April 9, 2017

So you've decided that you want to up your derby game. Maybe you have just joined a learn to skate program and are eager to master the skills. Or maybe you are ready to get that competitive edge and join a team. That is great! I have a couple of steps to help improve y...

July 5, 2016

(This is the second post in a series.  Please see Intro to Aggressive Skating)

Park Etiquette

The main thing here is don't be a jerk, and skate safe.  Before you barrel into a skate park you  will want to watch the other people using the park (if there are any).  A...

May 24, 2016

“You know how I feel about that Roller Derby.” This is my Nana, very time we talk.  I don’t even have to bring up the topic; she scolds me every time. I live and play roller derby in Nova Scotia, while all of my family lives in Ontario. Nana has never seen a game, so h...

May 21, 2015

Before I started skating I was a very introverted person. I really liked to go out at night and listen to some live music, but I had trouble finding my feet on the dance floor. The music would really get to me and make me want to move. Yet I was always stuck to my chai...

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