Archive | October 2011

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Interview with Scottish Roller Derby

I was recently interviewed by Scottish Roller Derby to discuss the upcoming roller derby World Cup in Toronto. Read the interview here. Full article below. The first ever Roller Derby World Cup is just around the corner.With flights booked and accomodation sorted,the thoughts of many fans travelling to Toronto will be of the city itself.To […]

Practice Made Perfect

Toronto, Ontario — Imagine being surrounded by some of Toronto’s toughest women. Their exposed skin reveals fresh bruises and wild tattoos, accompanied by exhausted faces covered in sweat. Their eyes stare at you with a look of judgemental criticism; these ladies mean business and are not here to joke around. The entire group seeks direction […]

Bruises Made Easy

Toronto, Ontario — Alex Evans’ long, dark pony tail sticks out the back of her helmet as she hits the flat, concrete roller derby track with her Smoke City Betties team-mates, a distinguishing feature accompanied by a tattoo of a skate wheel on her right thigh. The intensity is apparent on her face as she […]

North Central Playoffs Begin Tomorrow

Texas Rollergirls are back! Texas defeated number 1 seed Kansas City Roller Warriors in the final of the South Central playoffs last weekend to pave their way to the championships in November as the number 1 seed from the South Central division. Joining Texas and Kansas City at the championships is Nashville, who had an impressive showing […]

Toronto Dominates Hammer City at Bout Blanche

Last Saturday, Toronto Roller Derby (ToRD) returned to The Bunker in Downsview Park to host Bout Blanche, their last event of 2011 before preparations for the Blood and Thunder World Cup begin to take place. Bout Blanche took place prior to Toronto’s annual art-themed Nuit Blanche event, where locals wander the streets late at night […]