Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Video News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:09:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 It’s Bout Time – Saturday, April 21! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:36:54 +0000 PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!


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Interview with Sparkle Plenty Sun, 24 Jul 2011 22:42:30 +0000 Sparkle Plenty is one of the originators of modern flat track roller derby. She retired from competitive derby in 2008, but is still involved with the Texas Rollergirls through our recreational league and our junior derby league.

Everyone who currently plays roller derby should be thankful for Sparkle and the other awesome women who decided to bring back the wonderful sport of roller derby. This is the fastest growing sport for women worldwide.

It’s amazing, it’s huge, and it all started here in Austin.

*By the way, we recorded this video in February, which is why we’re drinking hot tea and Sparkle is wearing a sweatshirt. :)

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Texas Rollergirls media coverage Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:02:28 +0000 ABC NIGHTLINE
ABC Nightline visited Austin and did a story on us, and the women behind the sport. Check out the teaser spot on ABC Good Morning America that aired this morning, then watch the full segment tonight on Nightline!

Here is the link to the full story from ABC Nightline!

After you’ve watched that awesome piece, head on over to Hilah Cooking where you can see our girls skate around with Hilah and then take shots of whiskey! Yes, seriously.

With the help of Hilah, we’ve created our own roller derby shot – the Pickelback, with a twist! It’s a shot of whiskey followed by a chaser of pickle juice with Tabasco in it, and we’ve named it the PickleSmack! Read the blog post and watch the video, then try it yourself at the Convention Center SATURDAY when you watch the championship bouts!

On Wednesday, Hunter Ellis from hung out with some of us at Pan Am Park and put together an awesome segment on roller derby. He learned the rules, the positions, even the track layout! He’s super psyched for the Texecutioner game on Saturday, and we hope you’re just as excited! Check out our two clips on the Austin Live website!

Former Survivor contestant and winner, Parvati Shallow, is on a new CBS reality show, Around The World For Free. Last night, Parvati joined us at practice and learned the basics of roller derby – and even jammed against the famous Bloody Mary! Watch the video on! Thanks for stopping by, Parvicious!


This week you can check us out on various places as well. We’re really psyched for our fundraiser tonight at Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant. We’re going to have some of our very own skaters behind the bar pouring pints and mixing drinks, and we’ll of course have some awesome giveaways, including merchandise prizes and tickets! The fun starts at 7pm!

Check out the clip on We Are Austin with Hotrod Honey skater Vicious Van GoGo and Fado!

Be sure to try our signature PickleSmack shot tonight at Fado, and tomorrow at our bout at the Austin Convention Center! Check out Hell Mary skater Sinnerfold featured on the front page of Austin360!

We’ve also great articles on the Examiner and Austin Chronicle about our championship bouts tomorrow night.

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Smarty Pants Interview Wed, 04 May 2011 19:51:10 +0000 Smarty Pants recently had an article written about her by Michele Hale at The Examiner, so we figured we’d interview her ourselves as well!

Smarty Pants is brand spankin’ new to the Texas Rollergirls, but has been playing derby for 8 years, primarily with the bank track league, TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls. She has plenty of flat track skating experience, as well, though; Smarty teaches derby boot camps with Blood and Thunder, and also travels around to different leagues teaching skating & derby camps. Needless to say, she’s a very talented and knowledgeable player and the Texas Rollergirls are excited to have her with us this season.

If you have any questions for Smarty, you can post them in the comments here and we’ll wrangle her to get them answered. Enjoy the video!

Come watch Smarty Pants in action with the Hell Marys on Sunday, May 15th!

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Interview with Big Nasty Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:44:03 +0000 Let me start this post by saying I’m learning how to edit videos by doing these interviews, and so I’m doing the best that I can. It’s been pointed out to me that some of the questions are difficult to read because I didn’t give them enough time – I’m sorry! Bear with me! I’m working on getting it right! :)


Big Nasty is a rookie skater for the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. Come out and watch her skate at our second bout on March 27th!

Enjoy the video!

If you have any questions, for her or for myself, leave them in the comments!


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