Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby, Part 3

We have examined the stigma’s surrounding Roller Derby in respect to the pageantry/gamesmanship and perceived level of violence. Today we look at the stereotypes surrounding the crowd at a roller derby event. We also take a positive look at the inclusive nature of Oil City Roller Derby (OCRD) and the sport in general. A) AsContinue reading “Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby, Part 3”

Part Two of Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby

Part one of tearing down the stigma surrounding Roller Derby was focused on the pageantry/gamesmanship of the sport. Part two will focus on the perception the sport is overly violent. A big thank you to the several members of Oil City Roller Derby (OCRD) who responded to the call to defend their sport. Popular sportsContinue reading “Part Two of Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby”

Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby, Part One

When I worked for the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club it was eye opening the struggle to sell a new’ish sport to someone who has never watched it before. It was double the struggle to get a new fan to come to a second game if they could not immediately sound knowledgeable about the sport. WellContinue reading “Tearing Down the Stigma Surrounding Roller Derby, Part One”