Archive for March, 2016

Stepping Up

By Rhonda Swanson on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Health & Fitness, Skater Articles, The Family, Training Tips. No Comments

Last year was my first full season of derby. I was on the B-team of a D3 league in Louisiana. Even as a B-team we were very competitive and saw a number of wins with a 200+ point differential. Near the end of last season I moved to Chicago and was unsure of how my […]

Spaghetti Wrestling 2016

By Rhonda Swanson on Monday, March 14th, 2016 in Events, News, Press Release. No Comments

It’s that time of year again. The weather gets warmer, more and more people are spending their time outside, and the Chicago Outfit decides to jump into a kiddie pool filled with boiled pasta and FIGHT!  That’s right, it’s our annual Spaghetti Wrestling Fundraiser!  What you need to know: WHEN: Friday, April 15th TIME: Doors at […]

Tips for Transfers: Starting Fresh (Part 2)

By Rhonda Swanson on Friday, March 11th, 2016 in Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

So you’ve transferred to a new roller derby team.  Congratulations!  Now what? For starters you’re probably going to be expected to skate. And while it’s never easy being the new girl, it doesn’t have to be as hard you might think.  If you keep your wits about you and follow these few simple steps, you […]

Tips for Transfers: Leaving Your Team Behind (Part 1)

By Rhonda Swanson on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 in Skater Articles. No Comments

Starting over is never easy, no matter what the surrounding circumstances may be.  However roller derby has a tendency to complicate this already stressful situation.  I transferred to the Outfit in 2013 after moving back to Chicago from downstate, and in many ways finding a new derby team was a more daunting task than finding […]

Derby Pebbles with Pain Gwen

By Rhonda Swanson on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

This is is Pain Gwen’s 8th season on the Chicago Outfit.  She joined back in 2008 when the Outfit was still small and and getting their sea legs with roller derby. Without any prior skating experience or athletic experience in general, PG’s learning curve was steep while the Outfit was still finding its footing.  There […]