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  • 2014 WFTDA Championship

    WFTDA Championship Coming to Nashville

    The 2014 WFTDA Roller Derby International Championships are coming to Nashville Oct 31-Nov 2. The world’s premier teams will battle it out for the Hydra at the Municipal Auditorium. Don’t miss a minute of the action – purchase your tickets today!

    Read more

    Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, and you can also purchase passes at the Municipal Auditorium box office.

    TICKET PRICING
    3-Day Weekend Pass
    $66 - Age 13+
    $45 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
    FREE - Age 8 and Under

    Single Day (Fri, Sat, or Sun)
    $27 - Age 13+
    $20 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
    FREE - Age 8 and Under

    Single Evening (Fri, Sat, or Sun - last two games of the night)
    $17 - Age 13+
    $12 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
    FREE - Age 8 and Under

    Click here for full tournament details, including game schedules, hotel details, venue information, and tickets.

    FOR THE LOVE OF FLAT TRACK. BE THERE.

  • Electric Boogaloo & Acute Angel.

    October Rollergirls of the Month

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    October





    Enpsychopedia: Where are you originally from?

    Electric Boogaloo

    Electric Boogaloo: Huntsville, AL

    Acute Angel: I grew up in Tulsa, OK, went to school in Salem, OR, and spent the majority of my adult life in Austin, TX.


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

    Boogie: My derby wife, Ebbin Flow (skater for Dixie Derby Girls), invited me to join and I fell in love at the first practice.

    Acute: A group of friends went to a bank track roller derby bout in Austin and by the end of the night I knew this was my sport: athleticism! agressiveness! boyshorts! knee socks! My good friend and I found that the Texas Rollergirls had a recreational league (on flat track) and joined later that month.


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

    Boogie: I played softball for 12 years and soccer for 8. I didn't have a clue how to skate when I started.

    Acute: My family was into soccer--my three brothers and I all played since age 5. When I moved to Austin, slide tacking was against the rules for our co-ed league. That physicality was a big part of my game in soccer, and that's one of the things that attracted me to roller derby.


    ep: How did you pick your derby name?

    Acute Angel

    Boogie: I love cheesy movies and musicals. My name comes from one of the best 80's movies ever made: Breakin' 2-Electric Boogaloo.

    Acute: My soccer teammate Julie and I joined Texas Rollergirls Rec League together and had a brainstorming naming party. I was a middle school math teacher at the time and wanted a name that was math-y but also appropriate for adolescents (one suggestion was "Tap That Abacus").


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

    Boogie: Remembering that it is just a game. Winning is great, but I try to learn something from the losses as well.

    Acute: The hardest thing for me is how little we actually get to play the sport for which we practice so much! I was used to playing soccer games every weekend, and getting to officially bout once a month or less has made it hard to stay motivated.


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

    Boogie: I'm more conscious of what I put in my body and how my actions today could possibly affect my game in a week.

    Acute: Derby has given me more confidence.


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

    Electric Boogaloo by Derby With Recess.

    Boogie: Derby definitely bleeds over into "real" life. It’s not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle change.

    Acute: Derby actually helps me find that balance. When I first moved to Nashville to begin my PhD program, I wasn't sure if I could fit derby into my busy schedule. At first I took a few months off derby, but having played team sports my whole life I struggled to work out and stay fit on my own. I found that playing roller derby gives me more balance by providing me with both physical activity and social interaction.


    ep: Do you have a pre-bout ritual?

    Boogie: The only consistent ritual I have is to sit and visualize all the good things that I'm going to accomplish. I focus on myself succeeding and then visualize my team doing the same.

    Acute: I never grew out of loving to play dress up and my pre-bout ritual involves picking out my boutfit and after-party outfit. My general rule is: the more sequins, the better. I love that we are athletes who train hard, but I also love that derby provides me with an outlet for my silliness and enjoyment of dressing up.


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

    Acute Angel by Johnny Giles.

    Boogie: Kettlebell!


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

    Boogie: DO IT!

    Acute: Give it a try! I had no idea how to skate when I began and love what derby has done in my life. Once you begin, try to find the women with positive attitudes--it's a difficult sport to pick up and it helps to be surrounded by those with positivity.


2014 WFTDA Championship

WFTDA Championship Coming to Nashville

The 2014 WFTDA Roller Derby International Championships are coming to Nashville Oct 31-Nov 2. The world’s premier teams will battle it out for the Hydra at the Municipal Auditorium. Don’t miss a minute of the action – purchase your tickets today!

Read more

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, and you can also purchase passes at the Municipal Auditorium box office.

TICKET PRICING
3-Day Weekend Pass
$66 - Age 13+
$45 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
FREE - Age 8 and Under

Single Day (Fri, Sat, or Sun)
$27 - Age 13+
$20 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
FREE - Age 8 and Under

Single Evening (Fri, Sat, or Sun - last two games of the night)
$17 - Age 13+
$12 - Age 9-12, 55+, Military
FREE - Age 8 and Under

Click here for full tournament details, including game schedules, hotel details, venue information, and tickets.

FOR THE LOVE OF FLAT TRACK. BE THERE.

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 Derby 101: TBD! 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.