WFTDA Rules App...
Am I the only one wishing they’d developed this for android also…? ANDROID FTW!
In case you were wondering...
This is why my Tumblr has been quiet since I moved from Canada to Amsterdam by way of the UK…. Yup, I am officially out with the 9 month injury! As a result I am taking up the role of bench manager and helping out with training over here in Amsterdam and doing my best not to sulk about the lack of “skatey bashy” time. No doubt I will contemplate the wonders of being a...
What to do with an old helmet thanks to Ewan... →
Ewan Wotarmy of Montreal’s New Skid on the Block isn’t just a pretty face (and I guess a pretty good skater :P teehee) She also has mad recycling skills too!! http://notquitearbitrary.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-to-do-with-your-old-helmet.html
Oh the agony!
My skates and gear are now officially washed and packed ready to move *sniffles* I shall be attending home team practice tonight to say bye bye to my lovely Contrabanditas because I may not make Tuesday’s league practice (we fly on Wednesday). Please think of me during this difficult time :P p.s. pics to follow of my epic Celine Dion leaving card! lol
Roller Derby: officially recognised sport in the... →
Reblog if you want 5 random questions in your ask.
Done and done…
effylikesbats asked: what leagues/teams have you skated with?
What's your spirit/power animal?
We started identifying power animals in our league a lil while ago to draw inspiration from. Mine? I’m a hippo! :D According to this shaman website http://www.animalspirits.com/ a hippo’s wisdom includes… Proper use of aggression Ability to move gracefully through emotions Mother-fury when necessary Birth of new ideas Protection of family FUCK YEAH! What’s...
Being "fat positive" and playing roller derby
Since I have been living in Canada, I seem to have put on weight despite being active in roller derby and cycling (before winter hit, I’m British, not crazy!) Before I moved here I hadn’t lost weight that I could tell, but I had been toning up and feeling fine with my body and self esteem. I think part of the reason this has happened is the lack of an active job right now and the...
League transfers - What to do and how to make them...
In less than 2 weeks I shall be back in the UK and then once our housing situation is sorted I am finally moving on to Amsterdam with my partner! Hurrah! For those who haven’t been involved in a league transfer or don’t know what to do or expect should you be involved in one, here are a couple of things that spring to mind to help make the process a happy, healthy and awesome...
I need votes!
Please vote for me! Either write my name (Hurricane Hayles) in the comment section of this blog or comment with my name on either of the FB pages linked! :D Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu xxxxxxxx http://www.lucyindaskywithdiamonds.com/
Bwhaha! Finalist!! →
Yup, that would be my arse… It may not look like much but my arse is pretty big. Remember this fact lol
felixthebrat asked: im fresh meat and our test is coming up soon. after the test we will begin scrimmaging. we have done faux-scrimmages, or "scrimmage drills" and i find it hard to multi-task as a blocker. can you give me advice? is my number one job blocking the opposing jammer? or is that only for a certain position? what about my #2 job? #3 job?
Roller derby takes over the world! →
758 leagues in 25 countries! Check it out!!! :D
Ask me anything!
I am lacking some inspiration today so I am putting it out there to you all. What do you want to know? Anything about roller derby, moving leagues or even just something random you want to ask? Go for it!!! http://rollergirlworldwide.tumblr.com/ask
WANTED: A sense of "belonging"
Since I started roller derby back in Sept 2008 I have skated for two leagues and I am about to move to my third. For anyone who doesn’t know me, the moves have been down to my partner’s work and I haven’t had a huge amount of say in the matter other than asking he respect my two conditions… Firstly, our cats had to come with us wherever we go, and secondly, there must be a...
Mormons + roller derby = huh?! →
The Mormon faith makes me angry at the best of times… Seriously though, WTF?!
Neon Skates has launched their website! →
For all your skate gear in Montreal, Canada and beyond!!
In case you were wondering why I am like this . .:... →
twinkletits: 1. Take off that garter-belt-tutu-thing and pay your fuckin’ dues. Lay track, keep score, haul water, stamp hands. There will be a time for semi-nudity and obnoxious self-promotion. And that time is after you’ve actually proven yourself on the track. Teams don’t draft rollergirls. Teams draft…
Junior Derby Rocks! →
Derby Identity crisis...? →
Sport vs Culture discussion
Let me take you back to September 2008 when I first started skating… The roller derby “revival” in the UK was not so much of a revival as a completely new concept and new sport. We never had Leo Seltzer’s original roller derby or the roller derby that followed in the 70’s. Although every league in the UK had to take their cues from over the pond, WFTDA, DNN and...
Canadian derby in 2011 →
The derby nerd from Toronto gives a brief overview about what he thinks is to come in the next few months up in Canada!
Go and “like” Neon skates and enter their “F&$K WINTER! We wanna go skating” competition to win a set of outdoor wheels! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neon-Skates-MTL/102223429828738
Injuries - Ice vs Heat?
Because of a nursing background I have been involved in a few roller derby injuries (not my own). The most common argument/disagreement I have with people? When to ice and when to heat. Let’s get this cleared up… Ice is the ONLY thing you should use on an acute injury. Ice will reduce swelling and reduce blood flow to minimise bruising. Ice should only be applied for 15 minutes...
Anonymous asked: will there ever be a boy who can swim faster than a shark?
How to properly enjoy a blow out game →
- Thanks Hellarad!
It’s not uncommon in the roller derby world for players to move across the country and transfer to another team from time to time, but there are a select few who have embarked on the challenge of transferring to a league in a completely different continent. One of them would be myself… I’d been playing roller derby in the UK for about a year when the time came to pack all of...