STDD 2012 Holiday Party & League Awards

Every December, as our competitive season winds down and our skaters get a bit of a break, Sick Town hosts a holiday party for our members’ families.  The location always changes, the food is always different, and there are always a few different faces, but two things are always the same: karaoke and awards!!!

While I’d love to share videos of our skaters belting out their best renditions of your favorite songs, I think it’s wise to stick to a few photos.  We have some really amazing vocal talent within our league!  This year’s theme was “Prom Night: A Night on the Serengeti”.  There were formal dresses, ties, and animal print as far as the eye could see.  We also rigged up a pinata for the kids!

We use this party as a way to give recognition to the people who make our league possible.  We give a big “Thank You” to our refs and NSOs for all their hard work and dedication, our Training Committee for keeping us on our game, and our Board of Directors for their time, energy, and patience in keeping the league going.

But perhaps the most fun is hearing the winners of the awards.  All of Sick Town votes on who will win each category; some are coveted, and some are avoided!  Here’s a recap of the winners for this year’s ‘Best of Sick Town’ awards.

2012 League Awards

Up & Coming Skater: Septic

Most Improved Skater: Bloodstain

MVP Blocker: PWN Face Killa’

MVP Jammer: Stitches N’ Bones

Miss STDD: Gerta Dammerung

Best Assets: Arctic Wolfsbane

Most Inappropriate (the “Bruiser” award): Ophelia Muffkrush

Most Fashionable: Chelle FU Up

Stinkiest: Land Tuna

April Showers Bring Sick Powers! S*M*A*S*H Unit vs. Lava City’s Smokin’ Ashes

Sick of all the rain?  Get out of the house and into some action with the Sick Town Derby Dames’ next home bout – April Showers Bring Sick Powers!  Sick Town’s very own S*M*A*S*H Unit will take on Lava City Roller Dolls’ Smokin’ Ashes (from Bend, OR).  Watch as your favorite skaters take on super-human skills – jamming at the speed of light, hitting harder than a freight train, and erupting out of thin air – as they put the POW!, BAM!, WHACK! on the Smokin’ Ashes.

As always, this family-friendly event is brought to you by our sponsors – Ninkasi Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, South Pacific Auto, Holland Chiropractic and Wellness, and many others – and features kids’ half-time events and craft tables, food and beverages, a beer/cider/wine garden, and much more.  Advance tickets are available for $10 (service fee may apply) at The Uprise Skate Shop and Aqua Seafood and Steaks in Corvallis, and The Cash House in Albany, or through your favorite derby dame.  You can also get tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.  Limited tickets will be available at the door for $13; get $1 off at the door with donation of a canned food item.

The ABC House, serving Linn and Benton counties, is the sponsored charity of this event.  April is Child Abuse Awareness month, and the Sick Town Derby Dames are thrilled to do our part to help put an end to child abuse.

Skate-A-Thon

Sick Town is hosting it’s 1st annual Skate-A-Thon on October 8, 2011, and YOU’RE invited!  This event is open to anyone with a pair of skates.  Got a skateboard?  We’ll let you play, too.  We have up to 26 miles of beautiful paved paths, divided into different skill levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  Skate as much or as little as you want.

All paths end up at Willamette Park, where we will be hosting a FREE BBQ with vegan/vegetarian options, sponsored by Corvallis Tourism.  There will also be a host of off-skate activities in the park, including an 18-hole disc golf course, horseshoes, a slip-n-slide, games, and Zumba.  Friends and family can enjoy the park while you work up an appetite with fellow skaters.

Sunday, we will be opening up our practice space for a Black vs. White scrimmage.  Space is limited; first come, first served.  Be sure to bring your insurance number.  All skill levels are welcome.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our Facebook event page.

 

1st Quarter Minimum Skills

After the St. Patty’s celebrations ended, our intermediate skaters focused their attention on just one thing – MINIMUM SKILLS!  Dubbed MinSki by our test takers, this assessment determines a skater’s ability to perform the minimum skating skills required by WFTDA.  In order to bout, skaters must pass the MinSki assessment as well as a written test on the rules.  This ensures the safety of all skaters.

This quarter, we had 5 new skaters pass the assessment, moving them up to the bout pool.  Now the REAL work begins.  These skaters will continue to improve their skills, technique, and understanding of the game.  CONGRATULATIONS to the following skaters – Flash Point, Sugar MagRoll-Ya, Dixie Skullpopper, Ill Ninja, and Chelle F.U. Up!

We’d also like to welcome back St. Nick (she’s been out with an injury since October) and Face Kontrol (she’s been out on maternity leave since July).  We’ve missed you ladies!

New Skater Day

New Skater Day is coming up on Monday, March 21st!  Come out to see what it’s all about, to meet our team, and begin the most fun sport you’ll ever play.  We’ll begin with an orientation to the league, giving you all the info you need to be a Derby Dames.  Then we’ll lace up our skates and start rolling!  Arrive early to make sure you get some loaner gear.  And don’t forget – BRING A HELMET IF YOU HAVE ONE!

For our address and more info, write to SickTownRecruits@gmail.com