Upcoming Roller Derby Boot Camp


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Have you always wondered what it would be like to step into the Skates of a derby girl?

The Root River Rollers will be hosting a Boot Camp on May 19th.

Our Boot Camp for Newbies or like we call them “Fresh Bait” is a one-time, three hour practice where you will get a feel for what roller derby is all about. There will be no contact at this session only individual skills that are the foundation for a great roller derby player.

This Boot Camp will be a great workout so expect to sweat and expect to get a lot of information. At the end you will have a better idea if Roller Derby is right for you.

Our upcoming Boot Camp is May 19th from 9:00 AM – Noon and cost $20.

 After you attend Boot Camp and you’re ready for more (which I know you will be!) Sign up for our 10 week Fresh Bait session which meets Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and cost $120.  Cheaper than a gym membership and so much more fun.

Email us at Rootriverrollers@gmail.com for additional information or check us out on Facebook at our Root River Rollers.

or register online here Boot Camp Registration link

January 2018: RJ


RJ #224 is this months featured Roller! 


Question (Q): When did you join roller derby?

Answer (A): September of 2017


(Q): When did you join the our league?

(A): September of 2017


(Q): What made you give this sport a try?

(A): I have always loved roller skating, I used to do competitive figure skating as a kid so I sort of grew up in skates. I’ve wanted to try out roller derby for a long time but I’ve been in school and moved around a bit. I settle back down in Racine last year and shortly after saw a post that the RRR were recruiting and I knew I had to do it.


(Q): OH NO! It’s the zombie apocalypse, what do you do first?

(A): I’d probably hangout with my family playing some board games until it gets real bad and then we’d walk straight into the horde of zombies


(Q): What is something you love to eat, but otherwise might find strange?

(A): I can’t think of a specific thing that is weird, but I don’t like cold food (except ice cream). Pretty much everything that has to be refrigerated I take out and let it get to room temperature before I eat it.


(Q): What would you consider your spirit animal?

(A): Probably a beaver because I work too much and I like to make things


(Q): Favorite Quote?

(A): “‘Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will…but then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.’” John Green

Don’t Drink the Paint: Presented by the Root River Rollers


Your Root River Roller will be hosted a painting Fundraiser through Don’t Drink the Paint. 

When: February 11th, 2018

Time: 11am to 1pm

Where: Uncorkt Wine All You Want

Cost: $35 per person

Includes: paint materials and a light brunch of Starbuck coffee and pastries.

Cash bar is available.

You can purchase tickets through one of our Rollers or you can buy online at dontdrinkthepaint.com.


We will painted this beautiful piece of art done by our very own Hella De Vil. 



You can check our our Facebook event here!

January 2018: El Jukacabra


El Jukacabra #777 is opening her bag up to you in this month feature… let’s see what she has in her “Derby Bag of wonders”; I think we might find derby hidden treasures.

Triple Eight – Wrist guards
                        Knee pads
                        Elbow pads
                        Bum savers

Riedell 3 skates
Protect helmet
Sisu mouth guard
Two skate tools
Skate leash (gift from Shaykit )
Extra toe stops and bushings (that came originally with my Riedell 3 skates)

Zipper Pouch ( bandaids, scrunchies, ibuprofens, essential lady stuff* 😉😅)

Acid wash fanny pack ( asthma inhalers, extra change, recruitment flyers)

And I always stuff water bottle,  gfree granola bars in there for practice.

Juju Bag Feature

Question (Q): How long have you been with Derby?

Juju: Going on Five months! Started in September of 2017 . Holy moly time sure is flying by!

(Q): Besides the basic, mandatory gear, what is the one thing in your bag you cannot skate without?

Juju: My inhalers! With out those I could die! Cuz I got that “Asthma“ (insert  whispering sloth meme). 🤣

(Q): Besides the basic, mandatory gear, what is something you think every skater should have in their bag?

Juju: after experiencing two single cheek falls on the same cheek… and having a tender tail bone as a result…. those Bum savers really do just that!

(Q): What is the strangest, or most off the wall, thing you have in your bag and what is the story behind it?

Juju: I guess it would be my Joico Dry Shampoo texture and volumizing spray.  Sometimes we go eat after practice or take pictures… so the hair stylist in me needs her hair pick me up! That helmet hair struggle is real okay! Ha!