Friday, June 27, 2008

Dirty Car? Clean it up with Derby Girls!

What's better than getting your car washed?  Getting your car washed by derby girls and then partying with them afterwards!  Come on down to Mr. Beery's on Sunday, July 13th from 12PM-4PM. They are located at 4019 Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage.   $5 will get you a car wash and for just $10 more, we'll throw you a ticket to our next bout.....which brings me to my next announcement:

On Saturday, July 19th, come watch The Long Island Roller Rebels take on The Wilmington City Ruff Rollers.  There will be plenty of beer flowing, music playing and raffles to be won. And if watching the ladies battle it out on the rink isn't enough derby action for you, check out the guys of The New York Shock Exchange as they bout during half time. Doors open at 7:00PM, whistle blows at 8:00. All ages are welcome.  Buy your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Vroom, Vroom...

While many of our girls skated at The 2008 East Coast Derby Extravaganza this weekend, some of us filled our bouting void on Sunday by taking part in another huge, wheel rolling event. We were psyched to participate in The Rose Brucia Foundation Fundraiser along with the most gracious hosts we could ever ask for, The Mortal Skulls. (Special thanks to Billy for being so unbelievably hospitable and organized. You made our day in the hot sun seem shady and breezy.) Tons of bikers started their line up at the Bellmore train station and ended their run at DJ Riders Rhythm and Brews. We may not have had wheels under our feet that day, but as all of the thunder roaring bikes arrived, we all felt a rush of adrenaline that made up for our lack of skates. We were happy to be there to show our support and in doing so were able to meet a bunch of fantastic people, in addition to The Mortal Skulls. We were honored to be introduced to a couple of the dedicated board members of The Rose Brucia Foundation. Then we got to show off a bit as Stephen Lang, a photographer for the LI Pulse, took our pictures. Delicious food and drinks were served as live bands performed (Props to Kosher Kaos for getting on the mic to announce our next bout!!). We had the pleasure of having our merchandise table set up next to a wonderful couple who roll with the 69'ers MC of Brooklyn on one side AND The Mortal Skulls on the other. The 69'ers themselves were also there and happily invited us to participate in their annual bike and car show this August. And last but definitely not least, we chatted it up with Anthony Ferrara of LI Rides, a hot magazine that reps the coolest wheels out there. Some pictures from the event below...

Friday, June 20, 2008

This Is How We Roll.....

It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night at United Skates of America, a roller rink in Seaford, New York, where a public, open skating session is coming to an end.  Unbeknownst to most, the rink is about to be transformed from holding a somewhat ordinary skating session, to holding a most extraordinary one.  Yes, The Long Island Roller Rebels have entered the building!  As rental skates are being returned, The Rebels make their way through the crowd of kids and parents, and prepare to gear up for one of their weekly practices.  The mandatory garb is being donned; helmet, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, and let's not forget those ever so important mouth guards.  Skates are laced and they're ready to um, well, roll.

Who are these Roller Rebels and what exactly are they practicing?  The Long Island Roller Rebels are an all female, flat track, roller derby league.  They are the only roller derby league to grace Long Island with their presence, and a MIGHTY presence it is!!  The league is made up of dedicated women, various sizes and shapes, ages 21 and up, who gather 3 nights each week and put a lot of hard work and sweat into practice.  High endurance skating drills, strength training, falling and hitting each other, are just the beginning of what takes place, all for the thrill of competition and the love of the sport.  These intense practices keep the girls in top shape to ensure that they are prepared to compete in bouts (aka games) with other leagues from around the country.  Their next bout will take place on July 19th at Skate Safe America, in Old Bethpage, New York.  More info to come....
So stick around because The Long Island Roller Rebels are here to share with you all of the hardcore, uncensored fun that is roller derby.  Don't worry if you're not ready to skate with us. You can simply tune in here for your all-access pass to the action.  This blog will serve as your personal portal into the world of The Long Island Roller Rebels.  We promise to not only inform you, but entertain you as well.  So be prepared for bad puns, good fun and full (cyber) derby interaction!
Etta Jams
Fellow Roller Rebel and Ettator-in-Chief

A Run for Awareness

Hello to all of you local ladies and gentlemen!

Come join us for a rockin' event this Sunday, June 22nd at DJ Rider's Rhythms and Brews in Oceanside, NY.  The Long Island Roller Rebels are meeting up with The Mortal Skulls for their 3rd annual event to benefit  The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation - "Working to Reduce Child Abductions".  Come on down for food, beer, bikini bike washes, live music and of course to meet and greet some of The Long Island Roller Rebels themselves.  We'll have plenty of merchandise for you to score;  Shot glasses, cups, T-shirts, buttons, and stickers.  We will also have info about how you can join our league, as well as upcoming events.  See all of the details below.