Monthly Archives: June 2013

Team USA tryout approaches, skater Grim D Mise turns to … a beauty pageant? Well, yeah!

In less than a week some of the best roller derby skaters in the East will try out for Team USA. Which means it’s time to catch up with Maine Roller Derby skater Grim D. Mise (read this first.), who … Continue reading

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Here’s a funny picture of a child who might be a better skater than you

This kid was at a figure/dance skating competition at my local rink last weekend. What struck me at the “tiny tots showcase” was: -Kids fall during their performances I don’t know why I didn’t expect them to. The audience was … Continue reading

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Blowouts in roller derby — how bad is it?

Too many blowouts. That’s what I heard this morning on a derby Facebook group. They were discussing a game from this weekend with a score of 611-115. People then started debating the new rule set, power jams, etc etc. So … Continue reading

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Roller derby finances: Comparing the top-ranked nonprofit leagues in the nation

We know how Gotham sizes up to Windy City on the flat track, but what about at the bank? By digging through (publicly available) tax documents, I tried to stack some of the top leagues against each other to see … Continue reading

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