We LOVE this video skater Rampunkzel made after our practice 7.27.17! Definitely surprised skater Joan Jett'Em with a birthday cake 🎂 🎂 🎂 & impromptu party. 🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday, Joan!! Click read more to view the video here: https://youtu.be/vvUWGo-jmco
Thanks to everyone for coming out and donating at our very first blood drive! Our blood drive was the kickoff event for the National roller derby blood drive campaign. We surpassed our goal! We had 36 donors at our event, and we thank each and every one of you! True definition of a Rockstar! 👏👏👏 After the event, the Pottstown Mercury wrote up a great article summarizing the event and how it all got started. Check it out here! Head Coach SPLINCH #H8 donating blood at the event! Be like Splinch 😉 [📷 Human Jenipede] Some ROCKSTARS donating their time to be at the blood drive. [📷 Rampunkzel] ROCKSTARS at the blood drive promoting the need for blood. Photo Cred: The American Red Cross.
Fiera Reaper - "The Reaper is Coming" So, my first introduction to the idea of roller derby came from a friend of a friend who played with a local league. We were in a zombie 5k together in November of 2013 and she mentioned she plays roller derby. I didn’t even know that was still a thing! She gave me some info on Fresh Meat and then sent me a message about an open house in January. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go. Some time passed before I was able to look into it again. Sometime in winter of 2014, January or February, I looked into it again and found another open house with the league. I was apprehensive, being overweight, out of shape, and never really interested in “sports”, but I used to roller skate as a teen and really enjoyed it. So, one winter’s night, I went off to Pheasantland Roller Rink to the Roller Derby Rockstars Open House. (Then named Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars.) In I went, recognizing the inside from my time there on weekends throughout high school. There were a few people there, gearing up and chatting. I wasn’t really sure who I should
Channel 69 News came out to one of our practices and did a piece on our league! Rockstar Roller Derby is making news with our decision to go old school, and do things a bit different. Check out the news article below to learn more, and visit here to watch the segment that aired! LOWER POTTSGROVE TWP., Pa. - A local roller derby team has been practicing twice a week for the past seven years, but members say they're tired of the rules, so now they're going to follow their own. "There's a lot of skating and a lot of hitting," said head coach Tamrin Jenison. Rock Star Roller Derby International has started practicing and tryouts for the upcoming season at the Ringing Rocks Roller Rink in Lower Pottsgrove Township, which usually means explaining all of the tedious rules and penalties. "They go around the circle and try and get past that wall, the blockers," said Lisa Varley, the president of the team, "and the first around and they have to make a second round and that's when they start getting points." But this season, they're changing things up a lot. They're throwing out their long list of rules and going
The Rotary Club put together the 4th of July parade in Pottstown. Reading Eagle showcased some events in Pottstown that were happening this past weekend, Check out RRD in the parade yesterday! View entire piece here: http://bit.ly/2th9z3D