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Posted May 18th, 2015

To raise funds for its travel teams and celebrate one of Chicago’s most refreshing traditions, Craft Beer Week, the Windy City Rollers will be teaming up with Metropolitan Brewing again this year.
On Sat., May 23, the woman-owned brewery will open its doors to thirsty WCR fans. Visitors will be able to explore its facilities with a Metropolitan guide and sample four three-ounce pours of its critically acclaimed lagers. One hundred percent of all ticket sales will benefit WCR travel teams, and members of the WCR travel teams will be present at the ...

Posted May 13th, 2015

Are you ready for a hard-hitting matchup between two Midwest roller derby powerhouses? We sure are.
This Saturday, the Windy City Rollers All-Stars and Second Wind will take on the teams from the Mad Rollin’ Dolls in Madison, Wis. This bout will feature some of the best skaters in the Midwest. This cross-state rivalry goes back nearly a decade: Both Windy City and the Mad Rollin’ Dolls were founding members of the WFTDA, and the teams have faced off more times than we can remember.
The Dairyland Dolls are currently ranked 26th ...

Posted April 24th, 2015

It all came down to the last jam: a power jam for the the Windy City Rollers All-Stars, a 10-point deficit and a veteran jammer in KillaNois. This down-to-the-wire finish capped off a hard-hitting, incredibly close bout between the WCR All-Stars and the Team United All-Stars last Saturday at the Lombard Roller Rink.
Earlier that evening, the 2015 WCR All-Stars skated out on the track for the first time. With a roster full of fresh faces, they were looking to prove themselves. And even though WCR ultimately fell to a formidable ...

Posted April 24th, 2015

Both the Windy City Rollers Second Wind and the Des Moines Team United Blue Ribbon Bullies came ready to skate last Saturday at the Lombard Roller Rink. These evenly matched B teams jockeyed back and forth before the Blue Ribbon Bullies pulled away to take the win.
In an early jam, Second Wind jammer Lucy Wreckardo found herself in a power jam situation, but the Bullies’ blockers didn’t let her pass through easily. After Lucy got lead jammer, BreZ laid a huge hit on her that landed her in the box and Kay ...

Posted April 24th, 2015

This Saturday, Apr. 25, the Windy City Rollers will be hitting the pavement as a part of the American Cancer Society's annual Walk & Roll at Soldier Field! The lovely ladies of WCR will join thousands of walkers, skaters and cyclists in the fight against cancer — we roll out at 10 a.m. There's still time to skate with us - click here to join our team. The Walk & Roll honors cancer survivors, raises awareness about reducing cancer risk and raises money to support the lifesaving services of the American Cancer Society.
We encourage ...

Posted April 21st, 2015

It’s time for a road trip! Gather everyone you know and head to St. Paul, Minnesota with Second Wind and the WCR All-Stars this coming Saturday, Apr. 25 for a double header against the Minnesota RollerGirls. It’s going to be a night to remember, as who can forget the last time these Chicago teams bouted Minnesota’s finest!
That’s right, it was at last year’s Brewhaha tournament when Second Wind played Minnesota Nice and dominated with a 297-131 win. Then in the heat of last summer the WCR and MNRG All-Star teams played, and again the ...

Posted April 10th, 2015

Travel season is finally here, and the Windy City Rollers are on the move again. The WCR All-Stars and Second Wind will be venturing to Lombard on Saturday, Apr. 18 for their first ever match at the Lombard Roller Rink (201 W 22nd St). For this inaugural bout, which starts at 6 pm, they’ll be pitted against the Des Moines darlings of Team United Roller Derby. The evening will kick off with Second Wind taking on Team United's Blue Ribbon Bullies, followed by a matchup between league's All-Star teams.
Although Team United is relatively new ...

Posted April 6th, 2015

Mark your calendars for WCR's Spring Fling, hosted by the Windy City Rollers All-Stars and Second Wind. Join us at Cobra Lounge (235 N Ashland Ave) on Sunday, Apr. 12 at 6 p.m., where we'll be singing karaoke, holding a boozy spelling bee—trust us, this is not like the spelling bees of your childhood!—and dancing all night to the tunes of WCR's own DJ Vigil Annie. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the spelling bee will commence at 6 p.m.
There will be a $10 cover at the door and plenty of drink specials. Check out the Facebook event for more ...

Posted April 3rd, 2015

If you didn’t make it to the final bout of the home season last Saturday night, we’ve got you covered! UIC Pavilion was packed with fans ready to watch The Fury take on the Hell's Belles in the game that both teams have been working towards all season long.
It was pretty clear during the team intros that the Hell’s Belles brought a huge cheering section, but that didn’t shake up The Fury. Jam 1 pinned Killjoy (Belles) against Hat Trixxxie (Fury), with Killjoy out of the pack first. Trixxxie was ...

Posted April 2nd, 2015

The Double Crossers got their first win of 2015 Saturday night, outlasting the Manic Attackers, to whom they lost back in February, to take third place.
The silent assassins came out of the gate swinging. Lucy Wreckardo took the jammer line for the Double Crossers in the first jam, facing off against the Manics' Jan Trainor. Trainor quickly went to the box for a track cut, giving the Double Crossers a power jam. A slow pack allowed Lucy Wreckardo to score 19 and solid blocking kept Trainor from scoring after being released.
A couple quick, ...

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