Burning River Roller Derby kicked off our 12th season on November 11th at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex with our annual Black and Blue charity bout. The action-packed game pitted skaters from our league against one another to benefit  the Cleveland American Veteran’s Association, an organization dedicated to helping struggling and homeless Cleveland area veterans. 

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Dear Burning River Roller Derby Fans, We are so excited to join Burning River Roller Derby as new skaters in Season 10! Since Black & Blue 10, where you saw us taking one another down in full contact musical chairs, we’ve been working our butts off to pass the minimum skills test. We can’t wait 

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You’ve thought about joining roller derby. You’ve thought of going to a bootcamp or a tryout for the Burning River Roller Girls. But you talked yourself out of it. You’re not athletic enough, you say. Not strong enough. Fast enough. Young enough. Old enough. You don’t have the right look. You have kids. You’re a single 

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[slideshow] It’s almost here.  Black & Blue 7 is a mere 3 days away!  And that means we are 3 days closer to Full Contact Musical Chairs halftime show!  I caught up with …oohSHINEE! recently to ask her a few questions about her victory. Katniss Evermean: Did you get any pointers from other skaters before 

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The skaters of the Burning River Roller Girls, Cleveland’s premier flat track roller derby league, love two things: roller derby and the city of Cleveland. That’s why this group of exceptional athletes is proud to present Black & Blue 7, the league’s seventh annual charity bout, which combines hard-hitting roller derby action with an opportunity 

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[slideshow] Burning River Roller Girls Season 6 officially came to an end over the weekend as we celebrated our league members with an amazing awards banquet.  Below you will find a list of winners – we’re so proud!  We couldn’t fit all of the photos into the post, so here’s just a taste.  Thank you 

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It’s a little less than a week until our second bootcamp to help prepare our next class of the Burning River Roller Girls. Even if you did not make the first bootcamp, you are more than welcome to attend this Sunday for the second installment. And if you were at the first bootcamp, this one 

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The Burning River Roller Girls is a diverse group of women who love roller derby. We are composed of a variety of ages (current ages range from early 20s to 50s and 60s!), incomes, and family backgrounds. Some of us are stay-at-home-moms, working full-time jobs, two jobs, or attending school full time. Some of us 

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