Monday, January 31, 2011

San Diego Roller Derby Fundraiser at Joe's Pizza!

Last Thursday evening, San Diego Roller Derby held a Meet and Greet at Joe’s Pizza on Clairmont Mesa Blvd, and it was a huge SUCCESS. It’s not in my character to be fashionably late; however, as I walked into the pizzeria after the beginning of the event, I was astonished at what I saw. There was not an empty seat in the house! I was greeted by my derby brothers and sisters: “Liz, you’re here!”

The glasses were clinking, the demand of pizza at the buffet could not be met, and the laughter and smiles were everywhere you turned. Derby is a very intimidating sport -- even though we knock each other about at practices and games, we are a tight knit family; a group of gals and guys who absolutely love our sport, and we were excited to be able to share that enthusiasm with all of you.

It was a great way to get our season rolling! Thank you to Joe’s Pizza for opening up your restaurant to us, and everyone who came out to show your support! And if you missed it, then make sure not to be left out of the upcoming events that we have planned for this season. I am excited and honored to be a part of it. Until the next time we meet again…

Liz “Cherry Bomb’Her” Hutton

Monday, January 17, 2011

SDRD Junior Cadettes

You’ve seen the Starlettles sparkle and have been wowed by the Rockettes. But, if that was not enough to make you fall in love with San Diego Roller Derby, we are now introducing a Junior Roller Derby team! The SDRD Junior Cadettes has begun and there is no stopping these fireballs of energy. With their tutus and glitter, these kids might seem as sweet as can be, but don’t be fooled, they are tough!

Ranging in ages from 8 -17 years old, they are determined to skate fast and furious. If you know SDRD you might recognize some of the Cadettes’ names, like “Mini-Sweet Pain”and “Little More Pain”. But some other juniors have gone out on their own with names like “Glitter Bomb” and “Hot Wheelz”. No matter what their skate name, these kids are as cute as can be, and fun to watch. So if you or someone you know is a girl or boy from 8 to 17 years old who likes to rollerskate, is looking for some new friendships and good exercise, this is the team for you. The Cadettes train every Sunday at 12:30 at Skateworld at 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego. Practice is $5.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meet and Greet the Starlettes!

here are some of the awesome women you can meet!

Ever go to a derby match and wish you could sit down afterward for some pizza and beer with the girls?

Well now you can! On Thursday, January 27 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Joe's Pizza (5583 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA, a fine pizzeria, indeed) you can enjoy some good food and great company with the San Diego Starlettes! There might even be some of the men's league there as well (the 619ers) and some referees.

It's a $10 buffet and $2 beer night. San Diego Roller Derby is a non-profit organization. Bring your friends and family. 15% of all buffet proceeds will benefit San Diego Roller Derby. Rumor has it you can even wear your skates!

Monday, January 10, 2011

SDRD 2011: A New Year, A New Season, A New Twist

Thirsty for more roller derby? Well, your thirst is about to be quenched! We here at San Diego Roller Derby have a very exciting season ahead of us. In 2011 San Diego Roller Derby is bringing you a whole new season of hip checks, rock blocks and cute ladies on skates as well as a few new treats including Men's Roller Derby (yes, men!) and Junior Roller Derby!

SDRD's 2011 Season Opener is on February 5th, with the Starlettes taking on Tucson Roller Derby at Skateworld in Linda Vista. Doors open at 5:00pm. Tickets are available through any member of SDRD, at the door, or online. Click Here to buy tickets now!

Feed your derby addiction! For those of you that really can’t live without attending every SDRD game and event, we just added a Season Pass! By purchasing a Season Pass you will have easy access to all SDRD bouts and get to see all our teams in action. Click Here to buy your Season Pass now!

San Diego Roller Derby's 2011 Teams:

*Starlettes: Female Roller Derby (A team)

*Rockettes: Female Roller Derby (B team)

*619ers: Men's Roller Derby

*Cadettes: Girls and Boys Junior Roller Derby

SDRD has roller derby for everyone in 2011! If you or someone you know is interested in playing on any of these teams, come on down to Skateworld, and we will teach you everything you need to know! For those of you who would love to get involved in another way, we are also always looking for bossy people who are down to get trained to ref the fast-paced game of roller derby. For more information, email us at

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bout Schedule!

Here's the 2011 schedule for San Diego Roller Derby! Save all the dates, don't miss it, be there!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Men's Roller Derby

Men's Derby is back, and SDRD and Skateworld have got it! The first men only practice, led by Coach Brett Stang, went very well. The skaters presently have a lot of skill and the team looks strong and fast. They are ready and willing to learn the intricacies of derby skating. We are still looking for more skaters, as we need a good fifteen men to fill out a roster. So if you are tough and good on your skates, stop on by! We will train you and you'll have a blast!

Men can come to any practice (Mondays 6-8, Thursdays 6-8, and Sundays 11-12:30) to build skating and derby skills, but you will definitely want to make the special Men-Only extension of practice on Thursdays 8-9.

Practices are at Skateworld (6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego 92111) and cost $10 each. You will need skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards. All equipment is available to borrow or rent when you start out.

For more information, contact San Diego Roller Derby at (619) 630-9496.