The Silicon Valley Roller Girls' campaign on FundRazr for a new home has officially closed. We would like to thank all of our donors for being so generous! The funds raised have enabled us to purchase our own SportCourt flooring. Our own flooring means that there are now more locations that we could potentially skate in because we now have a floor that we can put down that is safe to skate on. If you missed the opportunity to make a donation through our FundRazr campaign, you can still donate to SVRG through paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still saving to ensure we have sufficient funds to pay for deposits, permits, and repairs. We have not yet found our permanent new home, but we have reviewed over 40 potential spaces in the last few months. If you know of a building ... Read More »
Nominated for her hard work, Shock is the May Jerby of the Month! Still fairly new to derby, Shock has fallen in love with the sport and is always eager to learn more and improve her skills.
1. What is your derby name and number? How did you decide on them?
Derby number is 30 and name is Shock. My number was random and my name is from Nightmare before Xmas as I am the oldest of three kids so is Shock.
2. How long have you been playing roller derby? How did you even discover derby anyways?
This is my first session of derby. I found out because I have an awesome Mom who took me and my brothers to my cousins bout at san jose skate and she looked up the SVRG teams.
3. What is your favorite position to play?
Jammer is my ... Read More »
The closing of San Jose Skate draws nearer and many of our fans are wondering what the future holds for SVRG. We haven't yet secured a private warehouse but we're thrilled to share that the Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be able to continue normal practices beyond May 31 for our three adult teams, our junior derby teams and our recreational team. We're scheduled to resume practice in June at SilverCreek Sports Plex (http://www.gotoplex.com/) and Roosevelt Park (http://sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Roosevelt-Park-122).
All of us at SVRG appreciate the strong support of our wonderful friends and fans during our transition. While we temporarily take up residence at these local skating rinks, we're still on the search for a permanent home. Help us afford a new space by donating here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/chft5/.
Our home doubleheader on May 31 remains scheduled at San Jose Skate, which ... Read More »
Although new to derby and SVRG 2.0, Helen Back is a name that you are bound to hear more of! Having just started in January, Helen is making amazing progress in her skating abilities from week to week, even with her busy schedule outside of derby. Her dedication to improvement, thirst for knowledge, and incredible footwork are just part of what makes Helen SVRG 2.0’s Jerby of the Month. Congratulations Helen!
1. What is your derby name and number? How did you decide on them?
Helen Back, 66. Helen Back is a play on words for Hell and Back. I chose it simply because it sounds intimidating. Like bouting against me is like going to hell and back. Haha. The number part is a little homage to Route 66, since I really really really really love road tripping.
2. How long have you ... Read More »
An SVRG 2.0 skater since October 2013, Lucky Harms is SVRG’s March Junior Derby (Jerby) of the Month. Lucky is making great progress as a Jerby skater. Having only skated for a few months, Lucky Harms was awarded Rookie of the Year for 2013. You won’t be able to catch her as a Jerby girl for much longer as this lucky lady will soon be turning 18 and moving on up to one of SVRG’s adult teams. Congratulations Lucky, keep up the hard work!
What is your derby name and number? How did you decide on it?
My derby name is Lucky Harms and my number is 17. Really, the name is just what I loved most after months of indecision. Part of the reason I chose it is that I love the theme that I can incorporate into my ... Read More »
Twas the week before bout day, and all through the rink,
Everyone was preparing for the enemies to be beat.
The banners were hung, home opener twenty-fourteen,
Uniforms made ready in black, white, and green.
Dot.Kamikazes scheming all through the night,
KillaBytes planning everything just right.
Sweet dreams of victory playing in their heads,
SVRG is ready to take down the Undead.
Come see the conquest, you’ll wish you were there,
This Saturday at 6, be there or be square!
This Saturday, February 22, 2014, come watch SVRG’s Dot.Kamikazes and KillaBytes battle against the Undead Betties and The Damned! The bouts are sure to be action packed with smashing hits and clever schemes.
SVRGs teams have a very ... Read More »
What a game! The final score was 99-89 in favor of Silicon Valley’s MicroChicks in the March 11th bout against Resurrection Roller Girls’ Fallin’ Angels in Rohnert Park, California. SVRG wants to thank our gracious hosts for a great time! To remember the event, the Resurrection team gave all of our girls dog tags stamped with both team names.
Unleasha Moore (one of the Derby 2.0 coaches) reported, “The skaters did a fantastic job of working together and communicating in the pack. Plus the jammers killed it for sure! There were so many lead changes and all the girls who jammed gave it their all!” Derby 2.0 coaches Belle Wringer, Mongoose, and Unleasha Moore helped the team prepare for their victory and are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Interested in Joining Derby 2.0?
Derby 2.0, SVRG’s junior derby league, is for girls aged ... Read More »
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls are being featured at Hot San Jose Nights this July, so don’t miss out on all the crazy fun!
Hot San Jose Nights is a classic car event featuring an Autorama, Show-n-Shine, Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Cruises, Prom, Drive-In Movies, and many more happenings from Wednesday, July 6th through Sunday, July 10th. There’s an incredible amount of activities available for the entire family, making it one of the summer’s do-not-miss events!
Catch SVRG during the following HSJN festivities:
Mon. July 4th at 10am – Red, White, and Blue Parade downtown San Jose!
Fri. July 8th at 5:45pm – The Cruise to the Drive-In leaves Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for a showing of American Graffiti and Grease, as well as music by The Hot Rods Band!
Sat. July 9th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at ... Read More »
Do you know a girl between the ages of 7 and 17 who wants to play roller derby? Forward this flyer and have her contact Coach Chanasaw at email@example.com.
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ junior derby girls, Derby 2.0, took their talent on the road recently as they traveled to participate in the Easter Bash Open Scrimmage hosted by Visalia Junior Derby on April 9th. This event was the first chance for many of our MicroChicks and Web Bruisers to participate in bouts playing with and against other league members.
Scrimmage teams were mixed (made up of players from various leagues) and there were both positional and full contact bouts. Events like these are a great opportunity for all the girls to gain experience with bouting in a fun and non-competitive way. SVRG and Coach Chanasaw would like to give a special “Thanks!” to the parents who made the drive, supplied snacks, and continuously support our Junior Derby program!