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”

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”