At the end of 2005, I had heard (via MySpace!) that a few women were trying to form a roller derby league in CT. A friend messaged me with the info and said, “this is right up your alley!” I had always been very athletic but there wasn’t much opportunity to participate in anything as a grown up. I contacted the person who was trying to organize us, met everyone at a rink in Stratford during an open skate and nearly broke my wrist two seconds after lacing up. We had no idea ho
I used to watch roller derby on TV as a little girl and knew I had to do it when I grew up. Then it kind of died off and you didn’t hear anything about derby for years. When I saw a sign for roller derby tryouts at a local rink in 2009, I called my mom immediately, had her ship my old skates back up to me, and have been at it ever since.
I grew up skating with my dad, starting when I was 5. Speed skating was my favorite, though I’d do artistic with Dad, and open skate at ev