Articles Tagged "Ska Face"
In an exciting Windy City Rollers season that made fans cling to their seats, The Fury proved their team unbreakable, to wrap up their undefeated run in 2013 with another championship victory and their fifth Ivy King Cup.
Saturday night the undefeated first-place Fury took the track in what some thought might be another routine win on the way to the finals. Much to their surprise, The Fury were caught up in a fight for their lives as the Double Crossers pushed forward with what was their greatest performance all season.
The playoff bout saw 15 separate lead changes between the two teams as the Double Crossers piled on points, crowded The Fury’s jammers, and generally made life on the track hell for feared furiosas.
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Player of the Game: Ska Face
Player of the Game: Ska Face
With the crowd frothed up from the Second Wind/CN Power bout, the WCR All-Stars took the track against Montreal’s New Skids on the Block in a nail-biting win where the All-Stars won 249-211 at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Even though they won the ugliest uniform competition for the night, the New Skids were ready for battle against the WCR All-Stars and proved to hang tough through the entirety of the bout.
Devout derby fans can pick up quickly on the fundamentals of following the game. Power jams, three-walls, back blocks, and jam clocks circle the mind of the enthusiast as easily as they roll off the tongue. But do we know why our favorite players wear the numbers they wear? We asked some of the Windy City All-Stars how they picked their numbers and why they wear them. Most of the All-Stars told us that their squad numbers were “not too exciting,” but we found that more often than not, there’s an ...
Friday, March 1, 2013 matched up The Fury, currently undefeated in 2013, against the Hell's Belles, a team also undefeated in the regular season, with their sights set on first place. But the Belles may have wondered what hit them in the opening jams of this contentious bout; one in which the Belles had to battle back with the same hard physicality dished out on them by the fierce brass knuckles.
This week, Ska Face demystifies derby to WGN Radio, Busty BraBender tells Windy City Times why derby is in her blood, and Bryant Mumble discusses his announcing stylings with Gapers Block.
Billie Mean King is a figure skater-turned-derby sensation almost over night. Jamming for The Fury, she has already made an indelible mark and set the standard for rookies all over the league to follow. The idea is to never quit, and just when things look their darkest, you’ll find success through perseverance. Billie is finding more success the longer she’s out on the track.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, the Windy City Rollers kicked off 2013 with their annual Round Robin Charity Bout, an evening in which each of the four league teams skated on behalf of a charity of their own choosing. The Fury put on skates on behalf of the Working Bikes Cooperative while the Double Crossers skated for Urban Initiatives. The Hell's Belles took up the cause for the organization known as Rape Victim Advocates while the reigning champion Manic Attackers went whole team on behalf of CircEsteem. The evening's event was ...