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Roller derby finances: Comparing the top nonprofit leagues in WFTDA

How do the top teams in WFTDA stack up financially? After a couple weeks digging through the data, namely 2013 public tax documents that all nonprofits file, I have the answers for you. Make your bets now.

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Roller derby recipe: Heat-molded skates

To yield two perfectly molded skates, you will need: 1 cookie sheet 2 brand-new (or new to you, or ill-fitting) roller skates 2 socks

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Love is the most important part of roller derby — and it can make your team more competitive

That’s not mushy flib-flab. You know what makes people the best at what they do? They f-ing love it. Continue reading

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How to transfer into a new league gracefully

Transferring to a bigger league? Smaller league? I have some tips to help with the tricky transition. Continue reading

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Roller derby drills are hard … all of them … always

Oh hey. I’ve had a lot of big changes in my life, but thanks for the encouraging comments and emails asking me to blog more/again. I want to. I plan to. As a way to ease back in, here’s what … Continue reading

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Embrace winter, roller derby skater: You already know how to downhill ski

I want every roller derby skater to know this: You can ski. Down-a-mountain ski. I took a snowboarding lesson once. It was a miserable experience that left my face, bum and ego bruised. It was extraordinarily similar to climbing up … Continue reading

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Which state has the most roller derby?

Congratulations, Alaska. You rock. Your tiny, tiny population (less than a million people) sustains four WFTDA leagues. Recently I spent some quiet time with a spreadsheet, a glass of wine and some census data to figure out which states have … Continue reading

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