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On the flat track: new class of derby skaters trains

On the flat track: new class of derby skaters trains

By Ellen Kruczek / Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

While some people spend their free time reading, painting or curled up on the couch binge-watching Netflix, the ladies of Steel City Roller Derby spend their free time lacing up roller skates and slamming their bodies into each other. Over the rubbery bark and chatter of skates, a new class of skater...

Pittsburgh’s Roller Derby teams provides aggressive outlet for the women who play

Pittsburgh’s Roller Derby teams provides aggressive outlet for the women who play

By Brett Sholtis / Staff Writer

December 8, 2013


Filed under Archives

For the women who play it, roller derby is a rare sort of outlet: a female-only full-contact sport in which strength and aggression are virtues. Although roller derby has been around in various forms since the early 20th century, the modern version is a fast-paced, hard-hitting game of passing and blo...

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