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Nov 122017
 

Take Care of Your Tribe.

When mental anguish becomes too much to bear.

Take Care of Your Tribe.

When others are struggling to stay afloat in a demanding world

Take Care of Your Tribe.

When their poor decisions lead to worse decisions.

Take Care of Your Tribe.

When they over indulge and have no one else but you to watch after them.

 

No matter the reason, roller derby became the forefront of sisters and brothers watching out for each other; whether you are favorite teammates travelling to a new adventure or a stranger at an after party. Whether your teammate let’s loose and goes too far and out of control, or a stranger is showing signs of needing help with their mental state, or a friend making poor decisions and getting into trouble because you only live once….

…you ONLY live once.

Take Care of Your Tribe.

Oct 232017
 

We, SDRD, have just got to say this will probably be our favorite post ever!

As many of you know, we’ve been through more than our fair share of changes since the 2016 season that would have ended most leagues. But, just because the odds were against us did not mean we were going to roll over and die. We have fought hard to find venues that allow roller skates on their floors, outdoor venues obviously depend on weather conditions, and a few venues that were excited to have us found out their insurance doesn’t cover “violent sports” and they were devastated to have to break the news to us. However, the past several months, we have pulled together and have found our practice areas, made practice schedules, have been involved in a bunch of scrimmages….and now?

Now, WE’RE BACK!

We officially have ended our hiatus; we have rebuilt, restructured, and persevered. Yesterday (Oct.21,2017) we held our very first event for the 2017 season! Our annual “Monster Smash” had an open sign-up for skaters to join in, and we had skaters from every corner sign up. Players from Hidden City Roller Derby, San Diego Aftershocks, 5C Roller Derby, SoCal Derby, Dirt City Roller Rats, and San Diego Derby Dolls made an appearance to support us, and we can tell you we have NEVER had such a large roster!

We also had some great referees from other local leagues volunteer to help us out so we can have a safe event and without them we would not have been able to have a game.

 

 

(Thank you Griffin, Paffendorf, , Insubordin-Amy, and Hula (all in stripes) and our non-skating officials Bruja, Alma Mauler, Woody, Scoby-Wan, and Melon O.M.A)

 

Monster Smash was SUCH a great experience for our rebuilt SDRD. For two of our newbies, it will probably be the most rewarding memories of their derby careers. Wound-Her Woman brought home an MVP Jammer award and Amefyst an MVP Blocker award. MVP’s are voted for by the opposite team in the roller derby world, and these two hard working women literally just started roller skating in general this season. This was their VERY first scrimmage ever, and their hard work just proves that anyone can become their own heroes as long as you continue to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things. Ladies, SDRD is so proud of you and excited about your derby career future. Keep working hard because those MVP awards are not just handed out to anyone and you both earned it!

As the 2017 derby season is nearing to a close, we just want to say thank you to ALL of our supporters, whether you are skaters and officials from other leagues, our patient fans that keep rooting for us on, or someone who has just discovered us. We still just cannot find the words to express how grateful we are for each and every one of you! And just because it’s the end of the derby season, it does not mean we will not have events in the near future. You will see us jumping into some holiday events as well, so keep an eye out for announcements! And thank you from the bottom of our heart for keeping us strong. Get ready for us next season!!

 

Aug 072017
 

We are more than honored to have been a part of this year’s pride parade. Our sister league Renegade Roller Girls San Diego invited us to join them at the parade so we could celebrate unity and diversity that not only helps roller derby thrive, but also helps create peace throughout our community and worldwide.

This year, there were more than 200,000 people in attendance and 246 contingents and we got to be a part of that!

Pride Parade is not just about rainbows, unicorns, and just having fun, though. Pride Parade helps us kick off celebrating individuality and acceptance of allowing love to be love. Unfortunately, prejudice and acts of violence still occur to members of the LGBTQ+ community, and PRIDE has become more than marching down the streets in flamboyant get-ups. Most recently, Pride has expanded it’s international LGBT diplomacy efforts in partnership with the San Diego Diplomacy Council. This helps San Diego welcome delegates on an international level to help end the stigma of abuse toward our LGBTQ+ community and to help continue efforts in improving laws to help protect LGBTQ+ persons and even to help decriminalize same-sex/transsexual relations in other countries.

We may be few, but by accepting others for who they truly are or for who they love, we hope we will help set an example for generations to come. San Diego Roller Derby prides itself in being all-inclusive and we want to be known as allies in the world outside of roller derby.

Thank you EVERYONE that took part in something that is so much bigger than us all!

Jun 112017
 
Shake N Skate

  Meet the Dudes behind the scenes! We are very fortunate to have Jeff and Faris at ‘Classics Malt Shop’ sponsoring us and continuing to allow us to join them […]

Jun 092017
 
MMM...Fresh Meat!

As SDRD is rebuilding this season, we are ECSTATIC at the turnout for our most recent “Fresh Meat and Greet”. Fresh Meat is the term used for new skaters joining […]

Jun 032017
 
LOVE ALL THE DERBY!

SDRD is PROUD to be a league that not only supports, but welcomes diversity. We are always happy to to be all inclusive and welcome our LGBTQ+ community to share the […]

May 162017
 
Fun In the Sun!

When most people move to our beautiful city, the first thing in mind is a sunny beach day! When it comes to San Diego Roller Derby girls, we think GAME […]

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