SVRG’s Death by Dollface was recently in the spotlight in Santa Clara magazine. The magazine, a publication by Santa Clara University, features stories on its accomplished alumni. Death by Dollface, being a rock star in all aspects of her life (marathoner, graduate student, assistant director, former SVRG President, and of course killer blocker/jammer on the track), was chosen for coverage, alongside some guy named Steve Nash (?). Pick up a copy or read the online version here!
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Tune in to Channel 15 in San Jose to re-experience some of our bouts this season!
We have two more airdates for the Dot.Kamikazes’ March bout against the Dockyard Derby Dames:
Monday, May 31 @ 1:30pm
Thursday, June 3 @ 6:30pm
We also have airdates for the Killa and Dot May bouts against Central Coast Roller Derby:
SVRG May 1, 2010 – KillaBytes VS. CCRD Slo Slammers
Friday, June 4 @ 12:00am
Sunday, June 13 @ 1:00am
Tuesday, June 22 @ 12:30pm
Thursday, June 24 @ 6:30pm
SVRG May 1, 2010 –Dot.Kamikazes VS. Central Coast A-Team
Friday, June 4 @ 1:30am
Thursday, July 1 @ 6:30pm
Monday, July 5 @ 1:30pm
Thursday, July 15 @ 6:30pm
Thanks to Liz, Jen, Rhett, and the rest of the film crew for making this possible!!
Thanks to our new friend Ray, some of SVRG’s skaters and affiliates enjoyed a night out watching our local arena football team, the San Jose Wolves, this past Saturday. Those in attendance said it was a fun and interesting night, and we are very grateful to Ray for the opportunity to take in a game. Hey San Jose, there are more sports than just the Sharks to keep you entertained!
by Satan’s Kitten, Community Service Head
On May 8, members of the Silicon Valley Roller Girls worked alongside the families receiving the six homes on this lot in Morgan Hill for their ‘Women’s Build.” Lizapalooza, Peter Fondle, CynTax, Mauly Anna, Brigid Fitch, Zen, Tennessee Smitan, Blanca Basura Barbie, Jema, and Satan’s Kitten represented SVRG at the work site. We dug ditches for foundations, hammered in rebar and built guides for the foundation to be poured, raised walls, and other labor-intensive work.
The proceeds from our July 10th bout will be going towards this build and we’re hoping to volunteer again with them before the year is out. Anyone interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity should check out:
Do you know of a girl ages 7 to 17 who likes to roller skate? The Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be hosting an eight-week camp this summer to teach skating skills and noncontact roller derby. Our sister league, Santa Cruz, has hosted a junior derby program for nearly a year and it has been a huge success, so we are happy to extend this opportunity to the girls of San Jose.
Class will be Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm, from June 24 to August 12. The cost of the camp is $90 for the whole eight weeks. Participants are required to provide skates and full safety gear (kneepads, elbow pads, wristguards, mouthguards, and helmet).
If you know someone who is interested or if you have any questions, please email our junior derby camp head, Kimfectious, at email@example.com .
Also, note that we are having a fundraiser for our junior derby league on June 10 from 6 to 9 pm at San Jose Skate. Hope to see you there!
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls were out and about this weekend. On Saturday morning, several skaters and their assortment of dogs made an appearance in the Los Altos Pet Parade. Lizapalooza and Absolutely Scabulous brought their respective Chloes; Steffin’ Razor, Vegas Vixen, and Smack Dahlia had their bulldogs (Betty, Miller, and Knuckles, respectively); Belle brought beautiful white wolflike Gir; Saucy Monstrosity brought her pint-sized chihuahua, Mugsy; and Retox Fox, being petless among the bunch, toted the banner. Thanks to the Los Altos Town Crier for mentioning us in their writeup.
Later on in the day, Ab Scab and Fox joined up with Bitch Puddin’, Zootown Throwdown, Bozo Disposo, and Cosmo Trouble (the former MisTits) to perform some demos and chat with the crowd at Via Velo, a festival in downtown San Jose celebrating biking and alternative forms of transportation. It’s always great to meet new people and spread the derby love. We were particularly excited to start promoting our junior derby camp this summer. Thanks to all the great people we talked to, and a special thanks to Tricia for the opportunity to talk some derby from the stages.
We’re looking forward to another busy week. We will be helping out at the Sakomoto Elementary open house, then skating at their fundraiser on Wednesday, and then we will be in attendance at the San Jose Wolves arena football game on Saturday.
We at SVRG are very fortunate to have amazing and kind people who donate much of their time to helping our league succeed. Rhett Aultman, aka Cecil B. De Shill, has been helping to film our bouts for a long time now, most recently working with a crew from CreaTV to bring SVRG to a wider fan base through public access television.
Rhett will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from SF to LA. The money he raises during this trek will be donated to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Please consider donating to Rhett’s mission as he has so kindly given so much to us. You can read more about Rhett’s mission and donate on his personal page here.
San Jose Skate (397 Blossom Hill Road, SJ) is hosting a speed skating class on Saturdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. We have two experienced inline speed skaters who have been very accommodating of the team, giving us quad skate-specific and derby-specific lessons. Class topics have included starts, stance, posture, stride, track pattern, recovering from falls, holding turns, and of course speeeeeed!
The drop-in fee is $10. Bring your skates and helmet (required)–other protective gear is up to the skater. Personally, I recommend your knee pads because, at least for my power thighs, they make a difference in how I stride and handle turns.
This class is open to all ages, and inline skates are also of course welcome. Also, there’s an open Saturday night skate afterwards if you’re interested.