August - Fizzical Contact

Derby Name: Fizzical Contact “Fizz”

Derby Number: 88

When did you start skating: 2018

Favorite Skate Brand:  Jury’s still out.

SKATER INTERVIEW

An Interview with…FIZZICAL CONTACT

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

I’ve always been pretty active in one way or another. Just before my daughter was heading off to college I figured I needed to hop into my next physical adventure. Out of nowhere an ad for derby showed up on my FB feed so I thought “why not?”

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

My first practice out of Fresh Meat I was skating with the vets and out of nowhere I face plant! Busted lips, swollen cheek, all that good stuff. But I didn’t die! The level of bada$$ery I felt, I knew this was my jam! (No pun intended).

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!

Do you have a favorite & a least favorite position? Can you elaborate?

I go where they tell me. And for that moment, that’s my favorite position.

What do you do to get ready for a bout?

Yoga, shower, watch classic derby championship games, then listen to my pre-bout 90’s rap playlist to pump me up!!!

What advice would you give to someone thinking about playing derby?

Ever wanna know what it feels like to be a super hero? Try derby!

Finish this sentence: When I’m not playing derby, I am _____.

Chilling with my mini or teaching or practicing yoga.

Do you have a derby mentor?

I bite a little bit of everyone’s style. So yeah, I’m mentored by my team.

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

I refuse to let my mini see me quit.

What’s your favorite part of skating with VCDD?

They make me a better skater!

Any last bit of advice you'd like to give people??

No one ever did anything grandiose just by thinking about it! If you’re thinking of trying derby, but you’re a little bit scared, do it scared. At least you did it!