Excitement Brewing at Metropolitan

Events, Fans » 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 ...

Windy City Takes on Rival Dairyland Dolls This Weekend

Bouts, Events » 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 ...

Windy City Rollers All-Stars put up a fight against Team United

Bouts, Events, Featured » 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 ...

Second Wind falls to the Blue Ribbon Bullies

Bouts, Events, Featured » 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 ...

WCR at the Walk & Roll, April 25th

Charity, Events » 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 ...

WCR Double-header in Minnesota

Bouts, Events » 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 ...

Under the Helmet: Interview with Jan Trainor

Interviews, Skaters » April 16th, 2015

By the time Jan Trainor stepped on the track in a Windy City Rollers uniform in 2014, she had seven years of roller derby experience under her helmet.
And while the derby world might have been familiar with her incredible on-skates agility, they might not have been familiar with her name. That’s because, during her tenure with The Chicago Outfit, Trainor skated and coached as Queefer Sutherland. When she decided to switch to the Windy City Rollers, she also decided to drop the derby name. “I needed a change,” she says. ...

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