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Talk Derby to Me

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012

TalkStory – Talk Derby to Me

Upcoming on Tuesday, December 11th is a new kind of event for the Carolina Rollergirls. We are taking over the regular weekly TalkStory night at the Casbah in Durham to tell our derby stories.

As derby players, we have a physical presence and are most eloquent on the track during a bout, but TalkSotry will give us an opportunity to  tell, rather than show, how we derby. Originally conceived as a way to tell our “Genesis stories” it has broadened out to include any derby stories that skaters want to tell about derby: first bouts, “how derby saved my life”, the difference between derby as a sport and derby as a “rolling bar fight”, how I got this scar,  my derby name, derby wives and widows.

TalkStory will be a great chance to get to know CRG skaters in a new way – from the source. As a regular Tuesday night occurrence,
TalkStory allows people to tell their stories and have their say, often accompanied by projected images, and usually adhering to a weekly theme. Host Anton Zuiker has run TalkStory SInce July 2012 and offers up the stage at the Casbah for all kinds of narratives. The format will be similar to, though much shorter than, the stories you might hear on This American Life or the The Moth. There will also be a chance for audience participation, because derby is about our family, friends and fans as well.  So bring a story and take your chance on stage to talk derby. We especially welcome skaters trying out for CRG in January!


Tuesday, December 11th 2012
The Casbah, Durham
Doors open at 7, stories at 8

Contributed by Scaristotle

Pre-Tryouts Boot Camp

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011

Wanna try roller derby before trying out?
Our bootcamps will get you rolling on what is expected for tryouts on January 8. This event is open to females ages 18+. We’ve designed these camps to give you a crash course in all aspects of roller derby, and to better prepare you to become a Carolina Rollergirl. read more »

Skate with the Rollergirls » Nov 20

Posted on: Nov 08, 2011

Have you ever wondered what we rollergirls are really like? Wanna hang out with us? You’ve seen us from your seats now come and roll with us! Announcing the 2011 Skate With the Rollergirls.

Sunday, November 20th read more »

They’re Coming to Get You Raleigh

Posted on: Oct 21, 2011

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog to deliver an urgent news bulletin:

We have received word that the undead will be taking over downtown Raleigh this Saturday in search of BRRRRAAAAIIIIINNNNZZZZ!

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Charity Car Wash! Get Clean with CRG

Posted on: Oct 14, 2011

Alright Carolina Rollergirls fans it’s time to pull out your charity and that car you’ve been meaning to wash, the rollergirls are participating a CAR WASH! That’s right your favorite rollergirls are taking their wheels off the track to clean yours! The girls are doing this event to benefit Passage Home. Passage home is an organization that provides homes to help prevent homelessness here in Raleigh. It’s a great cause and will be a great time so come on out with your dirty car (or even your clean one).

When: Saturday, October 15 from 1 to 5p.m.
Where: Village Motor Werks located at 234 S. Boylan Ave in Raleigh.

Music will be on the scene-provided by the Yard Dawgs and even the kiddos will have a blast as children’s activities are available. Check Additional event information at our facebook page; Village Motor Werks Passage Home Car Wash.

Calling All Hungry Outlaws!

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011

If you could plan your perfect Sunday evening, I bet it would include good food, good beer, and good company. But can we do better than perfect? How about if that good food comes from Tir na nOg Irish Pub and has names like Smoked Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio and North Carolina Peach and Blackberry Cobbler and if the beer comes from Raleigh’s own Lonerider Brewery? And how about if the company is a bunch of Carolina Rollergirls in cowboy hats?

Well that is exactly what is happening THIS Sunday evening at 7pm at Tir na nOg! Lonerider Brewery (a fabulous new sponsor- have you tried Shotgun Betty on tap at Dorton? If not, you’re missing out!) has partnered with the Carolina Rollergirls and Tir na nOg to host a family style Hungry Outlaw Beer Dinner to feed all our hungry fans with scrumptious food, fabulous beer, and all the derby talk you can handle!

Roxy Rockett and Coach Heavy D with the night manager of Tir na nOg where we were treated like royalty at our 3rd annual Bar Crawl.

If you aren’t hungry/thirsty yet, just TRY not to drool when you read this menu:

First Course—Sundance Kid Pilsner
Smoked beef tenderloin carpaccio with a pilsner poached apple and frisee salad and parmesan crisp

Second Course—Bucking Bronco Kolsch ***Winner BIF III***
Cornbread casserole loaded with roasted pablano peppers, okra, charred red onions and kolsch poached shrimp and topped with a spicy honey and grilled tomato gravy

"I haven't met a Lonerider beer I DON'T like!! Peacemaker Pale Ale is ironically my favorite, as I'm no peacemaker but the ale does it's work." -KNOCKS

Third Course—Peacemaker Pale Ale
Peacemaker braised pork shoulder chili loaded with collards, rutabaga and black eyed peas served with homemade horseradish and black pepper crackers

Fourth Course—Sweet Josie Brown Ale
North Carolina peach and blackberry cobbler with a Sweet Josie caramel sauce and candied lemon zest.

Beer aficionados unfamiliar with Bucking Bronco Kolsch? That is because it is being released on Sunday, right on your dinner table!

Ready to commit to a Sunday evening of perfection? Well seats are limited and the price is right at only $32 per person for ALL the food and beer listed above PLUS quality time with your favorite ladies on skates! Just call Tir na nOg at 919.833.7795 to make sure you are one of the lucky ones.

For more information check out the event here or here or here. (It’s kind of a big deal.)

We'll see you there!

CRG and Lonerider shave heads for St. Baldrick’s

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011

It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday the 19th at Lonerider Brewery here in Raleigh, NC, the perfect setting for an outside event. Lonerider really made a difference by having a St. Baldrick’s event challenging folks to shave their heads and letting the sweet tastes of their crafted delights open up wallets for charity.

St. Baldrick’s, for those of you that don’t know, is a foundation that is known for being a volunteer driven charity and is committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers. If your wallet was rusty due to the economy, it only took looking into a child’s eyes touched by this horrible disease to know that every penny counts.  So those tasty brews started flowing and so did the cash! Lonerider is known for fantastic craft beers boasting some of the best wheat beer I’ve ever had and I’m traditionally a pale ale girl, but you can’t deny Shotgun Betty on a hot day.  Likewise I’m in a love affair with their Peacemaker Pale Ale, but I’ve danced with Sweet Josie Brown a few times too! So that day was a HUGE success, Lonerider’s day count was an incredible $45,242 for St. Baldrick’s, and the money continues to come in for this cause through their efforts online.

Even folks like Sumit Vohra and Jackie Nelson, part of Lonerider’s home team, shaved their heads for top dollar!  And if you don’t know those names you can get cool descriptions of what they do for the brewery online:

I was happy to pose with Sumit, prior to him taking the chair to have his own hair shaved off for the cause!

Jackie Nelson’s “after” look, and a fine one at that.  Hats off to Jackie…no pun intended, for raising over $2,000 for just her hair, and well a little off each eyebrow.  I couldn’t help but contribute to that!!

I don’t know a single one of us that weren’t truly touched by the efforts of the shavees and the stories of the children who continue their courageous fights.  What an amazing event to be involved with. We ended up becoming touched by a 12 year old boy named Michael, who was there to shave his head for his Grandfather’s sake.  Michael’s grandfather is going through chemo now and fighting his own personal battle so Michael decided this was the right time to show his family he could be supportive too. Twelve years old!!

Thank you to Allen Taylor for this photo

Now it wouldn’t be our kind of blog post without stories told through our great photographer, Joshua Craig. He and his wife even got to come out for this wonderful afternoon and enjoy some time with us! So thanks to him we can share what was an incredible day for all, supporting a fantastic cause, partnering with some truly amazing folks, and indulging in the most delightful local beer we’ve ever had!

Mad love to my girls Kitty, DVS, Su Yu, Slide, Cronick, Slick, Maddat and some our newest additions to the league, Dot, Cinista, EmForcer and Shae D, for participating and thanks to Lonerider for a great event!!

Contributed by Mallory Knocks

CRG in Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on: Mar 11, 2011

Just a quick note to let you guys know that CRG will again be skating in the Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade tomorrow, March 12, at noon. Head downtown early to see your favorite rollergirls decked out in their finest holiday green and hang around afterwards to give our restaurant and bar sponsors some love.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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