Bones #814- October Featured Skater

 We are ushering in Autumn with a teammate who is multi-talented. Bones is a sneaky powerhouse with the speed of the road runner. When she’s not on the track, she’s busy making beautiful cakes or crafting up something awesome!   What made you start derby?   I was in a very transitional period of my life when I received a random Facebook invite to try a Roller Derby Boot Camp,…

October 2, 2016

Molotov Cupcake #190- September Featured Skater

September’s skater of the month is as determined as they come! Molotov Cupcake is currently training to pass her skills test again after returning to derby like a champ! Off the track, she’s an amazing helper, and we appreciate everything she does. Oh, and the cupcakes. The cupcakes are killer! What made you start derby? I was looking for something to replace the women’s fitness boot camp I had recently…

September 2, 2016

Lucinda Block #38- August Featured Skater

August skater of the month is Lucinda Block! You might want to get out of her way because those blocks are nothing but solid. “Lucy” is a busy woman, but we love when she’s around! What made you start derby? Saw some skaters after a game and I loved them so much I wanted to be one. What was the hardest part of passing your min skills test? I took my test 3 times….

August 1, 2016

Lady Speedstick #902- July Featured Skater

Not only is July skater of the month our team VP, but she is also a team VIP. As both a jammer and blocker, Lady Speedstick is quite the sneak on the track. What made you start derby? I went to a Gotham bout (drops the mic) What was the hardest part of passing your min skills test? 25 in 5 ( so glad it was only 25 when I started) What was your…

July 1, 2016

Roller Derby Can Change The World– and WE Need a Change

And by the world, I mean your world. That’s really what it’s all about, right? We can change the world one outlook at a time. Let me tell you how. Anyone in the derby community knows that most people find roller derby when they crave something in their life whether it be a distraction, an affirmation, a challenge or a support group. How can derby be those things? Roller derby…

June 20, 2016

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…

June 1, 2016

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…

May 9, 2016

Benefits of Off-Skates Training & Proper Nutrition

    It is no secret that roller derby is a unique sport and with that comes unique training. In addition to hours of practice per week, special clinics and training camps, the work does not stop there.     Off skates training and proper nutrition are vital to stepping up your derby game. There are several benefits to stepping out of those skates and lacing up some sneakers. A…

April 25, 2016

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…

April 20, 2016

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…

March 15, 2016