Do you think you have the stuff to rock & block with the Silicon Valley Roller Girls? If so, follow these five easy steps!
1. Read this article on the blog about how to get started with roller derby so you know what you're getting into.
2. For some FAQs about recruitment, click here.
3. Contact Texas ChanaSaw Massacre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
4. Come watch a practice before October 28th (ChanaSaw will give you details.)
5. Come ready to skate on Wednesday, October 28th, and join us at the recruitment meeting Sunday, November 1.
Any additional questions, please contact ChanaSaw at email@example.com . Hope to see you on the rink soon!
If you are just now thinking about joining a roller derby team, we know that a particular cute movie and the resultant media attention have probably drawn you here. Hey, that’s fine—we are expecting you, and that’s why I’ve assembled this handy list. In my other life, we have to provide people who participate in certain activities with what is known as informed consent. That is, we have to make sure people know what they’re getting into. So, I hope this can serve as a brief guide to help you a) determine whether roller derby is the sport for you; and, if you’re in, b) how to get started.
1. Ask yourself: “Why do I really want to play roller derby?”
If your answer is in anyway related to, “It looks like a great way for me to burn calories, just like ... Read More »
Do YOU have what it takes to be a Silicon Valley Roller Girl??
Maybe you've seen us in a bout. Maybe you've been surfing around the web looking into this whole roller derby thing. Maybe you've just been reading this blog.
Well, now's the time to test your mettle!
You don't need your own skates. You don't even need awesome skating skills. What you do need is a good attitude and the mental and physical toughness to take on the challenge of roller derby.
If you are interested in joining the league, we invite you to come and watch a practice at San Jose Skate. After observing a practice, you are welcome to come skate with us on Monday, June 22, 8 to 10 pm, and Wednesday, June 24, 8 to 10 pm. Please note if you choose to skate, there is a $10 ... Read More »
There’s a reason Juicy K. Tore was voted April Skater of the Month and Most Likely to Bleed Green & Black by her teammates: she eats, sleeps, and breathes SVRG! Her dedication to the team has led her to the natural position of head of Recruitment, where she solicits and trains fresh meat (new skaters) for SVRG. She is the perfect balance of sweet and tough: she’ll always greet you with a smile off skates, but if you’re up against her on the rink, be prepared to hit the floor.
Where did you get your name?
I’m pretty much a girly girl, so I was looking for a name that embodied that. I like shopping and fashion, and always matching at practice. It’s one of the brands I happen to love love love.
How did you ... Read More »
When we ask members of SVRG how they got into roller derby, we get a variety of answers. Some girls used to skate as kids and really enjoyed it. Some were competitive speed skaters, ice skaters, or hockey players. Some are other athletes who are intrigued by a new sport. And some have been to a bout, seen it on TV, or read a magazine article and thought, “Whoa—that looks awesome!”
The thing is, derby girls come from all types of backgrounds and have different reasons for getting in to the sport—but we are all passionate about it! And if you think you’ll feel the fire too, we want you to come check it out. All that’s required is a great attitude and a willingness to learn. (Trust your friendly blogger Fox—I hadn’t been on skates ... Read More »