What easier way to support your local roller derby team than eating a delicious burrito or sipping on a tasty margarita? Come celebrate Presidents' Day with us!
If you're free on Monday, February 15th, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls are hosting a fundraiser at Aqui Cal-Mex Restaurant in Willow Glen. You don't have to do anything special but come have a margarita and/or eat dinner, tell them when you order that it's for SVRG, and they will generously donate 20% of their proceeds between 4 and 9 pm. Aqui is located at 1145 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 95125. There is parking on the street or behind the restaurant.
You can bet I'll be there. Foodwise, I love the Angus beef burrito and the Cuban pork enchiladas, both with plenty of pico de gallo. (You can peek at the menu here.) I also ... Read More »
Just a reminder...we are in the final days of collection for the SVRG Skate-O-Thon, scheduled for this coming Monday. We could really use your help in meeting our goals! We are trying to raise money to cover our travel expenses for our away games next season. You can read more about our efforts here.
You can pledge a per-lap donation to an individual skater by contacting her individually, or visit our homepage to donate via PayPal. Through PayPal, you can make a team donation or support an individual skater’s efforts by writing her name in the comments when you make your donation. Some skaters are also on Facebook and have ChipIn on their profiles if you prefer to donate that way.
If you want to come see us, the Skate-O-Thon will be held Monday, Oct. 19 from 8-10pm. We will be in ... Read More »
Some of our dedicated skaters made an appearance at the Willow Glen Founder's Day Parade in San Jose this past Saturday before our bout against OC. Thanks to Steffen Razor for the on-site reporting!
SVRG @ Willow Glen Founder's Day Parade
Writeup by Steffen Razor
This was the first parade to skate in for many of us, so we were very excited and ready to do some skating! Our roster for the parade consisted of Texas ChanaSaw Massacre, Private Choker, Belle Wringer, Steffen Razor and our ground crew/promotional coordinator Kimfectious. The Dot.Kamikazes had a bout the same evening, plus we have been promoting for the movie Whip It, so this was a prime opportunity for us to do some flyering.
Although there were 40+ entries in the parade and there was a large turnout of participants, we were charmed to see that ... Read More »
Your Silicon Valley Roller Girls love, love, love derby. What you may not know is the extent to which we devote our time and money to our sport. We're a totally self-run nonprofit organization, which means that each skater on the team supports herself. It ain't cheap to get geared up (for example, a new pair of skates will set you back $100-$600, a set of wheels can run $40-$90, a complete set of pads $60-$90...not to mention helmets, mouthguards, socks, stockings, practice jerseys, uniforms, etc.), and we use team funds and our own money to cover the expenses of traveling for away games. Plus, you'll be hard-pressed to find a girl who hasn't sunk a couple hundred bucks on medical bills during her career. Here is a recent article documenting the financial crisis for girls playing our DIY sport.
That's ... Read More »
The ladies of SVRG will be out at Jack's this Saturday from 9 pm to 2 am. Come enjoy drink specials, spankings, the cool patio, and mad dancing. Look at that PBR tall can--doesn't it look refreshing? It's Saturday--you know you'll be out anyway, so come support your local derby girls!
Come to the Ohana Board Shop, 3567 Stevens Creek Blvd, for a car rub down delivered by the Silicon Valley Roller Girls! For only $8, you'll roll away with a sparkly clean ride and the glowy feeling of helping support your local roller derby team! Come see us any time on Sunday between 9 and 4. While you're at it, stop in to Ohana to pick up some skate gear or sweet skate wear. See you there!
Come visit your favorite derby girls at On the Corner music, 530 E. Campbell Ave. in Campbell, this Friday night, 8 pm to about midnight! We'll have music, the Wheel of Misfortune, some food and tasty beverages, and of course the latest in SVRG merch. Of course the store will be open for business, so feel free to join me as I spend money I don't have on the music I must have. Mention you saw this post on the blog to me, Retox Fox, and I will give you a free treat!
We will also be wandering around First Friday in downtown Campbell, so come say hi if you see us reppin' the green and black!
Here's a little pictorial recap of SVRG's Jell-O wrestling event at Jack's. Congratulations to MisTits, our Jell-O wrestling champion!
Thanks to all of our fans and supporters who came out to see us at Jack's. Thanks to the staff at Jack's for their assistance, and thanks to our photographer, Jim Cottingham. You all rock!
We have not one, but two events this weekend for our fans around the Bay Area. First up:
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls present a night of punk & rockabilly!
Friday, July 31st @ 8pm
Featuring musical performances by:
Jack Spade Trio
MisFire and the Detonations
The Ms.Fits (Special acoustic set by all-female Misfits cover band!)
And don't forget the rollergirls, billiards, goodies, and raffles!
Arrive at 8pm so you don't miss any of the excitement!
21+, $7 cover
Pine Street Sports Bar & Grill
875 Rincon Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
For those of you in the San Jose area, we are also hosting a fundraiser at Jack's on Saturday, August 1st--167 E. Taylor St. Drink specials, spankings, and the usual fun & games, so come on by!
I'll also add that there will be plenty of DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS for sale, so bring some extra cash for some sweets!