Standing on skates... harder than it looks. Total lack of control... that is where the fear came from the first time I put on my roller skates in October 2014. I was surprised by how the fear consumed me as soon as we were told to “stand up” in our skates. I considered myself a mediocre ice skater, skating on the local pond at an early age with my hand-me-down figure skates. At 31, I finally bought myself a pair of new ice skates and enjoyed going to the rink for free skate
Our June 21st bout recap comes from skater DominateRIX who was able to enjoy the game track side. Anchor City Rollers own Halifax Harbour Grudges VS Fog City Rollers own Portside Pirates Bout Recap from DominateRIX Grudges hold strong on the first day of summer! June 21st 2014, The Halifax Harbour Grudges hosted the St. John Portside Pirates… and seriously took care of business. This bout marks the Grudges first bout of the season as a newly formed team, and I must say they p
Ever wonder what it feels like to skate in a bout? We asked dead ringers skater Lola Lacerate to give us her perspective of the game from the track at our season opener, May 31st, 2014 at Shannon Park Arena. Dead Ringers vs Black Rock Bandits. Season Opener Bout Review by Lola Lacerate, Dead Ringers Hmm. A difficult task, reviewing a roller derby game. Not least because our bench policy was to avert our eyes from the track whilst waiting to go on, so I suppose I missed quite
In the opening home game of our season, our Star Wars themed bout held on – you guessed it – May 4th, our two home teams the Dead Ringers and Los Bandidas Locas faced off.
There was a large turnout at the arena and it was great to see all our fans out there in force supporting our teams. Particularly to those who went in Star Wars costumes – you know who you are!
The game started with a strong lead for the Dead Ringers at 50-4. Some great jams by the Big BopHer and HB rea
We did it! Our season opener on Saturday was a huge success, so thank you to everyone who came out and supported us. Close to 900 were in attendance to watch the Dead Ringers beat Las Bandidas Locas with a final score of 153 to 99. The next chance the Bandidas will have to get the Ringers back will be at our Terrible Twos birthday bout on August 25! Some of our favorite parts: The crowd was amazing. You lined up early to get in, brought lots of food in support of Feed Nova Sc