The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz is a skater owned and operated,
not-for-profit organization and a member of the Women's Flat Track
Derby Association (WFTDA). We work together as a league to
empower women and enrich our community through competitive sport.
Summer is almost here, which means it’s time for the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz Rookie Boot Camp! Here’s what you need to know to get rolling with the Dollz in Season Seven:
WHEN DOES THIS START:
Practice kicks off on Monday, July 8th at 7pm. Skating practices will continue through the summer and be held each Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:30PM. In addition, an off-skates workout will be held outdoors each Friday from 6:30PM-7:30PM in a local park (specific locations TBA).
WHERE DO I GO:
The Roller Dollz practice at the Armory Building, located north of the grandstand at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds (http://www.siouxempirefair.com/fairgrounds/).
WHO CAN JOIN:
For the first time ever, the Dollz are recruiting any interested man or woman who is 18 years or older to attend and complete boot camp. We do not require personal insurance to skate though it is strongly recommended.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
All skaters are required to provide their own skates and safety gear to participate in boot camp. It is recommended that you budget at least $250 for your complete equipment package. Here are links to some of the pre-priced rookie skater packages the Roller Dollz recommend:
You may recognize this familiar face; Launa Heinemeyer is back for another season with the SF Roller Dollz. She blew everyone away with her “Rookie of the Year” award in Season 4. N. Nita Meds impressive ability to swing her hips for a bad-ass knock out that will drop you to your feet. Don’t forget her jamming skills, she’ll pass through with a shoulder punch. Not only does she dedicate herself for another season with the team, she also spends as much time with her family. Her dedication to the team is only half as much dedication she has with her husband and children. Read on and see why we chose N Nita Meds as our June Skater of the Month.
What is your derby name and story behind your derby name?
N. Nita Meds….. Sometime I can get a little bit nuts, talk gibberish and want to punch people in the face. My husband always said that I was in need of meds so it just kind of stuck… N. Nita Meds!
What is your number?
With the help of all our fans filling up the Multicultural Center in a sold out bout on April 6th, we were able to give back $1,816.63 to the Cosmopolitan Evening Club. The Cosmopolitan Club's primary mission is to support efforts to prevent and cure diabetes.
The Dollz love giving these checks to groups within the community.
Mark your calendars for our next bout on June 1st. We will be spreading the love in Yankton. Proceeds for that bout will go to the Yankton United Way. Stay tuned for more information on ticket outlets.