Sunday, October 06, 2013
so we recently discovered that a new(ish) neighbor is an amesome roller derby mama (to the sweetest 4 and almost 1 year olds). suffering an injury, she hasn't been skating this summer, but helping out as a "track monkey". and invited us to come out to a bout, and check it out.
how could we resist? the girls were super into it.
the san fernando valley roller derby league was founded by a past-member of the infamous derby dolls. there is also a junior league (the gnarlies) which both girl were instantly interested in! we will be checking out a practice soon. the bouts (we took in saturday night's double-header: the SFV Like OMG's vs. The Bakersfield Diamond Divas and the SFV Wipeouts vs. Ventura County Hellion Wheels) were surprisingly organized and professional. well refereed and with announcers too. (I frankly didn't know what do expect!) and they are proudly family-friendly. (kids 10 and under free - and the littles were excited to meet the mascot "Skully"!)
we got pretty into it. everybody had their favorite "jammer" (Atomic, Fearless Bueller, 1-800-Tokyo-Takout, Tiggz...)
it was pretty awesome. and a fantastic way to spend a saturday night. watching awe-inspiring women battle it out on rollerskates under the stars, in the sfv!