Where's SE VT Roller Derby?

Roller Derby is back and Brattleboro needs a team. Or a league. Whatever. I have been doing some research and found out that:
  • you don't need any special track for roller derby, you can use a "flat track," i.e. gym, court or rink surface
  • roller derby so rocks and loud music & cool outfits are de rigueur
  • it really needs to have a life of its own because I don't think 1 person can pull together the amount of person-power that a vibrant RD operation would need (besides teams and refs, you also need scorekeepers, timers, medical people and oh yeah, an audience... maybe a coach)

But wait, how do you "play" roller derby anyway? If you're into reading, download the Women's Flat Track Derby Association "Official Rules." If you'd rather have a blow-by-blow description, check out HowStuffWorks.

Or if you really need a visual, I've enjoyed the following videos so far:
Ghetto Stiletto: A Day at the Roller Derby
Roller Derby Explained
Plus youtube has a gazillion RD videos, including Pioneer Valley Roller Derby stuff. PVRD's own website is at: www.pioneervalleyrollerderby.com

OK, so can we please get rolling around here?! I'm excited! Email me at logomachia at hotmail dot com if you have ideas for VT roller derby. I think a practice location might be a good start...

Hey, wanna know what got played on Beef Jerky Time last week (6/6/07)? Here it is y'all, pure rock n roll:
  • Police Squad theme
  • Let It Rock: Bon Jovi
  • Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix
  • This Fire: Franz Ferdinand
  • Crazy on You: Heart
  • Separate Ways: Journey
  • Hard to Explain: The Strokes
  • Moby Dick: Led Zeppelin
  • Rock this town: Stray Cats
  • One Way or Another: Blondie
  • Back Where You Belong: 38 Special
  • Jiving Sister Fanny: Rolling Stones
  • Rattled: Traveling Wilburys
  • Hot For Teacher: Van Halen


Lynden said...

I am on the Rage City Roller Derby League in Anchorage Alaska. We are a new league. I love roller derby so much that if it was legal I would marry it. Maybe it is legal in Vermont??? Anyways I am probably going to end up attending grad school in Brattleboro and God help me if they dont have a league there for me to join. I will wither away. I am not an expert on starting roller derby leagues but if I can help you in anyway please contact me:) Take care.

decrepitkitten said...

. .i'm new to the brattleboro area and would like to join a roller derby team. ..please email me at decrepitkitten@gmail.com. ..thanks meagan marie moon