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Make roller derby your new years resolution!
Back by popular demand, our January fresh meat intake night will be on January 18th!
WHAT: An opportunity to try skating and learn a few basics in order to get a feel for whether derby is for you.
WHEN: Saturday January 18, 5-8pm
WHERE: Bishop Moracco School, 1515 Bloor Street West. Use the entrance located on the south side of the school at the bottom of the ramp. Take the stairs to the 4th floor. We are in the playroom located along the south hallway on the 4th floor.
Dundas west station is right across the street and there is free underground parking available at the school.
WHAT TO BRING: Your own skates and gear if you have ‘em. That means helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, mouthguard, and wrist guards. We’ll have a limited amount of loaner gear for you to borrow if you don’t have your own. Bring water and wear comfy clothes as well.
*** TWELVE THIRTY FOUR SKATE CO WILL BE ON SITE SELLING GEAR ***
Rollergirl.ca has a great guide on buying your first set of gear, click here to check it out.
We recommend you buy early so you can make sure you have your gear in time!
OTHER INFO: We request that you email email@example.com to reserve your spot so we have an idea of how many to expect.
You will also need to sign a waiver in order to skate with us on drop in night.
Remember, GTA Rollergirls do not hold tryouts, and no experience is necessary! By attending our drop in night, you will be able to enter in to our fresh meat training program. For more info, check out this page: http://www.gtarollergirls.com/join-us/fresh-meat-info
Hope to see you there!
By: Dixie Wrecked — December 2, 2013
From The Blog
First Real Scrimmage
Speaking as a Freshie, there are not many things as intimidating as your first real scrimmage. By ‘real’ I mean with players that are not in your league, a penalty box, a full roster of ref’s and NOS’s, complete with score clock on the wall. I just played in my first real scrimmage this past weekend and it was so much more than I thought it would be.
It was intimidating yes but also the most invigorating feeling I’ve ever experienced. When I first stepped skate on the track, I felt sick, dizzy and delirious. Plus I had to pee. As I looked around to see who the Jammers were, while chanting ‘Black shirt, black shirt” in my head, it sunk in and what a rush.
The first half was the most glorious 30 minutes of my life. (I was going to type ‘of my derby life’ but I really think ‘of my entire life’ is more accurate). I don’t know how I looked from the stands but I felt like a Derby Goddess! I felt like I was skating faster than I had ever skated before. I Jammed and got points and even got in a few good hits. I took a few as well and have the beautiful bruises to prove it.
The second half was a true education. I received three penalties for three silly things and was schooled as only a scrimmage can school you. I passed the star and got an elbow to the nose that caused a nose bleed, which was the highlight of the day. Never has blood run so sweetly! I’m so happy to say that my First Real Scrimmage was amazing and I will never forget it.
All you Freshies out there, when your time comes, don’t be scared. Don’t be intimidated. Just be derby and have fun.