• STOLI #33- MAY FEATURED SKATER

Babe Brutality #3- June Featured Skater

Okay, so we skipped May. We have a good reason! June’s featured skater is a brand new newlywed and we were waiting for her nuptials. Babe Brutality is a force to be reckoned with especially if you find her on a jog. She just keeps running and running and running. What made you start derby? I just moved to New Jersey and had no friends 🙁 What was the hardest part of passing your…

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Keep That Gear Clean!!

We might call ourselves Dirty Jersey, but we don’t play dirty and we don’t stay dirty. This month’s blog is about keeping your gear clean. It used to be almost a badge of honor to have the smelliest gear on the team. It meant you played hard and intended to play harder. It was pretty funny to watch other skaters shrink away from you as you approached them on the…

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Manic #388- April Featured Skater

April showers bring May flower and our April skater of the month! This month we are highlighting, Manic, #388. As a blocker on the track, she will surprise you with her powerful stop and off the track she is vital to DJRD as one of the founding members and a board trustee. What made you start derby? I try to pick a new hobby every Spring, I had seen Whip…

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Infrared #100- March Featured Skater

Dirty Jersey’s March featured skater is a force to be reckoned with on and off the track. Infrared #100 is a powerhouse Jammer with a hit that will knock you right off your wheels. What made you start derby? I read an article about roller derby and thought it sounded really cool. Then when I heard about a local team that was looking for skaters, I figured why not? I…

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February’s Featured Skater

DJRD would like to extend a HUGE welcome to February’s featured skater of a month, Thiza Glory #262. Thiza is a veteran skater, but new to the DJRD team, and we love having her. We are excited to bout with her and together learn new skills to take some names! What made you start derby? I was at a time in my life I needed a change and something to…

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On a Derbyversary…

This morning, on my one year “derbyversary,” I happened to be scrolling around Facebook as usual, and thinking of writing about this past year. I came across an amazing blog that pretty much encompassed all my thoughts already. “How Roller Derby Can Save Your Life.” Roller Derby may not have been the one factor that saved my life, but it was an integral part of the transformation of my life…

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Terror Eyez #8347

Happy New Year! Our first featured skater of 2016 is Terror Eyez, #8347. Terror is a newer skater, but there is nothing novice about her sneaky moves on the track. Maybe she can examine your eyes while you’re flattened on the track!   What made you start derby? I never heard of roller derby until my husband took me to watch a bout. I loved it and really needed a…

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Are YOU ready to DERBY?!

EXTRA-EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! DJRD RECRUITS THOSE WHO WANT TO HIT! Did you used to frequent the roller rink as a kid? Are you always looking for a new sport to try? Are you looking for a fun way to get in better shape? Do you sometimes just want to hit someone? Did you see “Whip It,” and you’re extremely curious as to what that was/is? (Hey, it happens.)…

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Roller Derby is for Everyone!

Roller Derby is for Everyone! We all have excuses not to do things that are new or difficult, but roller derby shouldn’t be one of the things you avoid. Here are some excuses (in no particular order) and why they shouldn’t stop you: I’m too old. Nope –  folks of all ages play and there are a significant number of folks in the 40-60 yr age group actively playing derby….

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