommy Track: #derbymomproblems

By Guest Blogger on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 in Derby Moms. 2 Comments

Generally speaking, yoga moms don’t come home with impact bruises. Zumba moms don’t have a cadre of friends who call them by a different name – possibly one implying violence and/or debauchery. And it’s usually frowned upon when PTA moms knock each other down. Derby moms are a breed unto themselves, and the Outfit boasts […]

Shade Brigade Rubs Out Dupage, 223-110

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 in News, The Family. No Comments

In their first bout of the season the Chicago Outfit’s Shade Brigade rolled out to the Coachite Skate Center in Roselle, IL, to take on the DuPage Derby Dames. The Outfit had a rough start when Shade blocker  *The Apostrofiend, injured her ankle during warm-ups. With no available alternates the Shade continued their pre-bout routine […]

Featured Skater – May 2013

By Flutter on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 in Featured Skater. No Comments

[moover id=”6″] Scream Printer #0828   Q: How did you first become involved in roller derby? A: I’m a screen printer, and my company, Replica Chicago (a.k.a. REP CHI), started making shirts, hoodies, and merch for The Outfit in 2009. I attended a bout in 2010, and thought it looked like a blast, so I […]

Featured Skater – May 2013

By Flutter on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 in Featured Skater. No Comments

[moover id=”6″] Scream Printer #0828   Q: How did you first become involved in roller derby? A: I’m a screen printer, and my company, Replica Chicago (a.k.a. REP CHI), started making shirts, hoodies, and merch for The Outfit in 2009. I attended a bout in 2010, and thought it looked like a blast, so I bought […]

Shakedown Vs. Quad City Rollergirls

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 in Events. No Comments

As the designated security on the skydeck at the Windy City Fieldhouse, I had the perfect view of the whole bout – while still doing my job, of course. The Shakedown played first, and while comprised of many new skaters, the team was carefully selected to face the Quad City Rollers. Shakedown emails and practices […]

Syndicate VS All Stars

By Guest Blogger on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 in Events. No Comments

Last Saturday was our home opener. The Chicago Outfit’s Syndicate went up against Nashville Rollergirls All stars. Nashville scored 2pts in the first jam but Lola was quick to respond with 19pts in the second jam while Syndicate blockers Joan Ranger, Ivana Schoop, Schocka Conduit, and Kim Mortal held back Britches N’ Hose and kept […]

Bout to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository

By The Chicago Outfit on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 in Press Release. No Comments

The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby—Bout to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), takes the track for their second home bout of the season on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Doors open at 6:00pm at the […]