6907 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego,CA 92111
HARD HITTING ROLLER DERBY ACTION COMING TO SAN DIEGO SKATEWORLD; NEXT HOME BOUT TO BE HELD APRIL 28TH
San Diego’s premiere flat track roller derby league is back in action for 2012 with the only flat-track derby bouts to be held within the city limits of San Diego for 2012.
LINDA VISTA/SAN DIEGO, CA March 29, 2012 – San Diego Roller Derby’s original ladies team, the Starlettes, will play their second home game of the 2012 season on Saturday, April 28th at Skateworld in Linda Vista. The Starlettes are taking on the V Town Derby Dames from Visalia, CA. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and San Diego Roller Derby’s up and coming juniors team – The Cadettes will start the derby filled evening at 5:15 with a mini bout.
The Starlettes are undefeated at home since August of 2010 and are now in their 3rd full season. They are coming off a huge success recently placing 3rd in the Dustbowl Tournament in Bakersfield, CA out of 13 roller derby teams. The Starlettes team captain, Lady Diesel was named MVP Blocker of the tournament and describes how her and the Starlettes are going to continue this momentum to take on the V Town Derby Dames. “We learned a lot as a team at the tournament and now know what to focus on in this next month of training for the upcoming bout.” Coach B Stang is helping the ladies of the Starlettes focus their energy by having them dissect the pictures from the tournament as a team. This is an additional way the ladies can learn and grow from the tournament to prepare for this upcoming bout.
SDRD plays all home bouts at Skateworld, the last remaining roller rink in the City of San Diego. Skateworld is located at 6907 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA 92111. Tickets are $12 general admission and children, ages five and under, are free. Ticket prices include admission to the open skating session immediately following the game (skate rental extra). Tickets are available on line up to 9:00 a.m. day of the bout. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out.
San Diego Roller Derby has donated proceeds from each home game to help various non-profit groups in San Diego. The charity for this bout will be the San Diego Humane Society. Serving San Diego County since 1880, The San Diego Human Society and SPCA provide vital services to animals and people alike.
About San Diego Roller Derby (SDRD) San Diego Roller Derby, established 2008, is a WFTDA inspired roller derby league. As a skater operated organization, SDRD is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of the skaters while being upstanding community figures and participating in local events and activities. San Diego Roller Derby is also committed to bringing awareness of a competitive amateur sport by promoting the advancement of athletics through training and instruction from a skilled coaching team. SDRD prides itself on the excellent training provided by a committed coaching staff which has over 50 years of skating experience between them. John Hall, of the legendary Los Angeles Thunderbirds, is also affiliated with SDRD and takes part in training this enterprising group of women as a guest coach. We serve our goals to skate the sport of roller derby regionally as well as on a national level and provide each skater with personal growth through physical fitness and charitable causes.
MVP Jammer: Buns of Fury
MVP Blocker: Ice Pax
SDRD’s Starlettes will be going on the road to play against Humboldt Roller Derby
Bout 1: SDRD’s Starlettes vs Bakersfield Diamond Divas
Bout 2: SDRD’s Aftershock vs Slick City Rollerz
Featured Charity: Relay For Life 2012
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Follow the Starlettes on the road as they travel to Los Angeles, CA to take on the Hollywood Scarlets
Come support SDRD’s Starlettes as they battle it against the Orange County Roller Girls!
Main Bout: SDRD’s Starlettes vs Orange County Roller Girls
*Opening bout featuring SDRD’s Cadettes
Featured Charity: TBA
Tickets: $12, stay and skate after the bout for free or join us at the after party hosted by SDRD and Tio Leo’s
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Invite all your friends and family who wish to attend this Sunday morning game featuring SDRD’s C team vs SFVRD, a newely formed derby team from the LA area!
Cost: $5 at the door
Time: Doors at 10:00am
Where: 6907 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Monsters Vs Zombies
Doors open at 5:30pm and the game starts at 6pm.
Coed and junior roller derby.
$10 in advance and $12 at the door, Children 5 and under are free.
For more info check out the Facebook event page or call Skateworld at (858)560-9349.
November 12th is the Bandettes last home game at Skateworld and we are proud to have Words Alive as our charity. Words Alive exists to inspire children, young adults and families to be passionate about reading in order to unlock their imagination and to be better prepared for the future.
Did you know that less than one-third of 13-year-olds read for pleasure? Words Alive is a dedicated team working hard every day to create and provide solutions to this very serious issue. They are advocates for reading.
They focus on underserved communities and at-risk youth. Sessions develop cognitive and verbal skills, instill a love of reading and books, and enhance self-esteem. They also allow young readers to understand their own personal experience and how it relates to a larger context. They demonstrate that reading can be a dynamic, magical, and fun part of life, and that a commitment to reading contributes to personal and professional success.
Words Alive was established in May 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by founder Leslye Lyons, a voracious reader and professional book group facilitator. After scanning San Diego’s literacy landscape, she found that while there were numerous programs providing one-on-one literacy tutoring teaching functionally illiterate individuals how to read, there were few programs that demonstrated that reading could be fun and enjoyable.
Today, Words Alive serves more than 1,000 at-risk, undeserved, low-income children, teens and adults with its innovative, integrated programming approach. Our programs complement school curricula designed for children and youth who have become disengaged from school, are not learning in traditional school programs or do not meet public school performance guidelines. Programs also support parents and caregivers in their efforts to encourage a love of reading and books in their children.
Words Alive believes that reading is a fundamental skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. By going into classrooms, meeting parents, and working with book groups, they bring the written word to children and students who have not been exposed to or have lost interest in reading.
Donations: We invite you to consider making a tax-deductible gift in whatever amount you can afford. Each dollar you donate to our programs and services is an investment in the education and future of a child. Donations can be mailed to the following address:
Phone: (858) 274-WORDS (9673)
Fax: (858) 274-9675
Click here to e-mail Words Alive
5111 Santa Fe Street, Suite 219
San Diego, CA 92109
In support of our community San Diego Roller Derby’s charity of the month is the MS Bike Bay to Bay (Rehab United Bike MS Team) on October 22nd during our game vs. the OC Roller Girls.
Bike MS Bay to Bay tour supports the National MS Society’s mission to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, the most common neurological disorder leading to disability in young adults. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
Visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/CASBikeEvents?px=10248488&pg=personal&fr_id=17111to support this great cause! Any amount helps!
This past September 24th, SDRD’s Starlettes met with the VCDD Vendolls, yet again. Both teams battled it out on the track recently (June, 2011) at the Vendolls home in Ventura, CA, ending in a win for the Starlettes.
The evening began with a 30 minute bout with players from our men’s team, the Aftershocks, our B team, the Bandettes, and also included returning veteran skater, Sweet Pain. Both teams played as Black vs White featuring up and coming blockers such as Skaterbuilt, Bones Thugs and Disharmony and Bronze Vixen, and up and coming jammers, Iliac Attack, Soulrider and Tomikaze.
After the Black vs White game ended, the main teams skated onto the track for what would mark the second consecutive win for the Starlettes vs the Vendolls. It was a close, hard-hitting, action packed bout including, Marcy Slayground, Berle Scout and MVP of the night, Buns of Fury doing their best at blocking, together with the rest of the Starlettes blockers. The Vendoll’s players included many hard hitting ladies, like Vendetta Vixen and MVP of the night, Az Sassin. They most definitely posed a threat for the Starlettes, by playing a smart and strong game and building walls that seemed to be made out of bricks, literally.
Both teams put the best of their abilities and skills to work and fought hard but in the end, it was the Starlettes who took the win, with of close score of 147 Starlettes to 130 VenDolls. MVP jammer of the night went to Starlettes, Wonder Whoop’em and Vendolls Chronic Speed for getting through the pack with ferocity!
Our next bout will be taking place October 22nd, 2011 at Skateworld, the last standing roller rink in San Diego County. SDRD will be hosting another double header! This time around it’ll be against OCRG; Starlettes vs Wheel Housewives of OC and Bandettes vs. Pulp Friction. It’ll be the last game of the season for the Starlettes so please buy your tickets in support your favorite roller girl! For more event and ticket information, please visit www.sandiegorollerderby.com.
Photography by: George Medina (SoulCaptor)
On June 18th, the Starlettes played one of the most anticipated games in the history of
Roller Derby. Our guest this time around was the SDDD Hard Corps. It was a very exciting game, full of hip checks, jammers skating at the speed of light and most of all, lots of blocker on blocker action! The fans of roller ’s finest city came for a show and the teams sure did deliver.The evening began with SDRD’s junior league, The Cadettes, who are coached by our very own Bully Julie and Coach B. Stang. All the Cadettes played skated to the very best of their abilities, but the most outstanding players this game were Booty Bumper and Rollin Angel. Their on skate skills bumped the evening to what would turn out to be a fast rolling night.
Shortly after the Cadettes thrilling game, the first whistle was blown by Bandettes’ Captain and sometimes Starlettes Ref, Nicci Two Skates. The Starlettes and Hard Corps began rolling on the track. The first line to go out was lead by as pivot, Em’ Down, Marcy Slayground and I.B. Rascal. The second line was lead by pivot, Robyn Ur Pride, Sugar Britches, Bully Julie and Buns of Fury. With two solid lines covering the first half of this bout, jammer’s, Wicked Angel, Dee Troit and Icepax (captain) zipped around the track to score points leaving the Hard Corps behind by a 30 point difference.
By the second half, Ortega Chile decided her line needed something sweet, and she added some Rumble Pie to it. Sugar was the last thing from Rumble’s mind as she came to the floor dolling out thundering hits instead. Snow Bunny on Wheelz came in as a jammer, giving Wicked Angel a chance to go on Robyn Ur Pride’s line, and show off her blocking skills. Rumor has it that the word in the crowd was that “Wicked Angel was killing the opposing team” and indeed she was!! The Starlettes fought hard for every single point, as the Hard Corps were not easy to defeat. However, they skated strong and played as a true team. With the rowdy fans pumping up the energy in the rink San Diego Roller Derby took the win Starlettes Dolls Hard Corps 77.SDRD would like to thank the SDDD Hard Corps for coming out to Skateworld. It was an absolute pleasure playing with you ladies! A big thank you to all of our fans for your continued support, we love you!
Get ready for our upcoming double header, taking place http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/145333 or from your favorite derby girl. at Skateworld. We’ve invited the Undead Betties and Hidden City Roller Girls to play against out Starlettes and Bandettes! This will be a super exciting event and you don’t want to miss it!! Purchase your tickets at
With extensive career counseling, the women find new, satisfying jobs; learn to budget, and are able to save 80 % of their income each month. The families may stay at TLC for up to one year and 85% of TLC residents move into independent housing after that time. It’s not easy. The moms at TLC have tremendous courage. It is not easy to start all over. The Salvation Army loves and supports these moms and their children.
Nearly 1/4 of San Diego’s homeless are mothers with children. Many have lost jobs or fled domestic abuse. Being homeless is a traumatic experience for anyone; just imagine what it is like for a child. The TLC program has been in operation since 1998 and continues to serve women and children in San Diego County.
The Haven Program is a long term residential treatment group home for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies. Here young women learn how to parent their infants while growing in personal, emotional, and spiritual strength. They learn structure and they thrive with their babies in this encouraging environment. Program activities and group sessions are conducted in a baby friendly atmosphere, where families, visitors, and guests are welcome. The Haven has two units with a total of 20 beds for pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children. The young women at the Haven are able to stay until they reach the age of 18, most of them have had a very distressing childhood and now for the first time they are able to thrive in a safe and comfortable environment. This Salvation Army program has been in operation since the 1930’s and continues to serve teenagers and their babies within the San Diego community.
Wish List Items:
Bath Towels and Wash Clothes
For more information about the Salvation Army’s programs in San Diego County, please visit – http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_sdm.nsf
San Diego Roller Derby is holding a viewing party at Joe’s Pizza in Clairemont Mesa! Join us today, Saturday May 14th as we cheer on our teammates while watching them bout on the big screen at Joe’s! We will be streaming the event LIVE via Derby News Network. Get your friends and family together and head on down for pizza, beer and roller derby!
5583 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego 92117
Last night I went down to National City with several compadres from SDRD to watch a “Renegade Roller Derby” bout. The promise of “no holds barred” bout was something to think about.
It certainly was something else. As the program says, there are no penalties. There are rules of some kind, but what’s the point? Anyway, there are three 15 minute periods, no timeout (except for injuries) and no refs. The jams last one minute and can’t be called off. The jammer makes it through the pack and then she scores three points for every time she laps the other teams skaters. The place had a nice track for the bout and they certainly had a fair share of vocal fans.
The skaters can do anything they want, cut the track, use elbows or even take downs. This results in some fighting here and there. Then there are three or four guys in the middle who come over to separate them. The jammers and the blockers all started at the same whistle,and the track was about a third smaller than the WFTDA one.
It really wasn’t my kind of show, overall. I like spectacles, but here it didn’t quite feel as if there was a flow. The skaters did their best to entertain the crowd, for sure, it was just lacking either the all out sports entertainment aspect or a more athletic contest. These things can probably coexist within the same sport, but it’s not been my experience to see it.
It was still a fun evening overall and I really enjoyed the company.
The husband of one of our derby sisters has been missing since Tuesday, May 3rd. Nic Hamilton is an active duty Navy sailor who has been suffering from PTSD in recent months. His family needs our help in finding him.
UPDATE: Nic has been found! San Diego Roller Derby would like to thank everyone in their efforts this week to bring Nic home. We are happy to be “whole” again. Please continue to pray and keep Nic and Amanda Hamilton in your thoughts as they get Nic the care he needs.
That’s right! The San Diego Audubon Society will be the charitable group being promoted at this month’s San Diego Roller Derby bout! SDRD helps out a local charitable cause at each of their home bouts – and this month it’s the San Diego Audubon Society! You will not want to miss this event! Not only will you enjoy some great roller derby, but there will also be opportunity drawings where you have a chance to win some great prizes!
San Diego Audubon Society will also have a booth set up at the bout where you can get more information about how they are working to protect birds and other wildlife through education, while advocating for a cleaner, healthier environment. Pick up info on upcoming San Diego Audubon events and how you can get involved. All the action happens on Saturday, May21st. Tickets are $12 general admission and children 5 and under are FREE! Your ticket also gets you entry to the open skate session following the bout, so you can stay and skate afterward (skate rental is an extra $4). If that’s not for you, then be sure to check out the after party where you can have a chance to hang out with all the derby gals at the High Dive.
If you want to learn more about the San Diego Audubon Society you can check out their website at www.sandiegoaudubon.org or like them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sdaudubon