Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Do

A little over three years ago, I spent my birthday skating at a local roller rink.  That night, a ref and NYSE player, approached me and suggested I tryout for roller derby.  I was flattered, but really had no idea what roller derby was.  I didn't ever intend on trying out.  A couple of days later I went into work and told my co-workers about it.  They encouraged me to tryout and I kind of laughed it off.  After checking out the Rebels' website, I thought about it a bit more and decided to give it a shot. 

A few days passed and I showed up, a nervous wreck, for tryouts.  I had done some research, but still didn't know all that much about what I was getting myself into.  I decided I would stick with it until I felt uncomfortable.  That time never came.  Soon after tryouts and an interview, I was accepted into the league. 

During each practice, I would see this guy who worked at the rink.  We had never met, but I knew him by face.  I had also seen him skate and extremely well I might add, at open skate sessions.  Months passed before I was formally introduced to him.  Even more time passed, well over a year, before we had a conversation.  Eventually, we formed a wonderful friendship which turned into dating.  This Christmas he became my fiance'.

Roller derby has been a life altering experience for me.  It has changed me mentally, physically and spiritually in ways that are immeasurable.  It has helped me overcome so many obstacles both on the track and off.  I could go on and on about all that I've gained from this sport and in particular from the Long Island Roller Rebels, but above all, the things I cherish the most are the relationships, friendships and family I've formed as a result of joining.

To all of my girls, I love you and to my Roller Papi, my love, I wouldn't want to know life without you in it.  Thank you for the best Christmas I could ever have asked for!!

- Etta

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 Pink and Black Holiday Ball

This past weekend, we had our annual holiday party. I'm going to keep this short because I think the photos pretty much say it all....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Go Cats Go!


to the Rolling Thundercats for their campionship win on Saturday night!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Press Here for Sight and Sound

The press just can't seem to get enough of the Rebels.  Today we are featured both in print and online, in the LI Herald.  Click here to read the full story.

In addition, you can tune in to WUSB (90.1FM) tomorrow morning between 8-9AM to hear C-Roll and Young Stunna on "Whatever Floats Yer Boat" with DJ Habanero.

Many thanks to Menoclaws for being the most awesome liaison between the league and the press! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Championship

This Saturday, December 4th, don't miss our last bout of the season!!  This bout marks history as it's the first championship the Ladies of Laceration have ever skated in.  Special highlights also include, The NY Shock Exchange and music by our favorite rockabilly band, The Buzzards.  Best of all, portions of the proceeds benefit John Theissen Children's Foundation.

See you all there!