Derby girls kick ass. That's a given. But before they commence to kicking ass they all have music that gets them pumped to pommel. We caught up with a few skaters from the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls roller derby league and they told us which tunes give them fired up. See also: - Here's what the De ... More >>
This week's feature, "Paging Doctor Bang Bang," tells the story of Kimmy Kimmy Bang Bang, a.k.a. Kim Wilms, a foot-and-ankle surgeon by profession and a badass blocker and jammer on the track with the Denver Roller Dolls. Wilms doubles as the roller derby league's unofficial in-house doctor, assisti ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Paging Doctor Bang Bang," recounts the medical adventures of Denver Roller Dolls skater Kimmy Kimmy Bang Bang, a foot-and-ankle surgeon known professionally as Dr. Kim Wilms. The 32-year-old is the league's unofficial in-house doctor, assisting skaters with the sprains and ... More >>
The Denver Roller Dolls' annual Colorado Cup competition brought roller-derby teams from across the state to the 1STBANK Center over the weekend. And at the end of the hard-fought tournament, the Boulder County Bombers were crowned the winners of the 2013 Colorado Cup. Continue reading for a few hig ... More >>
As you know, we're currently gearing up for our annual Best of Denver issue, which will hit streets and computer terminals near you next week. How best to get you geared up for our latest opus? By sharing the funniest award-winners from 2012. Who has Denver International Airport penis envy -- and wh ... More >>
With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each u ... More >>
If you're reading this right now, you're probably at work (if so, hang in there. It's almost Friday) and this little tidbit of information isn't going to do you much good -- well, unless you have a Slingbox or that fancypants doohickey that lets you can control your DVR remotely on your phone. Nonet ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... More >>
Divide & Conquer! The Denver Roller Dolls are hosting the Continental Divide & Conquer (the 2011 Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association Championships) November 11-13, and tickets go on sale on Saturday with early-bird pricing through July 31. It ought to be quite a battle: The Rocky Moun ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Lookout, mom! The Pagan Downhill crew ("sickest longboarding events in the world") is dropping bombs on Lookout Mountain this weekend for the 2011 Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill, a skateboarding race pretty much guaranteed to live up to its gruesome name as 120 of Colorado's craziest skater ... More >>
Loser's in green.Some people are bad winners. You know the kind: They win one thing and they get all gloaty and in-your-face and won't shut up with their stupid self-aggrandizement. You know, people like us. In our post yesterday about Denver Roller Dolls B-team Bruising Altitude's win over t ... More >>
We're #1! Come see the best roller derby league in the country in action when the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls (2010 Women's Flat Track Derby Association national champions) open their 2011 season on Saturday at the Fillmore at 7 p.m. The bout pits two of the league's teams - Dooms Daisies vs. ... More >>
Colorado's fledgling rollerboys, Colorado Roller Derby's Rollin' Bones, will play the big girls in a bout Saturday against the Denver Roller Dolls' Green Barrettes at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. It will be the first full roller derby bout for Colorado's only men's team -- and it's sur ... More >>
Wednesday, May 19, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
From denverrollerdolls.orgThe Denver Roller Dolls' travel team, the Mile High Club The Denver Roller Dolls, one of Denver's two badass roller derby leagues, will soon have its own beer, courtesy of the Wynkoop Brewing Company. According to the Dolls, the beer will be a "pre-Prohibition-styl ... More >>
Jay VollmarThe Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Whipity Pow at Sunday's bout against Texas And now, derby fans, a bit of proof that Denver kicks ass at roller derby, courtesy of a Derby News Network live blog of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' slaughter bout against the Texas Rollergirls this past ... More >>
Colorado sure loves its roller derby. Last month, the Castle Rock 'n' Rollers of Castle Rock were accepted as an apprentice league by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the national organization that regulates all things derby. The apprenticeship is a mentor program that all leagues ... More >>
An image from the Seattle Derby Brats websiteMeet Team Orange Crush of Seattle. Don't mess with No. 10 in the corner, there. You won't likely won't find any derby brats named Risky Bitchness, and their on-track uniforms include tights that cover up their bruised knees. But judging from the ph ... More >>
Jay VollmarDenver's two roller derby leagues, profiled in the Westword's feature "Denver's Roller Derby Rivalry Could Start the Sport Rolling Across the Country," are stepping up their games this year -- both on the track and off. Exhibit A: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have been kicking a ... More >>
Everybody loves a good fight song. You know, a boisterous ditty that makes you want to hoist your beer and rip the other team's face off. The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Denver's first roller derby league, is looking for a face-ripping song of its own to play at bouts both in Denver and on the roa ... More >>
Jay VollmarThe Denver Roller Dolls (blue) battle the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls at the national derby association's Western regional tournament, hosted in Denver last October. The Denver Roller Dolls -- the fourth-best roller derby league in the country, according to the Derby News Network -- ... More >>
Beyonslay, of the Gotham Girls Roller DerbyOne reason roller derby can seem campy is the nicknames the skaters give themselves, which are sometimes witty and sometimes cute and sometimes downright pee-your-pants intimidating. Though some ultra-competitive skaters have abandoned their silly d ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Sugar Kill Gang (black) battle the Dooms Daisies (blue) at the league's first bout of the season, on February 6 at the Fillmore Auditorium.Denver's first roller derby bout of the season went down on February 6 at the Fillmore Auditorium -- site of today's speec ... More >>
Colorado Springs will see hell on wheels when the roller girls come to town.
Aaron Thackeray After the jump, a round-up of the weekend in Denver, with roller derby and skateboarding and even some things that don't involve rubber wheels.
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls play a double-header in the Springs.
Landmark’s Esquire Theatre
Scott Baxendale is fretting over Qwest.
From the week of November 17, 2005
End of Summer Outlaw Music Festival
The Denver Polo Classic downplays snob appeal.
Bad-ass chicks, roller skates and catfights. Roller Derby is back.
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