A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

In part one of our blog to look at the history of Roller Derby we concluded with the rise in popularity of women’s Roller Derby and how the modern sport is growing in popularity across the United States. Today’s Roller Derby attracts all types of people but it has fashioned its own style and identity.
Roller Derby Style
Roller Derby today has its own distinct style and individual teams create their own […]

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A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

Believe it or not the fast sport of Roller Derby can be traced as far back as 1884, and for those who have never heard of Roller Derby it is basically a roller skating endurance race. During almost the entire Twentieth Century roller skating swept across America, and large events at places like Chicago’s Broadway Armory and Madison Square Garden were common place.
Transcontinental Roller Derby
The 1930’s was the era for […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

The concluding part of our blog on the different sports that can be used wearing roller skates continues with Roller Derby. We have already seen that many great sports that are normally played on ice are also great sports for enjoying on roller skates. We commence part three with a team game where players compete on an oval track. This particular game was featured in the well-known Hollywood movie of […]

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