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Showing the Love - February 2016 Skater of the Month

Posted on February 14th, by Anaya Later in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Skater of the Month, SVRG Skaters. Comments Off

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Nominated by her teammates for being a fierce leader and terrifying competitor, Patty Hearse is Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ February skater of the month. Known for her kick ass blocking and swagger, Hearse is a force to be reckoned with. She’s been dropping jammers and blockers alike since 2010, and is currently a skater on the Dot.Kamikazes, SVRG’s travel team. What you may not know is that Patty Hearse is an integral part of SVRG’s leadership: she’s currently Head of Training AND President of SVRG.


What are your individual and team goals for the 2016 season?

My goals for the season are to continue to grow as much as possible as a skater on and off the track and to push my league harder than it has ever been pushed.

What skater or team do you look up to the most and why?

I look up to BAD for many reasons….they continue to push forward through ups and downs. I’m a Bay Area girl always have been and always will be. BAD for me proves what dedication, hard work and persistence can do.


If you could play any team who would it be?

I always wanted to play Rat City at the Key Area. Playing against great players in an awesome area would be amazing.6

What is your proudest moment as a member of SVRG?

I have had many proud moments but for me by far the proudest moments I have are when I see something click for a skater on the track, something they have been working hard to achieve. When it all comes together for them, that makes me proud to be a member of SVRG.

How do you manage a full time job, a family, being a fearless leader of SVRG, and still kick ass on the track?

To tell you the truth it’s not easy, not easy one bit…. But I want to lead by example and I would think anyone would do the same.  It’s just what I do…….. who I am.


As you can see, Patty truly deserves the February honor. She can yell at you with love and inspire you to be a better skater, teammate, and human. She’s revamped SVRG’s training program and continues to strive for improvements. Hearse brings unwavering dedication, skills, and leadership to her league, holds a full time job, yet she still finds time to cross train and spend time with her family. Super human? We sure think so! Come see her play at SVRG’s Free Exhibition Bout on Sunday February 21st! Find more information at:

If you’d like to read more about Patty, check out our blog archives! She was also honored as skater of the month in July of 2014.3

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