Freezing, Bouting & Recruiting, Oh My!

Special Olympics was our featured charity at the Season opener in February, just hours after the Polar Plunge took place. Not only do we avidly support this wonderful charity, many skaters took the cold jump into Jackson Pool themselves! Our 50/50 raffle, to benefit our local Olympians, totaled $133. Thank you to all who bought tickets and all who packed our awesome venue! As usual, the skating did not disappoint. We strongly believe we have the best evening of entertainment available in this city for the price! Presale is only $10 and just a couple of dollars more at the door. Kids 10 and under are FREE!

Sis Q Polar Plunge 2015

We don’t just support Special Olympics once a year, one of our veteran skaters plays with Special Olympics Unified Basketball of Jackson County. Paulie Wana Smackher has played 5 seasons with the Titans as a partner player.  Most of the members of the team have played for years.  They are a combo of sponsors and athletes, some of whom can dunk the basketball! Along with 3 roller derby practices a week, and teaching new skaters the ropes with the other fresh meat coaches, she dedicates a couple of evenings a week on the court and participates in a few  weekend tournaments a season. We think she is pretty amazing!

Paulie Wana Smackher

Paulie Wana Smackher

Speaking of fresh meat, we had a great recruitment night following the bout! We gained a few new skaters,  as well as 3 transfers. One played in Japan! We accept new skaters continuously through the year, so never wait for a recruitment night! Just connect with us on our Facebook page and let us know you’d like to drop in and visit a practice. That’s how my daughter and I began our journey with Sis-Q. These women are so welcoming and warm, they practically had us at hello. We look forward to meeting you and maybe teaching you all about roller derby…or even how to skate as well!Sis Q vs Star Stompers

The bout was a blast, if you were unable to attend…you missed out on a truly great night! The incredible skating and camaraderie between Sis-Q and a young Star Stompers made me smile for days!

This Saturday, come and see what you’ve been missing if you have never attended a bout at the Meat Locker! As the name suggests, it can be chilly inside when it’s cold outside, so dressing in layers is a great idea. We hope to see you as we take on Eugene’s Emerald City Roller Girls!

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Sis-Q VS Tsunami

January 17th vs. Tsunami Sirens in Crescent City, California

L-R, BACK: Coach Decimator, Lil’ Sass, Frau Blocher, Jump On Jen, Killer Taco, Gore Jus, Ice Breakher, Zulu Mutha Smutha, Awesome Sauce, Line Coach Mental Kace FRONT: Ima B., Bubble Buster, Hermine E. Grinder, BreakFist of Champions, McCrusher

We made the road trip through some beautiful country on Saturday to the first bout of the year. What a gorgeous drive! Next time I will provide air sickness bags for my co-pilots. For those who may be unaware, Del Norte county provided The Return of the Jedi movie the lovely Endor scenery.

As a new skater (and balance challenged), I am in awe every time I watch my team mates skate their game. In bouts, drills, or just dancing around the track. Their grace is beautiful to behold. The balance, agility, and skill that is required to do the things they do will never cease to amaze me.

It was a very physical night, with the final score being Tsunami over 300 and Sis-Q 100-something. It’s not about the score, as a spectator, it’s about the phenomenal skating on both sides. It was. PHENOMENAL. The jammers represented, especially our very own Bubble Buster, in her debut bout. She is a skater with beautiful footwork and will add another dimension to our jamming corps. The blockers made some impressive plays out there as well.

If you still have never been to a roller derby bout, seriously, get there. You won’t be sorry! These women may make it look effortless as they battle for control of the track.  These special women below are athletes, pure and simple.

The Traditional Post Bout Group Photo ❤