Thursday, July 15, 2010

The ladies of San Diego Roller Derby are tough but there is nothing like a sweet pup to melt our hearts.

On July 24th, not only will we be taking on Reno's Battle Born Derby Demons, but we will also be raising money for Pit Bill Rescue San Diego. These amazing beautiful dogs have the sweetest personalities and cutest faces we have ever seen! With irresponsible breeders and pet owners along with the misunderstanding people have of the breed, Pit Bulls are the most prevalent resident of the San Diego shelters at this time. These innocent animals need our help! So we teamed up with Pit Bull Rescue of San Diego to do our part. This month we will not only be doing our 50/50 raffle to benefit the organization we will also have a special ticket sales option just for them. If you want to do your part to help these adorable dogs and join the Starlettes for a thrilling evening of derby you can purchase your tickets online by using this link - and over 30% of your hard earned money will go to these local dogs in need.

About Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Pit Bull Rescue San Diego is a volunteer run, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing pit bulls. We are determined to help pit bulls obtain a positive image through education, despite the image that the general public has of them due to misinformation and media sensationalism. We advocate spay/neuter and responsible pit bull ownership, as well as battling backyard breeding, dog fighting, and inhumane treatment of these wonderful dogs. Pit Bull Rescue San Diego is devoted to rescuing, re-homing and promoting pit bulls, as well as educating the public about the truths of these dogs. We advocate responsible dog ownership, and although we concentrate on rescuing pit bulls, we never turn away any dog that is in need of help.

So join us on July 24th Skateworld - doors open at 5 pm, bout starts at 5:30 pm. We expect to see animal lovers and derby lovers alike cheering us on and raising money for this worthy cause. Hopefully we will even have some special VIP 4 legged guests at this bout for you to interact with! Where else can you help a dog in need and watch girls in fluffy skirts on skates knock each other over all in one night?
--Rumble Pie, # 2616
San Diego Roller Derby

Monday, July 12, 2010

SDRD Rockettes’ Debut Bout -June 26, 2010

So you think San Diego Roller Derby is Lady Diesel’s Team with Rumble Pie and a few decent jammers? Think again. The fans at the most recent San Diego Roller Derby bout know better. On June 26th, San Diego Roller Derby introduced their latest team, the Rockettes, and once again the fans were begging for more. Not only did the Rockettes bedazzle fans with their cute uniforms and knockout smiles, but they showed us once again that Roller Derby is a game of skill and knowledge, not just size and brawn.

San Diego Roller Derby's Rockettes beat the West Coast Derby Knockouts with a final score of 118-111. And what a game it was! I admit, I was a little concerned about SDRD’s chances for the win. I had seen all the Starlettes’ bouts and had been impressed by the talent and perseverance of these girls. But when I found out that Lady Diesel, along with some of the other star players were not going to be hitting the track, I was not so sure of the win. But once the bout started, I had no doubt who were the superstars.

I have seen JunoescareMe before, but I had not realized what raw talent and enthusiasm she could exhibit. She has played with the Starlettes; but she is the captain of the Rockettes. She jams, she blocks, and she calls the shots. She is the brains and the glue of the Rockettes. But of course, she could not do this alone. Players like Brigg 'em Down, Supersize’N, and Sweet Pain scored the points while the blockers kept the West Coast Derby Knockouts down and out. Marcy Slayground was an amazing source of power as she made hit after hit. But, she would not have been so successful on the track if it were not for the efforts of her evil twin, Block ‘N Roll, who is equally as effective and powerful.

The West Coast Derby Knockouts were obviously a skilled team, and it was apparent from the beginning that they were in it to win. But, the San Diego Rockettes kept up the fight, battling out point for point way up until the second half. West Coast’s RegulateHer was a powerhouse of speed and skill, and every effective block on her was celebrated as a success. But, somehow, the Rockettes persevered. Jam Master Drey, Red Hot Penni, Velvet Klaw and Achilles' Fools were able to show their skills as experienced players assisting and blocking while keeping newer players within the bounds of fair play. Even the new players in their very first bout showed their skills. This was the first bout for Berry Nasty, Hawaii Five-Two, HR ruf N stuff, and Indiana Bruiser. But, each played like experienced skaters, demonstrating not only the hard work and dedication of these players, but also that of the coaches.

But as the teams battle it out in the second half with only minutes left in the bout, JunoescareMe was taken out in a desperate attempt to prevent her from scoring. Juno hit the ground and didn’t get up, she limped to the bench and the game continued without the Rockettes’ captain. But still the Rockettes prevailed over the West Coast Derby Knockouts!

Congratulations, San Diego Roller Derby! You have dazzled us again. And all the best to JunoescareMe! May you be back on your skates before SDRD plays Orange County in the fall. Please!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Join Us At The "Support Skateworld Rally"!! Help Us Keep Our Rink in Linda Vista!!

Come one, come ALL to our Support Skateworld Roller Rink RALLY!! Free admission and skate rental! Bring your signs and banners and skate with us inside the rink and on the sidewalks in front of the rink. Be seen and be heard! Show your support for the ONLY remaining roller rink in the City of San Diego. Show the city council that you want Skateworld to stay in Linda Vista! Please visit the Friends Of Skateworld blog to read about what has been happening and find out what you can do to help keep our rink where it is!

Download the event flyer!

Help promote the event on Yelp!

Sign the online petition!

Support Skateworld Rally!

6907 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego - 92111
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
6 pm - 9 pm
FREE Admission & skate rental - ALL AGES welcome!