San Jose, California's Premier Roller Derby League


SVRG takes over KSCU: Win free tickets!!

Posted on September 24th, by demonic in Contests, Media, Roller Derby. Comments Off

If you're in front of a radio right now, tune in to KSCU, 103.3 FM,  for your chance to win FREE TICKETS to this Saturday's bout! SVRG will be on the air between 7:30 and 9 AM giving away tickets and taking your calls.

Tune in again from 5-7 pm for the Death by Dollface and Donna Diggler power hour!

Ring: 408-554-KSCU

SVRG featured on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News!

Posted on June 12th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby. Comments Off

Click here to see the article by Joe Rodriguez and video by Josie Lepe!

Tune in to 103.3 KSCU this Thursday, 8-10 am!

Posted on June 10th, by demonic in Contests, Media. Comments Off

SVRG's own Smack Dahlia and SKooter Ov'r will be on the air at KSCU from 8-10 am this Thursday discussing roller derby and our imminent bout with Santa Cruz. Got questions? Call in: 408.554.5728. They will also be giving away a pair of tickets to the bout, so tune in to win!

The Breeders' "Fate to Fatal" roller derby video!

Posted on May 10th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby, Sister Leagues. Comments Off

As promised, here is the link to the Breeders' new video for "Fate to Fatal," featuring St. Louis's Arch Rival Roller Girls. It's treacherously cute and must have been a blast to shoot. Watching it is vicarious fun. Can I just say, though: leg whips are lame!

Listen to your Silicon Valley Roller Girls on 103.3 KSCU tomorrow!

Posted on April 8th, by demonic in Fans, Media, Off the Rink. Comments Off

Set your radio dials to 103.3 FM tomorrow morning! SVRG's very own BootyVicious and SKooter Ov'r will be  hanging out in the KSCU studio and taking your calls this THURSDAY from 8 am to 10 am. Have a question? Need some advice? Want to show your SVRG pride? Give the ladies a ring at 408.241.4931 tomorrow between 8 am and 10 am!

The Breeders make a roller derby-themed video

Posted on March 17th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby. Comments Off

This is the awesomest news I've heard all week!

It seems that Kim and Kelley Deal of The Breeders have shot a new music video featuring the St. Louis Arch Rival Roller Girls roller derby team. Click here to read about it and see a brief making-of video. I promise to post a link to the vid as soon as it's up!

I confess that I heart the Breeders a lot. Of course, this may be an artifact of similarity breeding attraction: in high school I was nicknamed "Breeder Girl" not because of my propensity for teen pregnancy, but because at the time I was a dead ringer for Kim Deal. A friend of mine took her Breeders poster down in her room because she said she felt I was always watching her. Seriously, the picture above could have been my artsy ... Read More »

Roller Derby in the New York Times

Posted on February 4th, by demonic in Media, Roller Derby. Comments Off

Need any more proof that roller derby is hitting the big time? This is a great feature article in the New York Times about the 2008 WFTDA National Champions, New York City's Gotham Girls. There's a nice, simple explanation of the sport, an outsider's insights on the wide appeal of roller derby, a bit of history about WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association, which is the main governing body of our sport) and the evolution of the sport, and a glimpse into the lives of a couple of skaters. My favorite quote:  "The outfits (fishnets) and names (Raggedy Animal) may be camp, but the athleticism and injuries are real."

One interesting aspect of the article is that they note how the local paper neglected to cover the WFTDA championships. One of the hardest parts about being a startup league in a ... Read More »