Risin’ up, straight to the top, Adrienne “Balboa” Taylor sports the guts and the glory and goes the distance. Just a derby girl and her will to survive, she’s the true eye of the tiger rising up to the challenge of her rivals.
Born to nobility in the tiny European nation of Kykyerazzagovia, Sewer Princess’ early life was one of privilege. When not perfecting her sixteen languages, virtuoso violin, or hand to hand combat skills she could be found in the roller rink her parents had constructed in the castle. When a coup resulted in the murder of her parents, the young princess fled the castle and hid with other nobility in the sewer system below the city. Not one to meekly wait in hiding, the young aristocrat quickly took charge of her new home. Although her underground society flourished, Sewer Princess missed her roller skates (the sewage was hell on bearings), and eventually made her way to Canada where she could skate in freedom. Although her sixteen languages and violin skills do not come into play on the track, her hand to hand combat skills have proved most useful.
Killer Suenami #9.2
This Natural Disaster is actually a throwback from the 70′s. She actually won a roller skating dance contest with a partner in the past. In 2010 Suenami traded in her high white disco boots for low black derby style skates with wider wheels. “Roller Derby is the most fun I’ve had in 35 years of skating.” Suenami finds low-contact roller derby the female sport of the future with teams popping up all over Ontario. “This sport is very empowering to women.” As a Registered Nurse and Head of the LOCO Safety Committee, Suenami addresses the safety needs of all her fellow skaters. Although she has had no formal instruction, Suenami enjoys helping to teach new skaters and guide them with their skills. ”Anyone with a love of roller skating has a special place in my heart.”
CAUTION: Watch for high speeds when Jamming! We may have to issue a SUENAMI WARNING!!
The yoga retreat meant to go Atlantis for high-fashion yogic bliss. Instead, their Sun Salute submarine took them to stranger depths, where dead gods dreamed of derby. Leaving all the other yogis in the ultimate corpse pose, Cthulhu Lemon rose changed from the ocean depths to sacrifice cute derby fans to her monstrous master beneath the waves and the eldritch abominations he serves in turn. She’s looking to climb the cosmic corporate ladder, and she’s not above using her inhuman flexibility to do it. Watch out for tentacles on the track. (Off-track, she blogs at http://thepaperecdysiast.blogspot.com/)
Vansterdamn was born in Holland, the daughter of a red-light district hooker and a side-show ninja. She grew up traveling with the circus, specializing in knife throwing and fire breathing. Roller derby is a side-line for her, and she spends her days training acrobats and super heros in an abandoned warehouse. She also runs a small farm where she grows hybrid chrysanthegeraniums and raises shoats (sheep/goats). You can read her blog on body politics and roller derby at vansterdamn.blogspot.com.
Arriving to us all the way from the gates of hell is Kelly SinderHella Cassidy. SinderHella has her music degree in guitar and says if it wasn’t for her desire of distruction and the love of skating her ass off for roller derby she’d be rocking her pink Les Paul in California with the band FEAR FACTORY. When SinderHella is not lapping you on the track she enjoys baking wearing her rollerskates and a smile.
Chlorine was just like any other kid until a freak accident occured at the local swimming pool one hot summer day. A Chemical spill resulted in a mutation which gave Chlorine superhero powers as well as a really cool nicname.
Dark Wolf is more than 45 years old. She is a Grandmother of several step grandchildren. and a mother to a teen daughter of her own. She is Graphic Artist and worked in Printing industry for many years, a traditional teacher, and is currently working in collaboration with others on improving guidance techniques for post trauma troubled youth and children for this region and soon for the midwestern states. She has sk8ed since 1967 and does remember “skinny minnie miller”. True to her name she protects her own pack with the same ferocity. She loves to hunt down stars…. Rowr.
Hash’em Slash’em #88
Michelle (Hash’em Slash’em) # 88, Born in the East coast and raised by the lighthouse keeper. On those damp foggy days you could see her skate silhoute in the distance. When not playing Derby she is a soft spoken Social Worker with a fondness for cats. She likes to mountain bike, knit, and keep a tidy house. She comes to the team with brutal force. She now resides in Swan town with her Derby Wife #69.
Push ‘n’ Boots
With the mixed lineage of Nordic Conquerer’s, Icelandic Troll hunters, and Canadian trappers, ‘Push ‘N Boots’ is as comfortable around a campfire as she is stomping about and mixing it up in a New York City mosh pit. With a passion for punk rock, tall boots and taking charge, this six foot dynamo has found Roller Derby to be the perfect outlet to channel her agressive side, make some friends, have some fun, and look good doin’ it!
Savage Ace was born in the Rain Forest to a mother who is a duck duck goose referee and father who is a couch tester. Savage enjoys the quiet, but considers roller derby as a way to get out of the house from time to time. When not at derby Savage enjoys colouring and hanging her finished pictures on the wall. She also enjoys entering colouring contests if money is involved.
Born in the UK and raised in Ottawa, Liz “Me Jane” Sutherland learned to skate (and fall) on the Rideau Canal. In a previous life, she was a music student, a recreational rugby player, and a government policy analyst. Liz/Jane is working on her PhD in political theory, except when she is teaching, procrasti-baking, listening to PJ Harvey, or dabbling in NDP politics. Occasionally, when she has something to say, she tweets at www.twitter.com/lizjsutherland.
The fearless daughter of a carpenter and a cowboy, Villain-Elle is a dwarf to be reckoned with. Having grown up training horses, even the most imposing opposition is met with steely determination. Aside from enjoying LOCO roller derby, Villain is a tailor and fashion designer who has recently started making athletic wear for the flat track.
Nia Capps got her name mysteriously, either for breaking a few sets of them or spending too much time on them, we don’t know. She speaks with a southern accent, but says Bonjour! after migrating from North Carolina to Montreal, Quebec. Nia started her derby career running contraband across borders with the Montreal Les Contrabanditas using her US Passport to sneak over more often that her teammates, then she went on a nomad trail of derby ups and downs through Southwest Ontario. She went LOCO when she got pregnant and now the mean mama is back on skates and ready to roll. She is most likely to ruin a set of bearings by skating through a huge puddle of melting snow in a late winter thaw.