What I miss about derby

In response to the COVID pandemic, CMRD is taking care of its people by keeping them home. Being distanced from our friends and fans is difficult, so we thought we’d send some love letters from US, to YOU! We hope you are staying safe and well.

Friends!! Oh how it’s been too long! Derby has added so much to my life — to have it taken away so suddenly is heart breaking. I miss everything about it! I miss the fans, my teammates who became lifelong friends, the whistles blowing that sometimes will wake me in my sleep, and most of all…..the best way to get aggression out after a long day of work! However, I can live without the penalty box, the gear smell, and 27/5. 

Even though we aren’t practicing, I’m so happy to do my part of keeping CMRD alive by managing 80% (might be generous) of social media posts and messages! My derby time has been temporarily filled with CrossFit and spending time in the gym. I am actually training for my first CrossFit competition in the early part of December (wish me luck!).

Before it got too cold, windy, and full of leaves and sticks, I spent a fair amount of time trail skating with friends with some park skating thrown in to keep my legs from forgetting how to skate. When I’m not skating, going to CrossFit, or spreading the word of roller derby, I spend time with my two dogs doing dog mom things and “enjoying” home ownership.

I miss everyone and everything about roller derby! I’m hoping to see everyone’s smiling faces very soon!

Stay strong,

Meet our new mascot, Ollie

Update: Ollie was adopted!

This handsome roller derby fan is hoping we can help him find a family that loves taking walks and snuggling.

Ollie is a loveable, goofy pup. He is super affectionate with people and other dogs (although he plays too rough for little dogs). A house without cats, small cat-sized dogs, or chickens would be best for Ollie. He is house-trained, does well when allowed the run of a house, and is very responsive to corrections. He weighs about 70 lbs although he considers himself to be a lapdog. His energy level is moderate however, he is up for a good romp or walk outside at any time. He does not have much regard for personal space – your space is his space too! Ollie is an easy-going, happy dog who will make a great companion!

Find out more about Ollie or fill out an adoption application on the Second Chance website.