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Old May 15th, 2018, 08:34 PM   #1
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Roller City West - Denver, CO

Reopened as a rink after years as a thrift store. Nice smooth plastic with all the grip in the world! Non-race format speed skate sorted by age range. I'm certainly not used to +5K' air (or lack thereof...)






Xfinity Roller Sports Arena - Colorado Springs, CO

BIG WOOD FLOOR! ADULT NIGHT!

This is where nationals will be held this year. Bar upstairs and you got a drink ticket with adult night admission. I'm too busy rolling...










Church of 8 Wheels - San Franscisco, CA

Wonderful place! Wood floor, great music, TALLENTED skaters! Lots of beginners but an EXPERIENCE! If you know the skates you might be able to spot Machine! Had a blast! Great to meet a online friend!






Skate City Littleton - Denver, CO

Adult night! I got there a bit late but lots of fun!




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Old May 15th, 2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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Awesome! Nice to hear good rink news for a change. Great pics too, must not have been a cell phone camera.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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Awesome! Nice to hear good rink news for a change. Great pics too, must not have been a cell phone camera.
Thanks! I have been road tripping.

I see mostly good rink news these days. There are the ones where the land is too valuable and close but then there are the ones like Roller City West!

My "pocket camera" is a Canon G16. Amazing for the size but now 5 year old tech...

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Correction about the xfinity Center. That's where the USRSS (new speed skating NGB) Championships are being held, not the USARS Nationals. That's still being held in Lincoln, NE.
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Correction about the xfinity Center. That's where the USRSS (new speed skating NGB) Championships are being held, not the USARS Nationals. That's still being held in Lincoln, NE.
Thanks for the clarification!

Hopefully USRSS will succeed like WFTDA!


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Thanks for the clarification!

Hopefully USRSS will succeed like WFTDA!


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I wouldn't wish that lol.

WFTDA isn't exactly in a good place right now. Derby having probs.
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WFTDA isn't exactly in a good place right now. Derby having probs.
WFTDA is getting a lot of people on skates. Here attendance is up and the bouts are better than ever.



Mens Roller Derby of Kentucky vs 565 Quadronauts. Lots of fun!


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The problem with getting people on skates for derby is that they usually only do derby practice, which leaves little time for them to work on just their ability of on skates skills to increase. This frequently gets newer skaters injured, and hang those skates up, so a lot of the attendance goes through rise and falls. Typically its just family and friends at bouts. Almost no people think "Hey, let's go find a derby game/bout to watch"

Then there is the problem of amount of refs vs players, which is likely to only get worse. Most refs are unpaid if local, or if travelling sometimes a gas money or card is allotted.

More often than not, door revenue doesn't earn much if any profits, which isn't helping the sport much.

I know it depends on the area too, but my description is pretty standard across the country.
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The problem with getting people on skates for derby is that they usually only do derby practice, which leaves little time for them to work on just their ability of on skates skills to increase. This frequently gets newer skaters injured, and hang those skates up, so a lot of the attendance goes through rise and falls. Typically its just family and friends at bouts. Almost no people think "Hey, let's go find a derby game/bout to watch"

Then there is the problem of amount of refs vs players, which is likely to only get worse. Most refs are unpaid if local, or if travelling sometimes a gas money or card is allotted.

More often than not, door revenue doesn't earn much if any profits, which isn't helping the sport much.

I know it depends on the area too, but my description is pretty standard across the country.
We openly welcome the derby skaters, that skate at the rink we practice at, to skate our speed practices. We've had a few take us up on it and their skating and overall stamina has improved as a result.
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We openly welcome the derby skaters, that skate at the rink we practice at, to skate our speed practices. We've had a few take us up on it and their skating and overall stamina has improved as a result.
Same here! Most rink and derby skaters stick to their respective venues (the local teams have a non-rink facility) but when derby folks show up to sessions it's usually a lot of fun.

Anything that gets people on skates is a good thing!


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We openly welcome the derby skaters, that skate at the rink we practice at, to skate our speed practices. We've had a few take us up on it and their skating and overall stamina has improved as a result.
Buddy, you almost have to twist derby people's arms to get them to attend session or speed practice (we don't have speed practices here) .

I've played little scrims before and some of them are like "wow wtf, how?" To me or my buddy, and it's usually simple recovery footwork I teach to people all the time. I tell em, "come to session, I'll teach ya some things you can use, after all, if you can't dodge a kid, how can you dodge an adult that is TRYING to hit you? " lol

No one ever shows up :/ they just go to practices, learn how to play, but don't develop the agility or stability to do the plays they want to do.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 09:07 PM   #12
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Great pics, I'm going to have to check out Roller City West sometime. Xfinity is my "home" rink, the wood is nice but I do miss the ice court in there. Just glad the adult night has taken off reasonably well. Looks like fun travelling
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 12:26 AM   #13
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Hi wired,

Great Photo presentation. Please keep up the good work of presenting Rinks that you attend.

I was never into Photography, so never took any of the over 160 Rinks I've attended over the last 60+years. Wish I had done so, for myself - but mostly to be able to show other's how Rinks have changed (mostly Improved) over the years. I've only got a few Pics and a couple of Vids of me, but a number of Vids of our local better Skaters at the WINNWOOD Skate Center on Adult nites.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgv...4D0wcsg/videos

We've got 9 Roller Rinks in the KC area, and at least 3 have Adult Nites.

As to the Roller Derby, we've got two Leagues here in KC area.

The Fountain City Roller Derby (M.A.D.E. Rules) in Independence, Mo. at the B&D South Roller Rink, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBv...asKrISw/videos

And the Kansas City Roller Warriors (WFTDA Rules) at the Memorial Hall in K.C.Ks. https://vimeo.com/kcrw

Both Leagues have been doing well.

Please keep on taking Photos of the Rinks you get to, and some of yourself Skating in them too !! It's a wonderful way to share your Rink Experiences with everyone on this Forum.

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