SKATER OF THE MONTH

November - 2Nadi4U

What was that “one moment” when you knew playing derby was the right thing for you?

The second I knew it was a thing and available to ME. I got to watch it on TV as a kid, I was so fascinated by it. I grew up skating in my backyard and local rinks with friends but never in a team sport setting.

October - Technicole

What about derby caught your attention? When did you first start playing?

I was in a position in my life and I needed an outlet. My divorce was finalized and I really wanted to make some new friends. I had wanted to play roller derby since 2002, but couldn't afford it. So no time better than 2017.

September - Galgo

What’s something you’ve learned playing derby that has translated into another part of your life?

I think we live in a world that really wants us to hate our bodies and see ourselves as imperfect. I really struggle with my own body positivity. Derby has taught me that it doesn't matter what I look like or what anyone looks like -- we all have something helpful to offer. Every body can play this sport and that is REALLY amazing. Its wonderful how much more I appreciate my body as something that I can nourish and something that can help me grow instead of something I can hate and criticize.

August - Fizzical Contact

What’s something you’ve learned playing derby that has translated into another part of your life?

We all have something to offer the world. Resist the urge of judgment cause you might miss out on someone or something grand!

July - Jen Magic

What keeps you motivated to keep playing when things get tough?

Not so much, but I'm inspired by all of my teammates. There is so much talent and drive on this team that I find my self being inspired to try new things because of my teammates

June - Heiden Seek

What was that “one moment” when you knew playing derby was the right thing for you?

Immediately after my first scrimmage. I was so lost and unsure but everyone was so encouraging that I knew I was in good hands at VCDD. Not to mention, it was FREAKING EXHILARATING!

May - Jinkies

​What keeps you motivated to keep playing when things get tough?

Coffee? Lol. The joy of being on skates. Knowing there is always a new day tomorrow

April - Szul

What’s something you’ve learned playing derby that has translated into another part of your life?

I’ve learned in derby that your gonna fall and make mistakes, you just have to get up and keep going. Just like in life, there will always be setbacks but as long as you don’t give up the sun will rise again.

March - Fatal Traction

What keeps you motivated to keep playing when things get tough?

It's easy to stay motivated to continue to play derby when things get tough because derby is the place I can forget my worries and just skate it out.

February - Poppy Panik

What keeps you motivated to keep playing when things get tough? 

My team. We worked hard together, so we will either succeed together or we will take the loss together. 

January - Sunshine

My favorite part about skating with VCDD is that we’re like a big family and everyone is there for everyone.