Your chance to join the ranks of Indy’s own roller derby superstars, the Tornado Sirens, Warning Belles and Third Alarm, will be here before you can blink an eye. Until then, the ladies of NRG want you to prepare for battle!
So do you think you have what it takes to be a Naptown Roller Girl?
Then lace up your skates and get rollin’!
Before the workshops get started, you will need to purchase your own gear. This includes quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard, and most importantly, a helmet. It is a good idea to get these items early and practice skating in them. They can be purchased at some local sports stores or skate shops in the area, such as Vital Skates in Fountain Square. You can also purchase items from online retailers such as www.SinCitySkates.com. Both have Rookie deals or packages that are all inclusive and may save you some money.
What else can you do to get ready?
1. START SKATING NOW! There are lots of rinks in the area such as Wheels of Wonder, Skateland, Southland Skate Center, Roller Cave, and Franklin Skate Club. Check online for times and locations of open-skates near you.
2. GET IN SHAPE. Being a roller girls is a serious athletic commitment. You should start eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and exercising regularly. Start taking care of your body and don’t be afraid to talk to a fitness or health professional about what is right for you.
3. LEARN THE RULES and SKILL REQUIREMENTS. NRG is currently a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The current set of WFTDA rules along with information on the minimum set of skill requirements needed can be found on the WFTDA website at http://wftda.com/rules.html.
4. KEEP INFORMED. Keep checking our website to stay up to date on important NRG events.
Please have all of your gear (skates, pads, mouthguards) before you come to skate! No Gear—No Skate!!
Workshops are $20 cash only and you will need to bring your own skates and safety equipment. You should wear comfortable workout-style clothes and bring lots of water. You will also need to bring tennis shoes for off-skate activities.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions or to RSVP via email prior to June 12, 2013.
Workshops Dates: June 16, 23, 30, and July 7 from 3:30-5:30 @ The Naptown Warehouse.
Tryouts: Sunday, July 14 starting at 2 pm @ the Naptown Warehouse.
You do not have to tryout if you do the workshops and you do not have to do the workshops to try out (but we do strongly recommend it).
::PHOTO CREDIT: Marc Lebryk::
June 16th, 2013 - The Third Alarm vs. The Cornfed Derby Dames (Muncie, IN). [tix]
July 20th, 2013 - The Third Alarm vs. The Roller Girls of Central KY (Lexington, KY). [tix]
July 20th, 2013 - The Tornado Sirens vs. The Charm City Roller Girls (Baltimore, MD). [info]
Your chance to join the ranks of Indy’s own roller derby superstars, the Tornado Sirens, Warning Belles and Third Alarm, will be here before you can blink an eye.…Naptown 500 at The Convention Center May 18th!
…Illustration byHoosier Hostility – April 27th at Indiana State Fairgrounds
…Illustration by Joe Cerniglia
Anyone who has ever spent time in the Midwest is familiar with the term “Hoosier Hospitality.” However, on April 27th, we will be opting for something slightly more aggressive!