Rolling Sisterhood Looking to Expand
Calling all bad girls. If you want to knock around girls on roller skates, then the Windy City Rollers are looking for you. Storming into Chicago in 2004, the WCR became Chicago’s first all-female flat track roller derby team. WCR consists of four league teams, and one all-star team that plays in competition with other leagues. They are a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. And aside from putting on a good, sporty show, the Windy City Rollers give back to the community, donating over $25,000 to charitable causes in the past two years.
Now, they’re looking for a few bad ass women to fill the ranks of their ever-expanding league.
“If you found yourself sitting in the crowd, thinking you have what it takes to strap on skates and knock girls to the ground in this rapidly growing sport, then we want to see you show us what you got,” said Manic Attackers Captain Ava Sectomy.
WCR will hold an open tryout on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. However, you can’t just show up. The liability freaks require that you be a member of USARS to be covered by insurance. So if you missed last night’s recruiting party at Five Star Bar & Grill, mark your calendar for Thursday, September 20 at Holiday Club from 8 to 10 p.m. Also, a good skate girl is gonna need some equipment: skates, helmet, mouth guard, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards.
At the try outs, you’ll be assessed on your skating ability, how quickly you pick things up, your ability, and level of commitment. With names like Crimson CrusHER, Blossom Bruiso, Harmadillo, Broken Cherry, Honey Badger, May R. Daley, Mona Lott, Sixteen Scandals, and Goldie Shocks!, we think commitment means the quality of your skate name.