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. ...

New Rink, New Challenges: The Windy City Rollers Take on Lombard

Bouts, Events » 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 ...

WCR Spring Fling This Sunday

Events, Parties » 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 ...

Introducing 2015 WCR Third Coast!

Skaters, Tryouts » April 3rd, 2015

Last night, we held tryouts for Third Coast - and we're pleased to introduce them to you today!

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