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!

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October 14: The Derailers played an away bout against the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls.  They played their hearts out, but were defeated, 260/117.  Roller Vortex got MVJ and Holly Peno was awarded MVB.

Holly Peño MVB on 10/14
Holly (pictured right) said, “It was a great game with amazing people. It was also my first official bout with SSRG and my first time receiving mvb!! Best night ever!”

September 16: Derailers played a mixer with Demolition City and the Chicago Outfit.  The score was SSRG 95-63 at halftime.  It was tied up at 144 with 5 minutes and 35 seconds left.  In a very exciting finish SSRG won in the last jam, 171-164.

September 9: The girls participated in Valparaiso’s annual Popcorn Fest. If you missed the fest, check out the SSRG float below.

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July 28: SSRG and fans walked in the annual Pierogi Fest in Whiting. The crowd and fellow parade members bumped elbows with SSRG as we danced to polka music through town.

July 13: The South Shore Roller Girls were the Sponsored Charity of the NWI Oilmen for their July 13th baseball game!  A portion of the proceeds were be donated to SSRG and the ladies enjoyed a beautiful evening at out at the ballpark watching the NWI Oilmen win against the Vikings with a final score of 5-6.

July 3:  The South Shore Roller Girls skated in the Highland Independence Day Twilight Parade along Kennedy Avenue.  They gave out candy and beach balls during the fun-filled parade.

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July: Women ages 18+ were invited to join the South Shore Roller Girls for our New Skater Program every Tuesday and Thursday in July. If you missed this, but are interested in trying out roller derby – send us an email! SSRG hosts a variety of training and recruitment events throughout the year. The next Derby 101 is scheduled for every Sunday in January 2018. Click here for more information on Derby 101.

We are currently also recruiting new referees!  This training is open to any gender who is interested in becoming an on-skates official!  Please email us for more details on becoming an SSRG member or referee at joinus@southshorerollergirls.com.

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June 17: D’Fleured, Ramen Noodles, Tekilla Shot, Amelia NoHeart, Go Vertigo, Killer Tofu, Valravn, and Goldie Rocks played as the Mashup Mavens in a showdown with Third Coast in a scrimmage on Saturday.

June 15:  An interleague scrimmage was held.  Both the Runaways and Derailers got the chance to square off against each other on mixed teams. It was not only a great bout scenario practice, but also gave SSRG members a chance to practice referring and NSOing (non-skating officiating) in different positions.

June 4: Valravn and Bruise Li headed to Springfield, IL for a themed scrimmage, “Summer Shovin’” that pitted the T-birds against the Pink Ladies.  In this fun matchup all participating skaters had been bouting for a year or less.

June 3: Several members of SSRG made the trek to Decatur, IL to play in a mixer with the Prairieland Punishers.  T-Rek-Her, Belle O’ The Brawl, CM Punch, LuchaGora, Havana Slamma, and Goldie Rocks all participated.  Havana Slamma commented,”It was a fabulous experience…to be able to come together with strangers and fall even more in love with derby!”

April 13:  An intraleague scrimmage took place against the Illiana Derby Dames.  This was a great chance for skaters to hone and practice and fine-tune their bouting skills and game strategies.

March 17: The League participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Crown Point, Indiana. The lighted night parade featured 32 entries for the 32 counties of Ireland, with Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums. The downtown area was decorated with green lights and creative window displays. SSRG hung out at the after party at Sip Coffeehouse on The Square afterwards, for a chance to say hi to fans!