2012-2013 Season Schedule
Season nine is in full swing with the Minnesota RollerGirls - Minnesota’s original roller derby league.
Saturday, September 8
WFTDA Regionals, Sept. 14-16
Saturday, October 6
WFTDA Championships, Nov. 2-4
Saturday, November 10
Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16 with Minnesota Swarm
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 23
Saturday, April 6
Featured Skater: Rhea Volt #84
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Who doesn’t want a reminder of how much of a rebel you are out on the track? That’s what Rhea Volt’s name does for her. The reminder of a revolution…a revolt!
Rhea Volt #84 started skating for the Rockits this year. The team’s acquisition of her was new, and so was the sport’s. Volt started skating derby just a short year ago. One of her favorite memories from bootcamp (bootcamp is part of the recruiting process; a summer-long training and tryout period for want-to-be skaters and referees) is actually being hit*! “A. Whore [a transfer recruit during bootcamp 2012 and current skater for the Dagger Dolls], an amazing skater and veteran to derby, took a shoulder to my chest at scrimmage and it practically knocked the wind out of me. I remember thinking, ‘Oh! So that’s what it’s like to really get hit!’” Since her bootcamp days, Volt now has plenty of other major hits under her belt and also delivers them just as painfully.
Remembering her first home team bout (Fresh Meat Raffle on October 6, 2012), Volt describes it as one of her favorite nights…*ever*. She talks about the Rockits winning the Guilded Steak and how incredible it was (and is!) to skate with her fabulous teammates. Even as she was taking hits from some of the hardest hitting girls out there, the smile never left her face.
It’s clear that Volt has drive. She demonstrates it outside of derby, too, through travel and exploration. She lives for spontaneous road trips and living abroad. When she can’t travel outside of the area, she’s exploring the Twin Cities and maxes out her time on local music, figuring out how to cook and the best places to eat, and doing the proverbial dance-like-an-idiot-because-it’s-the-best.
*Making derby fans and impressing skaters at the same time.
May 02, 2013
The Minnesota RollerGirls close their season down with its annual celebration of the league’s best and brightest. WHEELIES RESULTS AHEAD.
April 11, 2013
Three times the ABS went ahead; three times the Rockits almost caught up. The unstoppable Atomic Bombshells earn a third spot on the coveted MNRG hometeam trophy.
April 10, 2013
Led by vets and rookies alike, the Garda Belts triumphed and controlled the track against a short-staffed Doll team.
April 08, 2013
Gardas take 3rd against the Dagger Dolls in our final night of the season.
April 08, 2013
A member of the Minnesota RollerGirls since season 1, Hanna is an intimidating presence on the track. Off the track, she’s a huge part of helping to develop the next generation of RollerGirls!