HeartLyss #323 – April Featured Skater

April 8, 2019

This month’s featured skater is HeartLyss, whose years of experience playing roller derby make every defensive wall stronger when she hits the track! Here she details her road to derby and what it means to her:   At the time I started Derby I was looking for a way to step up my workout after my heart surgery. I had hit a plateau and needed more. One day in October…

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Pixie Swift #8

Pixie Swift #8 – March Featured Skater   Our March featured skater is another new addition to the DJRD roster- Pixie Swift! This jammer may be petite, but she packs a punch!      What made you start derby? I was looking for a fun new hobby and a way to meet new friends.   What was the hardest part of passing your minimum skills test?     Plow stops!!!!…

March 9, 2019
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Butterscream #350- February Featured Skater

Our February featured skater is so sweet, she’s Butterscream! In just one year with DJRD, she has improved tremendously as both a blocker and a jammer. We’re excited to have her on our roster this year because Butters is no treat for anyone who gets in her way! What made you start derby? I began roller derby on somewhat of an impulse, it always seemed like a cool sport but…

February 5, 2019
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Ronnie B. Feisty- January Featured Skater

Ronnie B. Feisty – January Featured Skater Her name says it all: Ronnie B. Feisty, our January featured skater, never backs down no matter what life throws at her. Feisty has been part of the roller derby community for more than a decade and she is currently training to pass her minimum skills test. We can’t wait for her to join us on the track! What made you start derby?…

January 8, 2019
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Clare Higgins #22- December’s Featured Skater

Clare has been an invaluable member of DJRD since the beginning. She’s always willing to share her knowledge, or lend a helping hand! Now that’s she an adult, we’re thrilled to share the track with her. Her incredible derby skills – especially those powerhouse hits! – have made her a great addition to the team, and that’s why she’s our December featured skater!   What made you start derby? My…

December 6, 2018
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Duchess Down Lo #411 – November Featured Skater

Move over Meghan Markle, there’s a new duchess in town.Our November featured skater may be a class act on and off the track, but watch out: There’s nothing ladylike about her hits!   What made you start derby? After each seeing an ad in the local paper about an upcoming bout, my husband and I coincidentally emailed each other about going. Watching the game, I knew immediately it was something…

November 9, 2018
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Jacked Up #21- September’s Featured Skater

We’re starting off the fall with this month’s featured skater, Jacked Up. Sneaky fast and with footwork so fancy she’s broken TWO pairs of skates, Jacked Up is not a skater you want to mess with! What made you start derby? I always wanted to try derby when I was younger but never had the time or opportunity. I kept seeing this group of kick ass chicks practicing every Thursday…

September 6, 2018
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Anita Guinness #16oz – August Featured Skater

Hard-hitting, tough, fierce – Anita Guinness is a jammer’s worst nightmare on the track. But off the track, there’s no one friendlier than this month’s featured skater. A great addition to the team, we’re lucky to have her! What made you start derby? I was sharing a recruitment post from my cousin, Lucy Block, who was skating with Red Bank Roller Vixens at the time. A girlfriend had commented on…

August 1, 2018
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Rebel Elle #12- July Featured Skater

Our July skater of the month is none other than Rebel Elle! A recent addition to the DJRD roster, she is dedicated, hard-working and always has great team spirit.  She is truly an “idol” – on and off the track!     What made you start derby? A friend of mine (Thunder) asked me if I played sports when I was younger and if I would be interested in playing roller…

July 10, 2018
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Raven Rage #63- August Featured Skater

August is heating up with this month’s featured skater!Raven Rage is full of power on and off the track!   What made you start derby? A guy who I was playing roller hockey with was a roller derby referee. He said to me hey if you like playing roller hockey I have a sport I think you’re going to like and threw me a couple of free tickets to my…

August 2, 2017
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