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June - Hail Skatan

Derby Name: Hail Skatan

Derby Number: 666

When did you start skating: 1/1/2010

Favorite Skate Brand:  triple 8


An Interview with…Hail Skatan

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

my mom played roller derby when I was six and I was so infatuated I begged my parents to let me play

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

I fell in love with the sport instantly and quickly picked up on it

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

having awareness and working as a team

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

years ago I wasn’t a fan of blocking and always jammed, but now I love taking on every position

What do you do to get ready for a bout?

stress myself out, don’t eat, and hope I don’t die

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

my advice is DO IT! roller derby builds character and helps you break out of your she’ll no matter what. everyone is accepting and loving .

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

thinking about derby

Do you have a derby mentor?

shilow castro

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

I know that my teammates will always be there to cheer me up & motivate me to keep pushing

What’s your favorite part of skating with VCDD?

seeing everyone’s beautiful faces and then watching them kick major a$$

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

every chance not taken is a loss, so take every chance even if you fail, get back up and try again !

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