MADE & WFTDA COME TOGETHER
Chesapeake Roller Derby holds first in series of Scrimmage-athons
More than a dozen leagues came together over the Memorial Day Weekend, at the Shipley Arena outside Baltimore, Md., to play with, and learn from, each other. Whether WFTDA or MADE, everyone let loose of their egos to get down and derby for the simple love of the sport.
Featuring three tracks, events ranged from beginner basics to veteran co-ed derby, and everything in between.
“Everyone tried everything,” said South Jersey’s President, Mos Deathly. “It was truly an unique event. There were MADE people who never tried WFTDA before, and WFTDA people who never tried MADE.”
“We all learned skills from each, that we can bring back and use to help our leagues improve,” she added.
Bridging off of Chesapeake’s well-known Friday open scrimmages, the Scrimmage-athon looks to include more teams in the future, as well as, possibly becoming a multi-day event.
“Their venue is so amazing, I would love to see them combine camping and roller derby in the future,” added one participant.
“It was such a great day,” said Demolisha Durga, from the Richmond Derby Demons. “After playing derby all day, we had a sweet closing circle where everyone shared their favorite part of the day/experience while we held hands in a circle then did a giant cheer of ”roller derby” – it was a good way to go on our way.”
Some leagues in attendance were: