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New Season, New Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: publicrelations@redstickrollerderby.com February 21, 2014 Red Stick Roller Derby kicks off sixth season with new logo! Red Stick Roller Derby (“RSRD”), Baton Rouge’s premier Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association league, is excited to start the 2014 season with a brand new look. The new logo will debut this weekend when the RSRD All Stars hit the road to take on Memphis Roller Derby. You can also catch RSRD rolling closer to home this Saturday in the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale parade. Get ready for RSRD’s most exciting, action-filled season so far, including bouts against competitive teams … Continue reading

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Roller Derby: A Sport For Everyone

Roller Derby. It sounds interesting. It is interesting. But is it for you? The answer is simple: Of course it is. Roller derby is for everyone. Roller derby is incredibly unique because it does not require you to be the “right” type of person for the sport. Roller derby does not care about your age, your race, your sexual orientation, your body type, your education, or your profession. Roller derby only cares that you show up with the right attitude and the drive and determination to learn, improve, and grow. Currently, the youngest skater in our league is 19 and … Continue reading

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August’s Referee of the Month: Just David!

Name: Just David What’s the story behind your name? Nicknames are terms of endearment. Mine was given to me and I wear it proudly. What positions do you play? I am a referee. What is your favorite thing about derby? I enjoy the friendly community between everybody. It’s kind of like a family. What first attracted you to the sport? I am friends with Jewels Burn. One day she asked me to be a NSO (Non-Skating Official) at one of the bouts because they were short on volunteers. One game turned into two, and two to three. At the after … Continue reading

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August’s Capital Defender of the Month: Lap Lacian!

Name:  Lap Lacian Number:  985 What’s the story behind your name? My boss used to call me “Laplacian” because I was from LaPlace. When brainstorming for a derby name, I mentioned it to a fellow skater in a conversation and she suggested I use it as my derby name. My number “985” is the area code of my hometown. What position do you play? I usually block, but I have been jamming a lot lately. What is your favorite thing about derby? Probably that there is so much to learn. I’ve always enjoyed a challenge, and the challenges seem never-ending … Continue reading

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July’s All-Star of the Month: Captain Twitch!

Name:  Captain Twitch Number:  J18 What’s the story behind your name and number? My name and the J in my number is the combination of nicknames from three of the most important people that were in my life so why not play in memory of them and let them continue to be a part of what I love. My number 18 is the number I’ve had all my life playing sports and is my favorite. What positions do you play? I am a blocker. What is your favorite thing about derby? I love how it is constantly evolving and is … Continue reading

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