Friday, August 15, 2008

A Friendly Reminder

Tomorrow night we will be playing a home bout against Montreal. If you haven't already gotten your tickets, do it now!! And, if you still can't get around to buying some today, you can always purchase them at the door. Trust me you won't be sorry. Just some of the things you will miss out on if you're not there:
-hot girls on skates, some of whom will be speaking French
-live band
-our stocked merchandise table
I know I've left a few things out, but hey I need to leave some surprises for you. Ok so now go, do it! Buy those tickets and support your local derby girls!! Just click the link below. See you on the rink!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Roller Rebel of the Month

Welcome to the first entry of a new segment on our blog. Featured each month, will be a different member of The Long Island Roller Rebels. Check in and get to know the individuals who together form our derby family. Veterans, refs, fresh bloods, support staff, coaches, mascots....the whole crew!

I couldn't think of a more deserving person to be our first feature than our very own Captain. Captain Morgan, President of The Long Island Roller Rebels, is one of the original founding members of the league. For over three years, she has devoted all of her free time to playing, coaching, and keeping us all in check! Dedicated, hard working, hard hitting and all around great chick, Captain Morgan has made both skaters and fans want to keep coming back for more derby action. Get to know Captain and you will be sure to find a friend in her. Skate against her, and get ready to be knocked down harder than you could have ever imagined. One of the best blockers and hardest hitters you will come up against, Captain Morgan is a force to be reckoned with! Not only am I honored to have Captain Morgan as our first featured member, I am happy to post this entry today, August 13th....her birthday!!


Name: Captain Morgan
Number: 57
Position: Blocker
Worst Injury: Broke 2 ribs vs. The Thundercats our first season. Also torn hamstring when we played CTRG
Describe roller derby in one word: Awesome
If you could invite anyone to play roller derby with you, who would it be (eg. famous person, friend, enemy, family member: Gem, cause she's truly outrageous!
Favorite derby moment: Winning the season championship against The Thundercats our first season, in the last jam.
Tell me something about you that would surprise people: My favorite cheese is Ricotta Salat!
Always: wear protection
Never: eat a burrito before a bout, unless you're Butterscotch Cripple
A Great Skater: Gives 150 percent
Before a bout: I clean my bearings
When I am not playing derby: I want to be playing derby/I am nursing a Miller Lite

Want to know more about Captain Morgan? Visit our new team bio page and click on her name.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Up in the air

This weekend, hot air balloons will float above a massive gathering of diverse people, sports teams and entertainment, including live music, vendors, helicopter tours, a world class automotive showcase and you guessed it, roller derby girls.  The Long Island Roller Rebels will be skating around at one of the largest events in the New York Metropolitan area, The Metro NY Balloon and Music Festival. Come on down to meet and greet your favorite derby girls!  The event is being held August 8th, 9th and 10th at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. Visit Metro New York Balloon Fest for more information!