Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » On ice News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:01:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Introducing: Texas Rollergirls ON ICE Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:18:37 +0000 The Texas Rollergirls are proud to announce that they will be the first league in
the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) to play on ice. The only equipment change will be the skates – instead of quad skates, they’ll all be wearing Easton hockey skates.

“The skaters are all very excited about this change,” says Maso Kiss, Texas Rollergirls’ Head of Revenue and Hotrod Honey. “We’re hoping to get Easton Hockey on board as the first-ever sponsor of roller derby on ice, which is why we’re having all our skaters wear their brand of skates.”

Most of the Texas Rollergirls are accustomed to blazing heat and are excited about taking on this new, cold-weather challenge. Some skaters, originating from cooler climes, feel like they have an upper hand.¬†Desi Cration of the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers says, “I definitely feel like I have an advantage here. I grew up in Minnesota, so I can ice skate better than most of them. It doesn’t really matter, though, because I’ll hit them regardless of what I have on my feet. You can put me in snow boots and I’ll still knock them out.

Bloody Mary, one of the original Texas Rollergirls who also serves as the WFTDA’s Executive Director, says, “We were the first flat track roller derby league in the world and now, derby is everywhere. To maintain our reputation as innovators in the sport, we are constantly asking ourselves, ‘What can we contribute to the evolution of roller derby?’ We want to reinvent the sport every day, yet, we also want to keep it the same – and this is the perfect solution. Skating on ice promises a new – literally cut-throat – level of play.”

But fans be warned: It will be cold. Texas Rollergirls’ head of production, Sadie Mae Care, advises everyone to bring cold-weather clothes to all the bouts. “We definitely recommend people bring, at the minimum, full sized comforters to stay warm. In order to keep the track frozen at the Austin Convention Center, we’re going to be dropping the air conditioning down to a cool 32 degrees¬†Fahrenheit. Parkas, mittens, earmuffs, blankets; I’d bring them all.”

Not everyone is excited about the change, however, including BabyFace Assassin of the Hell Marys, who was quoted as saying: “Does this mean I have to wear pants? I hate wearing pants! Man, this stinks. Pants are really the worst thing ever.”

Be sure to buy your tickets today to join us for this monumental event at the Austin Convention Center for the first ever Texas Rollergirls ON ICE bout!

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