Check out this profile on SVRG's Death by Dollface!

Posted on May 30th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, SVRG Skaters. 1 Comment

SVRG's Death by Dollface was recently in the spotlight in Santa Clara magazine. The magazine, a publication by Santa Clara University, features stories on its accomplished alumni. Death by Dollface, being a rock star in all aspects of her life (marathoner, graduate student, assistant director, former SVRG President, and of course killer blocker/jammer on the track), was chosen for coverage, alongside some guy named Steve Nash (?). Pick up a copy or read the online version here!

SVRG on the air: Watch our March and May bouts!

Posted on May 27th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, SVRG Bouts. Comments Off

Tune in to Channel 15 in San Jose to re-experience some of our bouts this season!

We have two more airdates for the Dot.Kamikazes' March bout against the Dockyard Derby Dames:

Monday, May 31 @ 1:30pm

Thursday, June 3 @ 6:30pm

We also have airdates for the Killa and Dot May bouts against Central Coast Roller Derby:

SVRG May 1, 2010 – KillaBytes VS. CCRD Slo Slammers

Friday, June 4 @ 12:00am

Sunday, June 13 @ 1:00am

Tuesday, June 22 @ 12:30pm

Thursday, June 24 @ 6:30pm

SVRG May 1, 2010 –Dot.Kamikazes VS. Central Coast A-Team

Friday, June 4 @ 1:30am

Thursday, July 1 @ 6:30pm

Monday, July 5 @ 1:30pm

Thursday, July 15 @ 6:30pm

Thanks to Liz, Jen, Rhett, and the rest of the film crew for making this possible!!

Catch SVRG "On the Town" Saturday, May 15 @ 5pm

Posted on May 11th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. Comments Off

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be featured on "On the Town" with Judy Joseph this Saturday, May 15 at 5 pm on Channel 15. Tune in to catch some footage from our May 1 bout and hear more about the league!

Listen to SVRG on 92.3 FM tonight!

Posted on April 28th, by demonic in Media. 1 Comment

SVRG will be on 92.3 FM tonight on the Teddy & Chris Show between 9 pm and midnight. You can also catch Dollface and BootyVicious on 103.3 KSCU after 6 pm. Tune in for your chance to win tickets to our bout this Saturday!

See SVRG KillaBytes' bout on Comcast this week!!

Posted on April 19th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, SVRG Bouts. Comments Off

Did you miss our Malice in Wonderland bout? Thanks to our partners at CreaTV (and the awesome work of producers Lisbet Perez and Jennifer Sitter), you can see a replay of the KillaBytes' March 6 bout against the San Diego Hard Corps on Comcast channel 15 at the following times this week:

Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:00pm

Sunday, April 25 @ 1:00am

Wednesday, April 28 @ 11:00am

Tune in!

Times for the Dot.Kamikazes' bout coming soon...

Read another great article on saving San Jose Skate

Posted on March 4th, by demonic in Media, Support SVRG. Comments Off

Stephen Baxter at Silicon Valley Community Newspapers wrote a great article on the community issue of potentially losing our rink, San Jose Skate. Check it out here!

Stay tuned to this blog and for the latest news on our efforts!

Listen up! SVRG on the radio...with tickets to give away!

Posted on March 2nd, by demonic in Contests, Media. Comments Off

Tune in to the following stations and listen for some of your favorite derby girls chatting about our upcoming bout. We're giving a pair of tickets away during each timeslot, so pay attention and have your phone at the ready!

Tuesday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Hear BootyVicious and Death by Dollface on KSJS 90.5

Wednesday, 12 pm to 2 pm: Hear Booty and Dollface on KSJS 90.5

Wednesday, 2 pm to 3 pm: Hear Postal Servix on KSJS 90.5

Thursday, 4:00 pm to 5 pm: Hear Kimfectious on KSJS 90.5

Tune in!

Read more about our efforts to save our rink in today's San Jose Mercury-News!!

Posted on February 19th, by demonic in Media, Support SVRG. Comments Off

Many thanks to Joe Rodriguez for the coverage here, and for Sal Pizarro, who on Feb. 5 drew the public's attention to the first community meeting.

You can also follow our ongoing efforts to Save San Jose Skate at our new blog collaboration: Please come join the discussion and stay apprised of opportunities to speak your mind to the City Council so that we can preserve our home!

Silicon Valley Roller Girls featured in Five on Five magazine

Posted on December 15th, by demonic in Media. Comments Off

SVRG President Death by Dollface and Coach Pandamonium are featured in an article on startup roller derby leagues in the WFTDA magazine, Five on Five. Check it out!

Fact-checking the "Whip It" trailer

Posted on September 24th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Rules & Regulations. 7 comments


The roller derby community is super excited for the debut of the new roller derby movie, "Whip It," directed by Drew Barrymore and adapted from Shauna Cross's novel. The movie follows Bliss Cavender (Ellen Page, aka Juno) as she goes from unhappy pageant puppet to roller derby queen. Barrymore, SNL's Kristin Wiig, rapper-designer-actor Eve, and Juliette Lewis play other derby girls, and Jimmy Fallon steps in as the venue announcer. Daniel Stern and Marcia Gay Harden play Bliss's parents. So far the reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival say it's a fun flick, and Juliette Lewis steals the show.

If you're an SVRG or other flat-track roller derby fan, you may be confused by the trailer: WTF? The biggest discrepancy here is that the Whip It version of derby is closer to its 1970s incarnation, where skating was done on ... Read More »