Roller Derby

TOS Writer Brette Trost Introduces Herself to the World of Roller Derby (Part I of III)

What do a cognitive neuroscientist, a guitarist in a punk rock band and a pediatric ICU nurse have in common? Pain. The Gotham Girls Roller Derby’s Queens of Pain to be exact. Though by day these women are part of worlds that rarely intersect, by night they are skaters in New York’s only all-female amateur … Read more

Long Beach (Ca) Roller Derby Opens Their Season [VIDEO]

We’d love to see more roller derby league posts videos such as this, giving fans a terrific perspective on just how much fun attending derby events can be.  TOS will be attending some NYC-area events in July.

Roller Derby Explained! [VIDEO] will be attending a New York City roller derby event on June 4th and providing interviews, video footage and a lengthy essay detailing the experience.  The goal of the site is to cover – at least to some degree – those fringe sports that are genuinely not given ample attention. Manhattan Mayhem v. Queens … Read more