Thursday, April 15, 2010
Hello world. This is Short Temper reporting to you on behalf of the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby (HoTRD) league. The league was formed in September 2008 and we are in the midst of our second bout season. We are a real, skater-owned and operated roller derby team - unlike the roller derby you may have seen on TV in the 1970s, this is the real thing. The team is comprised of women from all over the Capital Region, including Troy, Albany, and Saratoga Springs. By day (and night) outside of the league we are students, nurses, state workers, mothers, and artists. I have been skating with the Hellions since September 2009. My love affair with derby started in 2008 after attending several Albany All Stars bouts at the Washington Avenue Armory. When a friend told me she was skating with the Hellions, I worked up the courage to attend a recruitment night and have been skating at least twice a week ever since. This blog will chronicle my adventures in roller derby, from bragging about bruises received at practice to attending local (and beyond) roller derby events. I have not been involved in a team sport since youth soccer in elementary school. My skating experience prior to derby was attending a few birthday parties at Guptills. Hello blogging world, what have I gotten myself into?
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