|The South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) are Northwest Indiana’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Founded in 2013, SSRG became a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league in 2017.
2018 Events & Adventures - The South Shore Roller Girls strive to improve individual athleticism, character, and community while promoting team unity. We are dedicated to providing community outreach through events, activities, sponsorships, and volunteering. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. May 3, 2018 – Donate Your Dinner! Do you love food as much as we do? Of course you do! On […]
2018 Season Recap - 3/24 – SSRG vs Windy City Rollers – Chicago, IL (Click Here for Photos) On March 24th, South Shore Roller girls took on The Windy City Rollers team “Third Coast” in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion. You may notice that this game isn’t on our season schedule. That’s because SSRG had the honor of a last minute invite when a […]
The Anatomy of Roller Skating: Cleaning Your Bearings - Do you remember the feeling of opening your skates for the very first time? Breathing in that fresh skate smell…taking in the shine? Now they’re used and dirty from countless hours of abuse, scrapes, and falls. Well, let us help you reclaim a little shine to your roll! Advice on cleaning your bearings: (1) Gently […]
Happy birthday, SSRG ladies! - Here is a happy belated birthday to the girls who have had birthdays so far this season!
Skater Highlight: 2018 Captain & Co-Captain - As many of you know from our media pages, we have some new and exciting Captains this season! You can catch them on the track representing the Runaways by the “C” they wear during bouts. But, get to know them first! What do our captains do? The Captain and Co-Captain are positions voted on by […]
South Shore Roller Girls Welcome New Coaches for 2018 Season - Meet SSRG’s 2018 coaches – Tekilla Shot (left) and Spark Plug (right). Not new to Roller Derby, but new to coaching the team! They are taking SSRG to the next level as a WFTDA team by bringing new drills and exercises to keep us together as a team, our minds sharp, and keeping practices fun and […]
GETTING TO KNOW THE SOUTH SHORE ROLLER GIRLS: SKATER HIGHLIGHT - A closer look at the members of SSRG We’re mixing it up this newsletter and spotlighting the Co-Captains of the Runaways. The next edition will feature the Co-Captains of the Derailers. Pictured: IntimiDREtion (650) and Colorado CrusHER (532), Co-Captains of SSRG Runaways Runaways: Colorado CrusHER Runaways’ Captain, Colorado CrusHER #532, began playing roller derby in […]
AROUND THE TRACK - What’s all that arm-waving and whistling about?! This nifty guide, provided courtesy of the Texas Roller Girls, shows some common referee hand signals you’re likely to see during a bout. (See, it’s a “no pack” being called, not a referee acting like a mime!) For more official WFTD referee hand signals, click here. Facebook us […]
NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: 2017 - 2017 Event Recaps Kicking up Dust SSRG had a busy year filled with outreach events and multiple mixers. Here’s what you may have missed! November 5: SSRG geared up for the holiday season. Check out our Christmas Tree. October 20: Figure 8 Brewing and SSRG teamed up to hand out candy for Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Valparaiso! October […]
CHRISTMAS WITH SSRG - The South Shore Roller Girls got into the holiday spirit by decorating a tree on November 5th at the Indiana Welcome Center. There is a rollergirl for the tree topper! Stop by 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond, Indiana 46323, to see it and many other trees decorated by the community at the South Shore CVA annual exhibit.