Welcome to Central Vermont Roller Derby’s website! Feel free to leave comments and any feedback and remember to like us on Facebook!
We are currently recruiting new skaters–come join us Sundays 11am-12:30pm at the Montpelier Rec Center. See our Events page for more information and be sure to watch our Central Vermont Roller Derby page on Facebook for updates, fun posts and information!
Central Vermont Roller Derby on Facebook
Where do we get all these amazing images? Some of the world’s best photographers and videographers share their hard work and talent with the world of roller derby. Please check out some of our favorites!
Josh Larkin Photography
Hispanic Attack // Walter Romero
or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hispanic-Attack
Big Dawg Images // Steven McKinney
Emily Alice Shuman / Life Anew Images
Mark Collier / Collier Photography
Little Moose Photography
Central Vermont Sports Net (CVT Sports)
Videos of past bouts available for sale at CVT Sports!
Check out the video clips!
There is so much great information out there in and about the derby community…below is a list of some of our favorites!
Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) : International governing body of women’s flat track roller derby
WFTDA.tv : Live streaming of bouts as well as an amazing archive
Roller Derby Athletics : Resources to train, learn, practice & grow
Roller Derby for Beginners : The name says it all! Resources for fresh meat & seasoned skaters
You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Loose Wheel : A Blog about life, art, and derby
TrebleMaker 909 : Roller derby tips, training & advice for Fresh Meat, Rookies and Veteran Roller Girls
The Control Pad : Derby life, Info and Gear reviews by former CVRD and current Rose City skater, Sproutta Control
Roller Derby Basics (WFTDA)
Roller Derby and the Art of Falling Down : Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) tries out Roller Derby
Roller Derby Saved my Soul : by Uncle Leon and the Alibis
Wrecking Dolls Society : Our fresh meat/learn to skate league page
Central Vermont Roller Derby : Our main facebook page
Roller Derby Recyclables : Find some used gear and save $$$!
Roller Derby Junkies : Fun derby gifs/videos
We all need to get our derby gear somewhere! Some of our favorite stores include:
Turn Two Skate Shop
New year, new round of new skater profiles!
Everybody say Hi to Nell Hath No Fury!
Name: Nell Hath No Fury – My real-life name is Nellie, and I am, like, ridiculously good-natured, so I thought it was a funny choice.
Number: Haven’t decided on one yet. Leaning towards either 19 (because everything is 19), or 213 (my birthday)
When I started: September 2015
How I found CVRD: I’d been thinking about checking out roller derby for several years, but didn’t actually do anything about it until this past year after moving to Montpelier. I wanted to meet people and try something new, so googled “Roller Derby Montpelier Vermont,” and found CVRD. Haven’t looked back since!
What I like best about Roller Derby so far: I love pushing myself, and my fitness, to new levels. This is such a challenging and rewarding sport, and I love that about it. I also love the amazing, supportive women I skate with. They have never once made me feel like an idiot for taking forever learning T-stops, or falling down a million times. They just applaud you for falling the right way, and work with you to get you up and moving again.
Derby Hero: Scald Eagle with Rose City Rollers. She is an amazon on skates. I love her fierceness, control, and skill.
Best advice from a seasoned skater: If you’re not falling, you’re not pushing yourself. Get up & keep skating. (seriously, Best Advice, and so important to remember as fresh meat!!)