SHAMROCK 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN MARCH 14TH AT VETERANS PARK IN FAYETTEVILLE

SHAMROCK 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN MARCH 14TH AT VETERANS PARK IN FAYETTEVILLE

Written by: Ginny Wheezy Fayetteville, AR — Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby is hosting its first-ever Shamrock 5K and Running of the Bulls-themed one-mile fun run at Veterans Park (4451 Vantage Drive, Fayetteville, AR) on Saturday, March 14. Registration is at 7:00 am with the 5K starting at 8:00 am. This will be followed by the Running of the Derby Bulls 1-Mile Fun Run starting at 9:30 am. Registration for the 5K costs $30, $15 for the Fun Run and $40 for both. Runners are guaranteed a free t-shirt or bandana if they register by February 21, 2015. The Shamrock 5K will have prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female runners. The Fun Run, inspired by Spain’s “Running of the Bulls”, will feature NWA Roller Derby skaters wearing bull horns and armed with inflatable bats as they chase runners. Both runs are family friendly and open to runners of all ages. More Information: www.nwarollerderby.com/shamrock5K Online Registeration: www.register-wizard.com/register/?ID=1318 Facebook:...

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NWA Roller Derby Season Opener February 22

NWA Roller Derby Season Opener February 22

Written by: Artemis Prime Fayetteville, AR — On Sunday, February 22, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby will begin their 9th official season with an exciting double header match-up against the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz from Joplin Missouri at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. “This season opener promises to deliver spectacular athleticism and action packed competitive skating between these two teams,” says NWA Roller Derby All-Star Captain, Rusty Guillotine. The first game will feature the NWA Natural Disasters against the Mo-Kan Blockade. Last season these two teams met twice, with the first game going to the last jam. “It was a nail biter with a close final score of 218 to 236 Mo-Kan Blockade taking the win. However, we met again in June and won convincingly 319 to 39!” says Natural Disasters Captain Kat Krash Fever, “The Natural Disasters are ready and want to take the win.” The second game will feature the NWA Roller Derby All-Stars, currently ranked #71 in Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), going against the Mo-Kan All Starz, ranked #106 in WFTDA. The last time these two teams met, the final score was 238-70 with NWA All-Stars taking the win. With Mok-Kan All Starz recently becoming full members of WFTDA, they’ll be looking to give NWA Roller Derby a run for their money in hopes to improve their rankings. Doors for this double header season opener will be at 5pm, with the first game starting at 6pm at Starlight Skatium located at 612 N College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas. A beer garden, sponsored by Core Brewing Company will be available when doors open, and make sure to catch half-time performances by Elite Dance Studios. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.nwarollerderby.com. For more information:...

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2014 NWA Roller Derby Ball

2014 NWA Roller Derby Ball

January 31, 2015 – In celebration of an exceptional year of derby, the members of NWA Roller Derby traded their helmets and pads for their finest evening wear for their annual ball. The ladies and gents wined and dined at Hog Haus Brewing Company as they presented awards for outstanding season achievements. The league also presented small tokens to our amazing refs, NSOs, coaches and volunteers for all their hard work this previous season. Congratulations to the award winners and kudos to NWA Roller Derby for another fantastic season! And the 2014 awards go to (in no particular order)…. Karma-lecktrack #27: All-Stars MVP Jammer & Most Improved The Denialator #850: All-Stars MVP Blocker Jett #G6: All-Stars Most Versatile Jendetta #36: All-Stars Most Improved Jaims #47: All-Stars Most Improved 99 Problems #215: All-Stars Most Valuable Spirit J Lowe Blow #25: Natural Disasters MVP Jammer & Most Valuable Spirit Carbomb #C4: Natural Disasters MVP Blocker & Miss NWA Roller Girl Funk You Up #15: Natural Disasters Most Versatile Femme Faye-tal #42: Natural Disasters Most Improved Alex The Great #336: Natural Disasters Most Improved Kat Krash Fever #1976: NWA Roller Derby Most Dedicated...

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Fresh Meat Meet & Greet January 11, 2015!

Fresh Meat Meet & Greet January 11, 2015!

AWAKEN YOUR ATHLETE! NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ROLLER DERBY WANTS YOU TO JOIN ROLLER DERBY Written by: Artemis Prime Fayetteville, AR — Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby (NWA Roller Derby) will be hosting a recruitment event, entitled the “Fresh Meat Meet & Greet” on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at Starlight Skatium (roller skating rink) at 612 N College Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701. Come learn more about NWA Roller Derby, what to expect from the fresh meat training program, and see if this is something for you! NWA Roller Derby is looking for strong potential athletes that are 18+ to join their league. They train skaters, referees, and non-skating officials. “It does not matter if you have skating experience; all you need is a desire. We strongly believe that athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds,” says Jinny Lowe, Head of Recruitment for NWA Roller Derby. Go check them out on January 11th during this event to see what Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby is about. They want to meet you! For more information:...

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Women’s State Wars Team Arkansas Announced

Women’s State Wars Team Arkansas Announced

—Courtesy SkateArkansas.com Skaters from all over the state traveled to Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville last night to try out for a spot to represent our great state at the State Wars Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida this November.  This is the first year for the State Wars tournament where top skaters from every state will compete against each other for the chance to brag about their amazing roller derby girls. The team consists of 20 of Arkansas’ best skaters, representing teams from all over the state. Central Arkansas Roller Derby: Ally Macom Girls Rollin in the South: Brick Wall-Us Daisy Fever Meat Sox Slameron Diaz Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby: Blakely Dutch Mess Great Wall of Gina Jaims JoAnn of Arc Karma-lektrack La Bomba Stompin’ Ash The Denialator Unskinny Wop Vanilla Slice River Valley Roller Girls: Axl Rhoades Janie Jawbreaker Missy Helliot Pepe la Sewer Congratulations to Team Arkansas!...

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Natural Disasters Fall To Mo-Kan In Most Exciting Way Possible

Natural Disasters Fall To Mo-Kan In Most Exciting Way Possible

Starlight Skatium was rockin’ this past Saturday as the NWA Natural Disasters took on the Mo-Kan Blockade in what proved to be a battle of the penalty box. The whistle had barely been blown to start the bout when Natural Disasters jammer Vanilla Slice was sent to the box on a track cut call. This left Mo-Kan with a full minute of scoring, which they took advantage of. Within the first few minutes of play, the Blockade had rocketed out to a 30 – 5 lead. The rest of the first half was dominated by Mo-Kan as the Natural Disasters continued to send blockers and jammers to the penalty box. With the help of several power jams and only a few blockers to contend with at a time, Mo-Kan increased their lead to almost 80 points before NWA started climbing back. By the end of the first half, Mo-Kan lead NWA 139 – 97. Read more at...

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