Just because we have not talked about Roller Derby in a while…

I am a Roller Derby fan. I’ll do my darnedest to convince you to go out to an event when events become a reality again. In the meanwhile, I’m stepping into a time machine that brings us back to May 9th, 2019. That is when I released an article on Win Column Sports which includedContinue reading “Just because we have not talked about Roller Derby in a while…”

Update On Oil City Roller Derby, Basic (Re)Introduction to the Sport

Edmonton has two different Roller Derby branches. We have Oil City Roller Derby (OCRD) – ” Edmonton area’s only mixed gender roller derby league” and E-Ville Roller Derby – “a proud member of the Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Association“. By happenstance the couple of Roller Derby events I’ve attended have been hosted by OCRD. WithContinue reading “Update On Oil City Roller Derby, Basic (Re)Introduction to the Sport”

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”