Friday, December 17, 2010

Congratulations to CNYRD’s Graduating Class!

Look out Central New York, there’s going to be some killer roller derby in 2011! Last night, at the league’s Utica practice facility, we graduated our newest class of skaters.

After completing twelve weeks of intensive derby training and passing physical and written assessments, CNYRD’s newest recruits are eligible to be drafted to the league home teams in January. This is CNYRD’s largest class to date! We had our largest turnout ever when we held our open skate back in September. Over fifty people showed up, including about twelve men who were interested in training to become refs! About twenty-five girls and six guys stuck with it and together learned all things derby. Once again, we got people from all walks of life. Some that had never participated in sports before, and others with experience in in-line skating, skateboarding, and running. We have girls from Remsen, Herkimer, Utica, Clinton and a girl who had recently moved from Oswego and had started with a team there. Along with the graduating class of new skaters, the league has also welcomed nine transfer skaters with derby experience from another league in recent weeks, making our derby family even bigger! Welcome to the CNYRD family, ladies and gentlemen.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Part Two of CNYRD Feature Story Airs

Following up from last week's post about the feature story on CNYRD airing during Good Morning America, Part 2 of the feature aired this morning. You can watch the second part of the video here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Feature Story on CNYRD Airs During Good Morning America

Mike Spellman, the sports director at WUTR-WFXV-WPNY and, paid a visit to practice just before Thanksgiving, and Part One of his feature story on the league aired this morning during Good Morning America. Watch the video here.

Thanks to Mike for covering the local roller derby scene! And make sure to tune in to WUTR next Friday morning during Good Morning America to see Part Two.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What makes the perfect holiday gift? Derby swag!

Share the derby love with your friends and family this holiday season. The Tramontane Cafe in Utica carries CNYRD’s t-shirts, buttons, stickers, totes, and baby bibs for every member of your family. Make sure to pick up some derby swag for gifts and stocking stuffers! The Tram carries CNYRD logo merchandise, as well as Utica Clubbers and Blue Collar Betties team apparel. And keep an eye out for the brand spankin’ new Rome Wreckers goods, coming soon to the Tram and to derby fans everywhere…

The Tramontane Cafe is located at 1105 Lincoln Avenue in Utica.