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  • Preseason Game 2!

    Saturday, February 21st

    On Saturday, February 21st, Hogwarts came to Nashville when the skaters of the Nashville Rollergirls were divided into the four Hogwarts houses to compete in a fun filled mini-tournament! The Tennessee State Fairgrounds was packed with fans who were there cheering on their favorite Hogwarts house. Read more

    The night started with all of the skaters being called to the middle of the track so that the sorting hat could sort them into one of the four Hogwarts houses: Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor. Immediately after, the first game of the tournament started with Slytherin taking on Hufflepuff. But this was not your average derby! Fans were able to cast spells on the skaters to affect gameplay. The first few jams of the night saw several of the Acio Jammer spells cast which dictated which skater had to jam. The Everte Statum spell was also a fan favorite which forced certain skaters to skate backwards the whole jam!

    Although it was a close game, Slytherin came out on top and moved on to the championship game while Hufflepuff moved on to play for the shot at 3rd place.

    In the next game of the night, Gryffindor faced off against Ravenclaw. An abundance of spells were cast in this game including the Imperio spell on Honey Dukes which turned her into a double agent for the other team. Because there are no real rules about what you can and can’t do to your own jammer, this spell resulted in her giving her jammer a big hug, holding her back from being able to escape the pack.

    In the end, Ravenclaw defeated Gryffindor and moved on to the championship game against Slytherin!

    Next up, in a fight for 3rd place, Hufflepuff took on Gryffindor. This game too saw many spells being cast on the players including one particular jam where the Everte Statum spell was cast on BOTH teams at the same time. This resulted in a full 2 minute jam where every single skater on the track had to skate backwards. Nothing like this has been seen in roller derby before! In a very close bout, Gryffindor pulled out the win putting them in 3rd place for the tournament.

    Hufflepuff did not go home empty handed, however! Largely in part to their very loud cheering section, Hufflepuff took home the Hogwarts House Cup for the night.

    In the championship game, Slytherin faced off against Ravenclaw. Much like the others, this bout saw no shortage of spells being cast on the skaters from the two teams.Various spells forced certain skaters to jam while others were frozen in place for various periods of time. Slytherin pulled out the win over Ravenclaw putting them in first place for the tournament!

    Thank you to all of our wonderful fans for coming out to cheer on your favorite Hogwarts Houses, casting spells, and dressing up. We had a great time and hope to see you at our first regular game of the home season at Municipal Auditorium on March 28th!

  • 2015 Season Tickets

    2015 Season Tickets

    Admission to all 5 doubleheader regular season games in 2015
    Admission to 2 preseason games in 2015
    VIP table check-in on game day (skip the line!)
    Season ticketholder lanyard and laminate
    Exclusive 2015 season ticketholder t-shirt and other swag

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    Get ready for the 9th season of roller derby in Music City!

    We're excited to announce that 2015 Season Tickets are on sale NOW!!

    Season Tickets Include:
    Admission to all 5 doubleheader regular season games in 2015 (2015 schedule HERE)
    Admission to 2 preseason games in 2015
    VIP table check-in on game day (skip the line!)
    Season ticketholder lanyard and laminate
    Exclusive 2015 season ticketholder t-shirt and other swag

    To purchase 2015 season tickets visit NashvilleRollergirls.com/tickets#season

  • Stella Live and Nikki Slixx.

    March Rollergirls of the Month

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    March





    Enpsychopedia: Where are you originally from?

    Nikki Slixx by Derby with Recess.

    Stella Live: Nashville, TN baby!

    Nikki Slixx: Kansas City, KS


    ep: How did you first get involved in roller derby?

    Stella: When I first started dating my now-husband, he frequently EMT'd the bouts. On one of our first dates he brought me to a game (Nashville vs. Ohio I think) and I was pretty instantly hooked. I went to the very next 101!

    Nikki: I went to a bout during the 2013 season and fell in love. I didn't think I would ever be able to play on the team, but wanted to get involved in Rec League. It wasn't long before I got derby-fever and was itching for actual bout experience. I joined the team in April 2014 and am coming up on 1 year with the league!


    ep: What is your pre-derby sports/skating background?

    Stella: At the time that I was first introduced to roller derby, I was super into Crossfit and was competing in Crossfit competitions. Before that I have a long history of competitive cheerleading and gymnastics.

    Nikki: I have absolutely no skating background, other than goofing off at the rink every once in a while. I grew up playing all sorts of sports - basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and dance (yes it's a sport).


    ep: How did you pick your derby name?

    Stella Live by John Wijsman.

    Stella: When I first started derby, I was finishing up my undergraduate degree in philosophy and so I took the name Arithrottle. I thought it was clever but got sick of explaining it to other people. Shortly after I changed my name to Stella Live and I've loved it ever since. To be honest, I just liked the name Stella and my brother came up with Stella Live so I went with it.

    Nikki: Oh jeez. I agonized over this decision for about 4 months. I had a long running list of names but none of them felt quite right. In the end I decided to keep my first name (Nikki) but make it cooler with the "Slix" since Nikki Sixx is infinitely cooler than me.


    ep: What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?

    Stella: Balance. (both on skates and in my life) It's so tempting to spend 100% of my free time at practice, working out, watching footage, and just thinking about roller derby. However, I do have a "real" job that I want to keep so I've had to learn to switch off my derby brain at times to get other things done.

    Nikki: I think at first it's time management and balancing practice with "real" life. Four practices a week is a lot to handle when you first join the team. But after a while you get used to the flow and figure out how to make it manageable.


    ep: How has your involvement in roller derby affected the way you live the rest of your life?

    Stella: Because of the big time commitment that Roller derby requires, I've really learned to balance my time and energy. I've also learned when it's okay (and sometimes necessary) to just rest.

    Nikki: I think it has made me markedly more annoying to my non-derby friends because derby is all I want to talk about (as if I wasn't annoying enough already). Other than that it has changed the way I think about fitness and health. I was never one to exercise regularly before derby because I found it unbearably boring. But now I get to throw skates on my feet and roll around while exercising, and my gym time is much improved because I'm working out to meet a goal - to become a derby beast!


    ep: How do you find a balance between your derby life and your “real” life?

    Nikki Slixx by Derby with Recess.

    Nikki: Sometimes it's tough. I have a husband (who thankfully is very supportive of my derby life), 4 furry children, non-derby friends, a busy work schedule, and my all-important "me time" to work into my week around derby practices. It took a while to work out the kinks but I've reached a place where I am able to sift out my priorities and maintain my sanity. Some weeks are work heavy, some weeks are derby heavy, and some weeks I just feel tired and take a few days to rest. Realizing that I can't do everything all the time has been a very healthy transition for me!


    ep: Do you have a pre-bout ritual?

    Stella: I do a really long yoga stretch the night before every game. It gets my body nice and loosened up. I also use the night before a game as an excuse to "carb load" so my husband makes me one of my favorite pasta dishes that I ask for ALL the time. On the day of a game, I keep it simple. Drink lots of water and eat well and do my best to keep my mind focused on the game.

    Nikki: I try to eat well and drink lots of water the day before the bout, plus get a solid night's sleep. On bout day I try to stay focused on the upcoming game and get my mind in the right place. I get pretty serious game-day jitters so I've realized it's also important for me to just goof off with my derby buddies a bit too.


    ep: What things do you do outside of practice to stay healthy?

    Stella Live by Alexandra Lee.

    Stella: For about the past month, I've been following a strict kettlebell workout routine created for me by Electra Cal. I've really grown to like kettlebell and I feel like it gives me so much extra strength on the track. I especially love that I can do the workouts at home and in the morning before I go to work so that I never have an excuse to miss a workout! I also focus on quite a bit of yoga and stretching.

    Nikki: I follow our league weight-lifting program and hit the gym as much as possible. It's a personal goal of mine to get stronger through weight lifting, since it's a type of fitness I don't have much experience in. So far so good, but there's a long way to go!


    ep: What advice do you have for girls who want to join roller derby?

    Stella: Stick with it and don't compare yourself to other skaters. When I first started, I was the WORST in my 101 group. I was so slow and awkward on my skates and even failed the first skills test that I took. But, I stuck with it and worked really hard to eventually make the team and go on to skate with the charter. Roller derby is a ton of work but it's ALL worth it!

    Nikki: Do it! I am a different person because of derby. I'm stronger, both physically and mentally. I now have 50+ new friends that I didn't have a year ago. I spend 4-8 hours per week on roller skates (come on, that's the best). I didn't think I was capable of playing for NRG when I first got started. I could barely stand on skates a little over a year ago! But if you put the skates on day after day and put the time in - You. Can. Do. It. Come skate with us!


  • 2015 Season Tickets

    2015 Schedule & Tickets

    Get ready for the 9th season of roller derby in Music City!

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    We're excited to announce our upcoming 2015 home season, which will consist of TWO doubleheader preseason games at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena followed by FIVE doubleheader regular season games at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Season tickets and VIP season tickets are now available at http://nashvillerollergirls.com/tickets/#season

    Nashville Rollergirls 2015 home dates and locations are:

    February 7, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
    February 21, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
    March 28, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Southern Illinois & TBD
    May 30, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Columbia Quad Squad
    June 13, 2015 June 20, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Red River Sirens & TBD
    July 18, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Ohio Roller Girls
    August 1, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs TBD

  • NRG wants YOU!

    Join Us!

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Nashville Rollergirl? We offer Derby 101 workshops and training clinics throughout the year and tryouts are held every few months. Next Training Clinic ($10): March 1st at time 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Blood and Thunderdome! Ready to see if you've got what it takes?

    Click here for more information

    Are you female? Extremely dedicated? Can you skate? Are you up for a challenge? This is not a sport for the casual skater. We are looking for women who want to dedicate themselves and their bodies to a fast-paced, high-impact, mentally challenging sport. Is this you? If so, please read on to find out who we are and how we roll.

2015 Season Tickets

2015 Schedule & Tickets

Get ready for the 9th season of roller derby in Music City!

Read more

We're excited to announce our upcoming 2015 home season, which will consist of TWO doubleheader preseason games at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena followed by FIVE doubleheader regular season games at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Season tickets and VIP season tickets are now available at http://nashvillerollergirls.com/tickets/#season

Nashville Rollergirls 2015 home dates and locations are:

February 7, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
February 21, 2015 - Preseason doubleheader at TN State Fairgrounds
March 28, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Southern Illinois & TBD
May 30, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Columbia Quad Squad
June 13, 2015 June 20, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Red River Sirens & TBD
July 18, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs Ohio Roller Girls
August 1, 2015 - Doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium vs TBD

NRG wants YOU!

Join Us!

Think you've got what it takes to be a Nashville Rollergirl? We offer Derby 101 workshops and training clinics throughout the year and tryouts are held every few months. Next Training Clinic ($10): March 1st at time 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Blood and Thunderdome! Ready to see if you've got what it takes?

Click here for more information

Are you female? Extremely dedicated? Can you skate? Are you up for a challenge? This is not a sport for the casual skater. We are looking for women who want to dedicate themselves and their bodies to a fast-paced, high-impact, mentally challenging sport. Is this you? If so, please read on to find out who we are and how we roll.

NRG Wants YOU!

Check out the Recruitment FAQ for more information about the next official tryouts. Those who pass are welcome to join the Nashville Rollergirls and skate with us.

If you can't make it out, please don't fret. Contact membership@nashvillerollergirls.com to speak with a member of recruitment about what you can do to be a Nashville Rollergirl. We have ongoing development training that you can qualify to join.

Looking forward to knocking you around soon!

If you just can't wait to get involved with NRG, we still need referees and volunteers! Check out the our Contact page for details. This is a great way to see what we're all about and get your skate in the door.