Featured Junior Skater: Kell Yeah!

My Girl is a Derby Girl by Amy Sheehy I get the same response every single time. “How did she get into that?” The trigger for that question? “My daughter does roller derby; she skates for the Lansing Junior Vixens”. This then is followed by a conversation about roller derby; how it’s played, where it’s […]

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Featured Official: Boom

Bibbity Bobbity Boom is a referee and non-skating official (NSO) with LDV’s League of Extraordinary Officials – that is, LEOs. She started skating in 2013, the day after her 50th birthday. Boom is a referee and a certified Level 2 non-skating official (NSO – the ones with the pink shirts). Most LEOs have lots of […]

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Mitten Kitten Recap

The Joe Dumars Fieldhouse in Utica, with two derby tracks and a bar & grill between them, was an excellent venue for the 2015 Mitten Kitten Mashup. Even before the Vixens B team Capital Corruption was established, the Vixens won this tournament in 2011. This season, LDV’s Capital Corruption made its third appearance in this […]

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CRG at RollerCon!

This year, several LDV skaters and officials attended the biggest annual roller derby convention in the world – RollerCon! Our very own head referee, Chunk Rock Girl (or CRG as we like to call her), officiated several big games at RollerCon. This year was CRG’s second RollerCon, and she officiated many 30-minute challenge bouts as […]

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The Vixens at ECDX!

The Lansing Derby Vixens (LDV) All-Stars were invited to participate in their first invitational at the Philly Roller Girl’s 2015 East Coast Derby Extravaganza (ECDX) in mid-June. ECDX has a little mix of everything: Junior roller derby; Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) sanctioned games; Men’s Roller Derby Association Sanctioned Games; Serious Challenge games; and […]

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Roller derby referees at Roller Con

LDV Ref Standard Steviation at RollerCon!

This was my first time at Rollercon. Without the “How to Survive Rollercon” guide from our HR Chunk Rock Girl, I would NEVER have survived! Aside from the size, trying to decide what to do, when to do it and just how much to do is only part of the challenge. Getting enough rest, making […]

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