Silicon Valley Roller Girls


SVRG Summer Update

Hi Blogfans!!

SVRG has a jam-packed summer of fun planned and we want YOU to be a part of it!!

SVRG is always looking for new members!! We have openings for skaters, officials, and volunteers; if you’re interested in becoming a part of SVRG, email recruitment@svrollergirls.com, we’d love to have you!

We have a lot of community service events this summer, with our summer kick off event volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Members of our league will help build houses for those who need them. SVRG will also be collecting school supplies for Sacred Heart’s Pack-a-back campaign! If you are interested in donating school supplies, email cs@svrollergirls.com.

SVRG will also be participating in the Rose White, and Blue Parade on the 4th of July on the Alameda in San Jose. Come see your favorite derby girls and check out our SVRG booth.

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Merch Spotlight: Summer Sippin’

Summer is here!! Time for camp-outs, hikes with friends, sporting events (including three more home bouts for your Silicon Valley Roller Girls) & afternoons by the pool.

We know you. You want to make sure you bring the very best along with you to your summer activities so SVRG presents: The Flask!

Enjoy a refreshing beverage in a stylish stainless steel flask. The five-ounce size is perfect for sipping by a roaring campfire or poolside. The Robot Girl logo will show your love of SVRG in the classiest way yet.

The only thing better than a stylin’ flask is an awesome shot glass to go with it! Show some team spirit with the etched SVRG shot glass at your next get-together.

But, what about the beer (or soda or lemonade) ... Read More »


Memorial Day the Nerd-tastic Way

If you were to attend a typical practice for the Silicon Valley Roller Girls, at first glance the crossover between our love of derby and our love for a plethora of other fandoms may not be immediately apparent. But upon closer inspection, you start to notice the geek shirts and tattoos, maybe peek into the book drive collection box to be greeted by the site of an overwhelming number of fantasy and sci-fi novels, or maybe you overhear some locker room conversation about how everyone needs to wear their Star Wars shirts for our practice on May 4th and it becomes apparent that we both collectively and individually have a lot more passions in our life beyond roller derby. From Star Wars to Monty Python, to Harry Potter to Dungeons and Dragons, Dr. Who, zombies, Hayao Miyazaki, Pokemon, Game of ... Read More »


Featured SVRG Swag!

So: you have your favorite SVRG t-shirt; you wear your trucker hat around with pride; and your neck is fashionably adorned with a Robot Girl bandana. You got it covered, representing your favorite flat-track roller derby team, right? But there is always room for more!! And that’s where this season’s fresh new SVRG merchandise comes in.

Just in time for summer days at the beach, or camping out with friends or even (gasp!) our next roller derby event: the Silicon Valley Roller Girls Stadium Chair!!

More than a mere cushion, the camp-style chair can be used to cushion your bum anywhere you go. The variety of straps included will also allow you to attach the seat to bleachers or benches. So feel confidant repping SVRG even while watching a Little League game.

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Community Service and SVRG

Our fans know that the Silicon Valley Roller Girls are a hard-hitting sports team. Did you know that SVRG is a legit (501 c3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving our community? This year, we’ve created partnerships with several community-based organizations and our skaters will volunteer to plant gardens, build homes, collect books for women in prison, distribute school supplies to kids in need, teach health & wellness to the daughters of farmworkers and lead empowerment workshops with young female athletes. That’s just a snapshot of our activities through the summer of 2015!

In April, SVRG volunteered at HaTikvah (Hope) House, an assisted living and micro-community for developmentally disabled adults alongside members of the Congregation Shir Hadash. This event provided a wonderful multi-generational opportunity for our skaters to engage with HaTikvah residents in a meaningful and fun way, while focusing on the ... Read More »


It's a New Season for SVRG!!

Posted on May 1st, by Fearliss in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, SVRG Bouts, SVRG Events. Comments Off

 

Welcome back blogfans, to the 2015 season for the Silicon Valley Roller Girls!

In only nine short days, SVRG will be hosting our season home opener at The Big Blue Tent (South Hall in downtown San Jose) on May 9. It's a double header, so that means twice the derby in one night. Come and cheer on your local roller girls! The first whistle is at 6pm, when our Killabytes face off against the Pacific Coast Recycled Rollers. After that, the Dot.Kamikazes take on Santa Barbara’s Mission City Roller Girls. You can find tickets to our bout here and our season schedule here. We hope to see you there in your finest green and black.

We have been busy since last season, growing our league and training hard for a brand new season. Thanks to all our new and returning sponsors, as ... Read More »


We're BAAAAACK - SVRG Updates

Posted on July 10th, by Anaya Later in Junior Derby, Recreational League, Recruitment, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Support SVRG, SVRG Bouts. Comments Off

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 giving@svrollergirls.com. 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 »



May Jerby of the Month: Shock

Posted on June 27th, by Anaya Later in Junior Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Skater of the Month. Comments Off

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 »


May Circuit Jerk of the Month: Nora Drenalynn

Posted on May 31st, by Anaya Later in Recreational League, Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Skater of the Month. Comments Off

New to derby and the Circuit Jerks, Nora Drenalynn has been impressing coaches and is May’s Circuit Jerk of the Month. Nora just passed her minimum skills and enjoyed her first scrimmage this past week. Her hard work is surely paying off! Congratulations on May Circuit Jerk of the Month AND passing your minimum skills Nora!

1. What is your derby name and number? How did you decide on them?

Nora Drenalynn, #1. The number came first, and it's brought forward from my many years of goalkeeping. My name was a spinoff of something a friend suggested; I loved the direction of his idea, but wasn't 100% sold. After some brainstorming, I settled on a respelling of "noradenaline" (also known as norepinephrine.)

2. How long have you been playing roller derby? How did you even discover derby anyways?

Since the beginning of January, so ... Read More »



May Official/Volunteer of the Month: iPhil Tower

Posted on May 31st, by Anaya Later in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Skater of the Month, Unsung Heroes, Volunteers. Comments Off

One of SVRG’s most vocal supporters is iPhil Tower, husband of this month’s Skater of the Month Luna Chick (can you say dynamic duo??). You will see (and likely hear) iPhil at almost any SVRG event, quite possibly with beer. He has been an SVRG staple as one of our main announcers at home bouts. His entertainment, sense of humor, and unwavering support for SVRG is appreciated. Congratulations iPhil, we couldn’t do it without you!

1. How did you decide on your derby name iPhil Tower?

I came up with that nickname on my own. Although, I always thought of it as Eye-Phil Tower until Evil 'Jin'ius spelled it for the first time on Facebook. Thanks Jin! iPhil Tower is way more "Silicon Valley".

2. How did you become involved with SVRG?

When Luna Chick got out of boot camp and started ... Read More »




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