Hopping and sprint starts and hitting — oh my!

We learned SOOOOO much! The basics of hitting – AWESOME; sprint starts including toe stop runs and duck running – AWKWARD but necessary; and hopping – AAAAAHHHHH. Hopping is very hard for me, I’m sure I’ll get it eventually (practice, practice, practice) but to think I will soon also need to hop laterally is VERY […]

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Derby is hard, amazing, funny, and fun.

Week 3: Learning derby is hard, and amazing! Have you ever done a bear crawl? “I am a bear. I like honey. I am a bear. I like honey.” This was on repeat in my head while trying not to vomit doing bear crawls. Silly, but I didn’t puke. Crawling along on my hands and […]

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Wheel locking — wheee!

May 18th — I practiced the day before and felt like I couldn’t get anything right. Hmmm…. Well, not today at derby!!! I was doing great! We partnered up a lot and I enjoyed working with the other ladies. We did some endurance skating, pace line skating, weaving in and out of the pace line […]

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We’ve got this together!

May 11th, 4 hour Derby 101 class: Although I am thoroughly enjoying training to be a Vixen and learning how to skate (I was brand new at skating) I did NOT want to be there. My mind was elsewhere, but I didn’t let that stop me. I showed up, laced up and hit the rink. […]

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Lansing Derby Vixens debut new junior roller derby teams!

Young women in Greater Lansing have a new alternative when it comes to sports and fitness. The Lansing Derby Vixens announced today the addition of a junior roller derby program — the Lansing Junior Vixens — to their family of teams. The new program​, Lansing’s only such program,​ includes the skaters, coaches and officials from […]

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Amazing 101 experience!

I had the most amazing experience at Vixen 101s the other day. It was Mother’s Day and a 4 hour class at that. My first 4 hour class was a killer and my legs hurt so bad for the following 3 days after that. This week, however, I’m sore only from falling so many times […]

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First derby experience

Anxiety totally took over my entire body as I walked into the first Derby 101 class. My first love — skating. Although the anxiety took over…I felt reborn. The rental skates sucked … but nothing could keep me from doing what my heart has always wanted to do. Combining skating with aggressiveness…..has my name written […]

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