Hot Wheels: Roller Derby in the Beehive State

Hot Wheels: Roller Derby in the Beehive State
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Along the Wasatch Front, Women’s flat track roller derby is beginning to coalesce into a sizably enthusiastic culture of punk and metal loving babes who find an outlet in taking names and kicking ass.  … read more

Hellskate: A Roller Derby Horror Film

Hellskate: A Roller Derby Horror Film
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Hellskate is Sahna Foley’s latest brainchild: a roller derby horror film. As SLUG’s derby correspondent, I don’t think you can imagine my excitement for this. I sat down to talk with Foley about Hellskate, what she hopes will come from the fundraiser, and her thoughts on derby and life in general. … read more

Derby Bout Recap: Rollin’ Rebellion Beats the Daughters of Anarchy @ The Hive 06.21

Derby Bout Recap: Rollin’ Rebellion Beats the Daughters of Anarchy...
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On Saturday, June 21, skaters clad in black or purple rolled up on the Hive’s track for what would surely be an exciting bout between two teams of Utah County’s Happy Valley Derby Darlins (HVDD). The Daughters of Anarchy are known as “the lawless ladies of HVDD” while the Rollin’ Rebellion skaters are famous for “wreaking havoc on the track.” Sound like a good slice of roller derby? You can bet your skates on it. … read more

JCRD Military Appreciation Double Header 07.09

JCRD Military Appreciation Double Header 07.09
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The rough, almost hour-long drive to Ogden, which is currently riddled with construction, isn’t the greatest trip to make, especially in the blazing heat we get during the summer here in Utah (add in the nonexistent A/C in my car and you have a recipe for disaster). But the ladies of Junction City Roller Dolls promised a night of double header derby action, which made the trip much more bearable. … read more

Show Me Those Spirit Fingers: JCRD Hosts ‘Spirit Night’ Double Header 09.26

Show Me Those Spirit Fingers: JCRD Hosts ‘Spirit Night’ Double...
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Junction City Roller Dolls, Ogden’s resident derby league, hosted a rather exciting night of their notorious double-header derby action. The first bout set JCRD’s Trainwrecks against the very far-from-home Calgary Roller Derby Association All-Stars. The second bout was to be JCRD’s LOCO-Motives against Boise’s Treasure Valley Roller Girls River Rollers. … read more

Junction City Trainwrecks vs Sacred City Sacrificers 02.28

Junction City Trainwrecks vs Sacred City Sacrificers 02.28
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Ogden’s Junction City Roller Dolls kicked off their season opener with an all weekend multi-bout, held at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden. Junction City Roller Dolls welcomed several teams to their home turf.  … read more

Happy Valley Derby Darlins – Season Opener

Happy Valley Derby Darlins – Season Opener
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Approximately 40 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City is Utah County, home to the Happy Valley Derby Darlins (HVDD). HVDD is a WFTDA Member League with one travel team, the Molly Morbids, and three home teams: Daughters of Anarchy, Rollin Rebellion, and Sirens of Steel.  … read more

Red Rockettes: Black Hearts vs. Cherry Bombs

Red Rockettes: Black Hearts vs. Cherry Bombs
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The Red Rockettes are Utah’s only strictly recreational roller derby league. Being around roller derby in Salt Lake City, I have heard different questions and statements about this group of skaters. Some spectators think they’re just your average recreational team.  … read more

SLC Roller Derby Transforms: WRD Shakeups

SLC Roller Derby Transforms: WRD Shakeups
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Shouting and whistles echo through the warehouse, christening the “Derby Depot.” I walk by the oval-shaped track where nearly two dozen skaters practice to the rhythm of blasting music. … read more