Tuesday, March 30, 2010
And so, I find it very fitting that our old website has been all cleaned up and our brand new site is up and running.......just in time for spring! With crisp clean digital icons, photos and font, you will find navigating from page to page to come with ease.
Please visit http://longislandrollerrebels.com/ to check it out for yourself. It might just inspire you to finally put those snow boots up in the attic.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Serial Mom aka The Mom I'd Like To Block, has been skating with the Long Island Roller Rebels since the summer of 2007. After suffering from a bone-breaking injury, Serial Mom went through countless hours of physical therapy, walking with a cane, and came back to play stronger than ever! All the while raising her daughter Ava and working as a massage therapist.
For more information or to schedule a massage, Serial Mom (aka Linda Gonzalez,LMT), can be contacted at LingoLMT@hotmail.com, 631-806-2666. When not getting a massage by this mulit-talented mama, be sure to check her out in action on the track. Serial Mom skates as an alternate for our travel team and for home team The Rolling Thundercats.
I couldn't think of a better day for this post to go up because today we wish Serial Mom's daughter Ava a VERY happy 4th birthday!! Happy birthday Ava!!
Serial Mom with her husband Elliot and their daughter Ava
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Parade starts at 1:00PM and forms behind the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. It then follows Brewster Street to School Street, on to Glen Street through the downtown, ending on St. Patrick’s Church at the corner of Glen Street and Pearsall Avenue.
See you there!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The girls played an amazing game, one of the best I've seen. The Rebels skillfully applied various strategies and their jammers all did a phenomenal job. Jersey fought hard to keep up with the hard hits and plays, but in the end they did more than keep up, they won. The score was SO close, 163-165. Congratulations Jersey Shore!!
Click here to see photos from one of our favorite photographers Krystyna.
One of the best parts of the night was getting to see Captain Morgan back in the game after taking off a season to recover from an injury (Ironically enough, Captain was hurt the last time the Rebels bouted against Jersey Shore). I know she was so glad to be back out there.
It was a great night and I can't wait to do it all again. See you all next time!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Skate Safe America
Doors open at 7:00PM, whistle blows at 8:00PM
Beer, food, raffles and of course, ROLLER DERBY!!
Click here for advance ticket sales.
See you there!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Once the weather warms up, we plan outdoor practices and put our wheels to the pavement. This is great for so many reasons. First, being able to practice outside and getting to enjoy the fresh air and warmth at the same time is just such a nice bonus. Second, skating outdoors REALLY works your muscles so much harder than skating indoors. It's a great way to challenge yourself and improve your stamina because the pavement isn't as smooth and there are hills, inclines and unexpected obstacles everywhere. I had forgotten all about that until today! Whoa are my thighs gonna be hurting tomorrow. And third, it's FREE!! Being there today reminded me that I have skating in the park to look forward to and well, summer just can't come soon enough.
My boyfriend effortlessly skated the trail - up, down, flipping backward and then forward with such ease. Jumping, sprinting, you name it he did it, and did it well. He also somehow avoided each and every rock, pebble and stick without ever looking at the ground. Let me add that he did this all while wearing dance skates, untied, with small worn out indoor wheels. I kept up as far as speed, but shamelessly admit that my footwork simply could not compare to his. Time to have him teach me some moves again!!
Anyway, I suggest you all get out there. Strap on your skates and gear and work those wheels!! You'll be so happy you did.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Ladies of Laceration
Tripsy Rose Lee
Point N Shoot
TSFKA Raven Madd
Thursday, March 4, 2010
As a former Lady Of Laceration, I can't help but think about who will make up the team and at the same time, I'm SO curious to see who the Ladies will be up against. Once I have the full list, I will post it here for all to see!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It was a long practice tonight at United Skates. The new girls were there to take their skills test and once we were all done, my head was spinning!! Still, I can say with all honesty that I loved every minute of it.
As I sit here at 2:00AM writing this, I am thinking about all of the girls who took the test tonight. The determination on some of their faces, the improvement in skills that some demonstrated and the bit of nervousness that they all shared. I am very excited for those who passed and for those who did not, I look forward to their next time up at bat. I know they will continue to strive and prove that they can do it!!
Great job tonight ladies.....that includes all of the coaches and veterans who helped out.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This is a very exciting time for the Rebels! Tonight, our latest group of Fresh Bloods will be taking their physical skills test. After that, all passing players will be placed on one of our three teams; The Wicked Wheelers, The Ladies of Laceration and The Rolling Thundercats. In addition, most of our vets will be placed into the draft and it's possible that they will be placed on a team that they did not play for last season. It's bittersweet I suppose. On one hand, it's exciting to see what the new girls are made of but at the same time, some veterans will need to make a switch. But in the end, we're all Roller Rebels and we all root for each other.
Stay tuned to learn about the brand new home team rosters for 2010!!