If you came to this year’s Debutante Brawl, then you saw our very own Bat L. Royale perform a sacred and beautiful ceremony: the derby marriage. But what does it really mean to be derby wives? We asked Nutella Ferrero and NME, two skaters who tied the knot in 2013, about their derby marriage. Nutella: NME
Are you new to derby or just looking to brush up on your rulebook skills? Wayne Mooney is your man! This week, he’ll explain direction of gameplay penalties. Recently the media has been filled with stories of scientists’ discovery that rollergirls’ vision, like that of Jurassic Park’s mighty part-frog Tyrannosaurus rex, is based on movement.
Calling all prospective rollergirls: mid-season tryouts are just around the corner! That means that this Saturday, we’ll have a brand-new class of fresh meat. This is an exciting time for any new skater, but also a daunting one. What should fresh meaties know before they strap on skates for their first practice? Toxic Shocks co-captain
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Race viewers got involved this year and were able to name their fan favorite. The People’s Choice Award went to the Atlanta Rollergirls Racing Devils. The girls, with their wild costumes, hilarious skit and imaginative craft skated their way into the hearts of thousands of fans, who were able to text their votes
ATLANTA They are in the middle of their season, but you may not even know they exist. It is an all-women sport, but they don’t dribble so much as rumble. The Atlanta Rollergirls has been around since 2004 when they were one of the charter members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). They
ATLANTA — Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend — how about watching some mothers elbow and hip-check each other during the Atlanta Rollergirls’ double-header bouts on Saturday. The Rollergirls will take on teams from Madison, Wisconsin in bouts at 5pm and 7:30pm at the Yaraab Shrine Centerat 400 Ponce de Leon
Atlanta Rollergirls hosted some special festivities to celebrate Derby, Baby!’s Atlanta Film Festival premier. At noon on Saturday -before the film’s screening – skaters from Atlanta and other nearby derby leagues congregated at Midtown’s Skate Escape (1086 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309). About Derby, Baby! Narrated by Whip It star Juliette Lewis, Derby, Baby!
In December 2006, Jessica Thompson was having a tough time. She had moved back from Indianapolis, Ind., to her hometown of Augusta because of a relationship, but things hadn’t worked out as she had hoped. Now she was turning 30, and most of her old girlfriends were too busy to hang out with their single