Monthly Archives: June 2011

Skater of the Month: Broken BabyDoll

Photo By Dave Wood Photography

How did you get into roller derby?

I found out about SVRG back in May of 2007. For my birthday I went to see B.A.D. play and some girls from SVRG where there representing. I was completely hooked after the first jam and wanted to get involved as soon as possible. About a week later I went to the rink and bought a cheap pair of skates and started going to open skate. About mid-June I went to my first practice and never looked back.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?

I hadn’t been on skates since I was little. I got my first pair when I was 3 years old. We use to go to the local skating rink in Missoula, Montana, until it was closed down. As far as other skills I played basketball and used to dance.

How did you derive your derby name?

One of the skaters that would help us out Little Miss Sunshiner helped come up with the name. Because I was so small I got knocked around and she kept saying I looked like a baby doll being thrown. The Broken part came because I want to keep my nickname BB. Go figure that about a year later I would have two back surgeries and really live up to the name.

What is your primary position?

I play both blocker and jammer.

What is your greatest strength as a skater? What do you contribute most to the team?

My brains and understanding of the game.

What has been your greatest experience on the rink?

My greatest experience was playing my first game after having two back surgeries.

What was your worst derby injury, and how did you earn it?

Sadly, I sprained my ankle while doing spank alley.

Who are your biggest fans?

My family. They have been supportive since day one and continue to be so.

Who do you like to partner up with on the track? Which teammates do you work well with?

I like to partner up with everybody. I can’t think of one skater in particular. I pick different ones based on what skill I want to focus on.

What do you contribute to SVRG *off* the track?

I am the Head of Safety.

How do you spend the non-derby part of your life?

I have no other life right now.

What’s the one piece of advice you would give women interested in playing roller derby?

Be willing to listen and work hard; it does pay off in the end.


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Enter SVRG’s Slogan Contest

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls challenge YOU to come up with an enticing slogan for our league! Winners will receive a 4-pack of one-day passes to Hot San Jose Nights!

SVRG needs a new slogan for marketing purposes that is in-line with our sports-oriented, classy, and technology-based theme and our mission statement, which can be found at

CCRD’s is ‘cheaper than anger management’, Salt City’s is ‘like salt in an open wound’ (or something like that). What should ours be?

Feeling creative? Please post your ideas here in comments or email your submissions to SVRG’s Board of Directors will be voting on the top picks at the end of June and will award the winner with tickets to Hot San Jose Nights!


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Silicon Valley Roller Girls at Hot San Jose Nights

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls are being featured at Hot San Jose Nights this July, so don’t miss out on all the crazy fun!

Hot San Jose Nights is a classic car event featuring an Autorama, Show-n-Shine, Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Cruises, Prom, Drive-In Movies, and many more happenings from Wednesday, July 6th through Sunday, July 10th.  There’s an incredible amount of activities available for the entire family, making it one of the summer’s do-not-miss events!

Catch SVRG during the following HSJN festivities:

  • Mon. July 4th at 10am – Red, White, and Blue Parade downtown San Jose!
  • Fri. July 8th at 5:45pm – The Cruise to the Drive-In leaves Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for a showing of American Graffiti and Grease, as well as music by The Hot Rods Band!
  • Sat. July 9th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm
  • Sun. July 10th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm

Get your one-day passes for only $10 which includes admission to all HSJN festivities for Saturday and/or Sunday, including our exhibition bouts!  Tickets are available from your local derby girls but they’ll be gone in no time! Email to find out when and where you can pick yours up!

For complete ticketing information and passes to attend all of the exciting activities all week long, go to Hot San Jose Night’s website.

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