Look at these girls! Being all awesome and on the news and stuff!(News link directly below)
Chippewa Valley Roller Girls wipe out stereotypes (w/video): There’s a rumor floating around that the women who skate for the Chippewa Valley roller derby team are gruff and menacing, with bulging muscles and a bad case of ’roid rage.”
I love CVRG. I had the privilege of bench coaching them for a few games and they’re a hard working group of skaters! I’m also a big fan of the derby “scene” in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It feels like there’s a mixer or small tournament every weekend, always a bout to go to, open practices to attend.. just so much derby all over the place! And so many leagues! If you’re wanting to be a derby girl up north you are very, very lucky! (Except for the whole getting to practice in the winter thing. I don’t know how you people do it!)
Bonus Fun Fact: Neil Gaiman’s very first roller derby bout was a CVRG bout!
So glad to see them getting some press and I hope they continue to get noticed by their local community!