The Circle City Derby Girls’ Eighth Season, our first season at Perry Park on the south side of Indianapolis, wrapped on August 6 with two amazing wins: CCDG Party Crashers took home the W against Dire Skates of Richmond, Ind., 163-147; and the Socialites won against the Cereal Killers of Battle Creek, Mich., 165-94.
We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our fans, sponsors, refs, and all volunteers on- and off-skates this season. We couldn’t do it without you! And a special shout out to our non-skating officials, including Doc Psycho and Silken Tofu, who will be working the 2016 WFTDA playoffs, as well as long-time refs Oh Grr and Bambi Lance, who will also be at WFTDA playoffs.
Your next chance to see us compete will be at the annual Halloween Bout on Saturday, October 22, at Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. The bout is part of the 70th Anniversary of the Irvington Halloween Festival. Stay tuned to our social media sites for details as the event gets closer. Like all of our Halloween bouts, skaters will be in costume, it will be co-ed (members of CCDG and the Indianapolis-based Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) league, Race City Rebels, will participate), and it will be fun for the entire family. Audience members are encouraged to wear costumes!
If you’re a skater for any league and can make it to Indianapolis October 1 and 2, you won’t want to miss a weekend training session at our east side practice space with derby legends Smarty Pants and Jackie Daniels of the Texas Rollergirls. Click here for updates. When CCDG hosted a training by Get Smarty Coaching at our practice space before, the instructors received rave reviews for their ability to break down derby skills and strategy, and skaters who attended the courses reported immediate improvements on the track. Training will be open to skaters and observers, and attendees can purchase admission to the entire weekend or just one day. Registration will be limited to ensure all skating participants will have a chance to learn and participate. (Please note: CCDG is providing the venue; Get Smarty Coaching is handling everything else.)
Whether you want to join CCDG as a skater who can give and take big hits, or if you just want to learn some sweet derby moves from current and veteran skaters, you can!
The CCDG Academy is back in Fall 2016! Starting September 10, skaters of all levels who are looking for a derby-inspired workout – without the hitting – are welcome to join current and retired CCDG skaters. The next one starts September 10 and will meet Saturday mornings at CCDG’s east side practice space through November 19 (no session on October 1). Check out the FB event for more info and updates.
If you missed signing up for the training camp that started in mid-August, shoot us an email to be added to our mailing list for future training sessions. If you already have derby experience, contact us to find out if there is a spot for you on our team . For more information about how to join the league, email us for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org!
You can also learn more about our league in this video that aired on May 10, 2015, on IN The Loop TV on WISH TV, Indiana’s CW affiliate.