Skater of the Month

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We’re proud to announce our skater of the month for March is…. Curl Up or Dye (AKA Curly)!!! Here are some excellent facts about our tot mama:

Derby names are pretty important to the derby community. How did you come up with your derby name and number?
When I’m not playing derby I work in a salon as a hairstylist. I wanted to incorporate my work life with my derby persona.

How did you get started in playing for Diamond State Roller Derby?

Roller Derby was an item on my 30 before 30 list, 30 things to try or accomplish in life before 30. I attended a bout and saw information about joining and haven’t looked back since.

You’re on of DSRD’s Tot Coaches. What’s it like training and teaching our new group of skaters?
Amazing, intense, awesome. Derby is a full contact sport on wheels, so safety is very important. Teaching the basic skills like stops, stance, and falls are for the safety of the skater and the skaters around them.

What is your favorite thing about this sport and why?
The friends that have become family.

What is one of your goals for the 2017 season?

I have too many goals to just list one. So here are 2.
1. Watch my tots grow into bad ass derby skaters.
2. Improve my skills and endurance to possibly POSSIBLY become a back up back up jammer.

Any advice for people who might be considering trying out derby, or any last thoughts to share with our fans?

Do it. The derby community is the most amazing and accepting community I’ve ever been around.