March 12, 2010

Blood, Sweat and Skate!

Our season opener, Derby Strikes Back! is tomorrow. Wow! So much has happened since my last post. I have had to take a break from skating due to the crappy knee injury that has never healed correctly. So, from skater to announcer I go! Still in charge of bout production, the last couple of weeks have been crazy with scheduling, confirming, budgeting and assigning the new recruits to their tasks for the bout. Good God, I hope I haven't forgotten anything!

All of my personal stress aside, it will be an amazing production and I hope you all enjoy it! Love and Skate!
~Mary Queen O'Shots

March 9, 2010

FoCo Girls Gone Derby 2010 Season Opener - FoCo Derby Strikes Back!

One week after FoCo Girls Gone Derby's travel team—the FoCo MicroBruisers—achieved a stunning victory over Greeley's Slaughterhouse Derby Girls, Fort Collins’ home teams, Chanel Cartel and Deathrow Dolls will face off for the first time in 2010 on Saturday, March 13, at Rollerland. After a one-month off-season, Northern Colorado’s original roller derby league began training in January for what promises to be an eventful season.

After a couple months of rigorous practice, FoCo’s home teams can’t wait to be turned loose on one another in the first home bout of the season. Fort Collins derby fans will notice some changes this year, from the lineups to the uniforms.

Ten percent of the proceeds from this bout will go to Loveland’s Alternatives to Violence, an organization dedicated to intervention in, education about, and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Bring a donation of household toiletries for Loveland's Alternatives to Violence to receive one dollar off the price at the door.

Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. Students receive a reduced rate of $7 with a current student ID. Ages 10 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased through the Rollerland Skate Center ticket booth, from any FoCo derby girl or online at or Purchases also can be processed by phone at 800-838-3006.