Every time I mention Roller Derby to someone who doesn’t know what it is, they have strange ideas about it. Is it like ice hockey? Do you just race? Is the track a circle? Is it like in that movie with Ellen Page? Is there a ball (no, nobody actually asked me that one yet). So I always end up telling them about the rules, occasionally while showing them a game from my team on YouTube (see: Easter 2016 with my parents in law). And although I always think it’s gonna be a simple explanation, it always ends up getting very messy – especially when I start eating the cashew nuts representing the skaters.

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