Archive for the ‘Skater of the Month’ Category

May 2015 Skater of the Month

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Viewtiful Joz – Shipyard Sirens   I put roller skates on for the very first time less than a year ago…. And in that short time I already can’t imagine my life without them. I’ve always thought roller derby was so bad ass and never in a million years did I think I could be involved with it.  And here I am today, about to play…

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April 2015 Skater of the Month

Monday, April 20, 2015

Little Queen Trash Mouth I had talked about joining Derby the way one talks about cleaning their house; could you imagine?  Think of how GREAT you would feel. Accomplishing things feels good, right? If you’re as lazy as I am, it’ll be a big task… such a big task. I’m super interested, don’t get me wrong, but like… maybe tomorrow? I think the first time I…

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March 2015 Skater of the Month

Friday, March 6, 2015

Belchie McBruiser I went to watch my first roller derby bout all by myself. I knew a few girls who skated and I was curious and wanted to see them in action. It was the last bout of the season, and a few minutes in I was addicted. From there I found out about the upcoming Skate and Greet and went there by myself too. I…

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February 2015 Skater of the Month

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tacky Tammy of the Shipyard Sirens       I first joined Roller Derby in in April of 2010 when the league was first discovered. Sarah Humphrey was my Assistant Manager at this time and informed me her and her friend Bry were going to start a Roller Derby league in Saint John. Having played various sports growing up such as soccer, basketball and track and field I…

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January 2015 Skater of the Month

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Twiggy Twerkins of the Portside Pirates I began my Roller Derby Journey at the Skate and Greet in September of 2013. It had been 26 years since I was on a pair of roller skates and I was both excited and nervous. I skated for the full two hours and couldn’t wait for Learn to Skate to begin. I immediately went to Heartbreak Boutique to purchase…

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December Skater of the Month: Honey CutHer, Portside Pirates

Monday, December 8, 2014

When my family and I moved to Saint John in 2010, I knew I would be in need of a way to force myself to get out of the house and meet new people. My friend had mentioned Derby to me on a few occasions, so I decided to go check it out. I saw a game, went to an open skate that next fall, and…

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November Skater of the Month: Ginger Rocket, Shipyard Sirens

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  I have played team sports for a good part of my life but it was not until I came to the Fog City Rollers in 2013 that I experienced the camaraderie, friendship, and solidarity that comes with being part of team as exceptional as the Shipyard Sirens. From the moment I first met the women who would become my teammates and the men who would…

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October Skater of the Month: Ryder Wrong, Shipyard Sirens

Monday, October 6, 2014

It’s hard to imagine what life was like before derby. It’s so interwoven into all aspects of my life now, it just belongs there. I joined FCR before it was even officially FCR. I have been around since that fateful first “practice” at the skate park. I joined because I thought it was bad ass and I’d find lots of other like minded people to bound…

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September Skater of the Month: alien she, Shipyard Sirens

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

That’s me in the middle with the hood. I joined the Fog City Rollers the day the league started because I knew I wanted to help build something amazing for the city of Saint John. My original plan was to be a referee but as soon as I took my first hit I knew I was hooked on playing the game itself. I could go on…

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August Skater of the Month: Josey Ramoan, Shipyard Sirens

Sunday, August 3, 2014

I wish I had started playing roller derby years ago. Back when the league first got together in Saint John, I would go to every game and always leave thinking to myself, ‘that looks like crazy fun!’ There were a million excuses for putting it off… I didn’t have time, I wasn’t fit enough, I was a little bit scared blah blah blah… but once I…

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