But whatever, it is what it is...we had another guest coach, so we don't care about much else on practice nights!
Flying King of the Boston Derby Dames came out to our humble abode to teach us a few tricks with hockey stops and smoother crossovers. I had to miss most of the practice because I was buying a new car....I love derby, but I was okay with my change of plans for that evening.
|Flying King giving some hot skating tips.|
|Mandatory group photo.|
And now... for a couple more CCRD introductions!
RENEE!!1. name//derby name & number// what position you'd like to play (if you know or have a preference yet):
My Hammy Vice (from my obsession with pigs and my husband being a police officer)
373 (The Harwich PD's radio call number)
Blocker is probably my position of choice!
2. how did you hear about ccrd...and when did you get involved:
I heard about CCRD through Boom Boom Kitty, who I work with. I attended my first "Open Skate" in the summer of 2013.
3. your favorite part of derby (why you keep coming back):
Besides the actual skating, it would be the constant learning, the pushing yourself to do things you never thought you could and the sisterhood of it all.
4. have you skated before//when was the last time you skated (before ccrd, of course):
I got my first set of skates,for my birthday, when I was 9. I laugh when I think of how I used to skate around on the sidewalks, no protective gear whatsoever but also no fear of killing myself either! We also used to skate every weekend at Riverdale Roller World or Silver City Skateland. The last time I skated was probably @ 18 years old (1988).
5. family life//day job...kids? profession? pets? that sort of thing...
I have been married for almost 14 years. No 2-leggeds, but plenty of 4-legged children. A black Lab, Tide, a micro-mini pig, Melvin, and two cats, Scarab and Kara. I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician for almost 20 years and am currently the Practice Manager at the Animal Hospital of Orleans.
6. tell us something interesting/amusing/odd/
Besides owning a pig and running HIS Facebook page? I am currently a team member of CAP (Companion Animal Program) with Tide. We go to local nursing homes/adult day care units once a month for visitations. I am currently working on getting Melvin certified to do this also. I do a Dog Bite Prevention seminar at the local schools with both Tide and Melvin (when the school allows pets). Halloween is my favorite holiday, LOVE every aspect of it, decorating, FX make-up, scaring people! I am also a huge Patriots fan, not a fair-weather one either! My ultimate goal as a roller derby player is to continue to evolve as a player and be part of CCRD long after I can physically play!
|Ladies and gentlemen...Bee Bee Sting!!|
You know there's more to come...as always, stay tuned!