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  • We Made it to Playoffs!

    2014 WFTDA Playoffs!

    We made it to playoffs! Come cheer us on in Evansville, IN Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.

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    Nashville's game against Houston starts the tournament off at 10 am on Friday 9/19. Nashville faced off against Houston during playoffs last year in Asheville, NC and came away with a loss. We are working hard to make this year's match up a win and cheering fans are a vital ingredient to making us skate harder! Keep an eye on WFTDA's site for hotel and ticket details. If you can't make it in person, be sure to watch us on WFTDA.tv. For the love of flat track. Be there!

  • 2014 Season Tickets

    2014 Schedule & Tickets

    Get ready for the 8th season of roller derby in Music City!

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    Thank You!

    We're excited to announce our upcoming 2014 home season, which will consist of TWO doubleheader preseason games at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena followed by FIVE doubleheader regular season games at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Season tickets and VIP season tickets are now available at http://nashvillerollergirls.com/tickets/#season.

    Nashville Rollergirls 2014 home dates and locations are:

    February 1, 2014 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
    March 29 2014 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
    April 19, 2014- Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
    May 17, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
    June 21, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
    July 26, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
    August 9, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium

  • 2014 WFTDA Tournaments

    Nashville To Host 2014 WFTDA Championships

    In partnership with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, Nashville Rollergirls announced today that they will host the 2014 WFTDA Championships October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The 2014 WFTDA Championships are the final of seven women’s roller derby tournaments being held in the United States and Canada in 2014. Read more

    The WFTDA Division 1 and Division 2 Playoffs and Championships bring together the most talented women’s roller derby teams and athletes in the world to compete for the sport’s top honor – a WFTDA Championship.

    Athletes, officials, support staff and fans will come from all over the world to be a part of the premiere roller derby events of the year. Each Playoff tournament will include 10 teams. Championships will include the 12 Division 1 teams and four Division 2 teams that advance from their respective Playoffs.

    The 2014 tournament dates and locations are:

    Division 2 – Aug. 15-17 – Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Hosted by Harbor City Roller Dames.
    Division 2 – Aug. 22-24 – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Hosted by Tri-City Roller Girls.
    Division 1 – Sept. 5-7 – Sacramento, California, USA. Hosted by Sacred City Derby Girls.
    Update: "Division 1 – Sept. 12-14 – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Hosted by No Coast Derby Girls.
    Division 1 – Sept. 19-21 – Evansville, Indiana, USA. Hosted by Demolition City Roller Derby.
    Update: Division 1 – Sept. 26-28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Hosted by Wasatch Roller Derby.
    Division 1 – Oct. 3-5 – Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Hosted by Chemical Valley Rollergirls.
    Championships – Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 – Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hosted by Nashville Rollergirls.

  • State Fair Game!

    Sunday, September 14th

    September 14th:
    Game 1 - 5:30 pm
    Graceland
    Dollywood

    If you're headed to the fair and ready for some derby fun, come see the Nashville Rollergirls take the track at the Tennessee State Fair on September 14th. Read more

    Team Dollywood will battle it out against Team Graceland - whose side are you on?

    Purchasing a ticket to this game includes admission to the state fair.
    Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
    Game starts at 5:30 p.m.

    TICKET PRICES
    General admission - $10
    Military - $7
    Children (ages 7 - 12) - $7
    Kids (0 - 6) - Home Free

    Stop by one of our ticket vendors - Asphalt Beach Skateshop, Ben & Jerry's Vandy, Fleet Street Pub, All Season Gardening and Brewing Supply - to get an advanced ticket.

  • Jigglewatts & Hippy-Ki-Yay.

    August Rollergirls of the Month

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    August





    Nikki Slix: Where are you originally from?

    Jigglewatts

    Jigglewatts: Memphis, TN

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: I was born in the house that my parents built out in the sticks in Arkansas, and have lived in 5 other states since then.


    ns: How did you first get involved in roller derby?

    Jigglewatts: When I moved to Nashville and knew no one I found a meetup group for Rec League online and decided to try it out. There was a group of girls already training to join NRG, and even though I was entirely new to skating and had never been to a bout I decided to train for the next skills test.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: It was totally random. I was hired to produce a short film for Nathan Fisher shortly after moving to Nashville. As I got to know him, I learned that he was also known as Dr. Gonzo, NRG's original announcer. He told me tales of Hildabeast and Lady Fury, and I just had to check it out. I went to my first bout on May 1st 2010, and joined a week later.


    ns: What is your pre-derby sports/skating background?

    Jigglewatts: Growing up I was particularly bad at sports. I played one season of intramural softball in college. When I joined NRG, I was just getting to the point of running a 5k for the first time.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: I started gymnastics when I was 5 or 6 and continued on and off until I was 18. I also started skating at 5 or 6 and spent pretty much every weekend at our local skating rink.


    ns: How did you pick your derby name?

    Hippy-Ki-Yay

    Jigglewatts: My boyfriend and I were brainstorming one night while watching Back to the Future. He threw "Jigglewatts" into the mix and it got such positive reviews I decided to keep it.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: It's funny because now I come up with awesome derby names all the time. Evil and I are constantly joking about changing our names. But when you're new, it's nearly impossible! I asked all my friends for ideas, and finally settled on Hippy Longstalking. After a few months I just wasn't feeling it, so I started asking for new ideas. I wanted to keep Hippy because it is sort of an homage to my parents and my upbringing, but I thought it would be cool to have something film-related too. A filmmaker pal of mine came up with Hippy-Ki-Yay, based on one of the most famous movie quotes of all time.


    ns: What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?

    Jigglewatts: The hardest part of being a Rollergirl is realizing that you can't do everything. It's been particularly difficult for me to balance my job and roller derby, and it breaks my heart to be unable to do some things with the league because my real life interferes.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: Remembering why you do this, and keeping it in mind during the tough times. We aren't required to be there. Nobody is paying us, we aren't under contract. Sometimes I feel beat up, dejected, disappointed, tired, or burnt out. Sometimes I struggle to get through practice and keep looking at the clock. Those are the times that I remind myself that it's my choice to be there. I'm choosing to put myself through this, so there must be a very good reason. Trying to get back in touch with that reason is what keeps me going after four seasons.


    ns: How has your involvement in roller derby affected the way you live the rest of your life?

    Jigglewatts: It has made everything so much more manageable. I am a stronger person because of derby. No matter what happens in my life or how out of my control everything else might feel, there is a place I can go and feel strong, focused, and part of a team.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: Because I've moved around so much throughout my entire adult life, I've never really been part of a community. That is the single most impactful part of derby for me. I have expectations of the community, and they have expectations of me. I'm a part of something bigger than myself, and I always have to take into account how my choices will affect my participation in the community.


    ns: How do you find a balance between your derby life and your “real” life?

    Jigglewatts by Daniel Whitaker.

    Jigglewatts: I decide never to sleep.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: If at all possible, derby comes first. I will do anything I can to make other areas of my life fit around derby. It doesn't always work out, but I've never had to miss a bout because of real life stuff.


    ns: Do you have a pre-bout ritual?

    Jigglewatts: I have goals that I put on my mirror a couple of days before the bout. I try to focus on those goals and drown out everything else before the bout starts.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: I eat like it's my job! Ha ha. But seriously, I am extra conscious about how I fuel my body the day before and the day of bouts. It is even more difficult and important during multi-bout weekends and tournaments. Non-stop eating! I also listen to the Arctic Monkeys while I'm getting ready. And somehow I have managed to sit in the exact same seat in the locker room for every bout I've skated in, right next to Stella Live. That has admittedly become part of my routine as well.


    ns: What things do you do outside of practice to stay healthy?

    Hippy-Ki-Yay by Derek Oxford.

    Jigglewatts: I lift twice a week and do yoga.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: I'm pretty obsessed with food. Putting good clean unprocessed food into your body goes a long way toward keeping you mentally and physically prepared not just for derby but for life in general. I also garden a lot and I participate in the off skates workouts prescribed by our trainers.


    ns: What advice do you have for girls who want to join roller derby?

    Jigglewatts: Join and do the work. The only difference between being a Rollergirl and not being a Rollergirl is hard work.

    Hippy-Ki-Yay: It will never be easy. As long as you accept that now, you'll be all right. Yes, you'll become a better skater, have successes on the track, develop a thicker skin, and figure out how to handle the tough times. But it will always be hard. If you think "If I can just survive fresh meat I'll be ok" or "Once I make the charter it'll be great", you will be disappointed. The grass is NOT greener on the other side. Each phase of your derby journey has physical, mental, and emotional challenges that will take you right to your breaking point. But each phase also has rewards that will make you utterly forget that you almost broke (or did break) the week before.


State Fair Game!

Sunday, September 14th

September 14th:
Game 1 - 5:30 pm
Graceland
Dollywood

If you're headed to the fair and ready for some derby fun, come see the Nashville Rollergirls take the track at the Tennessee State Fair on September 14th. Read more

Team Dollywood will battle it out against Team Graceland - whose side are you on?

Purchasing a ticket to this game includes admission to the state fair.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Game starts at 5:30 p.m.

TICKET PRICES
General admission - $10
Military - $7
Children (ages 7 - 12) - $7
Kids (0 - 6) - Home Free

Stop by one of our ticket vendors - Asphalt Beach Skateshop, Ben & Jerry's Vandy, Fleet Street Pub, All Season Gardening and Brewing Supply - to get an advanced ticket.

We Made it to Playoffs!

2014 WFTDA Playoffs!

We made it to playoffs! Come cheer us on in Evansville, IN Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.

Read more

Nashville's game against Houston starts the tournament off at 10 am on Friday 9/19. Nashville faced off against Houston during playoffs last year in Asheville, NC and came away with a loss. We are working hard to make this year's match up a win and cheering fans are a vital ingredient to making us skate harder! Keep an eye on WFTDA's site for hotel and ticket details. If you can't make it in person, be sure to watch us on WFTDA.tv. For the love of flat track. Be there!

2014 Season Tickets

2014 Schedule & Tickets

Get ready for the 8th season of roller derby in Music City!

Read more
Thank You!

We're excited to announce our upcoming 2014 home season, which will consist of TWO doubleheader preseason games at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena followed by FIVE doubleheader regular season games at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Season tickets and VIP season tickets are now available at http://nashvillerollergirls.com/tickets/#season.

Nashville Rollergirls 2014 home dates and locations are:

February 1, 2014 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
March 29 2014 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
April 19, 2014- Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
May 17, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
June 21, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
July 26, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium
August 9, 2014 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium

NRG wants YOU!

Join Us!

Think you've got what it takes to be a Nashville Rollergirl? We offer Derby 101 workshops and training clinics throughout the year and tryouts are held every few months. Next Derby 101: TBD! Ready to see if you've got what it takes?

Click here for more information

Are you female? Extremely dedicated? Can you skate? Are you up for a challenge? This is not a sport for the casual skater. We are looking for women who want to dedicate themselves and their bodies to a fast-paced, high-impact, mentally challenging sport. Is this you? If so, please read on to find out who we are and how we roll.

NRG Wants YOU!

Check out the Recruitment FAQ for more information about the next official tryouts. Those who pass are welcome to join the Nashville Rollergirls and skate with us.

If you can't make it out, please don't fret. Contact membership@nashvillerollergirls.com to speak with a member of recruitment about what you can do to be a Nashville Rollergirl. We have ongoing development training that you can qualify to join.

Looking forward to knocking you around soon!

If you just can't wait to get involved with NRG, we still need referees and volunteers! Check out the our Contact page for details. This is a great way to see what we're all about and get your skate in the door.