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We’re back and better than ever! A new season means fresh faces.
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls are pleased to welcome three new staff members:
eViL JINius (formerly of Charlottesville Derby Dames)
Six skaters have been recruited to join the league starting in the 2012 season:
MonaStat (formerly of LA Derby Dolls)
Bullet Sucker (formerly of South County Derby Girls)
Asian Orange (formerly of Inland Empire Derby Divas)
After an 8-week bootcamp to learn the derby basics from coaches and seasoned skaters, recruits were tested on their WFTDA minimum skills. Those who passed were invited to try out for the league.
If you’re interested in becoming a rollergirl or official, shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get invited to our spring 2012 bootcamp, and skate, skate, skate!