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. The next Derby 101: Sunday January 25th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at the Blood and Thunderdome! 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.
2015 Schedule & Tickets
Get ready for the 9th season of roller derby in Music City!Read more
We're excited to announce our upcoming 2015 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 2015 home dates and locations are:
February 7, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
February 21, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
March 28, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Southern Illinois & TBD
May 30, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Columbia Quad Squad
June 13, 2015
June 20, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Red River Sirens & TBD
July 18, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Ohio Roller Girls
August 1, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs TBD
Saturday, January 17th
This past Saturday the Nashville Rollergirls traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to take on the Naptown Rollergirls in their first doubleheader of 2015. The Music City All Stars took on the Naptown Tornado Sirens and the Music City Brawl Stars took on the Naptown Warning Belles. Read more
These two teams have some history as 8 years ago the Naptown Rollergirls were the very first WFTDA sanctioned game that the Nashville Rollergirls ever played. While many skaters have come and gone from both teams since 2007, it was still an exciting and anticipated re-match.
The Music City All Stars’ game was up first and Nashville started out strong with several lead jams in a row. However, a power jam and a lead change in Naptown’s favor put them in the lead where they stayed for the remainder of the game.
Nashville’s defensive walls were as strong as ever and many times were able to successfully hold back Naptown’s best jammers for long periods of time.
The game ended on a Naptown powerjam. Music City All Stars 90, Naptown Tornado Sirens 157.
The Naptown Tornado Sirens awarded MVP Jammer to Chelsea Dagger, the top scorer for the Music City All Stars in this game, and MVP blocker to Lady Fury. While there’s no doubt that Lady Fury was a strong defensive force for the All Stars in this game, she also jammed quite a few times with much success.
Your Music City Brawl Stars were up next to take on Naptown’s Warning Belles. The Warning Belles started out strong putting up a 15-0 run over the Brawl Stars. A 15 point power jam by Acute Angel, however, put Nashville’s Brawl Stars in the lead where they stayed for the remainder of the game.
Like the All Stars, the Brawl Stars fielded some tough defense and strong walls. At various points in the game, the Brawl Star defensive players were able to hold Naptown’s jammers for multiple laps while the Nashville jammer continued to score points.
The game ended in favor of the Music City Brawl Stars with a score of 203-95. Naptown awarded MVP jammer to Cruella Lavelle and MVP blocker to Sugar Magmaulia.
The Nashville Rollergirls are hosting their third annual SCRIMMAGE-A-THON! With so many teams growing in and around Tennessee, we thought it would be great to have the opportunity to bring everyone together for a day of fun and intense skating.Read more
This will be a full day of co-ed scrimmages coached by NRG All Stars and Coaches. Admission to the scrimmage-a-thon also includes free admission to our double header that same night as well as some free NRG swag! This year, there will be a Star Wars theme, and prizes will be awarded for best boutfit. Participants also have the option of purchasing lunch that will be provided on site.
Registration is now open! Sign up now at http://www.nashvilerollergirls.com/scrimmages.
January Rollergirls of the MonthRead more
Enpsychopedia: Where are you originally from?
Zip Drive: Nashville, TN.
Lil' Red Right Hook: Everywhere... But I have spent most of my life in Hawaii.
ep: How did you first get involved in roller derby?
Zip: After college, I worked two jobs and I was still bored. I found myself in need of a life challenge and motivation to live a healthier lifestyle. My mom suggested roller derby.
Red: I watched the movie, "Whip It" one night with my hubby and told that I wished Hawaii had something like this. The next day, I received an e-mail from Pacific Roller Derby recruitment. It turns out my husband secretly e-mailed them for me and the rest is history.
ep: What is your pre-derby sports/skating background?
Zip: I was never much of an athlete but I did competitive figure skating for 4 years. Skating did not come easily to me but I practiced nearly every day.
Red: I actually have no consecutive sports experience.
ep: How did you pick your derby name?
Zip: I told someone I was considering Zip Drive and then everyone instantly started calling me Zip, Zippy, Zipper, Zippity-do-dah, etc.
Red: One of my oldest and dearest friends suggested it after I almost knocked someone out when I was learning how to do crossovers.
ep: What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?
Zip: Coping with the constant desire to improve. Even when I am not on my skates, I am daydreaming about what I can do to get better. I have to frequently remind myself to enjoy each step of the journey.
Red: Time management! I want to do it all and still have time for everything else I want to do.
ep: How has your involvement in roller derby affected the way you live the rest of your life?
Zip: It has changed me into a believer of silly things like second chances, hard work, courage and intrepidity.
Red: I use to avoid things that did not come naturally to me. Since I have found derby, I have started to accept more challenges instead of avoiding them.
ep: How do you find a balance between your derby life and your “real” life?
Zip: I used to find this challenging until someone very wise told me that sometimes "real" life is really just going to the gym with my teammates. I found some peace in that and it has allowed me to enjoy all aspects of "real" life and know when to take a break.
Red: I have to plan everything out! When I go to anything derby related I need to make sure that my family is taken care of.
ep: Do you have a pre-bout ritual?
Zip: The morning of a bout, I drink tea and eat breakfast. When I finally get on my skates, I like to listen to the playlist that I listened to during the first few months that roller derby stole my heart. It reminds me why I am there and everything I have done to get there.
Red: I love listening to my Rock playlist and getting all amped up.
ep: What things do you do outside of practice to stay healthy?
Zip: I go to the gym and do strength training a few times a week. I take a spin class once a week. I drink a lot of green tea and eat a lot of protein and take my vitamins. I did a lot of physical therapy over the last year and I go to acupuncture at least once a week. I have learned it is important to do the little things that allow me to recharge, like occasionally going out for ice cream or spending a couple hours in a coffee shop with my sketchbook.
Red: I have a toddler so he usually keeps me pretty active doing all the things that we can do. I also love lifting weights with a buddy!
ep: What advice do you have for girls who want to join roller derby?
Zip: Do it. You don't have to know how to roller skate or be really strong or look a certain way or be a certain age or know all the rules. Come as you are and be willing to work hard and be nice to people and that is enough. Oh, and buy some good knee pads!
Red: Do it and prepare to work hard and play harder!